French composer and violinist. Son of Jean-Féry Rebel. In 1714 he entered the orchestra of the Académie royale, and three years later earned the right to succeed his father in the 24 Violons du Roy. He collaborated with his close friend François Francoeur on the opera Pirame et Thisbé(1726), followed by seventeen other jointly written stage works. Rebel also served as surintendantand maîtreof the royal chamber music (from 1733), director of the Concerts spirituel (1742), and inspecteur général(1743-53) and co-director (1757-67) of the Académie royale de musique.