18th Century

The Bourgeoisie in 18th-Century France  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by step778 at Dec. 12, 2017
The Bourgeoisie in 18th-Century France

Elinor Barber, "The Bourgeoisie in 18th-Century France"
2015 | pages: 178 | ISBN: 0691622922 | PDF | 9,4 mb

Laboratories of Art: Alchemy and Art Technology from Antiquity to the 18th Century [Repost]  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by ChrisRedfield at Nov. 22, 2017
Laboratories of Art: Alchemy and Art Technology from Antiquity to the 18th Century [Repost]

Sven Dupré - Laboratories of Art: Alchemy and Art Technology from Antiquity to the 18th Century
Published: 2014-04-26 | ISBN: 3319050648, 3319350579 | PDF | 200 pages | 6.93 MB
Konrad Hunteler, Camerata of the 18th Century - Vivaldi: Six Concertos for Flute (1996)

Konrad Hünteler, Camerata of the 18th Century - Vivaldi: Six Concertos for Flute (1996)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 215 Mb | Total time: 46:47 | Scans included
Classical | Label: MDG | # MDG 311 0640-2 | Recorded: 1995

This is a reissue of a disc originally released in the 1990s, performed on period instruments. The difference in pitch with modern instrument recordings is notable and gives a darker feeling to the sound than the brightness one has become accustomed to with the modern flute. In this recording, Konrad Hünteler uses an instrument made by Jacob Denner, which was approximately ten years old when these works were composed. The recording is made using only the natural acoustics of the space with no added technological trickery, and as such, it serves to provide an interesting example of what this music may have sounded like at the time Vivaldi composed it.
Silvia Frigato - Feo & Manna: Lux in tenebris (Liturgy and Devotion in 18th Century Naples) (2017) [Official Digital Download]

Silvia Frigato - Feo & Manna: Lux in tenebris (Liturgy and Devotion in 18th Century Naples) (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | Time - 50:48 minutes | 474 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

One of the most talented singers of the new generation brings to light four gems for soprano and orchestra belonging to the great eighteenth -century tradition of Neapolitan sacred music. The three composers are representative of as many generations of an industrious dynasty: Francesco Feo (1691-1761) was the uncle of Gennaro Manna (1715-79), who in turn was the uncle of Gaetano (1751-1804). Comparison between their scores allows us to observe the extraordinary development from the austerity of the late Baroque to the elegance of the galant style.
Silvia Frigato - Feo & Manna: Lux in tenebris (Liturgy and Devotion in 18th Century Naples) (2017)

Silvia Frigato - Feo & Manna: Lux in tenebris (Liturgy and Devotion in 18th Century Naples)
Classical, Vocal | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 50:48 min | 236 MB
Label: Arcana | Tracks: 28 | Rls.date: 2017

One of the most talented singers of the new generation brings to light four gems for soprano and orchestra belonging to the great eighteenth -century tradition of Neapolitan sacred music. The three composers are representative of as many generations of an industrious dynasty: Francesco Feo (1691-1761) was the uncle of Gennaro Manna (1715-79), who in turn was the uncle of Gaetano (1751-1804).
Abchordis Ensemble - Stabat Mater - Italian Sacred Music from the 18th Century (2016) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Abchordis Ensemble - Stabat Mater - Italian Sacred Music from the 18th Century (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 60:07 minutes | 1.08 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Unbekannte italienische Sakral- und Instrumentalmusik des 18. Jahrhunderts aus Neapel: Das Abchordis Ensemble interpretiert von Gennaro Manna (1715-1779) die Lectio VIII Defunctorum (für Soprano, zwei Violinen und Basso continuo), von Aniello Santangelo (18. Jahrhundert) die Sinfonie in F (für zwei Violinen, Viola und Basso continuo) und das Stabat Mater (für vier Stimmen, mit Geigen, Violetta und Basso Continuo) von Giacomo Sellitto (1701-1763).

Afghanistan at War: From the 18th-Century Durrani Dynasty to the 21st Century  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by readerXXI at July 19, 2017
Afghanistan at War: From the 18th-Century Durrani Dynasty to the 21st Century

Afghanistan at War:
From the 18th-Century Durrani Dynasty to the 21st Century

by Tom Lansford
English | 2017 | ISBN: 1598847597 | 626 Pages | PDF | 7 MB
Frank de Bruine, Orchestra of the 18th Century & Kenneth Montgomery - Mozart: Oboe Concerto & Other Works with Oboe (2016)

Frank de Bruine, Orchestra of the 18th Century & Kenneth Montgomery - Mozart: Oboe Concerto & Other Works with Oboe
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 69:01 min | 315 MB
Label: Glossa | Tracks: 13 | Rls.date: 2016

Following the death of Frans Brüggen in August 2014, the decision was taken by the Orchestra of the Eighteenth Century to continue touring the world, and inviting various guest conductors who have worked with the ensemble over the years, such as Daniel Reuss and Andrea Marcon, and indeed Kenneth Montgomery, who directs the orchestral pieces on this brand new recording for Glossa.
Tobie Miller, Marc Meisel & Ensemble Danguy - La belle vielleuse: The Virtuoso Hurdy Gurdy in 18th Century France (2017)

Tobie Miller, Marc Meisel & Ensemble Danguy - La belle vielleuse: The Virtuoso Hurdy Gurdy in 18th Century France (2017)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:16:16 | 177 MB
Label: Ricercar | Release Year: 2017

In the time of Madame de Pompadour, the hurdy-gurdy, like the musette, enjoyed a great success. It was considered to be on a level with other instruments and, as can be seen in various paintings, was highly regarded by the ladies of the aristocracy. Several books of instruction for the instrument were published, one of which was Michel Corrette's La belle vielleuse; virtuoso players such as Danguy and Dupuits extended its playing techniques to their limits. The instrument's charm was sung by various poets whose words were then set as cantatas. The unknown works that constitute this recording place it firmly in the French court of the time with its stylized pastoral diversions.

In Bed with the Georgians: Sex, Scandal and Satire in the 18th Century  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by IrGens at May 15, 2017
In Bed with the Georgians: Sex, Scandal and Satire in the 18th Century

In Bed with the Georgians: Sex, Scandal and Satire in the 18th Century by Mike Rendell
English | March 3, 2017 | ISBN: 147383774X | EPUB | 176 pages | 50.6 MB