18th Century Patterns

Orchestra of the 18th Century, Frans Bruggen - Mozart: The Last Three Symphonies (2014) [Official Digital Download 24/44]

Orchestra of the 18th Century, Frans Bruggen - Mozart: The Last Three Symphonies (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | Time - 91:09 minutes | 878 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

More than three decades have elapsed since Frans Brüggen set down his earlier visions of the three final symphonies by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart with his Orchestra of the 18th Century. Now, he has chosen to release his new views of these contrasting yet complementary works as part of his Grand Tour series on Glossa. The Dutch maestro has been regularly engaging with the music of the Salzburg genius throughout the time of his musical journey with the Orchestra of the 18th Century and the symphonies of Mozart have frequently appeared in their concert schedules.
Artemandoline - Les Galanteries: Mandolin Music From 18th-Century Paris (2013)

Artemandoline - Les Galanteries: Mandolin Music From 18th-Century Paris (2013)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 55:02 | 225 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Brilliant Classics | Catalog: 94636

'Galant pleasures' seems an apt description for this release, which presents a charming selection of works written for the mandolin in 18th-century Paris. Indeed, it was around this time that a number of plucked instruments came into vogue, and the mandolin in particular found great success among the nobility and middle classes, taking part in an atmosphere of intellect and refinement that prompted a new artistic direction in music of the period, revolutionising audiences' tastes and sensibilities along the way.

London Baroque - The Trio Sonata in 18th-Century England (2010)  Music

Posted by tirexiss at Feb. 7, 2017
London Baroque - The Trio Sonata in 18th-Century England (2010)

London Baroque - The Trio Sonata in 18th-Century England (2010)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 70:58 | 425 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: BIS | Catalog: 1765

The London Baroque's traversal of the Baroque trio sonata across its various developments over time and into diverse national styles enters somewhat arcane territory here with a program of English trio sonatas of the 18th century. The program is chronological, at least by publication (the Op. 5 set of trio sonatas by Handel, though published in 1759, was assembled from earlier music from a variety of genres), and the pieces represented run from one of the first English examples of the trio sonata to Classical-style music in which the harpsichord continuo is almost superfluous.

London Baroque - The Trio Sonata in 18th-Century Italy (2012)  Music

Posted by Designol at Nov. 1, 2015
London Baroque - The Trio Sonata in 18th-Century Italy (2012)

London Baroque - The Trio Sonata in 18th-Century Italy (2012)
Albinoni, Bonporti, Vivaldi, Bononcini, Porpora, Sammartini, Locatelli, Gallo, Tartini

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 485 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 194 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: BIS | # BIS-CD-2015 | Time: 01:17:14

London Baroque offers another installment in its ongoing European Trio Sonata series, this time devoted to 18th-century Italy; as with the ensemble’s previous efforts the program features generally excellent performances of lesser-known repertoire. Ten years ago I reviewed a similar 18th-century Italian program by this same group titled “Stravaganze Napoletane”, also on BIS, and was generally impressed with the performances–except for one piece: Domenico Gallo’s Sonata No. 1 in G major.
VA - For Citizens & Peasants - Popular Tunes from the 18th Century Music Books (1989, PolyGram # NKFCD 50025-2)

VA - For Borgere Og Bønder (Folkelig Musikk Fra Gamle Norske Notebøker)
VA - For Citizens & Peasants - Popular Tunes from the 18th Century Music Books
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 301 MB | Full Artwork: 116 MB | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: PolyGram # NKFCD 50025-2 | Country/Year: Norway 1989
Genre: World, Folk, (Classical) | Style: Scandinavian Folk, (Secular, Baroque)

"…Before 1840, there were limited written sources of folk music in Norway. Originally these historical attainments were believed to have a distinct Christian influence. As research continued, there was also mythical and fairy tale connections to the folk music. Overall the purpose of folk music was for entertainment and dancing. Norwegian folk music may be divided into two categories: instrumental and vocal. As a rule instrumental folk music is dance music (slåtter). Norwegian folk dances are social dances and usually performed by couples, although there are a number of solo dances as well, such as the halling. Norway has very little of the ceremonial dance characteristic of other cultures. Dance melodies may be broken down into two types: two-beat and three-beat dances. The former are called halling, gangar or rull, whereas the latter are springar or springleik…"
Frantisek Benda - Konrad Hünteler / Camerata of the 18th Century - Concertos for Flute, Strings and B.c (1996)

Frantisek Benda - Concertos for Flute, Strings and Basso Continuo
Konrad Hünteler / Camerata of the 18th Century
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 247 MB | Rudimentary Artwork Only! | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: MDG "Gold" # 311 0702-2 | Country/Year: Germany 1996
Genre: Classical | Style: Viennese School, Flute, Concerto

“Hünteler is playing a Jakob Denner Flute, one of only four to survive, and which was discovered in 1991 in the attic of a house near Nuremberg, where it had lain undisturbed for almost three centuries. And indeed Hünteler elicits beautiful sounds from the instrument.” (Fanfare)

18th-Century Keyboard Music  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by Alexpal at July 20, 2009
18th-Century Keyboard Music

18th-Century Keyboard Music (Routledge Studies in Musical Genre) (Routledge Studies in Musical Genre) by R. Marshall
Publisher: Routledge | Number Of Pages: 464 | Publication Date: 2003-10-10 | ISBN-10: 0415966426 | PDF | 10 Mb

18th-Century Piano Music focuses on the core composers of the 18th century repertoire. The book begins with an overview of the keyboard instruments that were in use during the period, and a chapter on performance practice. Then, the book proceeds through each major composer, beginning with Bach, and then progressing through the French Masters, Scarlatti, C.P.E and J.C. Bach, Haydn, Mozart, and Early Beethoven.

18th-Century Highlanders  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by lout at July 17, 2009
18th-Century Highlanders

18th-Century Highlanders (Men-at-arms 261) By Stuart Reid
Publisher: Os Publishing 1993 | 48 Pages | ISBN: 1855323168 | PDF | 8 MB

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.