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.
Josetxu Obregon /The Cello In Spain: Boccherini And Other 18th-century Virtuosi (2015)

Josetxu Obregon / The Cello In Spain: Boccherini And Other 18th-century Virtuosi (2015)
Classical | MP3 320kbps CBR | 1 CD | Full Scans | 142 MB
Label: Glossa | Catalog Number: 923103 | Rls.date: 5th May 2015

Josetxu Obregón and La Ritirata bring us an update on 18th-century cello music and performance in Spain with their latest Glossa CD. The selection made by this exciting cellist provides a sample of pieces which would have been heard in Spain during the infancy of the instrument and in the period leading into the Age of the Enlightenment. Such was the popularity of the cello many composers and virtuosi came from elsewhere to perform, either passing through Spain or settling there for life, as did Luigi Boccherini and Domingo Porretti (a cello concerto from the latter is performed here).
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…"

Heavily decorated 18th Century maps of the world  Graphics

Posted by nrg at Oct. 12, 2014
Heavily decorated 18th Century maps of the world

Heavily decorated 18th Century maps of the world
6 jpg | up to 15472*12638 | SUHQ | 201.4 Mb
Haydn - Symphonies Nos. 101 "The Clock" & 103 "Drum Roll" - Orchestra of the 18th Century - Frans Brüggen (1988)

Haydn - Symphonies Nos. 101 "The Clock" & 103 "Drum Roll" - Orchestra of the 18th Century - Frans Brüggen (1988)
EAC+LOG+CUE | 1 CD | FLAC (image) | Size 259 MB | Artwork @ 600dpi: 44 MB | TT 60:00 min. | 5% recovery | FP/UL
Genre: Classical/ Baroque | Label: Philips Digital Classics | Year of release: 1988 | Catalog nr.: 422 240-2

Frans Brüggen (* Amsterdam 30-10-1934 - † Amsterdam 13-08-2014). Bruggen brings the music to life admirably capturing both the grandeur and sparkle of the music. His acute rhythmic sense brings great rewards to these performances and Haydn certainly gives his interpreters plenty to think about in this direction.
Jan Rokyta,  Milos Valent -  Telemann & 18th-Century Dance Manuscripts: Barbaric Beauty (2011)

Jan Rokyta, Milos Valent - Telemann & 18th-Century Dance Manuscripts: Barbaric Beauty (2011)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Front Cover | 2.38 GB
Genre: Classical | Official Digital Download - Source: Qobuz

It goes without saying that Telemann had a thorough command of the French and Italian styles. Countless ensembles, including ours, have played such pieces. In ‘Barbaric Beauty’ we follow a completely different path by focussing on Telemann's Polish style. At least, this is how he described the pieces he wrote after discovering the music played along the Polish-Hungarian border. It was at the beginning of his career, when he was just 25 years old, that he heard sounds that were to inspire him throughout his life.

CM - 18th Century Parchment Textures 1 90741  Graphics

Posted by LENYAA at April 4, 2017
CM - 18th Century Parchment Textures 1 90741

CM - 18th Century Parchment Textures 1 90741
JPG | 6768 x 4986 px | 352.43 MB

These textures are 100% genuine scans from sources over 200 years old. It doesn't get any more authentic than that. Each German paper has been stained through the ages and will give your work an old world feel in no time. There are 27 textures included, and they are perfect for anything vintage. There are personal letters, accounting ledgers, sheet music, and more, giving this bundle a range of different uses. The textures in this set are well over 6,000 pixels in size so can be used for both print and web without worrying about any loss in quality.