ⓘ 1718 in music

                                     

ⓘ 1718 in music

  • Antonio Vivaldi tours Italy.
  • Handel succeeds Johann Christoph Pepusch as Kapellmeister to the Duke of Chandos.
  • Johann Joachim Quantz settles in Dresden.
  • 14-year-old Carlos Seixas succeeds his father as organist at Coimbra Cathedral.
                                     

1. Classical music

  • Attilio Ariosti – Recueil de pieces
  • Sinfonia in F major, BWV 1046a
  • Violin Concerto in E major, BWV 1042
  • Johann Sebastian Bach
  • Herr Christ, der einge Gottessohn, BWV Anh.77
  • Der Himmel dacht auf Anhalts Ruhm und Gluck, BWV 66a
  • Lobet der Herrn, alle seine Heerscharen, BWV Anh.5
  • Concerto for 2 Violins in D minor, BWV 1043
  • Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 in F major, BWV 1047 likely composed
  • Orchestral Suite No. 1 in C major, BWV 1066
  • Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G major, BWV 1048
  • Vom Himmel hoch, da komm ich her, BWV 738
  • Weichet nur, betrubte Schatten, BWV 202
  • Amore traditore, BWV 203
  • William Babell – The Harpsichord Master Improved
  • Antonio Caldara – Il martirio di San Terenziano
  • Jean-François Dandrieu – Les caracteres de la guerre
  • George Frideric Handel
  • As Pants the Hart, HWV 251b
  • Christoph Graupner – 8 Partitas
  • Esther oratorio HWV 50a
  • Laure grate, il fresco rio, HWV 121a
  • Johann Ernst Prinz von Sachsen-Weimar – 6 Violin Concertos, Op. 1
  • Francesco Bartolomeo Conti – Amore in Tessaglia
  • Pietro Castrucci – 12 Violin Sonatas, Op. 1
  • Francesco Manfredini – 12 Concertos, Op. 3 inc. No. 12 in C major "Christmas Pastorale"
  • 4 Suites, Op. 2
  • Pierre Danican Philidor
  • 3 Suites, Op. 3
  • 6 Suonatine per violino e cembalo
  • 6 Trio Sonatas
  • Georg Philipp Telemann
  • Capriccio in G major, ZWV 183
  • Jan Dismas Zelenka
  • Antonio Vivaldi – Qual in pioggia dorata, RV 686
  • Giovanni Zamboni – Sonate dintavolatura di leuto, Op. 1
  • Capriccio in F major, ZWV 184
                                     

2. Opera

  • Il trionfo dellonore
  • Toussaint Bertin de la Doue – Le Jugement de Paris
  • Telemaco
  • Domenico Natale Sarro – Arsace
  • Antonio Caldara – Ifigenia in Aulide
  • Alessandro Scarlatti
  • Antonio Maria Bononcini – Griselda
  • George Frideric Handel – Acis and Galatea HWV 49
  • Cambise, R.356.64
  • Nicola Porpora – Berenice regina dEgitto
  • Armida al campo dEgitto, RV 699
  • Antonio Vivaldi
  • Gottfried Heinrich Stolzel – Diomedes inc. aria "Bist du bei mir", later arranged by J.S. Bach as BWV 508
  • Scanderbeg, RV 732
  • Tito Manlio, RV 738
                                     

3. Births

  • September 25 – Nicola Conforto, composer died 1793
  • date unknown
  • November 21 – Friedrich Wilhelm Marpurg, music critic and composer died 1795
  • Wenzel Raimund Birck, composer died 1763
  • Mademoiselle Duval nom de plume died c.1775
  • January 18 – Christoph Ludwig Fehre, organist and composer died 1772
                                     

4. Deaths

  • November 26 – Bernardo Sabadini, opera composer
  • March – Richard Brind, organist and composer
  • February 27 – Vaclav Karel Holan Rovensky, composer born 1644
  • March 13 – Friedrich Nicolaus Brauns, composer born 1637