1718 in music
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The year 1718 in music involved some significant events.
- 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.
- William Babell – The Harpsichord Master Improved
- George Frideric Handel – Esther (oratorio)
- Francesco Manfredini – Concerti grossi, Op. 3: no 12 in C major "Christmas Concerto"
- Toussaint Bertin de la Doué – Le Jugement de Paris
- Antonio Maria Bononcini – Astianatte and Griselda
- George Frideric Handel – Acis and Galatea
- Nicola Porpora – Berenice regina d'Egitto
- Alessandro Scarlatti
- Il trionfo dell'onore
- Antonio Vivaldi – Scanderbeg
- January 18 – Christoph Ludwig Fehre, organist and composer (died 1772)
- September 25 – Nicola Conforto, composer (died 1793)
- November 21 – Friedrich Wilhelm Marpurg, music critic and composer (died 1795)
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