Book Reviews

Stewart Pollens, StradivariPerformance Practice Review: Vol. 17: No. 1, Article 8 (2012); available at:

David Milsom, Theory and Practice in Late Nineteenth-Century Violin Performance: An Examination of Style in Performance, 1850-1900 (Aldershot, U.K.: Ashgate, 2003) in the Journal of the American Musicological Society 59 (2006) 501-6.

‘The Janus faces of the 17th century’; review of Jonathan Wainwright and Peter Holman, From Renaissance to Baroque: change in instruments and instrumnetal music in the 17th century (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2005) in Early Music 34 (2006), 483-6.

Robin Stowell, The Early Violin and Viola: a Practical Guide (Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2001), in Early Music 30 (2002), 276-8

Canova-Green, Marie-Claude, and Francesca Chiarelli, eds. The Influence of Italian Entertainments on 16th- and 17th-Century Music Theatre in France, Savoy and England. Lewiston, Queenston and Lampeter: Edwin Mellen Press, 2000, in Early Music 30 (2002) 124-6

David Rattray, Masterpieces of Italian Violin Making (1620-1850) (London: Balafon Books, 2000), in Early Music 29 (2001) 294-5.

B de Montagut, Louange de la danse; in Praise of the Dance, ed. Barbara Ravelhofer, Renaissance Texts from Manuscript, iii (Cambridge: RTIM Publications, 2000) in Early Music 29 (2001), 126-8.

Ian Spink, Henry Lawes: Cavalier Songwriter ‘Oxford Monographs on Music’. (Oxford & New York: Oxford University Press, 2000), in Music and Letters 82 (2001), 298-301.

Joel Lester, Bach’s Works for Solo Violin: Style, Structure, Performance (Oxford & New York: Oxford University Press, 1999) in Music and Letters 82 (2001), 106-8.

A score for ‘The Lords’ Masque’ by Thomas Campion,, ed. Andrew J. Sabol, in Music & Letters 76 (1995), 467-70.

P. Holman Four and Twenty Fiddlers: the Violin at the English Court (Oxford, 1993), The Journal of the Royal Musical Association. 120 (1995).

John Blow, Anthems, iii: Anthems with Strings, ed. Bruce Wood. ‘Musica Britannica’, lxiv. (London, 1993). In Music and Letters 77 (1996), 485-7.

Pierre van Maldere, VI Sonatas for Two Violins with a Bass for the Harpsichord. Chelys 20 (1991), 68-9.

David Lindley, Thomas Campion, in Music and Letters 69 (1988) 507-9.

Frederick Neumann, Ornamentation and Improvisation in Mozart in Early Music 16 (1988), 261-5.

The Poems and Masques of Aurelian Townshend, with music by Henry Lawes and William Webb ed. C. C. Brown, in The Review of English Studies New Series xxxvii (1986), 90-1.

Entertainments for Elizabeth I ed. Jean Wilson, in Music and Letters, 62 (1981), 378-9.

Mary Chan, Music in the Theatre of Ben Jonson, in Music and Letters, 62 (1981), 380-2.

Four Hundred Songs and Dances from the Stuart Masque, ed. A. J. Sabol. Music and Letters, 60 (1979), 239-44.

English Drama: Forms and Development, ed. Marie Axton and Raymond Williams. Music and Letters, 60 (1979), 211-213.

Ian Spink, English Song: Dowland to Purcell in Early Music, 2 (1974), 189-191.

Paula Johnson, Form and Transformation in Music and Poetry of the English Renaissance in Early Music, 1 (1973), 245-6.