Review: George Kennaway, John Gunn: Musician Scholar in Enlightenment Britain

Image of book cover: John Gunn: Musician Scholar in Enlightenment Britain

My review of George Kennaway’s impressive monograph has just appeared in Brio vol.59 no.2 (Autumn/Winter 2022), pp.62-63.

Boydell & Brewer link to the book itself.

Brio is the IAML(UK & Ireland) journal – the professional publication of British and Irish music librarians.

Book Review: James Porter’s ‘Beyond Fingal’s Cave’

Today, I was pleased to receive notification of the latest issue of Brio, the journal of my professional association. I’ve been a member of IAML(UK and Ireland) for – well, over 35 years now! The latest issue has my review of a book by a scholar whom I admire greatly – it was a privilege to review his book, and of course I am delighted to add the review copy to my own bookshelves as well! I’ve uploaded a copy of the review to our institutional repository – it’ll go live in the next few days – but for now, here’s the citation, and a direct link to my review:-

Brio vol.57 no.2, Autumn/Winter 2020, pp.74-76,

Review of:- James Porter, Beyond Fingal’s Cave: Ossian in the Musical Imagination (University of Rochester Press, 2019)

Book reviews in Brio Special Issue 56.2 (Claimed From Stationers’ Hall)

It occurred to me that you might like to know which books were reviewed in the special issue, since their titles don’t appear in the contents list:-

  • Derek Miller, Copyright and the Value of Performance, 1770-1911. Cambridge:
    Cambridge University Press, 2018
  • Book Parts. Edited by Dennis Duncan and Adam Smyth. Oxford: Oxford
    University Press, 2019
  • David Pearson, Provenance Research in Book History: a Handbook.
    New and revised edition. Oxford: Bodleian Library, 2019
  • Lee Marshall, Bootlegging: Romanticism and Copyright in the Music
    Industry.London: Thousand Oaks; New Delhi: Sage, 2005

Book Reviews

Network members are enthusiastically typing away at the moment, as the deadline for our Brio special issue looms closer!  I’ve done a couple of book reviews, and have one more to tackle.  Today, I was thinking about matters as apparently disparate as copyright, romanticism, bootlegging and modern recording techniques.  Does that sound weird or intriguing to you?  I thought it was an excellent book – but you’ll have to wait until the next issue of Brio to read my review!!

Literary Print Cultures – database reviewed

One of our network members has spotted a useful review of Literary Print Cultures, in Reference Reviews.  I’m very grateful to be alerted to this.

For your interest, I share details:-

Literary Print Culture: The Stationers’ Company Archive, London

Author: Wenzel, Sarah G11 Bibliographer of Literatures of Europe & The Americas, University of Chicago Library, Chicago, Illinois, USA

Publication info: Reference Reviews ; Harlow  Vol. 32, Iss. 4,  (2018): 3-4. (Published by Emerald Insight, this is also available via Proquest, if your institution subscribes.)