'The format of Gustafon and Fuller's volume is spacious and the printing clear. Information is logically arranged, lucidly presented, and easily accessed. Gustafson and Fuller's catalogue is a treasure trove of information about eighteenth-century French harpsichord music. Its thorough documentation of sources makes abundantly evident not only the enormous scope of the literature but also the pressing need for further inquiry.'
Carol Henry Bates, Early Keyboard Journal 12 (1994) 'in intent and fact it is a catalogue, with listings of works plus explanatory comments and information of greatest value to performing musicians seeking new music to play as well as to future researchers ... Quibbles with the volume are pointless; it does what it sets out to do in a no-nonsense, thorough way. It is for the specialist, yet it remains engaging at every juncture. This catalogue is warmly recommended: as a reference tool in its genre it is
George Lucktenberg, Clayton State College, Notes, December 1992 'The concept, organization and layout of this catalogue seem ideal, and its accuracy highly commendable ... It has obvious value as a rich source of information; but, in their evident enthusiasm for and dedication to the subject, Gustafson and Fuller have compiled much more than a merely factual catalogue. They inspire the reader to look further, to follow up ideas suggested, and - one hopes - to play this marvellous repertory. The volume is handsomely produced
by the Clarendon Press, and all in all is a splendid achievement.'
John Kitchen, University of Edinburgh, Journal of the RMA `comprehensive survey of a still incompletely explored literature ... the book can be hailed as a major accomplishment, a scholarly reference work of permanent value.'
Musical Times `In concept and execution the catalogue could hardly be improved. I have subjected it to a short period of intensive and, other than minutiae, have found nothing lacking.'
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