The study of recordings as evidence of interpretation and performance style is without a doubt one of the most seminal revolutions in contemporary musicological research. Over the years, this vast abundance of documented data has been gradually recognized as fundamental in the identification of prevailing norms of practice, influential personalities, and changes of performance style occurring over time. Within the growing community of scholars engaged in the topic, Dorottya Fabian has long been considered a central figure in the study of violin recorded performances. This book serves as a continuation of her detailed investigation of recordings made over the years of Bach's Sonatas and Partitas for solo violin - a study which has been ongoing for more than two decades. Fabian's work is fresh and original. [...] In short: A book worthwhile indeed.
"Dorottya Fabian, A Musicology of Performance: Theory and Method Based on Bach's Solos for Violin". Empirical Musicology Review (1559-5749), vol. 11, no. 3/4, 2016. doi:10.18061/emr.v11i3-4.5566