Volume 1, August 2004
A Critical Review

by Shanon P. Zusman

Studies in Italian Sacred and Instrumental Music in the 17th Century. By Stephen Bonta. Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing Co., 2003. [xii, 338 pp. ISBN 0-86078-878-4 $99.95 (cloth).]

Author Profile

Shanon Zusman is a graduate of the Early Music Performance doctoral program at the University of Southern California, where he studied violone and viola da gamba with James Tyler. Shanon is currently an adjunct faculty member at Pasadena City College, El Camino College and the University of Southern California. He became interested in early music and the early history of the double bass while studying in Vienna, Austria on a Fulbright grant. Shanon specializes in instrumental music of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, and he has performed with Musica Angelica, Camerata Pacifica Baroque, Los Angeles Bach Society, Los Angeles Baroque Orchestra, San Diego's Bach Collegium and Seattle's Benevolent Order for Music of the Baroque.