Search - List of Books by Stewart Pollens

Trained as a violin and keyboard-instrument maker, Stewart Pollens (born in New York, 1949) served as the Conservator of Musical Instruments at the Metropolitan Museum of Art from 1976—2006. His work there included the restoration and maintenance of the museum's encyclopedic collection of over 5,000 instruments, as well as research, writing, and lecturing on the collection.

After leaving the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Pollens formed Violin Advisor, LLC, a consulting firm that advises purchasers of fine violins. He continues to conduct research and write on the subject of musical instruments, including an article published in the May 2009 issue of The Strad on a scientific analysis of Stradivari's instrument varnish. Pollens is frequently interviewed by publications that most recently include The New York Times and Slate.

In addition to his work at Violin Advisor, Stewart Pollens restores important stringed and early keyboard instruments for museums (including an early New York piano for the Merchant's House Museum), private collectors, and musicians. His book Stradivari was published in February 2010 by Cambridge University Press and includes new biographical information and detailed analyses of Stradivari's workshop materials preserved in the Museo Stradivariano in Cremona. Pollens's seminal work on the history of the piano, The Early Pianoforte (Cambridge University Press), was republished in paperback in 2009.

Stewart Pollens is married to the concert violinist Stephanie Chase.

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Total Books: 7
Bartolomeo Cristofori and the Invention of the Piano
2017 - Bartolomeo Cristofori and the Invention of the Piano (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781107096578
ISBN-10: 110709657X
Genre: Arts & Photography

The Manual of Musical Instrument Conservation
2015 - The Manual of Musical Instrument Conservation (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781107077805
ISBN-10: 110707780X
Genres: Arts & Photography, Reference

2010 - Stradivari [Musical Performance and Reception] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780521873048
ISBN-10: 0521873045
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs

The Early Pianoforte
2009 - The Early Pianoforte [Cambridge Musical Texts and Monographs] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780521111553
ISBN-10: 0521111552

The Early Pianoforte
1995 - The Early Pianoforte [Cambridge Musical Texts and Monographs] (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780521417297
ISBN-10: 0521417295
Genre: Humor & Entertainment

The Violin Forms of Antonio Stradivar
The VIolin Forms of Antonio Stradivar (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780952010906
ISBN-10: 0952010909
Genre: Humor & Entertainment

Francois-Xavier Tourte bow maker
Francois-xavier Tourte Bow Maker (Other)
ISBN-13: 9780970541703
ISBN-10: 0970541708