‘A brilliant survey of the life and work of Holland’s most famous open-air musician.’

Frans Brüggen

‘A comprehensive examination of one of the most important figures in the history of the recorder, not to mention the other 17th-century Dutch composers who wrote solo works for the instrument.  Provides stimulating insights into the importance of the recorder in Dutch life as well as the care with which Van Eyck crafted his compositions and how we might perform them in a historically informed manner.’

David Lasocki

‘For any recorder player who is moved by the simplicity of the melodies or enjoys the virtuosity of the fast variations, this book offers unparalleled insight into the performance of Jacob van Eyck’s music.’

Erik Bosgraaf