(b Wembley, 1930; d Cossington, Somerset, 2005). Eng. critic, writer, and editor. Prof., TCL 1957–65. On mus. staff of The Times 1964–81. Ed., Musical Times 1967–87. Ed., New Grove Dictionary of Music (6th edn. of Grove's Dictionary of Music and Musicians) 1970 (pubd. 1980, 2nd edn. 2001), New Grove Dictionary of Musical Instruments (1984), New Grove Dictionary of American Music (1986), New Grove Dictionary of Opera (1992), Grove Concise Dictionary of Music (1988, 2nd edn. 1994), Cambridge Music Guide (with A. Latham) (1985), and Calling on the Composer (with J. A. Sadie) (2005). Author of books on Handel, Mozart, and Beethoven. CBE 1982. His wife Julie Anne Sadie (McCormack) (b Eugene, Oregon, 1948) trained as a cellist, taught at Eastman Sch. 1974–6, ed. Everyman Companion to Baroque Music (1991), and joint. ed. New Grove Dictionary of Women Composers (1994).
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