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Stanley Sadie

Stanley John Sadie CBE (; 30 October 1930 - 21 March 2005) was an influential and prolific British musicologist, music critic, and editor. He was editor of the sixth edition of the Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians (1980), which was published as the first edition of The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians.[1][2][3][4][5][6]

Career

Born in Wembley, Sadie was educated at St Paul's School, London, and Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, where he read music under Thurston Dart. Sadie earned Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Music degrees in 1953, a Master of Arts degree in 1957, and a PhD in 1958. His doctoral dissertation was on mid-eighteenth-century British chamber music.[7] After Cambridge, he taught at Trinity College of Music, London (1957-1965).[8][9][10]

Sadie then turned to music journalism, becoming music critic for The Times (1964-1981), and contributing reviews to the Financial Times after 1981, when he had to leave his position and The Times because of his commitments to the Grove and other scholarly work. He was editor of The Musical Times from 1967 until 1987.[11][12][13]

From 1970 Sadie was editor of what was planned to be the sixth edition of the Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians (1980). Sadie oversaw major changes to the dictionary, which grew from nine volumes to twenty, and was published as The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians (New Grove), and is now referred to as the first edition under that name. He was also an important force behind the second edition of New Grove (2001), which grew further to 29 volumes. Sadie also oversaw a major expansion of the Grove franchise, editing the one-volume Grove Concise Dictionary of Music (1988), and several spinoff dictionaries, such as the New Grove Dictionary of Musical Instruments (three volumes, 1984), the New Grove Dictionary of American Music, (with H. Wiley Hitchcock, four volumes, 1986), and The New Grove Dictionary of Opera (four volumes, 1992). He also edited composer biographies based on the entries in Grove.[14][15]

Outside his work on the Grove dictionaries, Sadie edited the Man and Music volumes accompanying a television series (1989-1993).[16] He was a renowned Mozart scholar, publishing several books. He also was instrumental in saving the Mayfair house where George Frideric Handel once lived, turning it into the Handel House Museum.

He was president of the Royal Musical Association (1989-94), of the International Musicological Society (1992-97), and of the Trustees of the Holst Birthplace Museum in Cheltenham.

He was also an accomplished bassoonist.[17][18][19][20]

Sadie died at his home in Cossington, Somerset, 21 March 2005, of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (Lou Gehrig's disease), which had been diagnosed only a few weeks earlier.

Sadie married twice. His first wife, Adèle Sadie (née Bloom; 1931-1978) - who he married in 1953 in London, and with whom he had two sons and a daughter - died in 1978. Sadie married Julie Anne Sadie, PhD (née Vertrees; born 1948), also a musicologist, in 1978. They had a son and a daughter.

Honours

In 1982, Sadie was appointed CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire). He received an honorary Doctor of Letters from the University of Leicester in 1982, and was elected honorary fellow of the Royal College of Music in 1994 and Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge. In 2005, Sadie became a Handel Music Prize laureate.

Professional affiliations

External links and resources

References

  1. ^ Biography Index, H. W. Wilson Company; ISSN 0006-3053
    Vol. 12: September 1979 - August 1982 (1983)
    Vol. 30: September 2004 - August 2005 (2005)
    Vol. 31 September 2005 - August 2006 (2006)
  2. ^ Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians (Sadie is in Vol. 5 of 6), Macmillan; Schirmer
    6th ed, Slonimsky (ed.) (1978); OCLC 4426869
    7th ed, Slonimsky (ed.) (1984); OCLC 10574930
    8th ed, Slonimsky (ed.) (1992); OCLC 24246972
    9th ed, Laura Diane Kuhn (ed.) (born 1953) (2001); OCLC 44972043
  3. ^ Biographical Dictionary of Twentieth-Century Classical Musicians, Nicolas Slonimsky (ed), Schirmer (1997); OCLC 36111932
  4. ^ Baker's Dictionary of Opera, Laura Kuhn (born 1953), New York: Schirmer Books (2000); OCLC 41531658
  5. ^ "Stanley Sadie (1930-2005): A Remembrance," by James P. Cassaro, website: IAML, 26 March 2015
  6. ^ "Stanley Sadie, 74, Writer and Scholar of Music History, Dies," by Allan Kozinn, The New York Times, 23 March 2005
  7. ^ British chamber music, 1720-1790 (dissertation), Stanley John Sadie, PhD, University of Cambridge (1958); OCLC 11000833, 502093985, 127124503
  8. ^ Contemporary Authors, New Revision Series, Detroit: Gale Research; ISSN 0275-7176
    Vol. 9 (1983); OCLC 873325505
    Vol. 115 (2003); OCLC 659933884
  9. ^ Contemporary Authors Detroit: Gale Research; ISSN 0275-7176; ISSN 0010-7468
    Vols. 17-20, 1st rev. (1976); OCLC 655229931
    Volume 237 (2006); OCLC 507344108
  10. ^ The International Authors and Writers Who's Who, Adrian Gaster (1919-1989) (ed), [[Cambridge, England|]], England: International Biographical Centre; ISSN 0143-8263
    8th ed. (1977)
    9th ed. (1982)
    10th ed. (1986)
    12th ed. (1991)
    11th ed. (1989)
    13th ed. 1993- 94 (1993)
  11. ^ International Who's Who in Music and Musicians' Directory (in the Classical and Light Classical fields), Adrian Gaster (1919-1989), [[Cambridge, England|]], England: International Who's Who in Music; ISSN 0307-2894
    6th ed. (1972); OCLC 9991844
    9th ed. (1980); OCLC 7519641
    12th ed. 1990-1991 (1990); OCLC 28065697
    17th ed. 2000-2001 (2000); OCLC 610394664
  12. ^ International Who's Who, Europa Publications; ISSN 0074-9613
    42nd ed., 1978 (1978); OCLC 440743278
    43rd ed., 1979-80 (1979); OCLC 440743632
    44th ed., 1980-81 (1980); OCLC 440743737
    45th ed., 1981-82 (1981); OCLC 440743813
    46th ed., 1982-83 (1982); OCLC 440744015
    47th ed., 1983-84 (1983); OCLC 441457144
    53rd ed., 1989-90 (1989); OCLC 20250797
    55th ed., 1991-92 (1991); OCLC 24322591
    57th ed., 1993-94 (1993); OCLC 28473075
    61st ed., 1997-98 (1997); OCLC 37363047
    62nd ed., 1998-99 (1998); OCLC 39517239
    63rd ed., 2000 (1999); OCLC 59440072
    64th ed., 2000-01 (2000); OCLC 43788856
    65th ed., 2002 (2001); OCLC 59550486
    66th ed., 2003 (2002); OCLC 50197639
    67th ed., 2004 (2003); OCLC 59342773
    68th ed., 2005 (2004); OCLC 59262688
  13. ^ The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, 20 volumes, Stanley Sadie (ed.) London: Macmillan Publishers (1980); OCLC 5676891
  14. ^ Something about the Author, Vol. 14, Detroit: Gale Research (1978); OCLC 705262453
  15. ^ Who's Who, An Annual Biographical Dictionary, St. Martin's Press; ISSN 0083-937X
    126th Year, 1974-1975 (1974)
    134th Year, 1982-1983 (1982)
    135th Year, 1983-1984 (1983)
    137th Year, 1985-1986 (1985)
    140th Year, 1988 (1988)
    142nd Year, 1990 (1990)
    144th Year, 1992 (1992)
    146th Year, 1994 (1994)
    150th Year, 1998 (1998)
    151st Year, 1999 (1999)
    152nd Year, 2000 (2000)
    153rd Year, 2001 2001)
    154th Year, 2002 2002)
    155th Year, 2003 (2003)
    156th Year, 2004 (2004)
    157th Year, 2005 (2005)
  16. ^ Latham, Alison. "Sadie, Stanley". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (online ed.). Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/96225.(Subscription or UK public library membership required.); OCLC 4916054867
  17. ^ The Author's and Writer's Who's Who, 6th ed., J.V. Yates (ed.), Darien, CT: Hafner Publishing Co. (1971); OCLC 1243912
  18. ^ Who's Who in Entertainment, 3rd ed., 1998-1999, Marquis Who's Who (1997); OCLC 38740408
  19. ^ Who's Who in the World, Wilmette, Illinois: Marquis Who's Who; ISSN 0083-9825
    3rd ed., 1976-1977 (1976)
    7th ed., 1984-1985 (1984)
    8th ed., 1987-1988 (1986)
    9th ed., 1989-1990 (1988)
    10th ed., 1991-1992 (1990)
    11th ed., 1993-1994 (1992)
    12th ed., 1995-1996 (1994)
    13th ed., 1996-1997 (1995)
    14th ed., 1997 (1996)
    15th ed., 1998 (1997)
    16th ed., 1999 (1999)
    17th ed., 2000 (1999)
    18th ed., 2001 (2000)
    19th ed., 2002 (2001)
  20. ^ The Writers Directory St. Martin's Press; ISSN 0084-2699
    3rd ed., 1976-1978
    4th ed., 1980-1982
    5th ed., 1982-1984 (1981)
    6th ed., 1984-1986 (1983)
    7th ed., 1986-1988 (1986)
    8th ed., 1988-1990 (1988)
    9th ed., 1990-1992 (1990)
    10th ed., 1992-1994 (1991)
    11th ed., 1994-1996 (1994)
    12th ed., 1996-1998 (1996)
    13th ed., 1998-2000 (1997)
    14th ed., 1999 (1999)
    15th ed., 2000 (2000)
    16th ed., 2001 (2001)
    17th ed., 2002 (2002)
    18th ed., 2003 (2003)
    19th ed., 2004 (2003)
    20th ed., 2005 (2004)
    21st ed., 2006 (2005)
    22nd ed., 2007 (2006)
    23rd ed., 2008 (2007) (obituaries at end of vol.)

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