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date: 12 December 2019

Sadie, Stanley (John)locked

  • Julie Anne Sadie



(b London, 30 Oct 1930; d Cossington, Somerset, 21 March 2005). English musicologist, critic, and editor. He was educated at St Paul’s School, London, and Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, reading music under Thurston Dart, Charles Cudworth, and Patrick Hadley (BA, MusB 1953, MA 1957, PhD 1958). After teaching at Trinity College of Music, London (1957–65), he worked as a music critic for The Times (1964–81), a reviewer for Gramophone (1965–2005), editor of the Musical Times (1967–87), and general editor of the Master Musicians series (from 1976). In 1970 he was appointed editor of the New Grove dictionaries, serving as emeritus editor from 1999; he also initiated and edited a number of related or kindred publications including a Handbook series and the Man and Music/Music and Society series. He was for many years a regular broadcaster on Radio 3 and the World Service, chiefly on 18th-century topics, and prepared several critical editions, notably of the Mozart piano sonatas (...

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