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Anthony, James R(aymond)

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Anthony, James R(aymond), American musicologist; b. Providence, R.I., Feb. 18, 1922. He was educated at Columbia Univ. (B.S., 1946; M.A., 1948), the Univ. of Paris (diploma, 1951), and the Univ. of Southern Calif, in Los Angeles (Ph.D., 1964, with the diss. The Opéra-Ballets of André Compra: A Study of the First Period French Opéra- Ballet) . After teaching at the Univ. of Mont. (1948–50), he was on the faculty of the Univ. of Ariz, from 1952 until he was made prof. emeritus in 1992. In 1995 he was named a Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres of France. He publ. the study French Baroque Music from Beaujoyeulx to Rameau (London, 1973; 3 rd ed., rev. and extended, 1997; French tr., 1981, as La musique en France à l’époque baroque) . He also contributed articles to many scholarly journals, as well as to The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians (1980), The New Grove Dictionary of Opera (1992), and the Dictionnaire de la musique en France aux XVII e et XVIII e siècles (1992).

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