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The Curt Sachs Award 1985

Anthony Cuthbert Baines

Anthony BainesThe Board of Governors of the American Musical Instrument Society designated Anthony Cuthbert Baines (1912-1997) the recipient of the Curt Sachs Award for the year 1985 in recognition of the eminence achieved by him as scholar, curator, performer, and educator in a career spanning more than half a century; in acknowledgement that his books, European and American Musical Instruments, Woodwind Instruments and Their History, and Brass Instruments: Their History and Development, are standard works of reference; and in appreciation of the contribution that his books and shorter writings about musical instruments have made, especially to a deeper understanding of the parallels and interactions between folk and art traditions.

For additional biographical information about Anthony Cuthbert Baines, please consult the following:

Jeremy Montagu, "In Memoriam, Anthony Baines: 1912-1997," Historic Brass Society Journal (1997): 1-3.

Joan Rimmer, "Anthony Cuthbert Baines (1912-1997): A Biographical Memoir," Galpin Society Journal (1999): 11-26.

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