Stanley Sadie was music critic for The Times for 17 years, Editor of The Musical Times for 20 years and music consultant to the television series Man and Music, and from 1970 worked as Editor of the standard reference work, The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians (1980, new edition 2000) as well as its associated dictionaries, on instruments, opera and American music. He wrote extensively on Mozart and Handel and was president of the Royal Musical Association (1989–94) and the International Musicological Society (1992–97). He was appointed CBE in 1982.
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