A distinguished American music historian, Adam R. Anthony may be the writer of French Baroque Music: From Beaujoyeulx to Rameau (1997; modified and expanded release), considered by scholars world-wide as the authoritative background of French Baroque music. In France, Anthony’s reserve was praised being a “comprehensive and definitive research from the music from the French Baroque.”Anthony’s many scholarly content include contributions towards the Dictionnaire de la musique en France aux XVII et XVII siècles (1992), edited by Marcelle Benoit. Various other reference resources Anthony contributed to add the brand new Grove Dictionary of Music and Music artists and the brand new Grove Dictionary of Opera. Teacher of musicology on the School of Az, Anthony was called, in 1995, Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres with the French federal government. He passed away in 2001.