1851–1934

Introduction

Born: June 3, 1851, New York Ci­ty.

Died: Oc­to­ber 13, 1934, Dres­den, Ger­ma­ny.

Biography

Around 1865, Ba­ker was an or­gan­ist in Con­cord, Maine.

He lived in Ger­ma­ny 1874–90, where he stu­died mu­sic, re­ceiv­ing his PhD de­gree at the Un­i­ver­si­ty of Leip­zig. His doc­tor­al dis­ser­ta­tion was on the mu­sic of the Sen­e­ca In­di­ans.

Later he was a li­ter­a­ry ed­it­or for the G. Schir­mer Mu­sic Com­pa­ny (1892–1926) and wrote the Bi­o­graph­i­cal Dic­tion­a­ry of Mu­si­cians (1900).

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