Bake, Arnold Adriaan

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Bake, Arnold Adriaan

Bake, Arnold Adriaan, Dutch music scholar; b. Hilversum, May 19, 1899; d. London, Oct. 8, 1963. He studied oriental languages at the Univ. of Leiden; received his Ph.D. in 1930 from the Univ. of Utrecht with the diss. Bytrage tot de Kennis der Voor-Indische musiek (publ. in Paris, 1930). He subsequently went to India, where he studied Indian music and languages at Tagore’s school in Santiniketan; he also served as music adviser to the All India Radio in Delhi and as director of European music of the Calcutta Radio. In 1948 he went to London, where he became a lecturer on Sanskrit and Indian music at the School of Oriental and African Studies. His interests also included Indian philosophy, tribal music, and dance. In 1937 he was made a corresponding member of the American Musicological Soc.

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