Although I was not ever directly one of his students, I am nonetheless saddened by the loss of this wonderful man and musician. Prof. Bailey was one of the cornerstones of Juilliard’s Music History Department. He was also one of the readers of my doctoral dissertation. In addition to his invaluable work on the Late Romantics, I recall his wit, and his ability to focus on the essential aspects of my writing, showing where I had gone astray, but doing so in a caring and kind way. He will be sorely missed.
A brief obituary can be found here.