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The Curt Sachs Award 1992

William Richmond Dowd

William Richmond DowdThe Board of Governors of the American Musical Instrument Society designated William Richmond Dowd the recipient of the Curt Sachs Award for the year 1992 in recognition of his distinguished career as a pioneer in the revival of historically based instrument making; and in acknowledgment of his leadership in harpsichord making as co-founder of the Boston school, with workshops in Boston and Paris, whose instruments have inspired musicians worldwide; and in gratitude for the training and guidance that he has provided to the succeeding generation of harpsichord makers and for the historical research he has shared both formally and informally in numerous lectures and publications.

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