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The Curt Sachs Award 1983

David D. Boyden

The Board of Governors of the American Musical Instrument Society designated David D. Boyden the recipient of the Curt Sachs Award for the year 1983 in recognition of his outstanding eminence as a scholar, teacher, performer, and conductor in a long and distinguished career. His book, A History of Violin Playing from Its Origins to 1761, represents a contribution of unique importance to our knowledge of the instrument, combining penetrating scholarship with a performer's insight. As a pioneer working in the field of musical iconography, he has provided important leadership in the systematic collection and cataloging of pictorial documents relating to instruments.


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