Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Malcolm Bilson - Smithson Medal

This is one award that is well-earned. Bilson's done more to promote the fortepiano than anyone I can think of and his recordings are top-notch.

"Bilson, professor emeritus of music at Cornell, was awarded the James Smithson Bicentennial Medal Oct. 8 at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., for his "extraordinary lifetime achievements" as "a pioneer in the performance of period instruments and chamber music in general."

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