Belt, Philip R(alph)
- Luis Sanchez
(b Hagerstown, IN, Jan 2, 1927). American fortepiano maker. In 1959 he discovered and later copied an original German square piano by Christian Ernst Frederici (c1758) in Cambridge City, Indiana. In 1965 his copy of this instrument attracted the attention of Scott Odell, conservator of musical instruments at the Smithsonian Institution, who invited Belt to examine and make drawings of the Smithsonian’s fortepiano built by Johann Lodewijk Dulcken (...