Adolphe Sax


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a Belgian maker of musical instruments who invented the saxophone (1814-1894)

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Adolphe Sax was a Belgian instrument maker, a flutist and clarinet player.
The saxophone was invented by Belgian musician Adolphe Sax 3.
GRAND DUKE'S OFFICIAL BIRTHDAY (LUXEMBOURG) 1848: Adolphe Sax patented the saxophone.
Around the same time, the introduction of valves and improvements in how musical instruments were made saw a range of instruments being designed by Adolphe Sax.
Even though the craft guilds had been abolished during the Revolution, something of the old guild mentality of attempting to exclude outsiders formed part of the early opposition to Adolphe Sax when he moved to Paris from Belgium.
1848: Adolphe Sax was awarded a patent for the saxophone.
Papers describe performers, repertoire, and instruments; trombone ensembles of the Moravian Brethren in America; Schubert's ideas about the cornett; Adolphe Sax and the Paris Opera; editions and publishers; performance techniques; acoustics; and brass playing before globalization.
Older kids will enjoy the MusAe des Instruments de Musique in a former department store with 1500 instruments including some odd prototypes by Adolphe Sax, who created the saxophone.
One wonders if Adolphe Sax, who fashioned the first saxophone in 1843, had the foresight to envision it as a symbol of 20th-century "coolness.
His performances of works by Todd Barton may be found on AUR's "America's Millennium Tribute to Adolphe Sax.
Created by a Belgian, Adolphe Sax, in the mid-19th century (see Al Rose's essay in this issue, 233) the saxophone would have become an obsolete, novelty instrument, archived in some works by French and Belgian composers, if it were not for its role in 20th-century African American music.
The amount of information on a given maker varies considerably according to his historical significance or what is known about him: Adolphe Sax and Theobald Boehm, for example, occupy the best part of a full page (in double columns), while there are many brief entries for makers recorded perhaps only from a single source, 30 or more of whom would fit on one page.
uk TOMORROW Sax in the City: US saxophonist Timothy McAllister, along with Vasily Petrenko and his Orchestra, celebrate the 200th birthday of the inventor of the instrument, Adolphe Sax.