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ADOLPHE SAX - His Life, His Creative Genius, His Saxophones, A Musical Revolution

ADOLPHE SAX - His Life, His Creative Genius, His Saxophones, A Musical Revolution

Composer:Rorive, Jean-Pierre
Instrumentation:sax book
Publisher Ref:9782911992865
Adolphe Sax's life reads like a novel. This beautiful, richly illustrated new book is a comprehensive guide to the man, his achievements and the impact of the saxophone in music of all styles.

Price: £45.00
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Skill Level:N/A
Publisher:Editions Gérard Klopp
Year of Issue:2014
ISMN:none specified
ISBN:9782911992865
Adolphe Sax - His Life, His Creative Genius, His Saxophones, A Musical Revolution

Born 1814 in Dinant (Belgium) and died in 1894 in Paris, Adolphe Sax is recognised as being one of the greatest inventors of the 19th century. He is also one of the most revolutionary instrument makers in the history of music. He improved to the point of perfection most instruments of his era, and invented many others, mainly the saxophones.

His life reads like a novel. Starting from nothing, and flirting with poverty, Sax rapidly attains fame and regularly associates with the famous composers of the romantic era including Liszt. Rossini, Berlioz and Meyerbeer extol the genius of the prophet who had been awaited to fulfil the dream of an orchestral revolution. With the same enthusiasm Napoléon III embraces his reform of military bands as well as his instruments, immediately following with the fanfares and civil orchestras.

In addition, this richly illustrated work evokes the impressive authority and impact of the saxophone in musical styles as different as classic, military or jazz.

Luxury edition with dust cover - 228 pages - Large format 24 x 32cm

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