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Adolphe SAX - His life, his creative genius, his saxophones, a musical revolution

EAN 9782911992865



This lavishly illustrated book narrates also the overwhelming and growing influence of the saxophone in entirely different styles of music such as classic, military and jazz.

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Format 24 x 32 cm
Nombre de pages 228 pages
ISBN 2-911992-86-5
Poids 2,1 kg
Reliure Luxury edition with dust cover
Langue English
Année de parution 2014
Auteur(s) Jean-Pierre Rorive

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Beautiful and elegant book of 228 pages - Over 230 illustrations

Hardback edition with dust cover, threaded bindings - Large format 24 x 32 cm

Born 1814 in Dinant (Belgium) and deceased 1894 in Paris, Adolphe Sax is recognized 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 fulfill 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.