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Adolphe Sax

Definition of the noun adolphe sax

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noun

  1. a Belgian maker of musical instruments who invented the saxophone (1814-1894)
    • lexical domain: People - nouns denoting people
    • synonym of Adolphe Sax: Sax
    • instance of: maker / shaper = a person who makes things

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Who is Adolphe Sax?

Adolphe Sax: Antoine-Joseph "Adolphe" Sax was a Belgian musical instrument designer and musician who played the flute and clarinet, and is well known for having invented the saxophone. He also invented the saxotromba, saxhorn and saxtuba.

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Google previewThe American history and encyclopedia of music ... (1908)

by George Whitfield Andrews, Edward Dickinson, Arthur Foote, Janet M. Green, Emil Liebling, Josephine Thrall

A family which resulted from the improvement made in brass instruments by Adolphe Sax, who during the Nineteenth Century, strove to produce unity among the various instruments of this class by applying valves throughout, whereas formerly ...

Google previewThe Berklee Contemporary Dictionary of Music (2015)

by Kari Juusela

A three to fivevalve brass instrument invented by Belgian musician and instrumentmaker Adolphe Sax in 1840. saxophone. A metal woodwind instrument invented by Belgian musician and instrumentmaker Adolphe Sax in about 1840, with ...

Google previewThe Harvard Concise Dictionary of Music and Musicians (1999)

by Don Michael Randel

Adolphe Sax made 1 5 of them in various sizes for Halevy's opera Lejuif errant in 1 852. Saxhorn. A valved brass instrument, usually in upright tuba form, made in uniformly proportioned sizes from sopranino to contrabass. Saxhorns were an ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of American Gospel Music (2013)

by W. K. McNeil

The saxophone takes its name from its inventor, Adolphe Sax (1814–1894). The instrument is a hybrid of woodwind and brass, combining a reed and mouthpiece broadly similar to that of a clarinet with a metal tube of wide conical bore (plastic ...

Google previewDictionary of Eponyms (2013)

by Martin Manser

saxophone The saxophone, the keyed woodwind instrument with a brass body and a singlereed mouthpiece, is named after its inventor, the Belgian musicalinstrument maker Adolphe Sax (1814–1894) .

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Adolphe Sax

He didn't escape the renovations around the streets of Dinant either.

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Small photo of DINANT, BELGIUM-APRIL 17: A view from the bridge over the Meuse river on April 17, 2013. The bridge is decorated with replicas of saxophones to honor Dinant's Adolphe Sax, inventor of the saxophone.Small photo of DINANT, BELGIUM-APRIL 17: A view from the bridge over the Meuse river on April 17, 2013. The bridge is decorated with replicas of saxophones to honor Dinant's Adolphe Sax, inventor of the saxophone.Small photo of RUSSIA KALININGRAD, 20 OCTOBER 2015: stamp printed by Belgium, shows Adolphe Sax and Tenor Saxophone, circa 1973Small photo of PARIS, FRANCE - APRIL 28, 2016: Adolphe Sax's grave in the Montmartre Cemetery. Antoine-Joseph "Adolphe" Sax was a Belgian inventor and musician who invented the saxophone in 1846.Small photo of DINANT-BELGIUM-MAY 2015: monument Adolphe Sax.Small photo of PARIS, FRANCE - APRIL 28, 2016: Adolphe Sax's grave in the Montmartre Cemetery. Antoine-Joseph "Adolphe" Sax was a Belgian inventor and musician who invented the saxophone in 1846.Small photo of Example of a saxophone invented by Adolphe Sax in Dinant, Belgium. More...

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