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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 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 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 previewAmerican History and Encyclopedia of Music (1910)

by William Lines Hubbard

This is done by progressing a semitone or whole tone up or down, sax A prefix which is found in the names of those instruments which were the invention of Adolphe Sax in the first half of the Nineteenth Century. Sax greatly improved brass ...

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 ...

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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 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. More...

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