was a Belgian instrument maker, a flutist and clarinet player.
would certainly never have imagined in his wildest dreams the place his highly original instrument would come to enjoy," said Gery Dumoulin, who curated the exhibition.
, who gave his name to an instrument favoured by musical blowhards, hailed from Dinant, in the country's south west.
The Kazimier, Wolstenholme Square, 0151 324 1723, www.thekazimier.co.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
. Featuring works by Gershwin, John Adams and Strauss.
In the framework of the Bicentenary of the birth of the Belgian Adolphe Sax
, a music exhibition dedicated to this fascinating figure is taking place in the Music Instruments Museum (MIM) between February 2014 and January 2015.
The instrument was conceived in Brussels and brought to fruition in Paris by the Belgian inventor Adolphe Sax
. Contemporaneous advertisements for his instruments have captions showing the instrument as either a saxotromba or a saxhorn: alto (sometimes tenor) in E[??] (Mi[??]).
Saxophones by Adolphe Sax
are sought after, as are early pianos by Cristofori.
Notable writings have focused on Adolphe Sax
and other instrument makers in Brussels and Belgium.
HAPPENED ON THIS DAY 1814: Adolphe Sax
, instrument inventor who gave his name to the saxophone, was born in Dinant, Belgium.
1814: Adolphe Sax
, instrument inventor, was born in Dinant, Belgium.