Antoine Joseph Sax, inventor of the saxophone

Antoine Joseph Sax, inventor of the saxophone

The invention of the saxophone It is due to the manufacturer of musical instruments Antoine Joseph Sax, Belgian nationality, who built it in 1841, fusing together the characteristics of the clarinet and dell'oficleide (similar to a croissant).

The novelty was presented for the first time to the public at the’Exposition Of the industry of Brussels, where he met a favor and success that still keeps unchanged.

Actually Mr. Sax project was much more ambitious, since it involved the creation of a whole family of tools that “saxophones“, for which in 1846 the man had also filed a patent.

Unfortunately, the experiment failed because of misconduct and the continuing sabotage orchestrated by his envious colleagues (Photo gives: biografieonline.it).