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Adolphe Sax: Inventor of the Saxophone’s 200th Birthday

3:37PM
November
5, 2014

Happy 200th birthday to Adolphe Sax, the inventor of the saxophone, born on November 6, 1814. When I think of the Belgian musical instrument designer and musician’s most famous creation, I have to admit it’s American jazz that first comes to mind for me.

Was Ravel’s Music any Good?

1:15PM
March
13, 2014

Stravinsky characterized Maurice Ravel as “a Swiss watchmaker.” His music was precise, intricate, and assembled in a fastidious manner.