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Though this was a bit interesting about Adolphe Sax's life.
Hah, didn't pick up on that. Also the tone is extremely positive about Adolphe, no criticism... Still interesting.Interesting read. There may be some editorial issues, as his mother was born only the year before he was born. Perhaps the listed woman was a new spouse for the father. Plenty of details to ponder.
Thanks for the tip, hadn't heard of that book but just ordered!I read about his life in the book, "The Devil's Horn." The misfortunes, back-stabbing experienced by this man, as well as his craft, perseverance, and impact on world culture are easily worthy of an A-List Hollywood movie. If they can make a fictional movie about a 16th century violin maker (The Red Violin), it wouldn't take much screen writing to make a movie about this amazing man.
I think that should be 206 years ago.....His birthday is November 6th (1814) 116 years ago
?? time flies when you're practicing.I think that shopuld be 206 years ago.....
The Saxophone was invented by Antoine-Joseph 'Adolphe' Sax in 1846, after risking death several times.
I mean, you can't make this up:
- At age 2, barely able to walk, he fell from the third floor, hit his head against a stone, and was believed dead.
- At age 3 he drank a bowl of vitriolized water (I'm not a chemist, but that does not sound good...). Then later he swallowed a pin!
- He survived other three different episodes of near-asphyxiation (small objects he tried to swallow. I start to see a pattern...)
- Later in his childhood he was seriously burned in a gunpowder explosion; he fell on a cast iron pan and burned himself; he was hit on the head by a cobblestone then fell into a river and nearly drowned. (I don't want to image the hypothetical life insurance bill...)
- He he was the eldest of 11 children... of which only 4 survived to adulthood.
You can take the conclusions you want,
... but for me only one theory can explain all that.
You have to look beyond the obvious, for sure, but everything comes clear in the light of two more facts:
- Dr. Germain Tobar and Dr. Fabio Costa just published a paper that explains how paradox-free time travel could be possible. (Seriously. It was published on Sep 21, 2020)
- The hate that some people have for Jazz can transcend space, time, and the laws of Nature.
So our conclusion is simple, poignant and inescapable:
A bunch of incompetent jazz-hating time travellers are trying (were trying? will try?) to kill little Adolphe before he could invent the Sax!!