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Instrument of the year 2019 : One for all: the saxophone

If Klaus Lederer thinks to the saxophone, first Bill Clinton and Lisa Simpson. In the spirit of the Berlin culture Senator, it is now a tool for all that inspir

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Instrument of the year 2019 : One for all: the saxophone

If Klaus Lederer thinks to the saxophone, first Bill Clinton and Lisa Simpson. In the spirit of the Berlin culture Senator, it is now a tool for all that inspires in all of Germany's 27,000 music students. And it should be more.

The German music Council honors since 2008, the "Instrument of the year", in order to create for a broad audience with musical incentives. Under the patronage of Peter Less, who as the Saxophonist, the Berlin Jazz Institute, will be replaced the Cello from the previous year, now from the saxophone.

For Peter the Less, Learning an instrument means to listen to, especially the ability "to have an ear for yourself and the other for the Partner". With Julius Gawlik and Asger Uttrup nits, two of his students, he opened now musically, the saxophone of the year in the recording Studio of the University of the arts - in the presence of Klaus Lederer.

The saxophone is a wind instrument, a relatively young Wood, now a lot of music will want to dedicate facilities and libraries in Berlin-Brandenburg. In search of a military orchestra of the usable open-air Alternative to strings, the Belgian clarinetist Adolphe Sax (1814 -1894) developed the sonorous wind Instrument and gave him his name. It is played like the clarinet on a in between the Beak and the mouth piece under the tube sheet.

in 1846, was Sax and his invention in Paris for a patent. Immediately, the saxophone made a career, was enthusiastically celebrated by classical composers such as Hector Berlioz, and also found use in the operas of Giacomo Meyerbeer to Jules Massenet. And it proved to be – whether painted, engraved, silver-plated or gold – plated- his unparalleled ability to transform. From the Piccolo soprano to subkontra bass there are 14 different saxophone voices.

instrument makers from the Vogtland introduced the saxophone finally, in New Orleans; in the American Jazz of the early twenty years, it experienced a real Boom. Coleman Hawkins, Stan Getz, and Lester Young up to today, unforgettable saxophone-Stars, then the defamation of the national socialists as a "undeutsches, Bolshevik, negroides Jews instrument," the saxophone in the 20th century. During the last century.

It is also to be found in the works of Kurt Weill, such as in George Gershwin's "Rhapsody in Blue" or Leonard Bernstein's "West Side Story"; also Pop and Soul greats such as George Michael, Lady Gaga or Charles Bradley availed themselves of the popular instrument for music beginners an easy entry. Not to mention the present-day Jazz.

Historic Saxophone starting in April in the Museum of musical instruments

Hella Dunger-Löper, President of the Berlin state music Council, is now hoping for 1000 dedicated saxophonist, the heat up with their sounds, the mood at the Berlin Marathon in September. The music Council wants to know his Initiative less performance oriented, understood him, it is all about the fun and the promotion of young scientists. A rich educational offer in public libraries, both online and onsite – designed to help. The neukölln Jazz-Festival in the culture barn of the castle Britz on the last January weekend of Workshops and performances around the saxophone, Andrej Hermlin and his Swing Dance Orchestra will occur more than once in the Berlin Konzerthaus.

The Museum of musical instruments shows starting in April, then historical Saxophone, among other things, from the workshop of the inventor. And already this Sunday (13.1., 18 PM) invites you to the memorial Church at Breitscheid square for the first Psalm tone, played by-Jazzpop-worship, with the saxophonist Birgitta Flick.

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