There are 9 original Jean Nicolas Savary dit jeune (1786-1853) bassoons in the Hichwa-Rachor database. (Savary jeune dates according to research by Agnès Unterberger and David Rachor.) He flourished in Paris from c.1816/17 to his death in 1853 (dates according to Waterhouse). He is the son of Jean Baptiste Savary dit père, and was not only an instrument maker but also a talented bassoonist; in 1808, he was awarded the first prize in bassoon at the Paris Conservatorie and was a bassoonist in the Théâtre des Italiens. Unlike most 19th Century bassoons, Savary jeune dated his instruments. He was called the “Stradivari of the bassoon,” and his bassoons were played in France and England into the early 20th Century.
Jean Nicolas Savary jeune Literature
Haine, Malou. Les facteurs d’instruments de musique à Paris au 19e siècle. 1984.
Hofer, Achim. et al, Lexikon der Holzblasinstrumente. Laaber, 2018, pp. 637-639.
Jansen, Will. The Bassoon: Its History, Construction, Makers, Players and Music. Frits. Knuf, 1978, Vol. 1, p. 470, 471.
Pierre, Constant. Les Facteurs D’Instruments de Musique: Les Luthiers et la Facture Instrumentale. Paris, 1893.
Tiffou, Augustin. Le basson en France au XIX siècle. L’Harmattan, 2010, pp. 47-49.
Waterhouse, William. The New Langwill Index. London: Tony Bingham, 1993.
Young, Phillip. 4900 Historical Woodwind Instruments. London: Tony Bingham, 1993.
Savary jeune, 8 key bassoon; Savaryjeune1-O-PrivateCollection
Savary jeune, 18 key bassoon; Savaryjeune2-O-Cronin
Savary jeune, 11 key bassoon; Savaryjeune3-O-Peebles
Savary jeune, 11 key bassoon; Savaryjeune4-O-NMM2418
Savary jeune, 10 key bassoon; Savaryjeune5-O-PhoenixMIM2020.42.5.1
Savary jeune, 10 key bassoon; Savaryjeune6-O-Sigal2002.92
Savary jeune, 12 key bassoon; Savaryjeune7-O-Kopp
Savary jeune, 6 key bassoon; Savaryjeune8-O-Kopp
Savary jeune, 7 key bassoon; Savaryjeune9-O-Helgesen