Savary jeune Bassoons

There are 5 original Jean Nicolas Savary dit jeune (1786-1853) bassoons in the Hichwa-Rachor database. He flourished in Paris from c.1816/17 to his death in 1853. He is the son of Jean Baptiste Savary dit père (according to Agnès Unterberger, his middle name is Baptiste and not Nicolas like his son), 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

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Savary jeune, 18 key bassoon; Savaryjeune2-O-Cronin

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Savary jeune, 11 key bassoon; Savaryjeune3-O-Peebles

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Savary jeune, 11 key bassoon; Savaryjeune4-O-NMM2418

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Savary jeune, 10 key bassoon; Savaryjeune5-O-PhoenixMIM2020.42.5.1

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