Sigurd Rascher Not Popular With All

We all know Sigurd Rascher as a saxophone virtuoso. He was the one the earliest, and arguably the most influential, classical saxophone player in the early part of the 20th century. However, when he first started performing classical music on our instrument, not everyone was impressed. Take for example, the…

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German Saxophones & The Nazi Party

For years now the Internet has been rife with statements, rumours, supposed “facts”, and half-truths about what the German Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei’s (Nazi party’s) view on the saxophone was. The majority of things I’ve read indicate that the saxophone was banned in Nazi Germany, yet the Swastika-engraved saxophones produced in…

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