Adolphe Sax, a Belgian musician and the inventor of the saxophone, was born 200 years ago Thursday. The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images hide caption

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Yes, even in the straight-laced world of classical music, one can find all manner of hoodwinking and horseplay. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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