Adolphe Adam

Adolphe Adam

  • Born
    24th July 1803
  • Died
    3rd May 1856
  • Birthplace
    Paris, France
Adolphe Charles Adam (Known as Adolphe Adam) was a French composer and music critic. A prolific composer of operas and ballets, he is best known today for his ballets Giselle (1841) and Le corsaire (1856, his last work), his operas Le postillon de Lonjumeau (1836), Le toréador (1849) and Si j'étais roi (1852) and his Christmas carol Minuit, chrétiens! (1844), later set to different English lyrics and widely sung as "O Holy Night" (1847). Adam was a noted teacher, who taught Delibes and other influential composers.

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