Adolphe Adam

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Adolphe Charles Adam (24 July 1803 – 3 May 1856)French pronunciation: ​[adolf_adɛ̃] 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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Discography

Album

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1987 Giselle Adam; Wiener Philharmoniker, Karajan 2
1989 Giselle Adolphe Adam 1
1989 Giselle Act II (The Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra) Adolphe Adam 1
1991 Adolphe Adam: Music from Giselle Adolphe Adam 4 1
1992 Adam: Le Corsaire (English Chamber Orchestra feat. conductor: Richard Bonyage) (Disc 2) Adolphe Adam 1
1994 Giselle: Ballet pantomime in Two Acts (Complete Ballet) Adolphe Adam; Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, Andrew Mogrelia 1
1996 Giselle (Academy of St Martin In The Fields feat. conductor: Sir Neville Marriner) Adolphe Adam 1
1996 Giselle (Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden feat. conductor: Richard Bonynge) Adolphe Adam 2
2003 Swan Lake (excerpts) / Giselle / Les Patineurs (Suite) (Philadelphia Orchestra feat. conductor: Eugene Ormandy) Tchaikovsky / Adam / Meyerbeer 1
2004 Si j'étais roi (Orchestre de la Société des concerts du Conservatoire feat. conductor: Richard Blareau) Adolphe Adam 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1984 Highlights from Giselle Compilation Adolphe Adam; Philharmonia Orchestra, Robert Irving 1
1996 Smetana: O moldava / Dvořák: Danças eslavas / Adam: Se eu fosse rei / Gounod: Fausto Compilation Bedřich Smetana, Antonín Dvořák, Adolphe Adam, Charles-François Gounod; London Symphony Orchestra, Alfred Scholz 1
2012 Great Ballet Compilation Adolphe Adam, Léo Delibes, Tchaikovsky, Glazunov, Khachaturian, Prokofiev, Ravel, Stravinsky 1

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