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Adam, Adolphe (Charles)

Adam, Adolphe (Charles) (b Paris, 1803; d Paris, 1856). Fr. composer and critic. Wrote 70 operas, mostly opéras-comiques, of which best-known are Le Postillon de Longjumeau (1836) and Si j'étais roi (1852). Also wrote church mus., songs, and several ballets, incl. Giselle (1841). Prof. of comp., Paris Cons. from 1849.

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Adam, Adolphe Charles

Adolphe Charles Adam (ädōlf´ shärl´ ädäN´), 1803–56, French composer of the popular song Cantique de Noël. He composed more than 50 stage works, including comic operas such as Le Postillon de Longjumeau (1836) and the ballet Giselle (1841).

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