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Samuel, Adolphe (-Abraham)

Samuel, Adolphe (-Abraham) , Belgian composer and teacher, father of Eugène Samuel-Holeman; b. Liège, July 11, 1824; d. Ghent, Sept. 11, 1898. He was educated at the Liège Cons. and the Brussels Cons., winning the Belgian Grand Prix de Rome (1845). He taught harmony at the Brussels Cons. (1850–70), and in 1871 was appointed director of the Ghent Cons. He publ. Cours d’accompagnement de la basse chiffrée (Brussels, 1849), Cours d’harmonie pratique (Brussels, 1861), and Livre de lecture musicale (Paris, 1886). Among his works are 5 operas: 1/ a rêvé (1845), Giovanni da Procida (1848), Madeleine (1849), Les Deux Prétendants (1851), and L’Heure de la retraite (1852), as well as 7 syms., overtures, string quartets, and piano pieces.


E. Mathieu, Notice sur A. S.(Brussels, 1922).

—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire

Samuel, Adolphe (-Abraham)

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