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Adolphe Adam

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Biography

Adolphe Charles Adam (July 24, 1803 – May 3, 1856) was a French composer and music critic. A prolific composer of operas and ballets, he is best known today for his ballets Giselle (1844) and Le Corsaire (1856, his last work), his operas Le postillon de Lonjumeau (1836), Le toréador (1849) and Si j'étais roi (1852, often regarded as his finest work), and his Christmas carol Minuit, chrétiens! (O Holy Night) (1847). Adam was also a noted teacher. Léo Delibes was among his pupils.

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  1. O Holy Night  -  4,507 plays
  2. Introduction  -  836 plays
  3. Act II. a. Adage  -  947 plays
  4. O Holy Night (Minuit chrétien)  -  370 plays
  5. Finale aus Giselle  -  532 plays
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