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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  -  6,036 plays
  2. O Holy Night (Minuit chrétien)  -  1,264 plays
  3. O Holy Night - Voice  -  1,342 plays
  4. Introduction  -  869 plays
  5. Act II. a. Adage  -  964 plays
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