Adolphe Charles Adam (French: [adɔlf adɑ̃]; 24 July 1803 – 3 May 1856) 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.
Birth and Death Data: Born July 24th, 1803 (Paris), Died May 3rd, 1856 (Paris)
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1900 - 1941
Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, arranger, lyricist
Recordings (Results 1-25 of 89 records)
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Berliner||01275||7-in.||4/28/1900||Cantique de Noel||E. Francisco [i.e., Emilio de Gorgorza]||Baritone vocal solo||composer|
|Victor||[Pre-matrix A-]1283||7-in.||2/24/1902||O holy night||Herbert Goddard||Baritone vocal solo||composer|
|Victor||[Pre-matrix B-]1283||10-in.||2/24/1902||O holy night||Herbert Goddard||Baritone vocal solo||composer|
|Victor||B-871||10-in.||12/23/1903||Noël||Pol Plançon||Bass vocal solo, with piano||composer|
|Victor||B-1050||10-in.||2/27/1904||Vallons de l'Hélvétie||Pol Plançon||Bass vocal solo, with piano||composer|
|Victor||C-3029||12-in.||1/23/1906||Noël||Pol Plançon||Bass vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||E-4013||8-in.||11/7/1906||Minuit Chrétiens||Edouard Le Bel||Tenor vocal solo, with piano||composer|
|Victor||B-4158||10-in.||12/27/1906||Holy night||Harry Macdonough||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||B-6364||10-in.||8/28/1908||Cantique de Noël||Evan Williams||Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra and cello obbligato||composer|
|Victor||B-6610||10-in.||11/20/1908||Holy night||Evan Williams||Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra and cello obbligato||composer|
|Victor||C-8541||12-in.||1/11/1910||Chanson militaire||Marcel Journet ; Victor Orchestra||Bass vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||C-9759||12-in.||1/5/1911||Roi d'Yvetot : Overture||Arthur Pryor's Band||Band||composer|
|Victor||B-13926||10-in.||10/8/1913||Julsang||Carsten Woll||Tenor vocal solo, with piano||composer, lyricist|
|Victor||B-14063||10-in.||11/12/1913||Noël||Venetian Trio (Victor Records ensemble)||Instrumental trio||composer|
|Victor||C-17218||12-in.||2/23/1916||Cantique de Noël||Enrico Caruso||Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||C-18063||12-in.||7/6/1916||If I were king : Overture||Conway's Band||Band, with harp and bells||composer|
|Victor||C-18538||12-in.||10/10/1916||Sacred songs no. 1||Victor Mixed Chorus||Vocal chorus and soloists, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||C-19124||12-in.||1/24/1917||Cantique de Noel||Marcel Journet||Bass vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||CVE-19124||12-in.||9/10/1925||Noël||Marcel Journet||Bass vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||B-20195||10-in.||7/3/1917||Konge for en dag||Alfred Halvorsen||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||B-20254||10-in.||7/26/1917||Jule nat||Alfred Halvorsen||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||B-20572||10-in.||9/18/1917||Jule nat||Nathalie Hansen||Female vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||B-20828||10-in.||10/3/1917||O holy night||Lucy Isabelle Marsh||Female vocal solo, with organ, chimes, and mixed vocal quartet||composer|
|Victor||BVE-20828||10-in.||10/15/1925||O holy night||Lucy Isabelle Marsh||Female vocal solo, with mixed vocal quartet and pipe organ||composer|
|Victor||C-23971||12-in.||4/27/1920||Variations on Mozart theme 'Ah! Vous dirai-je maman'||Mabel Garrison||Soprano vocal solo, with flute and orchestra||arranger|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Adam, Adolphe," accessed March 2, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102788.
Adam, Adolphe. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved March 2, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102788.
"Adam, Adolphe." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 2 March 2021.
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