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Adolphe Adam

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  
(Results 1-25 of 89 records)

Citation

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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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102788

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