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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 24, 1803 (Paris), Died May 3, 1856 (Paris)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1900 - 1947

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, arranger, lyricist

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Recordings (Results 76-95 of 95 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Edison 701 12-in. approximately July 1911 Bravour variations Melitta Heim Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Edison 827 Not documented approximately Oct. 1911 Overture Band (unidentified; Edison Records) Band composer  
Edison 2693 10-in. 1/9/1914 O holy night Thomas Chalmers Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Edison 5465 10-in. 3/21/1917 Le toreador Alice Verlet Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra arranger  
Edison 6076 10-in. Mar. 1918 Cantique de Noël Pierre A. Asselin Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Edison 6415 10-in. between 10/10/1918 and 10/23/1918 Comrades in arms Liberty Boys Male vocal ensemble, with orchestra composer  
Edison 6817 10-in. 6/4/1919 O holy night Frieda Hempel Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Gramophone BWR332 10-in. 9/16/1926 Cantique de Noël Marek Weber Violin solo, with bells, harp, and organ composer  
Gramophone 530m 12-in. 2/4/1911 Ah! vous dirai-je, maman Frieda Hempel Soprano vocal solo, with flute and orchestra arranger  
Gramophone 731ae 10-in. Sept. 1909 Julsång Elite-Sextetten Vocal sextet, with male vocal solo composer  
Gramophone 1393c 12-in. 1907 Si j'etais roi : Sinfonía Teatro alla Scala Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Gramophone 6977b 10-in. 1905 Písen chapelona Otakár Mařák Tenor vocal solo, with piano composer  
Gramophone 7032e 10-in. Oct. 1907 Julsång John Forsell Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Gramophone 9115u 10-in. 1905 Un regard de ses yeux! Léon Beyle Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Gramophone 13866½u 10-in. 1908 Gehenkt Richard Mayr ; Arthur Preuss ; Gerhard Stehmann Vocal trio (tenor, baritone, and bass), with orchestra composer  
Victor (Canada) [ViC cat 263651-A] 10-in. before 11/6/1929 Minuit chrétien Quatuor Franco-Americain Male vocal quartet, with organ composer  
Columbia (U.K.) WL760 10-in. 12/12/1927 La ronde Pierre Lamy ; Albert Valsien Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia (U.K.) WL2100 10-in. 3/6/1930 L'amour el le tabac Élie Cohen ; Armand Narçon Bass vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia (U.K.) CL4911 10-in. 6/8/1934 Dans la sommeil... Élie Cohen ; Pierre Deldi Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia (U.K.) CL7153 10-in. 11/30/1939 Minuit, Chrétiens Marcel Carivan ; Tino Rossi Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
(Results 76-95 of 95 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Adam, Adolphe," accessed October 3, 2022, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102788.

Adam, Adolphe. (2022). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 3, 2022, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102788.

"Adam, Adolphe." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2022. Web. 3 October 2022.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

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

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