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|
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.
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