Adam, Adolphe, 1803-1856

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French composer, 19th century.

From the description of Letter from Adolphe Charles Adams to an unknown correspondent. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122571784

Adolphe Adam was a French composer. He wrote primarily for the theatre, composing operas, ballets, light operas and vaudeville during his career. He is best known for some of his ballets, such as Giselle and Le Corsaire .

From the guide to the Adolphe Adam Papers, undated [1803-1856], (Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries)

French composer.

From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : [Paris?, 1842], to an unidentified friend, 1842. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270680417

From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : Paris, 9, August 1846, to an unidentified recipient, 1846, 9 August. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270680420

From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : [n.p., n.d.], to an unidentified friend, [n.d.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270680424

From the description of [Les yeux baissés] : autograph manuscript, 1843, April. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270561468

From the description of "Ah! qu'il est beau!" : autograph manuscript, 1845 June 14. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270561447

From the description of Autograph letter signed : [n.p., Paris?, n.d.] to M. Auber, [n.d.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270680412

From the description of [Venez, entourez moi mes compagnes chéries]. [1844?] (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270561450

From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : [Paris], 28 July 1850, to Richard, 1850 July 28. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270873109

From the description of [Album leaf] : autograph manuscript, 1840 May 3. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270941691

Epithet: composer

British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001027.0x000189

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creatorOf Adam, Adolphe, 1803-1856. Letter, [18]46 ? 3, to ? [2] p. on 1 l. 13 cm. New York Public Libraries for the Performing Arts, Dance Collection
referencedIn The Bell Telephone Hour collection of sound recordings [sound recording], 1940-1968 The New York Public Library. Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound.
creatorOf Adam, Adolphe, 1803-1856. O holy night! [music] / Adolphe Adam ; arr. Douglas Gamley. Libraries Australia
creatorOf Franca, Celia, 1921-2007. "Giselle" Act I : Girl's 1st variation : pas de deux skeaping version / Chor. by Coralli [and Perrot ; as taught by Celia Franca, 1959 ; notated by Ann Hutchinson, 1959 ; music by Adolphe Adam]. Ohio State University Libraries
creatorOf Adam, Adolphe, 1803-1856. Giselle [Multimédia multisupport] : ballet pantomime. Bibliothèque nationale de France, BnF
creatorOf Adam, Adolphe, 1803-1856. Der Postillion von Lonjumeau / [von Adolphe Adam]. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Adam, Adolphe, 1803-1856. ALS, [between 1836 and 1856] : to Eugène Merlot / Adam. University of North Texas Library, UNT
creatorOf Adam, Adolphe, 1803-1856. La poupée de Nuremberg [collection] : opéra comique en un acte / paroles de MM. de Leuven & A. de Beauplan ; musique de Ad. Adam. University of Wisconsin - Madison, General Library System
creatorOf Adam, Adolphe, 1803-1856. [Les yeux baissés] : autograph manuscript, 1843, April. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Adam, Adolphe, 1803-1856. Diable à quatre / Adam. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Adam, Adolphe, 1803-1856. Le diable a quatre. La mazurka [music] / [Adam]. Libraries Australia
referencedIn Edison Sheet Music Collection, 1830-1958, (bulk 1890-1940) Music Division Library of Congress
creatorOf Berlioz, Hector, 1803-1869. Letter signed on the stationery of the Comité de l'Association des Artistes Musiciens, dated : Paris, 24 October 1852, to Mme Emmanuel Gonzalès, 1852 Oct. 24. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Adam, Adolphe, 1803-1856. Autograph letter signed, dated : [n.p., n.d.], to an unidentified friend, [n.d.]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Adam, Adolphe, 1803-1856. Autograph letter signed : Paris, to an unidentified recipient, 1849 Oct. 13. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Adam, Adolphe, 1803-1856. Gisèle [Multimédia multisupport] / Adolphe Adam, comp. ; Philarmonica slavonica ; Henry Adolph, dir. Bibliothèque nationale de France, BnF
creatorOf Adam, Adolphe, 1803-1856. Autograph letter signed, dated : Paris, 9, August 1846, to an unidentified recipient, 1846, 9 August. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Elssler, Fanny, 1810-1884. Autograph letter signed, dated : 71 Opera Colonnade, 28 July 1843, to [John?] Calcraft in Dublin, 1843 July 28. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Adolphe Adam Papers, undated [1803-1856] Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries
creatorOf Adam, Adolphe, 1803-1856. Gisèle [Multimédia multisupport] / Adolphe Adam, comp. ; Philarmonica slavonica ; Henry Adolph, dir. Bibliothèque nationale de France, BnF
creatorOf Adam, Adolphe, 1803-1856. Le diable à quatre [microform] : ballet en 2 actes / [scenario] de MM Mazillier et de Leuven ; musique de M. Adam. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Vény, Jenny,. Autograph album : manuscript, 1841-1880. Harvard University, Houghton Library
creatorOf Adam, Adolphe, 1803-1856. Le brasseur de Preston [collection] : comic opera in 3 acts / libretto by Leuven and Brunswick ; music by Adolphe Adam. University of Wisconsin - Madison, General Library System
creatorOf Adam, Adolphe, 1803-1856. Giselle : ballet pantomime. Bibliothèque nationale de France, BnF
creatorOf Drigo, Riccardo, 1846-1930. Le corsaire Pas de deux / Riccardo Drigo. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Adam, Adolphe, 1803-1856. Giselle [Multimédia multisupport] : extraits de l'acte I. Bibliothèque nationale de France, BnF
creatorOf Adam, Adolphe, 1803-1856. Miscellaneous manuscripts. New York Public Libraries for the Performing Arts, Dance Collection
creatorOf Le roi des Halles, opéra comique in three acts and four tableaux by ‘MM. A. de Leuven et Brunswick’ (i.e., A. R. de Leuven and L. Lévy, for the music by Adolphe Adam). Printed (Paris; Nouveau répertoire théâtral, 1853). French. Original first perf..., 1854 British Library
referencedIn Latte, Bernard, d. 1876. Autograph document signed, dated : Paris, 1 March 1845, 1845 Mar. 1. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Coralli, Eugène, 1779-1854. Giselle Act I : Corps de ballet - 16 girls / notated 1957 by Naomi Ben Ari ; checked by A. Hutchinson ; [choreography by Eugène Coralli and Jules Perrot ; music by Adolphe Adam]. Ohio State University Libraries
creatorOf Adam, Adolphe, 1803-1856. Chalet [microform] : La ruse du soldat, or, My brother's return. University of Wisconsin - Madison, General Library System
creatorOf Adam, Adolphe, 1803-1856. Les pantins de Violette [collection] : opérette bouffe en un acte / paroles de L. Battu ; musique de Ad. Adam. University of Wisconsin - Madison, General Library System
referencedIn S. L. (Sergei Leonidovich) Grigoriev papers, 1889-1972. Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University.
referencedIn The Hershy Kay Papers, 1940-1974 (inclusive) Irving S. Gilmore Music Library, Yale University
creatorOf Adam, Adolphe, 1803-1856. Si j'étais roi [collection] : opéra comique en 3 actes / poème de A. Dennery et J. Brésil ; musique de A. Adam. University of Wisconsin - Madison, General Library System
creatorOf Adam, Adolphe, 1803-1856. Giselle Act I : Peasant pas de deux. Ohio State University Libraries
referencedIn Moldenhauer Archives at the Library of Congress, circa 1000-circa 1990 Music Division Library of Congress
referencedIn ORIGINAL, LETTERS Of musicians, arranged as in the preceding volume ; 16th-19th centt. The names of writers are given in the Index. Among them are:-Dr. Thomas Augustus Arne. Sir Henry Rowley Bishop. Dr. William Boyce. Orlando Gibbons. Henry Lawes. Ma..., 16th century-19th century British Library
creatorOf Adolphe Adam: Grande Marche Diabolique and overture to Giralda, 1833-1865 British Library
creatorOf Adam, Adolphe, 1803-1856. Autograph letter signed, dated : [Paris?, 1842], to an unidentified friend, 1842. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Adam, Adolphe, 1803-1856. Letter from Adolphe Charles Adams to an unknown correspondent. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Nikolai Sergeev dance notations and music scores for ballets, 1888-1944 (inclusive), 1902-1931 (bulk). Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University.
referencedIn Adolphe Adam collection, [19--?-ongoing]. Museum of Performance & Design
creatorOf Adam, Adolphe, 1803-1856. Si j'étais roi [Multimédia multisupport]. Ouverture. Bibliothèque nationale de France, BnF
creatorOf Adam, Adolphe, 1803-1856. "Ah! qu'il est beau!" : autograph manuscript, 1845 June 14. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf ROYAL MUSIC COLLECTION. Album of vocal duets; before 1832. A volume of 12 vocal duets, with pianoforte accompaniment, by various composers. Inscribed on the flyleaf ‘To my dearest Victoria, 16th December, 1832’.Paper. ff. 64.1. ff. 1b-6. Gabussi (Vin... British Library
creatorOf Adam, Adolphe, 1803-1856. Variatien sur tema de Mozart [music] / A. Adam ; per. V. Bui︠a︡novskogo. Libraries Australia
creatorOf Adam, Adolphe, 1803-1856. Giralda [collection] : a comic opera in three acts / libretto by Scribe ; music by Ad. Adam. University of Wisconsin - Madison, General Library System
creatorOf Adam, Adolphe, 1803-1856. Giselle, acte 1ier [microform] / [Adolphe Adam]. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Dance Theatre of Harlem. Giselle production designs, 1984. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn Hanover royal music archive, 1651-1951, 1770-1870 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Adam, Adolphe, 1803-1856. [Le diable à quatre, [microform] ballet en 2 actes de MM Mazillier et de Leuren, representé pour la première fois sur le Théâtre de l'academie Royale de musique de lundi 11 Aout 1845. Musique de M. Adam. Harvard University, Loeb Music Library
referencedIn Nicolas Slonimsky Collection, 1873-1997, (bulk 1920-1990) Music Division Library of Congress
creatorOf Adam, Adolphe, 1803-1856. Giselle : ballet-pantomime en 2 actes : stats, [1965?] Harvard University, Harvard Theater Collection, Harvard College Library
referencedIn Wachtel, Theodor, 1823-1893. Autograph letter signed, dated : Berlin, 26 August 1881, to an unidentified recipient, 1881 Aug. 26. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Adam, Adolphe, 1803-1856. Le Chalet = Swiss cottage : The recruit / by Oscar Weil. University of Wisconsin - Madison, General Library System
referencedIn The Bell Telephone Hour collection of sound recordings [sound recording], 1940-1968 The New York Public Library. Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound.
referencedIn Memorial Library of Music collection Stanford University. Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives.
referencedIn Posner, Sandy. [A Collection of books on the ballet]. Boston University, Mugar Memorial Library
creatorOf Adam, Adolphe, 1803-1856. Si j'étais roi [Multimédia multisupport]. Ouverture. Bibliothèque nationale de France, BnF
referencedIn Hanover royal music archive, 1651-1951 (bulk circa 1770-1870). Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Adam, Adolphe, 1803-1856. Giselle / Adolphe Adam. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Adam, Adolphe, 1803-1856. Autograph letter signed, dated : [Paris], 28 July 1850, to Richard, 1850 July 28. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf ROYAL MUSIC COLLECTION. A Miscellaneous Music Book from Kensington Palace; 1832. A volume belonging to ‘L. Lehzen’ and presented by her to Queen Victoria on Dec. 24, 1832. 53 miscellaneous pieces for piano solo or for voice and piano, many anonymous...., 1832 British Library
creatorOf Adam, Adolphe, 1803-1856. Giselle [music] / Adolphe Adam. Libraries Australia
creatorOf Adam, Adolphe, 1803-1856. Le chalet [collection] : operetta in one act / libretto by Scribe and Mélesville ; music by Ad. Adam. University of Wisconsin - Madison, General Library System
creatorOf Adam, Adolphe, 1803-1856. Chalet : La ruse du soldat, or, My brother's return. University of Wisconsin - Madison, General Library System
referencedIn ROYAL MUSIC COLLECTION. Album of songs and opera excerpts; 1832. A presentation copy given ‘To the Princess Victoria from Her Royal Highness’s most devoted servant Catherine J. Jenkinson. January 1832’. 24 pieces. Songs with pianoforte accompaniment ..., 1832 British Library
creatorOf Adam, Adolphe, 1803-1856. [Album leaf] : autograph manuscript, 1840 May 3. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Franca, Celia, 1921-2007. Giselle Act I : Dance of Giselle's younger friends (6 girls) / taught by Celia Franca, Toronto, June 1959 ; notated by A. Hutchinson ; [music by Adolphe Adam]. Ohio State University Libraries
creatorOf Adam, Adolphe, 1803-1856. Minuit, chrétiens. Bibliothèque nationale de France, BnF
creatorOf Adam, Adolphe, 1803-1856. Minuit, chrétiens [Multimédia multisupport]. Bibliothèque nationale de France, BnF
creatorOf Adam, Adolphe, 1803-1856. Giselle [Multimédia multisupport] : extraits de l'acte I. Bibliothèque nationale de France, BnF
referencedIn Wachtel, Theodor, 1823-1893. Autograph letter signed, dated : [n.p., Berlin?], 10 January 1873, to an unidentified recipient, 1873 Jan. 10. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Adam, Adolphe, 1803-1856. Autograph letter signed : [n.p., Paris?, n.d.] to M. Auber, [n.d.]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Coralli, Eugène, 1779-1854. Coda from the Peasant pas de deux, act I from the Coralli-Perrot ballet Giselle : Skeaping version / corrected by Ann Hutchinson ; [music by Adolphe Adam]. Ohio State University Libraries
creatorOf Toscanini, Walter, 1898-1971,. The Walter Toscanini Collection of research materials in dance: A. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Adam, Adolphe, 1803-1856. Si j'étais roi [Multimédia multisupport]. Ouverture / Adolphe Adam, comp. ; Orchestre symphonique SWF de Baden-Baden ; Klaus Arp, dir. Bibliothèque nationale de France, BnF
creatorOf Adam, Adolphe, 1803-1856. [Venez, entourez moi mes compagnes chéries]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Coralli, Eugène, 1779-1854. "Myrtha's variation from "Giselle" Act II / music by Adolf Adam ; notated by Laila Michelson Juilliard, May 1963 ; taught by Jeannette Lauret of Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo ; [choreography by Eugène Coralli and Jules Perrot]. Ohio State University Libraries
referencedIn Photographs of musicians, composers, and singers, 1862-1948. Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University.
referencedIn Newland/Zeuner Collection, circa 1735-circa 1900 Music Division Library of Congress
creatorOf Adam, Adolphe, 1803-1856. Le postillon de Lonjumeau [collection] : opéra comique en trois actes / paroles de M.M. de Leuven et Brunswick ; mis en musique par Adolphe Adam. University of Wisconsin - Madison, General Library System
creatorOf Adam, Adolphe, 1803-1856. Rare libretto collection. Roll 1, 1-40, Adam - Blech [microform] / Lila Acheson Wallace Library, Juilliard School. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Les Pantins de Violette, opérette-bouffe in one act by Léon Battu (for the music by A. Adam). Printed (1856). French. Licence sent 11 May 1857 for performance at the St. James’s. Original first performance at Théâtre des Bouffes Parisiens 29 Av... British Library
creatorOf Adam, Adolphe, 1803-1856. Giselle : Ballet pantomine. Bibliothèque nationale de France, BnF
creatorOf Adam, Adolphe, 1803-1856. Why don't she marry, or, The Swiss cottage / [Adolphe Adam ; vocal score] University of Wisconsin - Madison, General Library System
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Relation Name
associatedWith Auber, D. F. E. (Daniel François Esprit), 1782-1871, person
associatedWith Bataille. person
associatedWith Battu, Léon. person
associatedWith Bayly, Thomas Haynes, 1797-1839. person
associatedWith Beauplan, Victor Arthur Rousseau de, 1823-1890. person
associatedWith Berger, F. person
associatedWith Berlioz, Hector, 1803-1869. person
associatedWith Bibliothèque-Musée de l'Opéra (France). corporateBody
associatedWith Bibliothèque-Musée de l'Opéra (France). corporateBody
associatedWith Bibliothèque nationale (France). Département de la musique. corporateBody
associatedWith Bonynge, Richard, 1930- person
associatedWith Brésil, Jules Henri, 1823-1899. person
associatedWith Brunswick, Léon. person
associatedWith Bu︠i︡anovskiĭ, Vitaliĭ. person
associatedWith Cavé person
associatedWith Collé, Charles, 1709-1783. person
associatedWith Cooney, Myron A. (Myron Angelo) person
associatedWith Coralli, Eugène, 1779-1854, person
associatedWith Dance Theatre of Harlem. corporateBody
associatedWith Delaur, Marius. person
associatedWith Drigo, Riccardo, 1846-1930. person
associatedWith Ellenberg, David, person
associatedWith Elssler, Fanny, 1810-1884. person
associatedWith Ennery, Adolphe d', 1811-1899. person
associatedWith Foucher, Paul Henri, 1810-1875, person
associatedWith Gataille. person
associatedWith Grétry, André-Ernest-Modeste, 1741-1813. person
associatedWith Grigoriev, S. L. (Sergei Leonidovich), 1883-1968 person
associatedWith Harkness Ballet Foundation. corporateBody
associatedWith Hentz, Mlle. person
associatedWith Hershy Kay person
associatedWith Heutz, Mlle. person
associatedWith John Milton and Ruth Neils Ward Collection (Harvard Theatre Collection) corporateBody
correspondedWith Keating, George T., b. 1892 person
associatedWith Klotz, Mlle. person
associatedWith Latte, Bernard, d. 1876. person
associatedWith Leuven, Adolphe de, 1800-1884. person
associatedWith Lichtenstein, Karl August, Freiherr von, 1767-1845. person
associatedWith Marie Rambert Ballet. corporateBody
associatedWith Mary Flagler Cary Music Collection (Pierpont Morgan Library) corporateBody
associatedWith Mazilier, M. person
associatedWith Mazilier, M. (Joseph), 1797-1868. person
associatedWith Mélesville, M., 1787-1865. person
associatedWith Merlot, Eugène. person
associatedWith Moldenhauer, Hans. person
associatedWith Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus, 1756-1791. person
associatedWith Newland, William Augustine, 1813-1901 person
associatedWith Origny, Antoine Jean Baptiste Abraham d', 1734 -1798. person
associatedWith Perrot, Jules, 1810-1892, person
associatedWith Petipa, Marius, 1818-1910, person
associatedWith Richard, person
associatedWith Richard II, King of England, 1367-1400 person
associatedWith Schumer, Harry G., 1893-1971. person
associatedWith Scribe, Eugène, 1791-1861. person
associatedWith Seguin, Edward, 1809-1852. person
associatedWith Sergeev, Nikolai, 1876-1951 person
associatedWith Slonimsky, Nicolas, 1894-1995 person
associatedWith Thomas A. Edison, Inc. corporateBody
associatedWith Toscanini, Walter, 1898-1971, person
associatedWith University of Melbourne. Barry Tuckwell Collection. corporateBody
associatedWith Vény, Jenny, person
associatedWith Wachtel, Theodor, 1823-1893. person
associatedWith Webster, Benjamin, 1797-1882. person
associatedWith Weil, Oscar, 1840-1921. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
France
Schortau, Saxony
Subject
Variations
Orchestral music, Arranged--Scores and parts
Violin music
Carols, English
Ballets--Scores
Manuscripts (Letters)
Prompt-book
Music, France
Operas--Librettos
Composers--19th century
Ballet--Excerpts, Arranged--Scores and parts
Songs (High voice) with instrumental ensemble, Arranged--Scores
Operas--Excerpts--Scores
Overtures, Arranged--Scores and parts
Ballets--Excerpts--Scores
Songs with piano
Music
Songs
Opera--Scores
Music--Manuscripts
Music--Manuscripts--Facsimiles
Operas--Excerpts, arranged
Operas--Vocal scores with piano
Carols--Instrumental settings
Occupation
Composers
Function

Person

Birth 1803-07-24

Death 1856-05-03

French

French,

English,

German

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