Adam, Adolphe, 1803-1856

Alternative names
Birth 1803-07-24
Death 1856-05-03
French, English, German

Biographical notes:

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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  • 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


  • Composers


  • France (as recorded)
  • Schortau, Saxony (as recorded)