Adam, Adolphe Charles (1803-1856), composer

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Adam, Adolphe Charles (1803-1856), composer

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1803-1856

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Adolphe Charles Adam (1803 –1856) was a French composer and music critic. A prolific composer of operas and ballets, Adam is best known today for his ballets 'Giselle' and 'Le Corsaire', his opera 'Les Toréadors', and his Christmas carol 'O Holy Night'. Adam saw himself in a leadership role to generate public interaction and communication of traditional values through his dramatic operas and ballets. This was a unique form of public education of values clarification.

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S.Whickam (2004), J.Fitton (2004), Natasha Dolg (2021)

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Grove music (2004). https://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Adolphe_Adam (Accessed Feb 28th 2021)

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