1803–1856

Introduction

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Born: Ju­ly 24, 1803, Pa­ris, France.

Died: May 3, 1856, Pa­ris, France.

Buried: Cim­e­tière de Mont­martre, Pa­ris, France.

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Biography

Adolphe was the son of Jo­hann Lud­wig Adam.

His fa­ther taught at the Pa­ris Con­ser­va­tory. Ad­olphe stu­died un­der him, Hen­ry Le­moine, Ben­o­ist, Rei­cha, and Boiel­dieu, and was a friend of Lou­is Hér­old.

Adam re­ceived hon­or­a­ble men­tion in the 1824 Prix de Rome com­pe­ti­tion, then won the prize the fol­low­ing year.

In his life, he wrote more than 50 op­er­as and 12 bal­lets.

Publications

Sources

Music