|Short Name:||Adolphe Adam|
|Full Name:||Adam, Adolphe, 1803-1856|
Adolph Charles Adam, born at Paris, 1803; entered the conservatory, 1817; composed several operas; went to London 1832, but soon returned to Paris, where he died, May 2, 1856, aged 53. His remans wer followed to the grave by three thousand persons; and at his death he left some music and his memoirs for publication. He was a very active composer; and among his operas are "Richard Coeur de Lion," "Le Postillon de Lonjumeau," "La Chalet," and many other popular operas.
A Dictionary of Musical Information by John W. Moore, Boston: Oliver, Ditson & Company, 1876