Adam, Adolphe Charles
Adam, Adolphe Charles ädōlf´ shärl´ ädäN´ [key], 1803–56, French composer of the popular song Cantique de Noël. He composed more than 50 stage works, including comic operas such as Le Postillon de Longjumeau (1836) and the ballet Giselle (1841).
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