Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Adam, Adolphe


(1803-1856), French composer, studied piano from his father first, then entered the Paris Conservatory to study organ, counterpoint, and composition, won the 2nd place of the Prix de Rome in 1825, taught at the Paris Conservatory, composed over 50 comique operas and a dozen of ballets, "Giselle" is the best known of his ballet as of today.

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