The composer Adolphe Adam died at the age of 52. Here is all you want to know, and more!
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Best known for his 1844 Christmas carol “Minuit, chrétiens!” It was later given English lyrics and popularized as “O Holy Night” in 1847.
His father Jean-Louis Adam was a pianist and teacher who taught at the Paris Conservatoire. His father did not encourage his musical career after he came in second for the Prix de Rome.