Adrien (ne Andrien), Martin Joseph 'La Neuville' 2.dec.1766-19.nov.1822 Belgium, Liege - France, Paris
bass singer, 2.dec.1766 baptized at paroisse St Adalbert in Liege, choirboy at St Lambert's Cathedral Liege, he formed the Menus-Plaisirs for baron de Breleuil, 1781 he performed at the Concert Spirituel Paris, 20.jun.1783 he became singer and 11.feb.1806 retired as singer becoming choirmaster of l'Opera Paris, 14.jun.1885 he entered Ecole Royale de Chant and 20.jun.1885 the Academie Royale in Paris, 1795-1799 and 3.oct.1822 professor of declamation at Ecole Royale de Musique Paris ; son of the Liege born tailor Martin Joseph Andrien sr. and Marie Therese Cantillon ; c1813 he married Gabrielle Constance Philippi de Bucelli d'Estree (Saint Quentin 19.apr.1782-20.nov.1854 Paris) ; their daughters Therese Andrien Wartel (Paris 2.jul.1814-6.nov.1865 Paris) and Rosine Charlotte Andrien Delsarte (Paris 14.jul.1817-5.jan.1891 Paris) became composer, pianist and professor at the Conservatoire National Paris ; brother of Arnold and Ferdinand

[Arthur Pougin 1878 gives erroneously born 26.may.1767, Fetis is the only biographer who knew the exact details of birth and death as they are confirmed by birth and death records, but he incorrectly attributes the additive 'l'aine' to him, it is amazing that inspite of this error he only made two wrong attributions]
[the Paris Conservatoire recorded the family name as Andrien and is used by Constant Pierre 1900, Arthur Pougin 1878 gave it as by-name but birth, death and marriage records reveal that the real family name was Andrien]
[in identifying who of the Adrien brothers composed what, Grove 2002 is useless because it follows RISM which erroneously attributes all music by Adrien to Martin Joseph, MGG2 attributes all music by Adrien to Arnold, Fetis attributes all to Arnold but two erroneously to Martin Joseph]

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the following music is most likely all by Arnold Adrien, none by Martin Joseph Adrien
[] 5 Collections of Romances
according to Robert Eitner, E. G. J. Gregoir and Michel Brenet attributed these collections to J. Adrien [by which is meant Martin Joseph Adrien, rather than Jacques Francois Ferdinand Adrien] but actually all collections were by Arnold Adrien

[] Aux martyrs de la liberte. Choir. 1794
according to Fetis composed by Martin Joseph Adrien
Eitner proved this to be wrong because the ms no3135 at the Bibliotheque Nationale de Paris reads "Aux martyrs de la liberte, musique du citoyen Adrien l'aine. Voice and piano. Paris, Imbault"

[] Hymne a la victoire sur l'evacuation du territoire de la republique francaise. 1794
words Lacombe
according to Fetis composed by Martin Joseph Adrien
RISM proves this to be wrong because the ms reads "Musique du citoyen Adrien l'aine"

[] L'evacuation du territoire de la republique. Chanson de guerre, par la lombe. Musique d'Adrien. Paris, Magasin de Musique
British Museum (with wrong attribution to Marie Joseph Adrien, this is actually by Martin Adrien)

[] Petition d'une jeune infortunee
words Dumoutier
music Martin Joseph Adrien (l'aine) [because of the additive l'aine this is probably a composition by Arnold Adrien]
pub Cochet, Paris

[] Complainte de Montjourdain
music Martin Joseph Adrien (l'aine) [because of the additive l'aine this is probably a composition by Arnold Adrien, which is confirmed by MGG2]
pub Ozi, Paris 1795

[] Untitled song "Il me faut donc chanter Garchi". Chant seule
composed by Adrien - most likely Arnold Adrien
pub O. Bornemann, Paris

[] La bonne fille "Affaible douce". Paris
composed by Adrien - most likely Arnold Adrien
ms British Museum

[] Depart des braves. Choir
composed by Adrien - most likely Arnold Adrien
pub L. Labbe, Paris

[] Elodie ou La vierge de la monastere. Melodrama. Theatre Ambigu-Comique, Paris 10jan1822
libretto Victor Ducange
composed by Francois Amedee dit Adrien, not by any of the Adrien brothers Arnold, Ferdinand or Martin

[] Le fou ou La revelation. Opera. Theatre Ambigu-Comique Paris mar1829, Antwerp Opera 3dec1829
libretto Beromet and Alexis
Grove 2002 gives the title incorrectly as Le fou ou La Revolution
composed by Francois Amedee dit Adrien, not by any of the Adrien brothers Arnold, Ferdinand or Martin

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