Paul Lebrun

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Ghent: hometown of Lebrun (from left: Old post office, Saint-Nicholas Church, Belfry, and Saint Bavo Cathedral).

Composer Paul-Henri-Joseph Lebrun [1] (21 April 1863 - 4 November 1920) [1] was a Belgian composer and professor at the Ghent Conservatory, who won the Belgian Prix de Rome for music in 1891.[2][3][4]

Life and work[edit]

Paul-Henri-Joseph Lebrun was born on April 21, 1863 in Ghent, Belgium. He studied as a pupil at the Ghent Conservatory. In 1891, in his late twenties, he won the Belgian Prix de Rome for music, with his cantata Andromeda. He also won first prize of the Belgian Academie, for a symphony.

In 1890, he had become a professor of music theory at the Ghent Conservatory and conductor of the "Orphéon" at Cambrai. In 1895, Lebrun also became conductor of the "Cercle artistique" at Ghent. He was an officer of the Legion of Honor. Works include: the opera "La Fiancée d'Abydos" (Ghent, 1897), orchestral compositions, and choruses. Paul-Henri-Joseph Lebrun died on November 4, 1920 in Louvain (Leuven, Belgium).

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians" (Lebrun entry), by Theodore Baker, Alfred Remy, p.518, webpage: Theodore Baker, Alfred Remy, 1870-, Alfred Remy (1919). Baker's biographical dictionary of musicians. G. Schirmer.  . Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "ItOpera" defined multiple times with different content (see the help page).
  2. ^ Le Conservatoire royal de musique de Gand: Étude sur son histoire Charles Bergmans - 1901 "Paul Lebrun dirigea les concerts de la Société royale des Chœurs de 1886 à 1891 ; en 1890, il a été nommé directeur de l' Union orphéonique de Cambrai; et, sous son intelligente direction, cette société composée de plus de 150 ..."
  3. ^ Le Guide musical: revue internationale de la musique Volume 58 1912 "... avec tant d'autorité M. Paul Lebrun, présentent toujours un grand intérêt à raison du choix des œuvres exécutées; ..."
  4. ^ Correspondance - Page 19 Guillaume Lekeu, Luc Verdebout - 1993 " Les cinq autres «admis» sont Paul Lebrun45, Charles Smulders46, Joseph Vander Meulen47, Oscar Roels et Léopold Charlier. 24 juillet48 : première rencontre certaine entre ... 45 Paul Lebrun (Gand 1861 - Louvain 1920), élève de Karel ."

References[edit]

  • "Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians" (entry: Lebrun, Paul-Henri-Joseph), by Theodore Baker, Alfred Remy, p. 518, G. Schirmer, New York, Boston, 1919.