Sophie Lebrun

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Sophie Lebrun Dulken (20 July 1781 – 23 July 1863) was a German pianist and composer, the daughter of Munich court oboist Ludwig August Lebrun and singer and composer Francesca Lebrun (Franziska Danzi). Sophie Lebrun was born in London while her mother was on tour. She studied singing with her uncle, composer Franz Danzi, and piano with Andreas Streicher.

After completing her studies, Lebrun toured in Europe and became a well-known concert pianist. She married Munich court piano maker J.L. Dülken in 1799 and had children Theobald (b. 1800), who married Louise David the famous pianist, Louise (b. 1805), Fanny (b. 1807) and Violande (b. 1810), all of whom became musicians.[1] Lebrun composed sonatas and other piano works which were unpublished and became lost. She died in Munich.[2][3]


  1. ^ "Lebrun". Retrieved 30 December 2010.
  2. ^ Sadie, Julie Anne; Samuel, Rhian (1994). The Norton/Grove Dictionary of Women Composers (digitized online by GoogleBooks). Retrieved 4 October 2010.
  3. ^ Schleifer, Martha Furman; Glickman, Sylvia (1998). Women Composers: Music Through the Ages : Composers Born 1700-1799.