Le Beau, Louise Adolpha


German composer and pianist; born at Rastatt, Baden. She studied piano under Kalliwoda and Frau Schumann, counterpoint and composition under Sachs and Rheinberger in Munich, and instrumentation under Franz Lachner. A brilliant concert-pianist, her performances throughout Germany were very popular, particularly in Munich, Berlin, Leipsic and Vienna. Since 1890 she has lived in Berlin. Her compositions, especially for the piano, are well liked: a gavotte; sonatas; fastasia, for piano and orchestra; violin sonata with piano; cello sonata with piano; improvisations for left hand; and a grand choral work, Hadumath.