Leborne, Aime Ambroise Simon


Dramatic composer and famous teacher; born in Brussels. He entered the Paris Conservatory, where he studied under Dourlen and Cherubini. In 1818 he won the second prize for composition, and two years later the Grand Prize of Rome. From 1816 to 1836 he was an instructor at the Conservatory, when he succeeded Reicha as professor of composition. He became librarian of the Opera in 1834 and later of the chapel of Napoleon III. A treatise on harmony has never been published, but he produced a number of operas with success. Among them are Les deux Figaros; Le camp du drap d'or; and Cinq ans d'entr'acte. He republished Catel's celebrated Traite de l'harmonie.