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Luise was a German composer of classical music. She was the only daughter of an officer, William Le Beau and his wife Caroline (née Barack). After the retirement of her father from the position of major general in the army of Baden in 1856, both parents devoted themselves to the general education of their daughter. From William, who also was a musician and composer, Luise received piano lessons from the age of five. At age sixteen, she completed her education with a degree from a private institution for girls and from then on she devoted herself to music. She studied piano and voice and at age 18 made her debut as a pianist. Concert tours with other musicians provided the opportunity to perform her own works. From 1878, Adolpha Luise Le Beau also worked as a critic and wrote reviews for Allgemeine Deutsche Musik-Zeitung" in Berlin. In the same year she founded her "private music theory course for music and for daughters of the educated classes." In 1910 she wrote her autobiography, "Memoirs of a composer". Her last years were marked by travel, teaching, composing and giving concerts and writing music reviews for the Baden Baden newspaper.


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