Charles-Édouard Lefebvre (1843–1917) was a French
composer, born in Paris, the son of painter Charles
Lefebvre, and studied with Charles Gounod and Ambroise
Thomas at the Paris Conservatoire. In 1870, he was
awarded the Prix de Rome together with Henri Maréchal
(1842–1924) for the cantata Le Jugement de Dieu. He was
awarded the Prix Chartier for his compositions twice,
in 1884 and 1891. In 1895 he succeeded Benjamin Godard
as director of the Paris Conservatoire's chamber music
class. According to Elaine Brody's entry on him in The
New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians (1980), "In
his own words, he worked in pastels rather than oils."
He died in Aix-les-Bains, Savoie, aged 74.
Although "Ballade" was originally composed in 1908 for
Piano, Flute & Cello, I created this arrangement for
Violin, Viola & Concert (Pedal) Harp.