Greatly admired pianist of the Romantic era who had an influential 61-year concert career that revolutionized the piano recital.
She embarked on a concert tour throughout Europe in 1830 when she was 11. Attendance at her Paris stop was ruined by a cholera outbreak.
She did not hold Franz Liszt or Richard Wagner in high esteem, believing Wagner's compositions to be horrible and repugnant.
Her mother, Marianne Wieck, was a successful Leipzig singer, and her father, Friedrich, was a piano and voice teacher who monopolized his daughter's career.
She was married to legendary composer Robert Schumann.