Master musician who was once called the world's greatest unknown pianist and was praised for her interpretations of Bach and Mozart.
She was a student at the Leipzig Conservatorium from 1927 until 1929.
She played Rachmaninoff's 2nd Piano Concerto for Brief Encounter and The Seventh Veil, both films from 1945.
Her family was large, and she was born the fourth of seven children. Her parents, though impoverished, always supported her musical ambitions.
Her incredible 1947 performance with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra earned comparisons to Clara Schumann, among others.