(b Munich, 14 March 1815; d Tübingen, 2 Dec. 1880). German composer. She made her debut at the age of 11, playing a set of piano variations by Herz, and four years later met Mendelssohn, who gave her lessons in theory. During the 1830s she taught singing and the piano, sang in the royal Vokalkapelle, and composed. She wrote some 150 songs, most of which deal with themes of love or nature; they contain daring melodies with independent accompaniments.
From The Oxford Companion to Music in Oxford Reference.