Clara Wieck was a musical prodigy. Her mother Marianne was a singer; her overbearing father, Friedrich, a music teacher. She went on to marry one of the greatest composers in history, Robert Schumann, bear eight children, and become a successful composer in her own right. But perhaps her most enduring legacy is that she invented the classical piano recital.
Chinese-Australians are more likely to hold progressive views on gender, family and women's rights compared with non-Chinese Australians, according to the ABC's Australia Talks National Survey. While 63 per cent of the Australian population disagree with the statement "Australian society would be better off if more women stayed at home with their children", that number rises to 77 per cent among Chinese-Australians.