Prelude in G minor, Op. 16, No. 1 was composed by Clara Schumann (born Clara Josephine Wieck, 1819-1896), a German musician and composer. She was the wife of the influential composer and music critic Robert Schumann (1810-1856). A child prodigy, she was trained by her father, a noted music teacher, and started touring in Europe as a young pianist. Although extremely gifted in music, perhaps more so than her husband Robert, she was unable to devote much time in composing due to her role as a housewife and the main breadwinner for the family.
The short piece Andante Espressivo was composed by Hélène Riese Liebmann (1795-after 1859), a German pianist and composer. A child prodigy from Berlin, she made her public concert debut there at the age of 11. After marriage, she moved to London with her husband.
Postlude in F minor was composed by Luise Adolpha Le Beau (1850-1927), also a German pianist and composer. She was first taught music by her father and eventually devoted herself to music.