Constance Bache learned music from her brothers Walter and Edward Bache, who both became famous composers. She then studied in Munich and in London. An accident to her right hand prevented Constance from pursuing a performance career as a musician, and she turned instead to musical teaching, translating, and writing. She was the translator of Franz Liszt’s letters, Hans von Bülow’s letters, a libretto of the opera Hansel and Gretel, and numerous other works by Liszt, Schumann, Brahms, Cornelius and Bruch. She was the author of Brother Musicians (1901), the biography of her talented brothers.