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History Of The Piano

Tracing the roots of the piano to the very beginning of consciousness, when man first became aware of sound.

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1818, Theodor Kullak
1819, C Schumann

1819, Hanon

Cover of Charles-Louis Hanon's book 'The Virtuoso Pianist, in Sixty Exercises, for the Piano.'
Hanon's 'The Virtuoso Pianist in Sixty Exercises.' 1

Charles-Louis Hanon (1819 – 1900): French Composer, Piano Pedagogue – Romantic Period

  • Trained and worked as an organist.
  • Among his writings, his most famous is The Virtuoso Pianist in 60 Exercises (Le Piano Virtuose en 60 Exercices) (1873/1874). Regarded highly by his contemporaries such as Felix le Coupey and Georges Mathias. Sergei Rachmaninoff is said to have used Hanon’s exercises on a daily basis.

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Schirmer’s Library of Musical Classics.  "Hanon’s 'The Virtuoso Pianist in Sixty Exercises'."  Sheet Music.  di-arezzo.  DI-AREZZO, n.d. Web.  12 Oct. 2015.  No Known Copyright Restrictions.
Additional References:
  • Clarfield, Ingrid Jacobson, ed.  "Burgmüller, Czerny & Hanon – 32 Piano Studies Selected for Technique and Musicality, Vol 1."  New York: Alfred Music Publishing, 2001.  Google Books.  Web. 17 Sept. 2014.
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