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