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Hanon, Charles-Louis

Charles-Louis Hanon

French pianist and pedagogue

 

BIRTH DATE: July 02, 1819
DEATH DATE: March 19, 1900
PLACE OF BIRTH: Renescure, France
PLACE OF DEATH: Boulogne-sur-Mer, France

 

As a piano pedagogue, he composed methods for the piano, harmonium, organ etc.

 

His best known pedagogical work is 'The Virtuoso Pianist in 60 Exercises'. This set of piano exercises was originally published in 1874. Since then, it was in use at conservatories and music schools all over the world, and became progressively the most widely used method in modern piano teaching.

Complete Works

 

1856    'Le jugement dernier, pour Orgue'.

1859    'Système nouveau'.

1860    'Les Montagnes de la Savoie pour piano'.

1863    'Bethléem, pour Harmonium ou Orgue'.

            'Joie de mon coeur, pour piano'.

            'Leçons élémentaires d'harmonie'.

            'L'Exilée, méditation pour piano'.

1865    'Le Bourriquet de la Mère Grégoire, pour piano'.

            'Marche funèbre pour piano'.

            'Sainte Marie-Madeleine, Méditation pour Orgue ou Harmonium'.

            'Sept Hymnes à trois voix'.

            'Souvenirs de Suisse, fantaisie pour piano'.

            'You, you, pastorale pour piano'.

1866    'Les délices des Jeunes Pianistes'.

            'Stalla Napolitana, tarentelle, pour piano'.

1868    'Souvenirs de Bretagne, pour piano'.

1871    'Etude Complète de l'Orgue'.

            'Six fantaisies élégantes sur les plus beaux motifs de Bellini et de

            Rossini, pour piano'.

1872    '50 Cantiques populaires'.

            'L'Exilée. Méditation ("Ah quand viendra-t-il")'.

            'Extraits des chefs d'oeuvre des grands maîtres pour piano, Orgue ou

            Harmonium'.

            'Un Rêve de Bonheur, caprice pour piano'.

1874    'Le Pianiste Virtuose'.

1877    'Méthode élémentaire de piano'.

1878    '31 morceaux en 4 cours'.

 

 


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