In the 1860s, Hanon published approximately 30 piano pieces. Original copies of two pieces from the mid-1860s are in the authors’ private collection: both Les Montagnes de la Savoie and
L’Exilée, meditation pour piano comfortably fall under the category of “salon music.” All of his known solo pieces have programmatic titles and despite technical elements that include
grandiose chordal, octave and scale passages, the musical content is for the most part weak.
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