By Charles-Louis Hanon / ed. Allan Small
ISBN 10: 0739009400
ISBN 13: 9780739009406
Series: Alfred Masterwork Edition
Category: Piano Collection
Format: Comb-Bound Book
Level: Intermediate / Advanced
The most widely used piano technique book ever written, The Virtuoso Pianist was designed to develop agility and strength in all the fingers as well as flexibility of the wrists. Exercises are sequenced so that in each successive exercise, the fingers are rested from the fatigue caused by the previous one. Translated from the original French, this Masterwork edition includes the complete Exercises 1-60 and is clearly engraved for easy reading. Hanon's original introduction is included. He recommends that a student have at least one year of experience before starting this book.