Hanon - The Virtuoso Pianist in 60 Exercises
Edited by Allan Small
Charles-Louis Hanon's The Virtuoso Pianist, originally published in French, has been translated into many languages as pianists worldwide recognized its benefits. It has become, without a doubt, the most widely used piano technique book ever written.
Previous English translations, however, were not done particularly well. They were translated word-for-word by music editors, not experienced translators, which resulted in a stilted style and left Hanon's instructions somewhat obscured. This translation clarifies what Hanon intended and corrects errors that previously misdirected pianists to play the exercises in incorrect sequences. Also, because of old engravings, many other editions have an unpleasant, blurred appearance. This easy-to-read edition, from new engravings, clearly displays the music and fingerings.