Hanon: The Virtuoso Pianist in 60 Exercises for the piano, for the acquirement of agility, independence, strength, and perfect suppleness of the wrist.
When Charles Hanon first published these sixty exercises in 1873, he intended for the common problems of young pianists to be remedied by the practising of these pieces; problems like crossing the thumb, the strength of the fourth and fifth fingers, and the difference in right and left-hand skill.
This newly-edited, complete edition of The Virtuoso Pianist is intended to help modern pianists acquire essential technical and practical skills. The method involves scales, broken chords and other exercises, split into three sections, 'Preparatory', 'Transcendent' and 'Virtuoso'. Throughout, descriptions help the student better prepare, while recommended metronome ranges suggest tempos that the student can steadily increase.
The music and text have been updated with a sleek, modern design, allowing new generations to access this well-tested suite of music which will help any pianist to acquire the agility, strength and suppleness that Hanon intended.