Was an Hungarian pianist, teacher and composer whose career spanned the period from Schumann to Bizet. He is one of those 19th century composers who wrote almost exclusively for their own instruments. Heller’s writing for the piano always has an especially charming sound. He outlived his reputation, and was a near-forgotten figure at his death in 1888.
Heller was a prolific composer and his collection of studies for the piano remain popular with music teachers and students.