Work for Piano Solo by Romantic composer Stephen Heller. He was born in Hungary but made his career as a teacher and composer in Paris where he settled in 1838. He composed a signficant amount of music for the piano, most notably a number of studies that have tended to overshadow his reputation in other genres and remain most popular today. These studies include pieces of all kinds; variations, character pieces, operatic transcriptions and fantasies. L’Avalanche is perhaps the best known of these seeming to characterise the rapid energy of the cascading snow and macabre beauty of an avalanche.