Composers

Franz Hitz

Piano
Men's chorus
Voice
Mixed chorus
Orchestra
Piece
Dance
Galop
Waltz
Caprice
Pastorale
Polka
Sketches
Mazurka
Barcarolle
by popularity

A

Apollon, Op.194

B

Ballet des ondines, Op.296Barcarolle, Op.294Bergerie, Op.310Bonjour, Op.146Bonne nuit, Op.200Bruits des champs, Op.270

C

Caquetage, Op.243Causerie, Op.236C'était un rêve, Op.122Chanson du rouet, Op.308Circé, Op.239

D

Dans les blés, Op.199Dans l'espace, Op.259Danse des Guarany, Op.232Danse géorgienne, Op.191Dimanche, Op.271

E

En Espagne, Op.246Entre deux baisers, Op.224

F

Fermez les yeux, Op.147Fête aragonaise, Op.293Filon d'or, Op.312

J

J'aime les roses, Op.116Joyeux moulin, Op.203

L

La brise, Op.273La cueillette, Op.309La gerbe de blé, Op.244La grenouillère, Op.341La moucheLa saison des roses, Op.286L'alérion, Op.245L'avant-garde, Op.298Le brin d'herbe, Op.211Le chemin vert, Op.229Le grain de blé, Op.484Le joueur de mandoline, Op.207Le ménestrier, Op.228Le régiment qui passe, Op.238Le réveil d'un ange, Op.193Le secret d'une fleurLes blés sont murs, Op.295Les déesses du battoirLes faneuses, Op.213Les glaneuses, Op.210Les paysans, Op.241Les prairies, Op.240Les saltimbanques, Op.256Lise et Thomas, Op.299Lutin rose, Op.237

M

Matinée de printemps, Op.276Milka, Op.227

N

Nadège, Op.226

P

Passe-partout, Op.254Pastorale, Op.174Pluie de soleil, Op.219Plume au vent, Op.220Polka des allumettes, Op.257

R

Rayon de soleil, Op.277Rêverie, Op.153RêveuseRoger Bontemps, Op.208Rosa, la rose, Op.258Rosée du matin, Op.311

S

Sentier fleuri, Op.242Source enchantée, Op.253Sous la feuillée, Op.247Spéranza, Op.260Sur la galère, Op.176Sur la grève, Op.248

À

À grandes guides, Op.230À la belle étoile, Op.212À travers bois, Op.151
Wikipedia
Franz Hitz (17 July 1828 – 20 November 1891) was a Swiss pianist and composer who lived and worked in France. He was primarily known for his many piano compositions which were much in vogue as salon music in the latter half of the 19th century. He was born in Aarau and died in Honfleur at the age of 63.
Hitz was born in Aarau, Switzerland but later settled in Honfleur, a port town in northwestern France. He studied at the Paris Conservatoire—piano with Pierre Zimmermann and Adolphe Laurent and harmony with Henri Reber—and began publishing compositions in his early 20s. One of his earliest published works was a quadrille, Les chapeaux de chez nous (The hats from home). The frontispiece had an engraving by the artist Louis Alexandre Dubourg, a friend of Hitz and a fellow resident of Honfleur. Another early work was the patriotic anthem Retour de l'Aigle (The return of the eagle) commemorating the return of Prince Louis-Napoléon Bonaparte to France. In addition to his numerous piano works, his other compositions included a Mass with organ accompaniment and several stage works. In 1870 L'Orphéon published his elementary textbook for piano students, Questionnaire musical: Notions élémentaires.
Franz Hitz died in Honfleur at the age of 63 and was buried in the cemetery there. The following year Le Ménestrel announced that a committee had been formed to raise money for the construction of a small mausoleum for his grave. Several of Hitz's compositions continued to be re-published into the 1920s, with some of his solo piano works such as Légende bretonne and Bonne nuit also arranged for orchestra by other composers.
Solo piano (selection)
Hitz's more than 200 compositions for solo piano include:
Stage works