After some difficulties he had his first book, the Meditations, poetiques et religieuses, published (1820).
On his way to his post he married, in 1823, at Geneva a young English lady, Marianne Birch, who had both money and beauty, and in the same year his Nouvelles meditations poetiques appeared.
The Harmonies poetiques et religieuses appeared in 1829, when he had left Florence.
- Etudes d'execution transcendante; Etudes de concert; Zwei Etuden, Waldesrauschen, Gnomentanz; Ab Irato; Paganini Studies; Annees de Pelerinage, 3 sets; Harmonies poetiques et religieuses, i-io; Consolations, 1-6; Ave Maria in E; Sonata in B minor; Konzert-Solo in E minor; Scherzo and Marsch; Ballades, I.
He published his Genie de l'Homme in 1807, and in 1820 his Etudes poetiques, which had the misfortune to appear shortly after the Meditations of Lamartine, so that the author did not receive the credit of their real originality.