Month: June 2016

(中文) 練習帶來完美的表現 (如果你知道怎樣練的話)

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References for Piano Music of Classical Period

Here are some great references for anyone who is serious in learning more in depth about piano/keyboard music of the classical era:

CPE Bach’s treatise: Versuch über die wahre Art das Clavier zu spielen (Essay on the True Art of Playing Keyboard Instruments)

It’s available in German and French at IMSLP:,_H.868,_870_(Bach,_Carl_Philipp_Emanuel) 

For English translation:

Czerny’s Op. 500 Pianoforte-Schule

another historic treatise, in particular the second chapter concerning “the proper performance of Beethoven’s works”.  

English translation:,_Op.500_(Czerny,_Carl) 

Second chapter on it’s own here:     

Rosenblum’s Performance Practices in Classic Piano Music

This is the go-to reference for all aspects of historically-informed performance at the piano Amazon: 

Brown’s Classic and Romantic Performing Practice: 1750 – 1900


Malcolm Bilson’s DVDs on performance practice:  

(If you don’t know who he is, go learn here ) 

And his recordings: 

Special thanks to our guest teacher Mr Polanski for this note.

Teresa Wong

Afterthoughts about our masterclass

(中文) We had a wonderful masterclass conducted by Mr David Polanski yesterday, on a Sunday afternoon: when most people take the time relax and go out with their friends and family to enjoy their day off, we gathered together at the studio to listen to each other’s piano playing and talk about the great music of Mozart and Beethoven. I thought, what better way to spend a lovely Sunday afternoon together than that.

(中文) 講故仔時間

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Teresa Wong plays: Mui Wo Suite (complete) (piano improvisation)

This is an improvisation by me after visiting my favorite outlying island in Hong Kong, Mui Wo.

I particularly enjoy the ferry ride out there, the slow ferry on which you can be close to the ocean and watch and listen to the waves, and enjoy the beautiful sky where sometimes the lovely sun and the adorable clouds both appear.


Teresa Wong