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My first trial of (this) Haydn

My students have been working on this sonata.

Many have played this but I frankly do not enjoy the sonata as a whole that much and I am not a big fan of Haydn’s piano sonatas.

But this movement, is simply, gorgeous. No words.

Teresa Wong plays Haydn’s Piano Sonata in C, Hob.XVI/50 second movement, “Adagio” :

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Teresa Wong’s Piano Studio Presents: Student Concert 2012 (Rundown) 黄穎妍與學生鋼琴音樂會 2012

[anti-rclick]December 14, 2011

Dear Students and Parents,

This is the rundown of our concert:

Teresa Wong’s Piano Studio Presents: Student Concert 2012
黄穎妍與學生鋼琴音樂會 2012

Venue: Hong Kong Arts Centre
地點: 香港藝術中心

Date: January 8, 2012 (Sunday)
Time: 3.30pm (-5.30pm)

— 1st half —

Solo Performance
Alexandra Uy-Tioco
– A Glorious Race (F.X. Chwatal)
– Little Playmates (F.X. Chwatal)
– A Tender Flower (Felix Swinstead)

Bryan Miu
– Tarantella (Pauline Hall)
-Military Minuet (Pauline Hall)

Karim Chan
– Melody (Le Couppey)
-Tarantella (Pauline Hall)
– Camptown Races (Stephen Foster)

Katherine Cheng
– Forget-Me-Not (Pamela Wedgwood)
– Sonatina in C, Op. 36 No.1, First Movement, “Spiritoso” (Muzio Clementi)

Julian Cheng
– Joyous March (Ernest Bloch)
– Mazurka (Mikhail Glinka)

Jeremy Chan
-Sonata in C, KV 545, First Movement, “Allegro” (W.A. Mozart)

Joy Chan
-Prelude in C (J.S. Bach)

Cordelia Wong
-Easy Does it (Pamela Wedgwood)
-Stroll On (Alan Haughton)

Yanie Wong
-Miniature in D minor (A.F. Gedike)
-Flood time (Eric Thiman)

Shanie Wong
-Sonatina in C, Op.36 No.3, First Movement, “Spiritoso” (Muzio Clementi)
– Sonata in F, K.280, Third Movement , “Presto” (W. A. Mozart)

Yan Phu
-Black Coffee (Paul Francis Webster & Sonny Burke)
-Sonatina, Op. 13 No.1, Third Movement, “Presto” (Kabalevsky)

Anisia Wong
-Sonata in B minor, Kp. 27 (D. Scarlatti)

Mae-Z Fam
-Sonata in C minor, Op. 13 (“Grande Sonaté pathétique”), Third Movement, “Rondo” (Beethoven)


—- 2nd half —-

Guest Performance

Guest Performer:
Mr. Richard Bamping, Principal Cellist of the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra

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Performance of Teresa Wong’s Compositions
Joy Chan
– Strollin’ Along

Bryan Miu
– Silly Billy

Jeremy Chan
-Twist & Dance

Anisia Wong

Mae-Z Fam & Teresa Wong
-The First Duet

Anisia Wong & Yan Phu
-Military March (Franz Schubert)

Performance of Diploma Students

Annie Yeung & Teresa Wong
– Symphony No.5, First Movement (Beethoven) (piano duet arrangement)

Gillian Li
– Impromptu in Ab, D.899, No.4 (Franz Schubert)

Jeannette Liu
– Études Op.25 No.7 (Frédéric Chopin)

Clive Ngai
– Hungarian Rhapsody No. 11 in A minor (Franz Liszt)

Anisia Wong & Teresa Wong
– CS Theme & Variations, Op. 6 (Randall Compton)

Prize Giving Ceremony

— End of Concert —

For those who are not performing in the concert this year, please still come and support us! Tickets are available for sale from December 15, 2011 at any Urbtix ticketing office. Or you can purchase them through me, thank you.

Teresa Wong

Reference Books For Specific Topic: Beethoven

For those who are interested in attaining more in-depth knowledge (history, composer, performance (practice), genre) about Beethoven and his piano works, I suggest you read the following to start with:

Beethoven: the first biography, 1827 (“Beethoven: Eine Biographe”)

– by Johann Aloys Schlosser, Barry A. R. Cooper

Beethoven’s letters

– by Ludwig van Beethoven, Alfred Christlieb Kalischer (Dover Edition, 1972)

Beethoven: The Last Decade, 1817-1827

– by Martin Cooper (London: Oxford University Press, 1985)

includes analysis of piano works

A Companion to Beethoven’s Pianoforte Sonatas

– by Donald Francis Tovey, Barry Cooper (Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music, 1998)

Beethoven: the music and the life

– by Lewis Lockwood (W W Norton & Co Inc, 2005)


– by Barry Cooper (Oxford University Press, 2000)

Beethoven, the Man and the Artist as Revealed in His Own Words

– by Ludwig van Beethoven, Friedrich Kerst, Henry Edward Krehbiel (Dover edition, 1964)

Beethoven’s piano sonatas: a short companion, Volume 1

– by Charles Rosen (Yale University Press, 2002)

Beethoven: Piano Sonatas, Volume 3: Issues 16-24

– by Ludwig van Beethoven, Stewart Gordon (Alfred Music Publishing, 2008)

Beethoven: Piano Sonatas, Vol 2: Issues 9-15

– by Ludwig van Beethoven, Stewart Gordon (Alfred Music Publishing, 2005)

Sonata Forms

– by Charles Rosen (Norton, 1988)

The Classical style: Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven

– by Charles Rosen (WW NORTON, 2009)

Classical Form: A Theory of Formal Functions for the Instrumental Music of Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven

– by William E. Caplin (Oxford University Press, 1998)

Harvard dictionary of music

– by Willi Apel (Harvard University Press, 1969)

Link for “Sonata Form” (incomplete): p.791-796

The Harvard dictionary of music (2003) – Don Michael Randel

Link for “Sonata Form” (incomplete): p.799-802

It’s not necessary that you read the whole book(s). Often you can find the chapters relevant to the specific pieces you are working on / specific information that you are looking for.

Teresa Wong

Student Gathering (October 30) : Amy

[anti-rclick]November 10, 2011

Amy plays Beethoven’s Sonata in F minor, Op.2 No.1, first movement, “Allegro”.

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