For Teresa Robert Saxton

For Teresa cover
Duration
2 mins 30 secs
Composed
2016
Published
2018
Categories

Solos, Duos & Trios Solos •• Solo piano

Instrumentation
1 Piano

Purchasing options

Score ISMN 57036-823-5 £6.95

for solo piano

Programme note

For Teresa was commissioned by Tim Suter for his wife, Helen, as part of William Howard’s Love Songs Project and was first performed privately by William Howard for her 60th birthday in February 2017. He gave the public premiere at Hoxton Hall, London on 26th April 2017.

The music is based on the notes T E S (E flat) A of the Christian name of the composer’s wife, Teresa Cahill.  The music works towards a quotation of the opening of Beethoven’s Bagatelle No. 25 in A minor, Für Elise (which also uses letters from the name Therese, H being B natural in German nomenclature), a piece which, it is now thought, was originally titled Für Therese and possibly composed for Theresa Malfatti, to whom Beethoven unsuccessfully proposed marriage in 1810, but recent musicology has suggested other possible dedicatees.

 

Premiere
William Howard, 26th April 2017, Hoxton Hall, London
Performances
  • 8 May 2018 | 7:30pm |

    Launch of the CD album 'Sixteen Contemporary Love Songs'

    Leighton House Museum, 12 Holland Park Road, London W14 8LZ

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    William Howard (piano)

  • 26 Apr 2017 |

    Hoxton Hall, London

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    William Howard (piano)

Recordings