by Stijn De Cock It was Thomas Linde’s turn to present a masterclass today on this beautiful day in Maiori. After the first student performed her piece, Linde’s seemingly reserved demeanor gave way to a spirited and highly informative masterclass.
Lei Bi opened the masterclass with a performance of Chopin’s Scherzo No. 2 in B-flat major, Op. 31. “I have always found it interesting how titles of pieces mean different things to different composers,” Linde remarked after Lei’s
by Stijn De Cock On a topic that has been the subject of much scholarly research and writing for decades, Thomas Linde presented an astute and incisive lecture, which not only proposed strategies for efficient practice, but also illuminated societal and historical changes that influence the way in which we perceive and learn music today.
Whereas studies and articles on practice strategies often focus on musical and pedagogical features alone, Linde’s presentation drew on a