What Authenticity Really Is

I often explain how many — if not all — artists create; in my opinion, the saying that good artists copy and great artists steal should be admitted as common truth. While it is often well-hidden and sometimes resemble a game of investigation, some pieces of work expose their origins, influences and genesis quite clearly. It is the case with the following composer, whose reputation precedes him.

Beethoven. Surely one of the most admired composers in history. Also one of the most talented and historically important of course. The German musician is not only responsible for some of…