Robert Peters wrote:
>Beethoven would have written different music if he had had a loving wife
>and no hearing problems or had lived just fifty years later.
Or if prozac had been available! But, for me, I am glad it was not as
I doubt his music would have been able to touch me in the same way, or
>And Liszts music would have been different without his vanity (and I
>know that theres also the Liszt who touchingly cared for other composers
>and poor people).
For me, every musician has some vanity, or something close to that
notion...otherwise, why would they think someone would be willing to
spend X number of minutes listening to their work, assuming that notion
ever conciously crosses their mind. Perhaps it is a fine line between
a "healthy" sense of self worth and vanity.