I think you are misrepresenting Beethoven reference
Posted by Trung on July 24, 2018, 9:39 am, in reply to "B. Joel 2018
He says the bar that he judge Music is Beethoven and his music doesn’t reach the standard and hence he is always unsatisfied with the music he has written.
As someone who judges every music irrespective of genre by the standard of Beethoven. What he is saying makes complete sense and doesn’t read like ego to me.