TITLE: Copying the Masters AUTHOR: Eugene Wallingford DATE: July 19, 2007 9:27 AM DESC: ----- BODY: Ludwig van Beethoven, on copying Beethoven, in Copying Beethoven:
The world doesn't need another Beethoven. But it may need you.
Whether you are a composer copying Beethoven, a programmer copying Ward, or a pattern writer copying Alexander, learn from the masters, and then be yourself. (On the movie itself: It is a highly fictionalized account of the last year of Beethoven's life. It is a good story that could have been a better movie, but Ed Harris is convincing as the master. Worth a couple of hours.) -----