|Beethoven-1814-Louis René Létronne|
I can picture young Ludwig hitting bottom on not being Bach. However much he may fiddle with those voices, it just never gets to be that clean selfless counterpoint. Just always turns out as implied harmonics: no real conversation or discussion between voices, more of a greek choir just all stating the same.
However, somehow he must have had the key to get up and out of the deep well of depression, else he would not have left us so much music and lived to such a ripe and grumpy old age. So, after some fruitless tries enough is enough. And he gets back to good old Rock & Roll power-chords.
It's not that bad a deal being Beethoven, after all.