I skimmed this article (and a few other trashy pieces I've encountered) and I wonder if it is part of the cancel culture and rewrite history effort.Google has been throwing this article in my face all day, so I clicked on it. . . I'm sorry I did.
Seriously, why are there so many of these recently? Who comes up with these stupid articles? People must have too much time on their hands because of covid. This stuff kills brain cells.
Just noticed the author called Beethoven "Ludwig Beethoven" at the end. For real...
Concluding sentence at the end of the article linked above:
"This collision between increasing diversity and the mononyms of music history [i.e., Bach, Beethove, Mozart] has created a hierarchical system that, whether or not you find it useful, can now only be seen as outdated and harmful."