What Beethoven himself got out of composing all those sonatas was fame.
Schroeder could enter a piano competition.
For self-satisfaction, Lucy, sometimes that’s the best prize of all!
There are prizes, and then there are prizes.
Why in later life you pulling the football from CB. You don’t get a prize for that.
An old comic strip with modern thinking.
what’s in it for me? a question that is asked just before the statement – no thanks.
Recently (2019) Igor Levit got a prize for it (the Beethoven Prize, unsurprisingly.. €10,000) https://www.dw.com/en/igor-levit-wins-the-beethoven-prize-for-taking-a-stand-at-the-keyboard/a-51557554
There it is! Looking for a reward for everything in life is UNrealistic.
There should be a Schroeder prize for great pianists under the age of 18.
Learn them all for your own enjoyment, Schroeder.
The prize is having Lucy lean against your piano while you play for all eternity.
Sense of accomplishment
A feeling of accomplishment. And maybe a chance to play Carnige Hall.