One does not become a genius by copying a genius. One does not become an eccentric by copying an eccentric. (Perhaps it is a main characteristic of geniusses and eccentrics not to copy anyone.) On the other hand: Simply not to copy anyone does not yet make one a genius.

Geniuses, Eccentrics and Epigones

An attempt at zeroing in on the unanswered question: To experience together – to feel – to explore – to listen – to breathe – to live – to think Same direction without levelling On the emotional plain: to experience joy – to make the unbearable bearable – katharsis

"no doubt pleasant are the teares which Musicke weepes." (John Dowland)
The question remains: Why can positive emotions be experienced immeadietly in music, but negative emotions are changed?

What Is Music?