Yours truly has been reading, "The Lives of the Great Composers", an interesting history of Classical music.
The author, Harold C Schonberg, points out how fashionable critics in the past wrote off Mendlesohn's works.
He points out the petty jealousy of composers was/is rife.
In the end the general public always choose their favourites despite the writings of so called learned critics. Many music geniuses faded into obscurity. Although admired by other composers, like Beethoven greatly admired Cherubini...Cherub who...
Their music was not enduring, or just too clever for us all.
Elvis is back at the top, no doubt about it, and all the scribes writing in the likes of, "Rolling Stone", and other suchlike magazines might as well go bay at the moon.
Don't forget to request, "Crying in the Chapel", it will have some crying in their press rooms!