Same here. Is writing classical pieces regarded as the absolute pinnacle of talent? Or is it playing it expertly? I don't see it as different levels. Chopin couldn't write Benny & The Jets and that means pretty much nothing to me. Nobody can do it all. EJ likely couldn't write in that style. His writing sessions last 15-20 min and if he can't come up with anything with potential, he stops cold and tries again later or another day. To write something like a Fugue, a Nocturne, a Movement, a Sonata, or anything like that, you'd need to spend time chipping away at it. That explains the 8-year period between BJ's last commercial album and his classical release. Can't imagine EJ having the patience for that long a creative process, frankly. Though he still enjoys listening to classical. BJ was attracted to R&R mostly due to Motown and the Beatles. After decades of it, he's R&R'ed out and has no desire to write in that style. Rediscovered classical and tried his hand at writing in some established styles. That album is mostly derivative but there are a couple of bright points, my favorite being the obvious Bach-inspired Invention In C Minor. A short but well written piece.