An economist at the University of Southern Denmark, Karol Jan Borowieck, has conducted that composer write better when they are miserable.
He achieved this blinding insight by reading 1,400 letters written by Mozart, Beethoven and Liszt. The glum ones seemed to coincide with the greater works.
Using econometrics, he calculates that a 9.3 percent increase in negative emotions leads to a 6.3 percent increase in works created in the following year.
Oh, fff’s sake.
And further academic bunkum here.