I've realized a groundbreaking fact this week.
All the great composers were German!
Bach. Mendelssohn. Handel. Mozart. BEETHOVEN. Wagner. Etc.
Granted, there were also good composers who weren't German. Tchaikovsky, to name one. And Rimsky-Korsakov and Vivaldi. But it simply astounds me how many of the traditional classical composers weren't Russian or Italian or French.
They were German.