As a counterexample to your position on this:
Let's assume you have a favorite musician / group in some other genre, The Beatles for example. Would you prefer hearing someone else perform their repertory? Their music is already being carried on by others for who knows how long. Do you think these imitators will have as much impact or spirit? To go a little further, can some goat ranchers from Iran attempt to play Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds in English, and ever displace the original Beatles, or someone who was closer to them? Probably not without butchering the *score* in some way, and it might even be well worth hearing, but it won't likely bring back memories of John Lennon and his times.
I could probably formulate this a little better, and I'm sure you can pick holes in my reasoning, and you may not like The Beatles at all, but I think it makes my point. Why should CM be any different?
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