I agree. It was very interesting and gives some more of the back story behind the characters which is something I like in anime. I'm picky about how back story is introduced so if they do it wrong then I get angry but this was a good episode and it introduced it well.
I love that everything is finally staring to come together! Not to mention you can't go wrong with Joplin. And tough it may be cruel of me, I got a lot of enjoyment from Tsuchiru's inner conflict when he relized that his inspiration w the same guy that he couldn't stand, it made me happy :)
Crunchyroll messed up big time. This is so important. Like jfc, no one said anything about this in the comments or anything. Is there anywhere black people can go where white people won't steal their music? Now even Chopin wants a piece!