Before anyone links it, I have already checked out the “Essential Music Library” but that is a bit broad for my tastes.
I decided today in the car that my knowladge of classical music is lacking.
I know I like:
These seem obvious so, probably not a lot of help.
I also LOVE Bach and Dvorak. Bach I learned to love while I was taking piano lessons. My teacher gave me a copy of the Brandonberg conciertos, and to this day it is the only classical album that I will occasionally pull out for no reason in particular and listen to.
Dvorak is the only classical composer that I have ever stumbled upon accidentally and just fallen in love with his music. I spent weeks trying to figure out who he was because his name is spelled nothing like the way it is pronounced (I heard him on the classical radio station the last time I tried to get myself into classical music.)
I am not crazy about Shuman, or Shubert, or Mendelson. Beyond that I don’t really know.
I would also like to start listening to more Opera, I know I like Wagner, but don’t care for Puchini. Verdi I am wishy washy on. I had an ex who loved Verdi, so that may be coloring my perception.
So based on that very short list of taste, who else would I like?
Second question (and possibly more important) what versions of these compositions should I track down.
I may know more than I think I do, so if you all need more info I will do my best to help you help me.