The most popular composers I tend to neglect are Tchaikovsky
. It's not a dislike, or a lack of respect for their abilities, it's just an uninterested feeling. César Franck
, what seems to be his most well-known piece (Symphony in D minor) has never grabbed my attention, and neither has anything else.
I'm very split on British composers...Byrd, Purcell, Elgar, Britten
I adore. Holst
I don't give much time too. Ravel
is another one whom I know the work, but have never felt compelled to return to.
Bach and Haydn I don't mess with, and not the ones you may be thinking, C.P.E
. and Michael
Let me say that I am no way downgrading these composers, it's more of a I would rather not listen to them.
But instead of diving into a bunch of works, I would be willing to "What the hell, I'll give it a try"
with the right recommendations, preferably pieces that I have not heard (The Planets, Bolero, etc..).