Following criticism, on another thread in this forum, of my preference for 60’s/70’s rock artists over their modern day counterparts, I thought I had better make the effort to ‘get down with the kids’ & pull myself out of the musical dark ages.
Following my retirement one of the things I have done is to make the effort to listen to more classical music. The only artists I had previously enjoyed & actually owned some of their output were Vaughan Williams & Elgar. The only other classics I previously liked are best described as ‘TV classics’, from dramas & adverts etc.
Since trying to widen my horizons I have purchased a couple of multi boxed sets, The British Line, VW’s Nine Symphonies, to expand my collection to about 50 albums/discs in total. When it comes to Beethoven, Mozart etc. I have no idea where to start with their vast catalogues. I have heard some pieces I quite liked but much I have found tuneless & boring. I really need pointing in the right direction here.
Much listening of other classical music has been done via streaming but I have again found little that really appeals to me. So much sounds like my attempts at guitar playing, as if the instrumentalists are simply playing up & down scales, with little or no musical structure.
What it comes down to is my preference for music is that which contains a ‘tune’ (melody) & is not over ‘bombastic’.
To address the title of this subject, my question is therefore, are there any modern, current day or close, classical composers that may fit what I am looking for, tuneful, melodic pieces much like the well known Williams/Elgar pieces?.
Failing this, any other older classics that may fit my listening requirements?