Originally Posted by BobbyOne
hoodjem, Thanks for your post. I think you are an intelligent man who offered great lists about tennis. So I only would be glad if you would be impressed by my four favourite composers, Schubert, Beethoven, Bach and Mozart.
Don Giovanni is one of only five or six operas which I am able to listen to. Most operas are too long for me and too superficial. The others are Fidelio, Die Zauberflöte, Carmen and Samson and Delilah.
I like that you accept Saint-Saens who is often blamed for eclecticism In fact S.-S. has proved that it's possible to write beautiful music also in 20th century (as also the Beatles have proved by the way).
Schubert can fit in as number 4.Bach,Beethoven and Mozart are the top three.for nº 4, there are others: List,Chopin,Mahler,Mendhelson,Ratchmaninoff and, of course, Tchaikovsky.