Originally Posted by hoodjem
As for living composers, I am fond of Arvo Pärt.
Haydn is a recent infatuation of mine. I almost like it that everyone under-rates him. I can thus discover many hidden, overlooked treasures in the symphonies, piano sonatas, string quartets, and piano trios. His work is rather subtle--no wild swings of emotional range (therefore little popularity).
hoodjem, "not wild swings of emotional range": That's excatly why I cannot like Haydn. Music is at his best when giving deepest felt emotions...