Of the greats I listen to Stravinsky, Mahler and Bach, and Beethoven in that particular order. Not really into Mozart, his compositions mostly put me to sleep.
- Yes (favorite?)
- Not really. As background music.
- Not in the slightest.
- Been meaning to get into it.
Danny Elfman (Batman, Nightmare Before Christmas, Beetlejuice, Spider Man)
Hans Zimmer (The Dark Knight, Man Of Steel/Batman V. Superman, Inception, Interstellar)
John "Fuckin'" Williams (Star Wars, ET, Jurassic Park, Indiana Jones)
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I've tried listening to modern classical music, and it's ok, but I don't think it provides me enough mental stimulation. Maybe it's my 2010s low-attention-span mind, but I need thoughtful lyrics, more speed, and more shifting from low to high notes. Even in big cities, symphony audiences get smaller and smaller because interest only wanes. I mean, I saw people below mention Mozart and Bach, but can anyone even name a modern classical music composer who doesn't do movie music? This is the ultimate in niche markets and the symphonies can't survive if they have to do Beethoven's 5th every other season.