I realized from John's post before me that asking for suggestions is a very good idea. There is no way that I could ever go through all of the classical music out there. Does anyone have any suggestions of composers/individual pieces I should check out? My favorite composer so far is Rachmaninov, and I particularly love his first movement of the Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor. I also LOVE his Prelude in C-sharp minor, and also his Prelude in B minor. I guess that I am familiar with most of the more popular pieces of composers such as Brahms Symphony No. 1 and Beethoven's 9th Symphony.
I love all classical music, but I like concertos in particular. Piano and violins are my favorite, but like I said, I love all classical music. I am also very fond of compositions in minor keys...they seem to effect me the most. But, like I said...I love all classical music. Any suggestions?