My favorite classical composers
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
There is none like Bach. What else there is to say?
I have always been a steadfast admirer of this prolific marvel from Germany. Back in early 2000s Mr. Olli Porthan performed Bach's Toccata and Fuga (do not remember which one) at Sibelius Academy and in that fairly small room the sound from the organ seemed so dense that I felt like I was watching a musical painting that just keeps moving. Art with a capital A :)
Luigi Rodolfo Boccherini (1743-1805)
Luigi is a recent discovery as I heard his guitar quintet on radio and was just awe-struck by the ease he develops the melody and keeps it going on and on. I bought a 37-CD edition of his music and so far all discs listened have captured my thoughts right from the first notes. For a long time mozart was second after Bach to me but sorry Mr. Mozart, Luigi Boccherini went straight to #2 seat. Great job Luigi :)
I will elaborate on Boccherini after going through those 37 CDs.