05 Dec '17 12:52>1 edit
Originally posted by @sonhouse"... Scheherazade, Rimsky-Korsakov..."
For me the revelation about classical music came with Scheherazade, Rimsky-Korsakov. It was a true revelation for me no doubt. The dozens of themes played in so many ways was enthralling.
Much later I was similarly enthralled at a live performance of The Miraculous Mandarin by Bela Bartok, he should be the forth B IMHO.
This is a fine example of the "genius of the masters" I was speaking of earlier.
"Bela Bartok, he should be the fourth B IMHO."
There are many who agree with you. I am one of them. 🙂