Has any of you listened to so much classical music at this point that you're content with listening to few select works or composers and you could care less about expanding your horizons?
For me, I alternate between Mozart's piano sonatas, Mozart's late symphonies, and Bruckner's 8th. These three works give me endless enjoyment. It's familiar ground for me because, like the nose of a statue, I've jaded these pieces to a sort of comforting finish. I can pick out details from Bruckner's 8th like no one else. I can predict the next note on every Mozart sonata. And I still enjoy every minute of it, no matter how many times I've heard it.
My memories have also managed to cling to specific melodies of these pieces. If I listen to the k330 sonata, I remember first hearing it played by Horowitz on a bus. If I listen to the Scherzo of Bruckner's 8th, I remember being in bed and hearing Bruckner for the first time. Nostalgic stuff!
Anyway, how about you? Have you settled into a nice comfortable groove or are you always on the edge by finding new pieces to listen to?