I've listened to classical music for a few years (not in a big way, more on a very occassional basis), but now find my self draw to it more and more. I couldn't tell you who did what, really can't tell the difference between recordings, but I'm hoping to learn.

So, I'll be lurking a lot, reading your posts and trying to understand.....so please be patient with me.

As for tastes, well I do like my classical to be a wee bit "powerful" eg Beethoven or Shostakovic, but obviously I'm willing to take all considerations and recommendations on board.

I listen to a lot of music; pop, rock, classic soul, jazz etc and pride myself on having most styles in my cd collection.

Anyway, thats all. You'll see me lurking and taking in what I'm reading.