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I don't know of much that is unknown, but then they are all unknown until you know of them, right?

That's pretty much my take as well. Perhaps a better term might be "little-known" "obscure" musicians and composers. Surely I discover any number of them all the time. Just a few months prior I would have had no idea who Granville Bantock was and now I find that his Omar Khayyam and Sapho are among some of my recent favorites. I knew nothing of Zemlinky and nearly nothing of Szymanowski earlier this year and now they rank among my favorites post-Romantic composers. Hovhaness, Ned Rorem, Wojciech Kilar, Bohuslav Martinu, Pascal Dusapin, Alexander Tikhonovich Grechaninov, James MacMillan, Roberto Sierra, John Corigliani, Franz Schreker, Korngold (beyond his violin concerto), Luigi Dallapiccola, Toru Takemitsu, Cyril Scott, Joseph Marx, Kurt Atterberg, Rued Langgaard, Charles Koechlin, Joseph Rheinberger, etc... are all recent discoveries for me. On the other hand, there are pieces... some even by composers that I have known for years... that are also new or unknown to me... some by Haydn, Handel, Vivaldi, Saint-Saens, Schubert, even my beloved Bach.
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