I'm not trying to insult anyone's opinions here. I'm only trying to express my enthusiasm for great music (like the Rite of Spring, and yes, it is indeed great) in the hopes of sparking interest and conversation among others on these boards. <P>Yes, Sticking to the three B's will provide you with plenty of great music for years. It did for me. Eventually however, you may find that your tastes have expanded to take in more composers. Limiting yourself to only the three B's is NOT a sign of conservativism or virtue. I don't know what it is...maybe just stubborn loyalty. That's fine. But maybe someday when you're ready to listen to other composers, do yourself a favor and just give them chance. Have an open mind. Sure, you might hate what you hear, but what if you LOVE it? What if you like Bartok? You could have FOUR Bs!!!<P>I recently bought several Khachaturian CDs. I love his sound. One of my favorites is his Symphony No. 2. Upon first listen I liked it but I didn't understand it completely. After listening to it a few times I realized that this music was THE most powerful stuff I've ever heard. More powerful than Beethoven. I'm not kidding. This symphony is definitely underplayed. I think it might be the best symphony in the 20th Century. Go ahead and listen to it some day when you're ready. You might discover that you can be still be a conservative and like something written by a Communist.