Following a conversation with my students this week about how they see themselves as composers, we discussed who their perfect combination of three composers would be. As this is very personal and subjective, I would be intrigued to know what you think so I could possibly add this to our discussion this week. You may have a more balanced view than myself or students.
Mine would be: John Cage for appreciation of sound for sounds sake, Beethoven for trailblazing development of what has come before and Tchaikovsky for being able to write the most astounding and memorable melodic and harmonic material.
Thank you in advance for any input.