#1
Are there any other people that agree with me that Mozart, Beethoven and Bach, the frontmen of classical music just did not create anything exciting. Most of their songs have the same tonality. People have told me to listen to classical music and try to appreciate it, but i just can't, it's dull. And almost always when i say something like this, people say how can't you like Mozart, man?
Does being a musician also mean you have to appreciate every genre?

I'm not saying all classical music is boring, but most of it is very repetitive.

Although i have learned alot of usable theory, while analyzing classical music, i still just don't like it.

I find this classical composer to be my favourite.

http://youtu.be/ZR2JlDnT2l8?t=3m50s
#2
I find a lot of classical music, particularly that written for solo piano, is almost like elevator music, but for the waiting room at the doctor's office rather than an elevator.

Balakirev is neat though.
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#3
Expect a lot of flaming for expressing this opinion!

But I agree. Much of Mozart, for me, is like listening to a rambling, meandering stream of consciousness.

However, there is a lot of great 'classical' music from Purcell to Debussy to the 20th Century atonalists.
#4
I grew up listening to classical as my dad had (has) a huge collection on vinyl and often played his music on Saturday and Sunday mornings. One of the first bands that I latched onto was "The Moody Blues"..is there any wonder? Perhaps when you listen to classical, it would make it more interesting if you attempt to pick out a specific instrument or section. One of the first pieces I learned on my guitar was "Ode to Joy"
#5
You don't have to like every music genre out there, you just have to be open minded about music. If you dislike classical music, that's perfectly fine, as long as you're not basing your opinion on nonsense like "it suxxxxx cos it suxxxxx xDxDxD".
#6
Classical music is not repetitive at all, you just have to be more observing, it's not background music. These composers was dealing with music all through their life. Try to analyze them to understand it.
I listen to a lot of classical music (my favourites are Wagner and Ravel), but when I first hear a piece I can't appreciate it. I have to listen to it more and more to understand the structure, and find out where the climax is, etc. Trust me it'll worth the time, because these masterpieces of the great composers are the culmination of the art of music.
#7
 There are different styles in classical music. I don't care much for Mozart, either. But I enjoy Bach, Beethoven and Tchaikovsky.  Look at some of the guitar/bass covers of these artists and you may get a new appreciation for their compositions.

   
#8
I think to some extent it's understandable what you mean, the poster boys of classical aren't going to appeal to everyone, and when I read the OP, I imagined sitting in a concert hall listening to a 3 hour concert of repetitive boredom. I don't listen to any classical music, nor do I dislike classical music, but I have heard some pieces that are very interesting and engaging to listen to. For me it's the stuff that's overplayed that urks me, and when people play classical music on super distorted guitar and whatnot but that's just me..

..Anyway my point is that there are some classical composers that can make some very nice compositions. Take a listen to this if you want (the first piece), I heard it a few years ago doing musical analysis at school and it kind of stuck with me as being one of the few classical pieces that I actually like, I guess because it's dark and not like the other really popular pieces you hear everywhere. It's much later than the above mentioned composers but I would still call it classical; my definition may be wrong, who knows.
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#9
I can understand the lack of excitement factor expressed here, but I'll only partially agree with it. Yeah, I also listen to a lot of Mozart, Bach, Beethoven, etc. and don't really exactly get my rocks off from it, but I studied music history, and in Bach's and Mozart's case at least there's a reason as to why a lot of their music sounded repetitive. 

For most big composers in the Renaissance, Baroque, and Classical periods, musicians often composed music for the churches and/or were resident musicians for monarchs. They received sponsorship from wealthy patrons so that they could afford to do what they do. Bach had to write something new for every weekly church service, so to meet that time crunch he did in fact recycle a lot of his stuff. 

So for me that's why I'm not too hard on these guys. That's just how they operated in their environment and in their time. I think there's still a lot to gain from them, though! 
#10
Watch this TED talk and Classical music will not sound the same again.

https://www.ted.com/talks/benjamin_zander_on_music_and_passion#t-104620

I'm not a big classical music fan, I'm into Rock and Metal. But when you really appreciate Classical music, your general level of musicianship will improve. At least that's how I feel it is for me.
#11
I have a couple thoughts on this, the first being that my perspective on classical music changed entirely when I took an appreciation course that focused heavily on the historical and cultural influence of the music. It meant a lot more to me when I could actually relate to the artists that created it.

The second is a little more hippy-dippy... I feel like art is meant to show you something about yourself that you didn't already know, whether you love or hate it. But if it bores you and doesn't speak to you, then there's just nothing there for you  
#12
Quote by bar2271
 There are different styles in classical music. I don't care much for Mozart, either. But I enjoy Bach, Beethoven and Tchaikovsky.  Look at some of the guitar/bass covers of these artists and you may get a new appreciation for their compositions.

Interesting. He obviously put a lot of work into this and is very skilled.  I have listened to the original piano version many many times over the years. The guitarist captures the intensity of this piece, but is completely missing much of the harmonisation and intricate accompaniment that makes up this genius of a composition. Compare with
#14
Not all classic music is straightforward and boring, I like Paul Hindemith for example, he has some quite interesting pieces.