There’s Smetana – I really hadn’t heard of him till our German au pair, oddly enough, gave us The Moldau for Christmas, and now I always think of her when I hear it. And my very favorite, Vivaldi; and Villa-Lobos, who usually ends up being the composer of some gorgeous guitar piece I’ve been unable to identify.
Bach, and his son Carl Philipp Emanuel (why did they have to give him so many names?); and Alan Hovhaness, who composed the totally delightful Fred the Cat, which is really nice even if you hate cats; Samuel Barber, mostly known for his Adagio, and known even more as it was the music for Platoon; Telemann, Rimsky-Korsakov, Mussorgsky, and Haydn – all, incredibly, born in March.
And even if you’re not as interested in time as I am, it makes for great listening on the radio