[i]"Do you think this will send delicious shivers of delight up and down Fred's spine?" -Coalport [/i]
No - it didnt.. But I would be more than happy to hear this many times - not from you-tube, but played from a CD as the whole piece..
One of the other things I know I dislike (but, again, dont really know why) is snippets of music taken out of context or pasted together into a compilation.. I like LONG pieces, or shorter pieces in an album where they fit together well - "Best off" albums usually irritate the hell out of me.. I think this is particularly true of classical music.. Sure, snippets may be lovely, but they leave me with a feeling of discontinuity - Like I get when I hear "Morning" from Peer Gynt, and it stops - and some snippet of another great work is started.. I must go and get the CD's and play the whole thing from start to end.. Likewise with Wagner - (who I tend to avoid because the length of an entire work is often impractical) .. This principle applies almost equally to many non-clasical albums.. I MUCH prefer to listen to the whole, original "Sgnt Pepper" album, than to have a "best of the Beatles" which may have the same tracks in it.. Likewise with the Beach boys "pet Sounds" or (particularly) any of the Pink Floyd albums.
I bought a large collection of classical CD's second hand, and have sorted these to remove the "compilation" albums, because I hate them! - I know the composers I definately like ( Prokofiev, Rachmaninov, Liszt, Wagner and Grieg are probably my favorites).. and those I am not inspired by - and here I show what a barbarian I really am.. Bach, Mozart, Beethoven ! :-)