I happen to be a composer, and have been writing music since I was 7 or 8 years old. In fact, here are two of my orchestras for anyone who is interested, https://musescore.co.../scores/2005711I wrote this when I was 9 and was my first full orchestra, before that it was string quartets like this one https://musescore.com/user/7921146/scores/2115151, and this one, https://musescore.com/user/7921146/scores/3759431 which is my second full orchestra, which I wrote when I was 11. I listen to Classical music mostly, and basically anything before 1980. I can tell you with absolute certainty(that means it is a fact to anyone who knows anything about music theory) that music has been getting simpler past that point, and due to the development of new technologies less is required of the musician themselves. In a nutshell, music has been getting simpler, less involved, and less talent and/or skill is required from the musicians since that point, and has only been getting progressively worse. So anything where the musician is actually playing an instrument and displaying a certain amount of musical skill and creativity is what I listen to. I cant choose my favorite composer, because I love them all, and my three favorite bands, in no particular order are The Beatles, Yes, and The Moody Blues.