- Movie musical scores ("soundtracks")
- Solo piano or piano concertos.
- Female vocalists.
In the second category I like much, but not Valium-capsule music, or nambi-pambie nature soundtracks, e.g., waves hitting the shore, seagulls squawking, or whales mooing in the ocean.
In the third category, there are divas like the bluesy EmmyLou Harris, moody Celtic lasses, Puccini heroines, or Broadway musicals.
I do not listen to music dominated by electric bass guitars or any kind of thumpah thumpah ghetto crap. On the other hand Caribbean or Cuban music does interest me sometimes.
Classical music and operas interest me, but not gigantic Beethoven/Mahler type symphonies.
As someone who is impatient at doing internet searches, I will be grateful for any ideas.