I can't be the only person who has reached a fairly advanced age and has realised that there are notable gaps in my musical knowledge/experience. My teens and student years coincided with Glock ruling the BBC and Thurston Dart and others like him ruling the education world. If music between 1860 and 1910 existed, it certainly wasn't recognised as a part of any curriculum I ever studied (with a few exceptions like Verdi and Wagner.) In the decades since my full-time education stopped I have filled some gaps: Mahler for example - but serious omissions remain.
A composer I know nothing about (and who does not feature at all in my extensive CD collection) is Bruckner. There, I've said it! How embarrassing! My question is: where do I start? With the symphonies, I suppose, but in numerical order? - or is there a more obvious one to tackle first?
My next question is: do others have similar blind-spots? If so, what?