I hear his stuff in elevators, right?
I never have.
Heard his stuff in elevators, that is.
I’ve never really dug his stuff, although I do respect it. More because he helped to propagate some important ideas in European music at the time: larger orchestras, writing for the iinstruments more aggressively and using “ugly” notes (notes which were avoided before because they’re outside of the “pretty” range) and organizing a multi-movement symphony around leitmotifs.