I grew up learning and performing classical music. My favorite pieces to play before I began composing my own, were classical pieces. When I was 7 or 8, my dad took me to a classical piano concert. At that time, I thought it was one of the most boring activities I had ever been to. It wasn’t until I was older that I began to actually appreciate listening to classical music.
Here are songs I love playing. As you might notice, I like music of the romantic era the most:
Here are songs I love listening to. Most are performed by my favorite voilinist, Itzhak Perlman: