A true appreciation for classical music has always eluded me. Yes, there are certain composers–Mozart, Beethoven, Bach–whose works I can identify and even enjoy in small doses. But as for immersing myself in the music in same way I do with modern stuff, well, let’s just say my attention wanders too far before the penny drops.
I realize that this is a failing, a blot on my moral character and probably symptomatic of a greater neurological problem. Perhaps it’s because I wasn’t brought up with classical music in the house. Or maybe it’s because I never had anyone to force me to listen while patiently explaining the music to me.
Or maybe it’s because classical music has never been presented like this before. You may find yourself suddenly engaged. Roll over Beethoven, indeed.