So, I'm on something of a journey through classical music.
Started as a teenager with Vivaldi's four seasons because my friends and I thought it looked sophisticated (ha!). Got a box set of Beethoven symphonies and fell in love. Moved on to Mozart symphonies and piano sonatas.
In my 20s I enjoyed some Prokofiev and Bach particularly Glenn Gould's Goldberg Variations/preludes and fugues. Chopin also appeared.
Late 20s got lost in house music/britpop.
Early 30s returned to Beethoven but the late piano sonatas. Discovering Richard Strauss' 4 Last Songs through the proms felt like a major turning point. On to Brahms symphonies, so stirring and inspirational!
Elgar's Sea Pictures - what beauty!
Sibelius 1 and 2!
and now in my 40s, to cap it all, I have discovered the Mahler symphonies and it feels like a whole new world has opened up. Mahler seems to have everything.
I guess I've ended up here because none of my peer group share the interest.
So where next? What journeys have everyone else been on?