I'm a visual sort of person. But I also love music. I like to 'see' music. In fact, I can play by ear very well, and do it by visualising the music as colours, textures and shapes. I can hardly read music at all - certainly not fast enough to play it.
I teethed on Peter and the Wolf. I discovered Mozart through Mozart 40, Beethoven through Miguel Rios's Song of Joy and A Clockwork Orange, and Strauss through 2001 A Space Odyssey. An accelerated learning/teaching course introduced me to Bach and the Goldberg Varitions, and there was more Bach in The English Patient. Chopin has captured me recently from watching The Pianist.
So, I came in through the back (visual) door to classical music, but now I love it, and it's more than half of all the music I listen to.
Now, Lemony Snickett has written a sort of new Guide to the Orchestra. I will just have to get this book/ DVD for my great niece in London!
Thanks for sending this to me J!