My mom listens to a lot of classical. When I was little I was exposed to it a lot in the car and at home. We, as a family, went to see the chamber orchestra when I was roughly 8, and I dug it.
I really like classical music, just the big names like bach, beethoven, mozart etc. theres something about it that grounds/centers me, maybe it was the young exposure. I have the classical station preset in my car, but I haven't bought any cause im not sure exactly what to get.
My gf and I went to see the chamber orchestra recently (she got tickets for free from her work). It was not "classical", but it was "contemporary" and i must say I hated it. I was falling asleep! It was bombastic and obnoxious! It was chunky with no emotion and no feel, just a bunch of notes. I cant remember the name of the composer, probably not worth mention his name anyway.
Choral music can be good, however I am no fan of opera.
I am attracted to music without lyrics in general...I can never understand what people are saying in their music anyway, its like an audible rorschach test.