My father has always loved his record collection. Some of my earliest memories are the records he played whenever he had some leisure time. (I’ll date myself. The earliest were 78s, for whatever it’s worth.) He loves classical music and the popular music of his generation–mostly big band jazz. Since I grew up with those sounds in the house–if not constantly, then very frequently–I suspect that’s why I grew up loving classical music and big band jazz.
What about other classical music lovers–and lovers of popular music from before your own generation? How did you come to love it? From hearing in throughout childhood, or some other way?