At 16, I collected 78 rmp, Clsssical music records. I often found them at Good Will Stores. They came in big, heavy, platters housed in a binder with brown paper sleeves. I played them on my parent's record player console. At 17 I bought myself a ticket to attend a concert at the Kennedy Ctr. in Wash. DC. I went by myself and listened to "Pathétique" Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6, I'll never forget it.
Ever Since then, I've loved classical music. But it has always taken a back seat, because it was not very popular in my circles, and of the "bulk" to listen, house them, and collect them. Ten platters for one single full concert.
Nevertheless, I love the original vinyl recordings of performances by the likes of Glenn Gould, Yo-Yo Ma, Andres Segovia, Van Cliburn, and on and on... Curious to know what classical music you're currently listening to.