Beethoven Symphonies and Piano Sonatas are my favorite. Why do people not even give them a try? Headphones, crank up the volume, enjoy. 'Classical' is a tad bit of a misnomer. The reason why most people don't like it is because it takes some level of attention, knowledge, and focus to actually begin enjoying it. Take a music appreciation course (yale has one on youtube) and learn about the music a little...the genuis of the great composers and what the music actually consists of. I don't know why, but one day ten years ago I told myself 'why not' and put on a pair of headphones and began listening...not watching either. It was Beethoven's Seventh Symphony. I was bored out of my mind for about two minutes, then the first movements introduction ended, and the upbeat theme came in. Since then I've learned to play multiple instruments, and now am on piano and working with a music instructor on the instrument and theory. But you don't need to be a musician to appreciate. I'm not...I'm just an amateur fan that wanted to learn more. My favorite courses were meant for non-musicians and taught me enough. I play to learn more about the music I love...and I listen to hours of it weekly. It has the power to heal...to make you reflect, and can be far more exciting than the same cheesy electonic beat over and over...or same four chords thrashed on a guitar while someone for whatever reason screams into a microphone. Don't get me wrong, I like that stuff sometimes too....I listen to the music I'm talking about in a different context for different reasons. If anyone is interested, I can easily make a 'listening list' and post it with my recommendations....along with some suggestions on if someone wants to learn more about it. Beethoven's Third, the mighty Eroica. Always a good place to start. How to listen: with headphones, moderately loud, with an open mind if its not your usual cup of tea.