About 6-7 years ago I started listening to classical music on NPR with religious diligence... not because I particularly liked classical music, but because I didn't. I didn't "get" it. What was the point? The message? If they rhythm was always changing and the mood was always shifting and you couldn't discern a story... what was the big deal? Do I have to like it just because it's old? What's the value? So I dedicated myself to figuring it out by listening to it.
After 6 solid years.... I get it.... And now I enjoy it.
It is truly an emotional art.