Cyril Haearn wrote:What, you play an instrument too?
I find conductors interesting, they may not be able to play an instrument, or not all of them, but they direct those who can
Visited an exhibition of Dirigierstaebe, conductor's batons a while ago
I play the 'cello. It's my main hobby when the weather is bad
Most conductors play an instrument at some level. The vast majority started out playing something.
I like all sorts of music, medieval, baroque, classical, modern, rock, prog rock, blues, blue grass, heavy metal, etc. I'm not too keen on country western as a genre, though I occasionally come across country songs that I like.
I guess the music that I own is mostly made of Classical and Romantic, blues, folk, folk-rock, and rock, with a smattering grunge, metal, prog rock, medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque.
My favourite compser is Grieg.
Of course, everyone has different taste about such things. I don't think it matters much if someone likes or doesn't like a particular type of music. There will always be people who appreciate it at some level, even some of the weird minimalist things. But we should respect others' taste and opinions.
“In some ways, it is easier to be a dissident, for then one is without responsibility.”
― Nelson Mandela, Long Walk to Freedom