|Copley Arms, Hessenford (1959 - 1963)|
The background music they tended to play was light classical, so over the years I must have absorbed lots of pieces without realising. One thing I did know was that I HATED opera!
|Cornish Inn (1971 - 1983)|
Following on from that I started to explore the full operas and began to enjoy the music. At the same time, listening to more challenging orchestral music gradually because easier and more rewarding.
|Gustav Mahler (1860 - 1911)|
The following link isn't to an opera. But is the sort of music which I'd have found far too heavy and challenging when in my teens.
From Classic fm is A detailed explanation of how Mahler’s Symphony No. 2 is a heart-shattering work of genius
Read more at http://www.classicfm.com/composers/mahler/guides/symphony-no-2-genius/#IkTXbCDYrHvfahfe.99