I grew up on Rock and Roll, or at least, got older, but I have learned to enjoy classical music over the last ten years. I really enjoy Tchaikovsky especially the 6th symphony( just don't know how to spell his name, or much else for that matter), and some of Carl Orfs cantatas, some Mozart, and even a little Wagner. Wagner was a little harder!
The question I have is, what other recommendations would you have for classical music that is active and involving? I'm sure someone will take exception to the phrasing, but my intentions are honorable.