Music is an extremely powerful force. It can shape our emotions, give us release. We can relax with it, or go absolutely insane dancing around and singing off-key. A few bars, played on a violin, can ramp up the emotion of a scene in a film; be it sad or romantic.
My main musical tastes are for goth/metal/rock/punk. However, I was brought up listening to my parents music collection. They were teens in the 60s so I have a passion for the music of that period (as well as other things :-D ). Also from my Dad I gained a love of classical, opera, and musicals. My sister inspired an enjoyment of Ska and Two-Tone.
Whether you play, or listen, today is for indulging in your favourite music. I am currently listening to a classical concert by the Vienna Philharmonic.