I was preconditioned to love the piano. It's all in the gene, you might say. 3 members in my family plays the piano real well. Me? I learned a few years & gave up. I hate practicing the scales! Just too monotonous for me. However, I love hearing from those who have managed to accomplish the impossible of sitting at the keyboards for hours. What I failed to learn on the piano, I did it well on the computer keyboard though ;-) For classical music, I like listening to Yundi Li & Lang Lang. For new age, I love hearing David Foster & Giovanni Marradi.
I must say I didn't come to love the violin until Secret Garden & Vanessa Mae. I'm not sure why either. As far as classical music goes, I like Toccata & Fugue. I think it probably has something to do with the organ element. I progressed from piano to the organ in my childhood. It's a lot more fun.
See the full review, "The Violin, The Soul".
Harp is flow. Very fluid, feminine & simply heavenly. Harp relaxes the being and revitalizes the soul. The sound is clear, reminds me of the forest, a stream and far far away from the rest of the world.
Organ is an experience, it demands your attention. I think perhaps that's why I liked it. It may be a little loud for some people but when played right, it's thunderous & one simply cannot ignore it! No way you could fall asleep when the organ is playing :-)
Flute is not a major musical instrument, yet it has its place in Classical as well as Modern days music. Flute transcends place and time. It takes us away from the city to the starry nights in the valley of Grand Canyon. It is magical!
Panpipes remind me of Peru and Machu Picchu. It is associated with the Andes & the most beautiful music has touched my life even before I set foot in Peru. Yours too! Remember El Condor Pasa? Beautiful music from the most beautiful part of the world!