Frank and Nancy Sinatra listening to records in the den of their Hasbrouck Heights home, April 1943. All the visible records on the shelf are classical music by various composers including Wagner, Tchaikovsky, Ravel, Respighi, Korsakov, Rachmaninoff, Debussy, and Sibelius. At the time Sinatra was educating himself on the classical genre, and it ended up becoming his favorite. He rarely played any other kind of music in his home and it largely informed his own work. His personal favorites were Puccini and Verdi. Photo by Herbert Gehr for Life magazine.