In many ways, classical and pop composers are really after the same thing: to communicate emotion to an audience. Sometimes I play a recording of the Prokofiev Third Piano Concerto for my kids (ages 15, 13, and 10) and they love it. The other day we were listening to it as we were driving to a restaurant and we got to the restaurant halfway into the first movement. I was about to turn off the car and one of my kids said, “Wait, Dad, the ‘drop’ is about to happen.” The drop is a term they use in pop music when there is a long build to a climax and then the main theme comes back. So I suppose just about every classical composer knew that by creating sections and building tension and eventually leading back to the theme, they were creating a drop that would last for centuries.