Classical Music for Aficionados

I would like to start a thread, similar to Orpheus’ jazz site, for lovers of classical music.
I will list some of my favorite recordings, CDs as well as LP’s. While good sound is not a prime requisite, it will be a consideration.
  Classical music lovers please feel free to add to my lists.
Discussion of musical and recording issues will be welcome.

I’ll start with a list of CDs.  Records to follow in a later post.

Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique.  Chesky  — Royal Phil. Orch.  Freccia, conductor.
Mahler:  Des Knaben Wunderhorn.  Vanguard Classics — Vienna Festival Orch. Prohaska, conductor.
Prokofiev:  Scythian Suite et. al.  DG  — Chicago Symphony  Abbado, conductor.
Brahms: Symphony #1.  Chesky — London Symph. Orch.  Horenstein, conductor.
Stravinsky: L’Histoire du Soldat. HDTT — Ars Nova.  Mandell, conductor.
Rachmaninoff: Symphonic Dances. Analogue Productions. — Dallas Symph Orch. Johanos, cond.
Respighi: Roman Festivals et. al. Chesky — Royal Phil. Orch. Freccia, conductor.

All of the above happen to be great sounding recordings, but, as I said, sonics is not a prerequisite.

No doubt Noriega would have surrendered in minutes if he'd been subjected to a few bars of Bach or Mozart...

Today, the ensemble that decided to call itself The Rare Fruits Council, performing Biber's Harmonia Artificioso-Ariosa.  Delightful music.  But geez, when you achieve a revealing system, you start noticing little faults in the recording engineering.  This CD is excessively panned left and right, and doesn't convey a lot of stage depth.  Enjoyable nonetheless.
7-Eleven will chase more young people away than the homeless .
I have considerable experience with the homeless , you'd be surprised how many like classical .
Back on track?
Another CD of The Rare Fruits Council, Biber,Tam Aris Quam Aulis Servientes, sonatas for both alter and table.  Soundstage a little better, performance equally as good, music to me even more enjoyable.