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.

You should hear the acoustics rv !jim, I have heard them and they are indeed wonderful .
The Pavane has at least a hundred clips on you tube of various combos for the spell-binder .
Here is my choice , one instrument playing some of the most spellbinding music I have ever heard .
Hint, use best headphones.
Speaking of Richter and Ravel , , ,
Now listening to Richter/Kagan/Gutman
Franck and Ravel Trios
It does not get any better
True ,jcazador,I listen to the Ravel A minor on idagio.Wanted my own but 60$ + for a new one .The Music from Mahlboro  Laredo/lLaredo/Solow at 12 bucks is pretty good
but below  Richter etc .