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.

Benjamin Grosvenor
Now listening to his "This and That" cd.
The 2 Scarlotti sonatas are as fine as anything ever.
The 2 Chopin Nocturnes are lovely (no surprise).
The other pieces (Kapustin and Moszkowsky) are not to my taste.
The label says "Bowers and Wilkins Music Club 7"

So thanks Jim (I think it was you) for recommending Grosvenor.

Jeremy  yes it was me who recommended Grosvenor, I think he is a very fine young pianist and he has a really bright future.

I hope all my friends on Audiogon have a really lovely Christmas.
twoleftears, I highly recommend the Giuliani/Vienna Bruckner 7.  Best performance of it I have ever heard on recordings. 
I heard the LA  Symphony do the Vaughn Williams 6th  yesterday .
First time I ever heard it , very interesting but must be hellish to play !

+1 on Guiliani's Bruckner 7. My favorite. I'm fond of his 9th as well. Try to hear it.

++1 on older recommendation of Rana’s performance of Bach’s Goldbergs.