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.


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Just received set of 75 Bach cantatas conducted by Karl Richter on two Blu-ray discs in 24/192 resolution. Wonderful performances in crystal clear sound.
Extraordinary buy at $79.
@rvpiano Wow RV that's going to keep you busy during lockdown. I wish you well to enjoy them.
The cantatas are wonderful .If you are of a religious bent , fabulous .


If you have a good grasp of German as well , you listen to the greatest things ever written .
If anyone wants to help a old man cross the street, would someone(s)
explain to me what the Blue thing is and why it does what it does .
Thank you .
i’m not at all religious, but the cantatas are still very meaningful to me on a musical and spiritual level