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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It sounds fine on my rig.
YMMV
Guess so.

This is a piece of his that got me long ago, lyrics are taken from a Great American novel.
https://youtu.be/Un7l-CxvdEg?t=1

"A Death in the Family" by James Agee.

Schubert, your statement that our genre chooses us, as opposed to we choosing our genre has been verified.
Living Stereo records with Reiner
@rvpiano My father's Living Stereo: Reiner pressings are in a class of their own, and that type of sound is lost in many modern vinyl recordings.
Schubert, your statement that our genre chooses us, as opposed to we choosing our genre has been verified.
This is exactly what the great poet Holderlin describe in his essay about "poetic experience"...

Very deep reading for me.....