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.


Why on earth would someone want a gun that can fire 11 rounds a second !!!

Pure madness. The usual "man thing" mines is bigger than yours.

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Len your Bach on the lute was lovely, I used to play that on the guitar and let me tell you it was not at all easy.

Petra Poláčková performs "Chaconne" from Violin Partita No. 2 in D Minor, BWV 1004, by J.S. Bach - YouTube

I'm sorry I couldn't get the video to appear on this you tube video to appear on this post but have a listen to this lady play th Bach Chaconne in D minor on an augmented guitar , it is stunning to hear.

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