So I decided that this year I'd start a classical music collection, CDs, Records, Dvds etc. And I decided that I'd organize all of the pieces I want to have in my collection into a list and go about buying every single one of them as time goes by. I'd like it if some of the forum members (You guys are still alive right?) would chime in with some of the pieces they think should be in my collection and what pianist/conductor etc. and why.
I.E. Rachmaninov 3rd Piano Concerto - 1930/Horowitz: Not only is it the first recording of the Rach 3, but it is also what many consider to be the greatest. Horowitz is at his best.
or Chopin Etudes - 2000s/Lugansky: Technically one of the greatest pianists alive today Lugansky shines with Chopin's Etudes with several noteworthy performances.
I'm interested to see what you guys think would make a good collection =) (This isn't piano exclusive, you can put in a Mahler symphony or a recorder concerto, as long as you think it deserves to be in a collection) After I flesh out my list a little bit more I'll post it on here.