People are doing a ten top recordings thing in Facebook. Not sure I’ll be able to manage as many as ten – or fewer than 100. The trouble with ‘classical’ music is that you have to specify the performance. Anyway, you can see why I like this one: great cover art!
It’s Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau’s first recording (of three) of Bach, Cantatas 56 and 82, conducted Karl Ristenpart, oboe Hermann Töttcher, DGG 14 004 APM, 1951. That’s the original cover.
Bach, Sacred Cantatas, Harnoncourt/Leonhardt
Bach, Mass in Bmin, BWV 232, Collegium Vocale, Ghent, Philippe Herreweghe, 1989/2009 (that’s two recordings)
Gustav Mahler, Das Lied von der Erde, James King, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Leonard Bernstein, Vienna Philharmonic, Decca, 1966
Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, Missa Papae Marcelli, Peter Phillips, Tallis Scholars, 1980
Ludwig van Beethoven, String Quartet op. 130 in Bb, La Salle Quartet, DGG 2530 351, 1973
Joni Mitchell, Hejira, 1976
James McMurtry, Walk between the Raindrops, 1998
Ry Cooder, 1970