I find my self wanting to start exploring classical music more. What I have... Beethoven Symphonies No.4 & No.5 / Edgemont Overture New York Philharmonic - Leonard Bernstein Sony Classical - Bernstein Century series - SMK 63079 Beethoven Symphonies No.6 & No.8 / King Stephen Overture New York Philharmonic - Leonard Bernstein Sony Classical - Bernstein Century series - SMK 60557 ...I don't know if these are considered good performances or poor. Holst's The Planets has been recommended to me and that's what got this search started. I figured if I'm going to explore I'm not going to do it with just one work. What I'm looking for is some guidance. Every time I start looking at titles I get lost. There must be hundreds of CDs out there for each work by each composer. Each conducted by someone different & performed by a different orchestra. I don't know what's good & what's crap. Some things I'd like to check out... Holst's The Planets Some Wagner Some Dvorak Some Bach Some Mozart Some Vivaldi Some Mahler Some Tchaikovsky and whatever else I haven't thought of What I don't want is stuff like... Boffing to Bach Making it to Mozart and that type of stuff. I tried that route a few years ago and decided it's not the way for me to pursue it. Not looking for just Symphonies, but also Concerto's and stuff. I can't tell you much of what I like. While I like all of what I have right now I probably like the 5th the best. It's got nice string & horn parts. Bold and powerful. Hot & energetic. If someone would be so kind as to point me in a direction that would be great. I should mention that I have both BMG & Colombia House memberships to finish up so if anyone knows of anything to be had there so much the better. Thanks In Advance.