Widor and Respighi
This week I am recommending another classical piece, but something a little different from the usual classics. This Hyperion CD includes Charles-Marie Widor's Symphony No. 5 in F Minor, Mystique Op. 87 and March Pontificale from the first symphony. If you do not like organ music, pass on this recommendation. While I am not a huge fan of the organ I do make an exception for certain parts of this CD. Look around on Amazon and see if you can find these pieces on a CD with higher recommendations.
Since Widor may be at one extreme of your classical listening tastes, I am including another CD recommendation and it is Ottorino Respighi's Pines of Rome, The Birds, and Fountains of Rome. This Telarc CD features the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra conducted by Louis Lane. Pines of Rome etc. is a "must have" in any classical library.
Photograph: Bryce Canyon, Utah – USA