Well, it has been an eye-opener. I finally have equipment that is revealing just how poor my old "Music Club" Classical CDs really are. I always suspected they weren't the best, but now I can hear the flaws in the sound quality. Worse, the arrangements were never great in the first place.
So that being said, what are some good albums to pick up to renew my classical collection. First I want to find newer/better versions of the usual crowd-pleasers like:
Vivaldi's Four Seasons
Bach's Violin 1 and 2, Cello Suite 1
Rossini's William tell Overture
Wagner's Ride of the Valkyries
Then I need to expand into things I haven't heard over and over...