I always thought I should like classical music. Whenever a part of a classical song plays on a movie, TV, or radio I always think it sounds awesome, and that I should try exploring the genre more. I particularly like the sound of piano and violin, and love modern music that incorporates them. However, whenever I try downloading the occasional classical track, or pick-up a cheap "best of classical" type CD, I'm always disappointed. Usually the recording quality is very poor, or the music isn't quite what I was looking for. I think that I just don't know enough about the genre to know where to start.
Anyways, I was hoping you could point me in the direction of a few good classical (it doesn't even have to be old-classical, just good classical-style music using piano/violin/orchestra type instruments) CD's I could buy, preferably off Amazon. Please don't point me to downloads, as I'm currently at a remote location using satellite internet, and it is so unbelievably slow (~3 kbps) and unreliable, that it would literally take me overnight to download just one song (if it didn't time out first). Anyway, thanks for your help.