As the thread title suggests, I am looking for well recorded/mastered orchestral CDs with a nice wide dynamic range (not compressed due to loudness wars) for something interesting/fun to listen to in between my usual stuff.
Are there any specific pressings/discs (CD only please) that you can recommend?
I was also considering buying some original soundtracks, as a lot of them have the film score on them, so they would me more "engaging" for the un-initiated, as way to "ease" myself into a different genre. My train of thought essentially thinks that OST recordings are the "pop" music of orchestral stuff.
Are there any audiophile grade OSTs available?
Also, other than OTS's, what would you recommend?