Not many classical fans here then ...
L'Oiseau-Lyre recording by Joshua Rifkin of Bach Cantata BWV 106 'Gottes Zeit ist die allerbeste Zeite' - vocal clarity to die for
Valois recording by the Vegh Quartet of Beethoven String Quartet no 10 in E Flat Op74 - the opposite of beautiful just as Beethoven intended
L'Oiseau-Lyre recording of Dowland Second Booke of Songs 1600 by The Consort of Musicke - 'I saw my Lady Weep' is gobsmacking
Harmonia Mundi recording by Boston Museu Trio of the Buxtehude Op1 chamber sonatas - there in the room
EMI recording (the later stereo one) of Elisabet Scharzkopf (with Szell + Philarmonia Orchestra) singing Richard Strauss's Four Last Songs - nothing more needs to be said about this recording
Speakers - 'RFC' Tannoy Canterburys with custom crossovers; Amp - Radford STA100; Preamp - EAR 912; Vinyl: Thorens TD124 MkII with Ikeda IT345-CR1 and Ortofon 309 Limited tonearms; Cartridges: Miyajima Kansui, Zero Mono and Premium 78, Ikeda 9TT, Ortofon SPU Royal N and SPU Mono GM MkII, and GE VX II vintage mono; phono stage and SUT from EAR 912; Esoteric Sound Re-Equalizer for early mono and 78; Digital: Audio Note CDT2/II transport and RPI2 with HifiBerry Digi+ board, heavily upgraded Audio Note Kit DAC.
'Wer nicht liebt Wein, Weib und Gesang der ist ein Narr sein Leben lang.'