I have barely made a dent in it. Listened to all the Beethoven, Mozart, and some of the Tchaikovsky, Brahms, and Bruckner discs. Pretty satisfied with the recordings so far. Though not familiar enough with them yet to make any claims as to which in particular are extra special or anything. but it very nice to have all the symphonies by most major composers all in one place.
The Planets was the first classical work that really clicked with me in a big way so I have a lot of fondness for it.
>Elaborate if it's not too embarrassing
Haha it's kind of embarrassing but i still feel the same way.
-opens with a bang and what amounts to a hit single with "mars"
-could easily separate into 2 sides with the firs side being the more "acessible side" with mars, venus, mercury, and jupiter. and the 2nd side being the "deep cuts" with Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune.
-the suite structure makes it feel like individual songs sequenced like an concept album rather than the typical classical structures for longer multi-part works.
-some of it is almost a drum kit and a few guitars away from being prog. The Dutoit version especially gives me that vibe which is part of why I like it so much.
-fade outs and a quiet finale is a common rock album trait
There were some other things as well, but I dont remember them all.