This may have been done before, but I'd like to start a thread wherein you can pick any composer, but you must choose just one recording to take to your "desert island" to represent him/her.
Play as many times as you want, but please only do one composer / one recording for each individual post.
I'll start it off:
No vocal music here, unfortunately, but I'd still opt for this set personally if I had to take only one Wagner recording. (And, if you insist on making me take only one LP of the 3 in this set, it would be the one with the Overtures to Rienzi and The Flying Dutchman and the Faust Overture.)