From Renaissance to Baroque, Classical, Romantic*, and 20th Century/Modern (post WW2) what do you consider to be each period's finest music?
I can't offer anything for renaissance as I haven't heard enough to make an informed choice.
Baroque. JS Bach Brandenburg Concertos.
Classical. Mozart 'Jupiter' Symphony.
Romantic. Beethoven 14th String Quartet.
20th Century/Modern. Elgar Enigma Variations.
*I will arbitrarily place the start of the romantic period at 1820.