Pliable from The Overgrown Path asked a question awhile back that set me to thinking: What was the first classical record you bought?
It was an album by Artur Rubinstein. I think it was titled "My Favourite Chopin" or something along those lines. I suppose I was 11 or so at the time.
But the first recording that I can remember listening to in childhood, and which I nearly wore out, was one of those "100 greatest piano works of all time" type of albums. What I remember loving on that record was the "Scherzo" from Litolff's fourth piano concerto. On the "B aide" was an excerpt from Richard Addinsell's "Warsaw Concerto". I think the pianist in the Addinsell was Leonard Pennario. But I'm probably wrong about that.
Wonder how all that warped my aesthetic sensibilities? Don't bother answering....