- Beethoven’s Violin Concerto – especially the recording by Anne-Sophie Mutter with Leonard Bernstein conducting.
- Beethoven’s symphonies – particularly numbers 1, 2 and 4.
- Mozart’s Requiem
- Anything by Johann Sebastian Bach, including the Cello Suites, the English Suites and French Suites (both for piano), and the Well-Tempered Clavier.
- Anything by Chopin – especially played by Evgeny Kissin, and the soundtrack to “The Pianist” by Roman Polanski.
- Music by Schubert, including Symphony No. 8 (one of my all-time favorites), the Trout Quintet, and his compostitions for piano.
- Keith Jarrett’s “Suites for Keyboard” by Handel, and his more contemporary recording entitled: “The Melody at Night, with You”.
- Van Morrison: Avalon Sunset, Hymns to the Silence (2 discs), Greatest Hits Vol. 1 & 2.
- World Music: Peaceful Planet (compilation), Gotan Project, discs by Putamayo, discs by Buddha Bar.
- Native American music including “Canyon Trilogy” by R. Carlos Nakai.
- Guitar music by artists such as Strunz and Farrar, Carlos Lopez (modern masters), and Segovia (classical master).
Erik Satie’s music.
I listen to rock, rap, jazz and folk from time to time, but prefer classical music for working and getting lost in time and my studio.