We talk of keeping or deleting forum entries, but the worth of a database like audiofile constitutes the live links. There are relatively few. If Saint-SaŽns is important, please upload his best works.
If the list is intimidating to newcomers, let's guide these people through it. These would help:
-A list of essential classical for Hessians, if possible with reviews like this
-Ordering the audiofile list by style period
-Doing away with the irrelevant. We don't need 3rd rate music if 1st & 2nd rate allow for a lifetime of musical explorations.
As an aside, this made me think of the 'Genealogy of Metal' compilation from 2005 or so, which featured a bold selection of music i would've never heard if it wasn't for that comp. There was one of the few exciting Telemann pieces, and an awesome a capella renaissance madrigal (?). I'd like to hear that one again.