>Coming a bit late to this thread, and staying in the LP era, one recording
>that simply imprinted itself into my system from the very first hearing
>was the Mercury one Dorati and the London Symphony made of the Handel-Harty
>suites, both the Water Music and the Royal Fireworks.
>Sure, it's only marginally "Handel," but the horns are splendiferous.
>It's in very nice early stereo sound, and was later reissued as a Golden
>Import, but I have no idea if it ever came out in CD.
Indeed it did, coupled with Eine Kleine Nachtmusik and some minor Mozart.
The good news is that you can get it from Berkshire Record Outlet.