I've decided to spend the month of January devoting all of my serious listening time to Bach.
I'm starting with The Art of Fugue. I started out somewhat cold toward, but I listened to the Emerson String Quartet and Evgeni Koroliov (solo piano) recordings earlier today, and they're both stunning. I'm listening to the Rinaldo Alessandrini/Concerto Italiano now and it's fantastic as well (more than any other piece of music, it's bringing be around on the harpsichord, which I've never really liked before now). I also have Helmut Walcha on organ and Delme Quartet recordings of it. I might ditch the Delme because I'm pretty sure I like the Emerson String Quartet better. I'm waiting until I know the piece better to tackle the Walcha, because right now when I listen to Bach's organ music, it tends to start becoming white noise to me after about 20-30 minutes. I'm hoping this piece will do for me with organ what it did with harpsichord, but I think I'll need to know it better so that I can more clearly follow it.
You'll warm up to it.