Digital media and the imposition of short attention spans. or not

The Reality-Based Community: Digital media again/still

you get the scherzo from this followed by the allegro from a completely different piece written by someone else fifty years earlier followed by the andante from a third, a completely indigestible, lunatic experience. I know this results from movements being put on CDs as separate tracks, and a misunderstanding of the law regarding how many “works” from a single CD they can stream in a day; what I can’t understand is how this ridiculous practice can survive: are there people out there now who listen to classical music a movement at a time?

Because for the tiny subset of people who like classical music they should assign some poor music lover to go through every CD in the world and decide which tracks should be played together when the issuers won’t…


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