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From 'Getting Technical With...' column, BBC Music Magazine, Vol. 21 No. 1 =
BBC Music Magazine: What kind of MP3 player do you use?
Stephen Hough: I've switched from Blackberry to iPhone, so now I'll have do=
wnloads on iTunes that I haven't had access to before. But generally, I pre=
fer not to listen to a lot of music when I'm on the move; I think it's more=
important to have silence so that when music appears, it's actually someth=
BBC MM: We hear you're a fan of the CD. Isn't it time to swap CD's for down=
Hough: I'm waiting for the ideal situation to have all my music in a virtua=
l place. When iPods become large enough, then I may look at converting my e=
ntire CD library to downloads. In the meantime, there is a permanence about=
classical music, something precious about it that makes me want to be able=
literally to hold on to it.
BBC MM: But isn't it easier to choose music from an iTunes playlist, rather=
than searching through discs?
Hough: Yes, but you can get to the point where you have too much choice. If=
I had every piece of classical music ever written available at the touch o=
f the button, then I would become so weary of it I would probably never wan=
t to listen to it again.
// I hope Steve de Mena doesn't have a conniption reading this!! :-)