Why Musicians Need Silence in an Always-Connected World

The Internet has changed the way artists work. Just a few years ago a classical pianist working on a Liszt Sonata, for example, had two options if he wanted to hear it. He could go out and buy a CD or go to a concert. Now he can listen to 20 performances through a quick search on YouTube or Spotify. Surely this must change the way creative people absorb and reproduce culture? Pianist Stephen Hough talks about the challenges for musicians in the age of social media and instant messaging.

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