Enough Stravinsky already!

Rather than curating their station properly, these days Radio 3 programmers just shuffle the complete works

Given the abstract, ethereal nature of the object of their passion, I've always found it somewhat strange that music fans are such hoarders. A good song, whether by Schumann or Sade, can fill anything from two minutes to a whole day. I even spent a whole week listening to nothing but a single Nocturne by Fauré (and, of course, to the cries of my then partner to play something else) and never once did I tire of its rich, undulating textures. Yet whether they chose to line their walls, haphazardly carpet their floors, or simply stuff more digits into creaking hard drives, music lovers just love to squirrel away as much as possible...

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