In the June 6, 2005 issue of "The New Yorker" (http://www.newyorker.com/
<http://www.newyorker.com/> ) there's an interesting and well written
article called "The Record Effect" by Alex Ross discussing the effects of
recording technology on how we listen to and hear music. It's a well
researched and thought-provoking piece-you might want to check it out.
Canadian Museum of Civilization