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In Why Can’t Streaming Services Get Classical Music Right, Anastasia Tsioulcas describes how metadata makes classical (and jazz) music difficult to explore:

Say I want to hear Leonard Bernstein conducting Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9. Well, Bernstein recorded this symphony three different times — with the New York Philharmonic, the Vienna Philharmonic and also at a historic performance in 1989 in Berlin shortly after the fall of the Berlin Wall, with members of four different orchestras (the London Symphony Orchestra, the New York Philharmonic, the Kirov Orchestra from then-Leningrad and the Orchestre de Paris).