So, contrived playback of manipulated and adulterated recordings is preferable to music played live? Actually, most recorded music is nowhere near a live performance. It’s to some extent constructed in a recording studio, and has been since my multi-tracking was introduced.
“Completely uncompressed music would sound lifeless and boring to most listeners”. Yikes! Try telling that to the folks at STS Digital who are busy making their extended dynamic experience records, tapes, and CDs.