Tracks in Classical Music?

Here's an LP dated 1986 of Benjamin Britten's Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings:

Do you see any track divisions on that groove? Or, rather, do you see a single, continuous stream of music? Obviously, groove density changes as the music loudness waxes and wanes, but there are no distinct 'tracks' physically made on that LP by deliberate sub-division of the music signal. One therefore listened to the work complete or not at all.

But what happened when Decca decided to release this exact same recording on CD? This:

It's now been turned into an 8 "track" piece. Why?!

Additionally, of course, even if an LP has visibly different 'regions' on its surface, switching between them is a painful matter of getting up, lifting the stylus and trying to drop it down in the correct place, without scratching things in the process: one tends not to bother! On CDs, however, it's a matter of pressing a numbered button on a remote to skip cleanly to that precise spot. So what might have been excused as a useful way of navigating through a CD containing multiple classical music compositions has, instead, morphed into a tool that lets you hunt-and-peck your way through a single composition with zero regard to the composer's intentions!

In short: Britten didn't write eight pieces and want them listened to independently. It's a single, published work of art. The LP makers got it right; the CD makers didn't.