Style/Classical/Recording/Artist

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Status: This is an official style guideline.

The Recording Artist field should contain the most important performers who appear on that specific recording, but it is acceptable that newly-created recordings have their artist information derived from a tracklist. Use a comma between multiple artists.

Note that this field is just a summary. To credit performers properly, you should always link the performers to the appropriate recordings using Advanced Relationships.

  • If the release lists all performers who appear on the release, be careful to only add performers who actually contributed to the specific recording.
  • If no performer info can be found, use special artist [unknown].

Examples

Cello Suite no. 4 in E-flat major, BWV 1010: I. Prelude Pau Casals

Sonata no. 1 in G major, op. 78: II. Adagio פנחס צוקרמן, Daniel Barenboim

Symphony no. 2 in D major, op. 43: IV. Finale. Allegro moderato Boston Symphony Orchestra, Sir Colin Davis

Concierto de Aranjuez: I. Allegro con spirito Julian Bream, Melos Chamber Orchestra, Colin Davis

Lohengrin: Act III, Scene I. "Treulich geführt ziehet dahin" Konzertvereinigung Wiener Staatsopernchor, Rudolf Kempe, Wiener Philharmoniker


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