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<small>[[Style Guideline]] > [[Classical Style Guide]] > Classical Release Artist Style </small>
  
<ul><li style="list-style-type:none">[[Image:Attention.png]] ''This [[Style Guideline|StyleGuideline]] applies to [[Classical Style Guide| classical music]] only. For popular music see the [[Release Artist Style|ReleaseArtistStyle]].''  
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'''''Style for determining Release Artists on *classical* Releases'''''
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<ul><li style="list-style-type:none">{i} '''Status:''' ''This is the currently official version of the Classical Release Artist Style. See the [http://wiki.musicbrainz.org/ClassicalReleaseArtistStyle Wiki Page] for the latest (but not always official) evolutions of this page.'' [[Image:Attention.png]] ''This [[Style Guideline|StyleGuideline]] applies to [[Classical Style Guide| classical music]] only. For popular music see the [[Release Artist Style|ReleaseArtistStyle]].''  
 
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* (No exception made for Classical Arrangements that are not "Covers") [[Classical Release Artist Style#nocovers|v]]  
 
* (No exception made for Classical Arrangements that are not "Covers") [[Classical Release Artist Style#nocovers|v]]  
  
This is an [[Official Style Guideline|OfficialStyleGuideline]]  
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This is an [[Official Style Guideline|OfficialStyleGuideline]].
  
 
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In cases where a release features a single performer or group and contains works from multiple composers, that performer or group may be designated the [[Release Artist|ReleaseArtist]], with each [[Track Artist|TrackArtist]] assigned to the appropriate composer.  
 
In cases where a release features a single performer or group and contains works from multiple composers, that performer or group may be designated the [[Release Artist|ReleaseArtist]], with each [[Track Artist|TrackArtist]] assigned to the appropriate composer.  
<ul><li style="list-style-type:none">Examples: [http://test.musicbrainz.org/release/8e18c6f3-cdec-4f60-a2bc-e5105c9edbf9.html Favorite Encores (feat. piano: Vladimir Horowitz)] [http://musicbrainz.org/release/d2a0f1ed-87da-4838-9d4c-5c5bfcf99ef0.html Black Angels (Kronos Quartet)] [http://musicbrainz.org/release/f2a2a7a1-e8a9-4010-b238-d3d2382cec51.html Passion of Callas (disc 1)] However, on a release like [http://musicbrainz.org/album/0736d1a9-d49d-49c5-bd9b-9ccbe9fc296e.html 3 Masses of the 20th Century (Mikaeli Kammarkör, Anders Eby)] there is no clear choice for primary performer.  It must remain under [[Various Artists|VariousArtists]].  
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<ul><li style="list-style-type:none">Examples: [http://test.musicbrainz.org/release/8e18c6f3-cdec-4f60-a2bc-e5105c9edbf9.html Favorite Encores (feat. piano: Vladimir Horowitz)] [http://musicbrainz.org/release/d2a0f1ed-87da-4838-9d4c-5c5bfcf99ef0.html Black Angels (Kronos Quartet)] [http://musicbrainz.org/release/f2a2a7a1-e8a9-4010-b238-d3d2382cec51.html Passion of Callas (disc 1)] However, on a release like [http://musicbrainz.org/album/0736d1a9-d49d-49c5-bd9b-9ccbe9fc296e.html 3 Masses of the 20th Century (Mikaeli Kammarkör, Anders Eby)] there is no clear choice for primary performer.  It must remain under [[Various Artists|VariousArtists]].  
 
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'''Important notes:'''  
 
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# Do not create new Artists for performer collaborations (such as "Herbert von Karajan & The Berlin Philharmonic.")
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# Do not create new Artists for performer collaborations (such as "Herbert von Karajan & The Berlin Philharmonic.")  
# Also, do not use this style for conductors who are also composers (such as Leonard Bernstein or Pierre Boulez.)  
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# Also, do not use this style for conductors who are also composers (such as Leonard Bernstein or Pierre Boulez.)  
# This recital style does not apply to releases with works by only one composer (such as [http://musicbrainz.org/release/a8e3a35f-6046-4b23-a98e-b6fd01244ebf.html Sole e Amore (Kiri Te Kanawa)]), however much they might emphasize the performer.  
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# This recital style does not apply to releases with works by only one composer (such as [http://musicbrainz.org/release/a8e3a35f-6046-4b23-a98e-b6fd01244ebf.html Sole e Amore (Kiri Te Kanawa)]), however much they might emphasize the performer.  
  
 
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Revision as of 21:49, 12 December 2006

Style Guideline > Classical Style Guide > Classical Release Artist Style

Style for determining Release Artists on *classical* Releases

The ClassicalStyleGuide states that the ReleaseArtist of a classical Release should always be either the composer or (in releases with multiple composers) VariousArtists, never the performer. However, we make the following exceptions:

  • Mixed recitals by a performer or group v
  • Classical "Covers" v
  • (No exception made for Classical Arrangements that are not "Covers") v

This is an OfficialStyleGuideline.

Mixed recitals by a performer or group

In cases where a release features a single performer or group and contains works from multiple composers, that performer or group may be designated the ReleaseArtist, with each TrackArtist assigned to the appropriate composer.

Important notes:

  1. Do not create new Artists for performer collaborations (such as "Herbert von Karajan & The Berlin Philharmonic.")
  2. Also, do not use this style for conductors who are also composers (such as Leonard Bernstein or Pierre Boulez.)
  3. This recital style does not apply to releases with works by only one composer (such as Sole e Amore (Kiri Te Kanawa)), however much they might emphasize the performer.

Classical "Covers"

In releases where classical works are arranged, remixed, or otherwise substantially modified by the primary performer, that performer should be designated as ReleaseArtist. The composer(s) should be attributed only by AdvancedRelationships of the ComposerRelationshipType either to the whole album (if there is only one composer), or the individual tracks (if there are several composers).

(Classical Arrangements that are not "Covers")

In the above examples the artists consistently transform works into their own style. However, Classical performers also occasionally arrange or "transcribe" a work so that they may perform it in a straightforward manner, possibly alongside other works that have not been arranged. An example would be

Also, when one composer has arranged a work by another, one would use the same plan:



References