User:Symphonick/unofficial csg release names
|Status: My research, questions & comments for the upcoming CSG for release & release groups. This is NOT a guideline.|
Composer as artist
The ReleaseArtist of a classical Release should always include the composer(s), except when "Various Artists" is used. See below.
Single composer, single work
Ludwig van Beethoven -
from PPC 8601
As with tracklists, use what's printed. In this case capitalization won't be an issue, because in the artist field we will get the name of the artist from the database:
Release title: Missa Solemnis Release artist: Ludwig van Beethoven / Jussi Björling
In release artist field, begin with composer & use a slash between the artists. Also only use artists printed on the front cover. In this case, there are more artists listed on the rear side of the case. Create links between recordings & the appropriate performers using Advanced Relationships.
LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN
mannion remmert taylor hauptmann
la chapelle royale • collegium vocale gent
orchestre des champs-élysées
from HMX 2901557
A different release of the same work. More performers are listed on the cover:
Release title: Missa Solemnis Release artist: Ludwig van Beethoven / Orchestre des Champs-Élysées / La Chapelle Royale / Collegium Vocale Gent / Philippe Herreweghe
After composer; orchestra/choir, conductor & lastly soloists. This time I had to fix capitalization; don't enter all caps or no caps-titles.
from CHAN 9052
For the title, fixing caps & errors, joining multiple works with a slash as in multipletitlestyle.
Release title: Symphonie Fantastique / Le Corsaire Release artist: Hector Berlioz / Kungliga Filharmoniska Orkestern / Геннадий Николаевич Рождественский
In the artist field the name will be the current version of the artist in MusicBrainz.
Janáček String Quartets 1 & 2
Dvořák from Cypresses
New Helsinki Quartet
from apex 0927 40603 2
Use a slash between multiple composers, just as with other performers:
Release title: Janáček: String Quartets 1 & 2 / Dvořák: from Cypresses Release artist: Leoš Janáček / Antonín Dvořák / New Helsinki Quartet
But now we must add the composers to the title, or it could be unclear who wrote what.
- Use the printed version of the composer's name in the title, don't for instance change scripts.
The same principle applies for 3 composers and so on, but see below for information about when to use "Various Artists".
Two Wedding Cantatas BWV 202 & 210
Zwei Hochzeitskantaten BWV 202 & 210
Weichet nur, betrübte Schatten / O holder Tag, erwünschte Zeit
from Brilliant Classics 93102/117
Two... and Zwei... are actually printed in all caps but with a bigger font for all beginning letters.
As with tracklists, just choose one language per release. Entered in English:
Release title: Two Wedding Cantatas BWV 202 & 210 Weichet nur, betrübte Schatten / O holder Tag, erwünschte Zeit Release artist: Johann Sebastian Bach
The quotes are only available in German, so that's what we use.
When dealing with "samplers" & some compilations, we can't add every possible performer or composer in the artist field. But again, use what's printed on the front cover.
For example Naxos Ten Years of Success.
Here we are clearly dealing with an "Various Artists"-release:
Release title: Ten Years of Success Release artist: Various Artists
But mostly there will be one or more performer to use:
ADAM · ALABIEFF · DELL'ACQUA · DELIBES · GLIÈRE · RACHMANINOFF · PROCH · STRAUSS
The Art of Coloratura • Kunst der Koloratur • L'Art de la coloratura
Kurt Eichhorn Dirigent
Too many composers here, only performers in the artist field:
Release title: Kunst der Koloratur Release artist: Edita Gruberová / Kurt Eichhorn / Radio-Sinfonieorchester Stuttgart
Don't add "Various Artists" for the composers who are not listed on the cover.
Will in many cases have the same name and artists as the release. But since there can be more than one release in a single releasegroup, there are 2 potential issues:
- an original release and a reissue can have different titles
- the releases within a release group can have different languages, we must choose one for the group name
Use the title of the first release (OriginalData), or the earliest release available in the release group.
This is tricky... First release? Chances are it's an international relase... Use English? What if we can only choose between German or French? Recording country? Suggestions?
- never use the language of a pseudo-release for the release group.