User:Symphonick/unofficial csg release names

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Status: My research, questions & comments for the upcoming CSG for release & release groups. This is NOT a guideline.

The general guidelines for Release group names

The old CSGv2 release & releasegroup proposal

Featured artists

The ReleaseArtist of a classical Release should include the composer(s) & performers who are listed on the front cover. Except when "Various Artists" is used, see below.

Single artist

Not so common in classical, usually the composer + a couple of performers will be listed.

example from CLG 7102

Release title:   3 Violin Sonatas
Release artist:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

I had to fix capitalization; don't enter all caps or no caps-titles.

Multiple artists

missa solemnis
mannion remmert taylor hauptmann
la chapelle royale • collegium vocale gent
orchestre des champs-élysées
philippe herreweghe
from HMX 2901557

A vocal work will usually have more performers listed on the cover. Use a slash + spaces to separate artists. Most prominently featured artists first, then from top to bottom:

Release title:   Missa Solemnis
Release artist:  Philippe Herreweghe / Ludwig van Beethoven / Orchestre des Champs-Élysées / La Chapelle Royale / Collegium Vocale Gent / unfinished

Multiple composers

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 release 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".

Various Artists

When dealing with "samplers" & some compilations, we can't add every possible performer or composer in the artist field, even if they are listed 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:
The Art of Coloratura • Kunst der Koloratur • L'Art de la coloratura
Kurt Eichhorn Dirigent
Radio-Sinfonieorchester Stuttgart

Before NGS, this would have been a VA release, or possibly attributed only to Gruberová. Now we enter all performers in the artist field:

Release title:   Kunst der Koloratur
Release artist:  Edita Gruberová / Kurt Eichhorn / Radio-Sinfonieorchester Stuttgart
  • Don't add "Various Artists" in the artist field for the composers who are not listed on the cover.

Release title and language

Single language

If the title or list of works on the cover is only printed in one language, that's what we use for Release title. Even if the tracklist has multiple languages. The CLG 7102 Mozart violin sonatas above is an example of this. The tracklist is in both German and English, so if we enter the German version:

Release title:   3 Violin Sonatas
Tracklist:       1. Sonate für Violine und Klavier e-moll KV 304: Allegro
  • If you want to enter a translation, you're not entering an official release any more. See pseudo-releases.

Multiple languages

CD V-11
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.

Release Groups

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

Original/reissue titles

Use the title of the first release (OriginalData), or the earliest release available in the release group.

Different languages

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.