[vorbis-dev] Re: [vorbis] Request for Standardization: classical music TAGS
krooger at debian.org
Wed Oct 3 11:06:04 PDT 2001
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On Wed, 3 Oct 2001, Craig Dickson wrote:
> > Putting the conductor, pianist, and orchestra into the ARTIST tag is
> > just horribly wrong.
> But that mirrors the way people (well, maybe not classical snobs) think
> of it: "Famous Pianist with Famous Orchestra conducted by Famous
> Conductor". Surely you must be aware how common that sort of description
> is. I've even seen it in classical music magazines.
That is fine for the pop-listening masses. But that scheme just doesn't
work. Often a conductor will also have a "past" as an instrumentalist.
How do you know in that recording of the TITLE=First Symphony which lists
ARTIST=Stokowski, Bulow, and the Orchestra der Jour which one is the conductor
and which the instrumentalist? They both have careers in both roles.
But wait! They both compose too. Oh my! Now whose symphony IS it?
Who is conducting? Who is the instrumentalist? This is why we need
COMPOSER, CONDUCTOR, PERFORMER, and ENSEMBLE tags.
Why PERFORMER and not ARTIST? Trust me, many performers are not
artists; they are doing a very workmanlike job.
What (pleasantly) surprises me is that noone seems to think that the OPUS
tag is bloat.
Thank you for the reference to expat. I'll check it out.
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