[mb-style] CSGv2 - track/recording artists
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Thu Dec 30 10:46:58 UTC 2010
On Thu, 30 Dec 2010 10:17:36 +0100, Frederic Da Vitoria
<davitofrg at gmail.com> wrote:
> 2010/12/30 Brian Schweitzer <brian.brianschweitzer at gmail.com>
>> Hi all,
>> I'm still working on the draft for CSGv2. I've finished the text for
>> artist for a track/recording; I don't think it makes any significant
>> changes, but just tries to lay out what we've done and decided.
>> I'm interested to see if anyone sees any issues with that text, before
>> I go
>> further with the other two CSG artist pages.
> I suggest adding at least an example of each item of the first list.
> Mozart's Requiem or Chopin's concertos, for variations I couldn't find
> anything better than Brahm's variations on a Theme by Haydn, and Ravel's
> orchestration of Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition. The last seems
> specially important to me because MB considers that Ravel's
> orchestration is
> a Mussorgsky Work (I don't have any issue with that), whil many music
> would put such performances under Ravel.
> I suggest adding an example for non-classical performers, but I never
> listened to any such performance (I should some day), so that I am
> unable to
> say where they should fit. In the paragraph starting with "Thus, if the
> artist is essentially", I'd replace the three occurrences of "the artist
> with "the performer is".
For my taste, it's too long & too technical. IMHO we must write these
pages with the non-csg-expert in mind.
Also, is this really important outside CSG-works? I mean, we're saying
"use what's on the liner" for titles, why not for composer too? Can't we
get a CSG-approved composer by linking to the correct work?
A (much) shorter version, for discussion:
Not-so-long CSG for Tracks and Recordings: Track/Recording Artist
The artist should be the composer(s) of the performed work, with the
exception of tracks performed by "non-classical" artists.
[an easy example]
*: Use the composer, not the arranger, orchestrator, or instrumentator.
[a variation example - what does the liner say?]
[examples for non-classical performers]
* Some cases will be able to be interpreted either way. Use what's on the
liner. If it's unclear, ask in the formum or mailinglist for suggestions.
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