Re: Classical cataloguing
Hi there Zowie,
I think calling my objection "hyperbolic" was understating it a bit
We've just got pretty much irreconcilable differences here. There's no absolute physical law we can use to determine an objective "right" way of doing it. It's like the righteously self-confident Wanda Landowska said at the end of argument with another musician about how to interpret Bach, "Oh well, you'll just have to go on playing Bach your
way, and I'll go on playing Bach his
I guess one can put Composer in the Artist field, and Performer in the Title field, and Release Date in the Recorded Date field (and any other combination of Field Names vs. Field Contents) provided one is consistent and knows instinctively where to look for the data.
Will people generations hence look back and try to find the point at which evolutionary forces created the two species out of one: artists becoming the artist-performers and the artist-composers? And which one will be the fittest and ultimately survive? Or will they happily co-exist in two different ecological niches?
No lasting damage done, that's the main thing.
Regards and best wishes