[long winded; hang in there]
I have as a “modest” goal to have every classical composition in my library linked to metadata, to the extent available.
I’m talking about the many (numerous?) compositions that survive the album ID process un-IDed, even after adjusting for the “wrong” album version phenomenon.
I’m using the presence of a Composition Date as proof positive of its linkage. I’ve found there are only a few linkable compositions that don’t have Dates. (I used to use the album icon, but that is not as reliable anymore.)
Then I check that the composition has been tagged with the correct canonical name a la Allmusic: a lengthy process itself.
Then, if the Comp. Date still doesn’t appear, it must mean I don’t have an “exemplar” in my Library (you know, a legitimate composition). So then, I import the dozens of album that have said exemplars, obtain linkage, then delete them. Repeat seemingly forever.
So, my long-winded question is: is there a better way?