A Use Case for Roon's WorkID Tag


(JohnV) #1

I read about the WorkID tag in Roon’s KB and had programmed it into my tagger, but I didn’t really understand its need until now.

I imported a boxset which had two back-to-back performances of the same three-part composition found on the same disc. Because I had entered the same canonical WORK title into all six tracks (2 performances X 3 Parts), Roon (not surprisingly) put all six tracks under one WORK. Not good.

Enter the seldom-used WorkID tag. I entered a value of “1” for the first performance’s tracks and “2” for the second, and voila! Now the two performances are separately and properly displayed. [FYI, the two performances were by two artists and two symphonies, with twenty years of separation between them; interesting to compare.]

So, tip of the hat to you, Roon. Nicely anticipated feature!


Classical: A Compilation
(Dick Vliek) #2

Now I’m curious…what cd is that?


(JohnV) #3

Simon Rattle Conducts Debussy and Ravel, a 5CD set, EMI Classics.


#4

I assume that you are referring to the Piano Concerto in D Major on disc 5?


(Klaus) #5

unfortunately it doesn‘t work the other way round: grouping together a work that is interrupted by other works…

see this thread