Beethoven: String Quartet in F often mixed up with Piano Sonata No. 9

@support, I often find that roon will miss-identify Beethoven’s Piano Sonata No 9 as the String quartet in F. This is in multiple albums across multiple performances and multiple performers. I see it a lot and the fix with local content is to populate the work tag so that roon doesn’t miss-identify like this. This is not possible with streamed content as the editing capabilities are so limited and there is no access to the work tag on streamed content.

The mix-up is likely because the String Quartet is Beethoven’s own transcription of his own Piano Sonata no. 9.

These are the canonical work titles that roon is confusing:

  1. String Quartet in F major (arrangement of Piano Sonata No. 9 in E major, Op. 14/1), Hess 34

  2. Piano Sonata No. 9 in E major, Op. 14/1

The end result is that for example with the Jean-Efflam Bavouzet Complete Piano Sonatas that Piano Sonata No. 9 is miss-identified as the String Quartet in F

It is really hit and miss whether the Piano Sonata No. 9 is identified as a Piano Sonata or a String Quartet. So in my library, five out of eight of the String Quartets are actually Piano Sonatas. So this is wrong and I have no means of correcting it.

According to roon there are 185 Beethoven String Quartets in F on Qobuz. Many of them though are the Beethoven Piano Sonatas No. 9. So, completely at random, for example, there are nine Artur Schnabel Piano Sonata No. 9’s miss-classified as a String Quartet in F.

Can this be fixed please as it affects large numbers of albums / performances.

Thanks for the example @tripleCrotchet.

Thanks Joel for taking a closer look.