I’m trying to identify my local copy. If I just type “Eliahu Inbal” in the Artist field of the identification screen the only Mahler 4 I get is his 1986 recording with the Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra, and yes I’m scrolling all the way down.
I think this is the wrong one but it is all quite a mess in roon.
Inbal did three Mahler 4’s. He did two for Exton with the Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony. This is an earlier version with Miwak Handa as the Soprano. The one the OP has is a later Mahler 4 with Maki Mori as the Soprano.
I don’t know if this will help but I have both versions from Qoboz. For some reason the OP’s Mahler 4 is associated with a Melodia recording with Galina Vishnevskaya as the Soprano.
I found the correct Mahler 4 by searching on Mahler 4 with Galina Vishnevskaya as the artist. Although you will get a match there seems to be a mash-up of recording dates and no recording venues etc, It will also be necessary to do an edit in roon to get the basic metadata right.
Edit: @dpstjp, I can see there was more information whilst I was posting. So the mess is worse than I thought. I hadn’t realised that the Musicbrainz posting was yours. So there seems to be quite a disconnect now with backend metadata. Not sure how that gets resolved.
That’s the Melodia cover of a Mahler 4 with the Moscow Philharmonic, David Oistrakh and Galina Vishnevskaya. It’s the one the Inbal is mixed up with. Roon thinks the Oistrkh and the Inbal are different editions of the same album.
Did you try the 2nd edition of the album? When I tried to identify I got this one and also the Inbal. I selected the Inbal, but TBH other than the cover and the track timings everything else was wrong anyway.
Strange. I just noticed that your version of that cover is Exton, SACD release. But for me it is Melodiya, CD release. There seems to be a mash-up of several albums, maybe differing depending on territory, and a lot of incomplete meta-data anyway.
It looks like we have information on this album, but it’s being falsely equivalenced with another album. I’ve created a ticket for our team to investigate further and I’ll be sure to let you know what they find.
For now, I’d recommend leaving this album unidentified until we are able to sort this out.