There are a couple of threads running about classical compositions at the moment. The thought is that big libraries cause more issues than smaller to medium ones.
I just thought it would be nice to get a feel for the general size of libraries and what kind of split there is Classical: Non Classical. Since the composition issues are obviously mainly on Classical stuff.
My thought is that maybe there are not that many really big classical libraries causing issues
Could I suggest 3 basic stats
No Of Albums (Obviously Box Sets will show in the Focus stats as a “Single Album” and maybe 10 discs , how do we get around that)
Max Number of any Individual work (if we care to admit our obsessions )
for example mine is
Albums 4285 (Files 85496)
Max single work (Moonlight Sonata ) 31
Approximate, from memory. Away from home at the moment
67 Wagner Tannhäuser’s
I have a lot of single flac cue’s, ape’s and iso’s that roon doesn’t recognise. I don’t know how many. I gave up trying to convert them in any consistent way some time ago. I just randomly convert them when in the mood, but I have more time on my hands away from home and may give it another go. Mostly I just play them from JRiver or Foobar.
I find identification and grouping of compositions a much bigger problem than identification of albums. Because I am travelling so much at the moment I have been trying to build a much smaller travel library where I will often have just one performance of a work. So if roon doesn’t identify that single version (even when it has identified the album) I actually am finding that the single biggest problem I have is with a smaller Classical library, not a larger Classical library.
Of course I don’t have 67 Tannhäuser’s. But roon thinks I have. The reason is that if I have a selection for example of 10 arias scattered around on a box set then roon thinks that is 10 Tannhäuser’s and not 1 incomplete Tannhäuser.