A further issue I just stumbled on the other day where there was a discrepancy between Roon and Tidal metadata. I wanted to upload the new much heralded release by Sony of Igor Levit’s release of the complete Beethoven piano sonatas. I was outraged when I saw the track list for the album showing 102 movements without any way to locate or play a complete piano sonata. I was outraged at Sony for so mishandling a major release by such a major label. Then I went direct to Tidal and looked at the album. In Tidal the track list does list the sonata identification along with the name of the movement.
This is still piss poor. Any standard release of a multi-work classic album has a listing for each complete work and then the individual track listings for each movement indented below it, allowing you to make a single selection to play either a single complete work ( in this case a single sonata ) or any single movement.
I don’t know whether Sony deserves blame for this sub-standard track scheme. I tried to find a way to communicate my complaint to Sony and have not found any way to contact them from their internet site. I avoid social media normally. There may be a way there. Perhaps someone at Roon has a friend who has a friend that might mention the shoddy image that Sony is projecting to the streaming world.
But I cannot imagine why the listing in Roon is so different and so much worse than the listing in Tidal. I thought Tidal metadata was just a pure pass-through via Roon. Below the listing for the first track on the album:
Track One on Tidal:
Piano Sonata No 1 in F Minor, Opus 2, No 1: I - Allegro
Track One on Roon:
Thanks for any clarification or improvement you may be able to facilitate.