List of Albums by Composer

(Jon Saperia) #1

I spent a good deal of time creating a focus that is about what I want. A listing of ‘classical’ composers sorted by last name. The primary focus was to allow me to see which albums I had for each composer on my local disk. I could then decide what I would like to buy next. Here is the resulting view:


What I had expected was to click on a composer and see which albums I had for that composer. Is there any way to do that? What I get are details of the composer.

(Klaus) #2

Hi Jon,

on the composer page you only see the compositions for that composer. For albums that contain works of a given composer you can go to the album view and focus on the composer.

(Jon Saperia) #3

Thank you this is very helpful. I think the only way to do this though would be to select each of the composers I am interested in. In this case, composers before a certain date. I assume this is what you mean:

Assuming for the moment that Jascha Heifetz is not a composer, then I have another question to post about changing the composer for an album, I will get to that later. Thank you for your help.

(Jon Saperia) #4

One addition, now the albums are not sorted by composer and there is no way to do that with this view. Is that correct?

(Daniel Beyer) #5

I want a view of Composers where when I click on Mozart, I get all the Mozart albums in my collection. I assume this is what you are asking for was well. I think there is a Feature Request already existing.

(Jon Saperia) #6

Thank you very much. I guess I am like many others. The more I use Roon, the more I like it, and the more I want…

Really what would be good is for Roon to get a public domain implementation of a boolean search function and put a nice UI on it and be done with sort, search, filter…

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(Hugo) #7

Yes yes yes! I’m eagerly awaiting and/or functionality with tags. My tagging system has maxed out its capability until that is available.

Also vote 1 also for albums lists for composers. Exactly for your reason.

(Jon Saperia) #8

I am not sure if this is the right place, but it never hurts to ask. The boolean functions I am talking about broadly are at the top of my feature list followed by full documentation on-line and PDF that is fully searchable across topics. This later feature would save what have to be very scarce resources at Roon a lot of work.

So to the question/point. Does Roon take free software provided to it and let people help? Red Hat and lots of other companies take user contributions, I just don’t know about Roon.

Just my 2₵

(Jon Saperia) #9

One obvious problem with my post above I just noticed. Depending on the number of items used to create the focus, one or more lines of the contents are obscured. You can see that in the screen shot I posted.

(Dick Vliek) #10

What I do is add the composer as a primary artist to the album

Downside of course is that there are many albums with multiple composers.