Latest Roon build on 64bit Windows 10
Firstly, my apologies if my question is ignorant and explained somewhere in a piece of documentation I’m unable to find…
Some background on how I tag classical music:
(i) Generally I try to set album artist as the performer I consider to be the main performer. If there are additional performers I want to be able to link to this album I use primary artist tags.
(ii) on albums which contain music by only one composer where the performer is not known - like a cheapo ‘Beethoven’s Greatest something or others’ collection, I set the album artist to be the composer
(iii) on large boxsets containing the music of only one composer I set the album artist to be the composer NOT various artist. I just prefer not to mix these with something like ‘111 Years of DG’ which I think of as truly Various Artists.
As a result of (ii) and (iii) what I am hoping to see under the Artist Johann Sebastian Bach in the My Artists browser is all the Bach Boxsets and the single albums where all compositions are by Bach and the performers are unknown.
However, the My Artist page for Bach, and every other major classical composer, looks different from the My Artist entries for Classical performers and all Jazz and Popular artists. Whereas Pablo Casals for example, and every Jazz and Popular artist, has a section headed My Library and in the Focus pulldown I have the option under Type of ‘Main Albums’ (which appears to be the default. In Johann Sebastian Bach as an Artist there is no ‘My Library’ section and in the Focus pulldown there is only the the option ‘Composed By’ and this is not useful for finding all the albums I have coded as album artist=bach. In fact, Johann Sebastian Bach as an Artist overview is exactly the same as Johann Sebastian Bach in the Composers browser.
Currently, all the large Boxset albums I have painstaking coded as album artist Johann Sebastian Bach simply do not appear under the Artist Johann Sebastian Bach. The only way I can find them is in the album browser by filtering on Johann Sebastian Bach… and there they all are.
Is the reason for this difference the ‘Is Classical Composer’ setting in Artist Editor? If I want to see My Library and Main Albums - essentially if I want to try to use the ‘Artist’ construct for classical composers - then I must set this off? Then I assume I lose whatever utility there is in the Composers browser.