Clasical Music Metadata for EAC and MP3 Tag 2020-02-23 12:56:57 Popular music is easy to tag. I never have a doubt, but when someone decides to "feature" their friends on a track, and I ignore all that, for the sake of simplicity and shorter file names. But I've started collecting classical music . . . .Classical music gives me fits. And, yeas, I have read up on it. There is a commendable article here: https://carstenknoch.com/2012/12/managing-itunes-metadata-for-classical-music/That said, every time I think I know what I will do, I bump into another consideration that throws my plans out the window. File name length is a legitimate concern—not for various device displays, but for our operating systems. Processing and file transfers can be blocked when paths become onerous.I use FLAC or MP3 files, only. I rip with EAC. I generate metadata with MP3 Tag. There is room for all sorts of information in the metadata; however, I limit file names to ARTIST - TITLE. My collection is large enough that everything is grouped by genre, artist, and album—so I'm never distracted by simplicity or repetition in file names.I'm looking at an "easy" problem, now: Messiah by George Frederick Handel, performed by the London Philharmoic Orchestra & Choir, and conducted by John Alldis. This is "easy," because there are no movements, numberings, or other performance notes. With regard to EAC, I need advice for the following fields:CD TitleCD ArtistCD PerformerCD ComposerCommentI'm asking for help, as this this the part I find most disconcerting. What I enter into EAC isn't just for my benefit, but for anyone else who uses it—hence my agitation. I actually want to get this right, and in a way that will be most useful for everyone else out there. If I can get EAC metadata "right," then MP3 Tag won't be a problem—besides, you guys will never see that part of it.I think the CD Title would be Handel: Messiah. The CD Artist would be The London Philharmonic Orchestra & Choir, John Alldis? Now, bear with me: Wouldn't such formatting often result in some enormous file names? Be that as it may, is this the format most everyone expects?I have to wonder if it would not be best to list the composer as the CD Artist and put the conductor and orchestra in the Comment field. Soloists would be entered into the CD Performer field. This affords me those shorter file names and all the other relevant information for everyone else. Then again, perhaps I'm supposed to enter performance notes into the comment field? Ugh . . . .Beethoven's Overtures is the next disc in my stack, so I'm clearly in need of some direction, here. I might shift it to the bottom and work on the pop stuff for a while, as simply reading the track titles off the back is triggering the heck out of my lizard brain. After Beethoven, there's a Bach disc labelled in German, and that will likely send me back to bed in a depressive episode lasting days!Help?