On a classical recording, how should one credit the ‘leader’ of a chamber ensemble or small orchestra? I’m not sure ‘conductor’ is right, but there doesn’t seem to be a good alternative. Or perhaps they should simply be credited as an instrumentalist, but then it would be nice to have an attribute signifying that they are the leader.
On this release, for example, Reinhard Goebel has been credited as ‘conductor’ on the first track but is not credited on any of the others. I’d like to make this consistent, but am not sure what is the best way.