Even after quite a long time, I am still having troubles understanding, and feeling comfortable using and mastering the search feature on MusicBrainz.
I can’t count the times I gotten frustrated with it, but of course just sharing my frustration won’t help me in learning, or perhaps exposing existing issues.
So allow me to give one specific example that posed a problem for me today:
I have a recording of which I know that Georg Solti is the conductor, and Christina Deutekom is a performer.
I would like to find the release(s) that have these two people in these roles.
So I navigate to: https://musicbrainz.org/search
My first impulse is to enter “solti deutekom” in the query field.
But, before performing a search you need to specify ‘type’.
There is not really an option that seems to fit the bill, so I try a couple.
Using ‘artist’ only results in showing a couple of artist names that match and won’t show releases. (makes sense)
Using ‘release’ results in 15 pages of releases where either of (part of these) these artist names occur.
So maybe I need to enter something like “+solti +deutekom”?
Nope. That gives zero results.
Now what? I’m stuck.
Here’s my question:
How do I find the release(s) where George Solti is the director and Christina Deutekom has a performing role?
I was looking for this one: