I’ve just begun editing on MusicBrainz, and I’m trying to do things properly, but I’m not always sure how to (the mass of information to ingest about MB and its practices is considerable when you start). I have a relational mind and I love being able to rely on relationships to record the proper information (and my OCD self suffers from the partial redundancy between performer relationships and recording artists). Therefore, I pay attention to linking recordings to the proper works. However, pretty often those works come with a lot of relationships themselves, and they appear on the recording or release credits, hurting their lisibility, hiding the relevant information and sometimes making the release presentation inherit from edit mistakes coming from other releases.
For instance, on the release I’m currently working on, the fact that the Habanera air from Carmen appears in the track list makes various Habanera pastiche arrangements appear in the release page (as later arrangements of the original). The more famous works you reference, the more serious the issue gets.
Is there a way to avoid that, to better manage the relationships with works, or to limit the relational information displayed about the works of a release?
Thanks in advance.