Hi to all classical editors!
@ListMyCDs.com reminded me that we had talked already ages ago about trying to get some community cleanup off the ground in order to improve our information on major composers.
I've cleaned up a lot of composers on my own, and I know I'm not the only one. By "clean up", here, I mean linking all the recordings that can be identified to works, finding performers for as many recordings as possible and setting the rest to [unknown], in order to have a composer entry where the only thing under "Recordings" are recordings where the composer actually played the music. For example, see Arvo Pärt or Olivier Messiaen.
That said, it's almost impossible to get someone like Liszt or Bach to that level without several editors working on it together. And we want to get editors more involved, so this seems like a good opportunity to do so. We'd want as many experienced editors as possible contributing (even if it's just one album per day or a few every week!) but even for new classical editors who are still learning, this is a good option: there'll be a strong support community in the forums, so they'll be able to ask as many questions as they need and have other editors help with any mistakes or problems.
I'd like to hear people's ideas about who would be a good first choice for an attempt at community cleaning. Unless people really want to do this only if it's for a big composer whose music they really like, I'd rather avoid the biggest names (Bach, Beethoven, Mozart, Liszt, Haydn, Vivaldi, Chopin) for the trial run, and look into a "second tier" of popularity - I'm thinking Prokofiev, Debussy, Mahler (if the different editions of works aren't too big an issue) or the like. So: ideas?