I’ve started to add details to some classical releases I own. One area where I’m unclear is the recording date. There are several places where one can add the date range:
- On the “recorded at”-relationship between every recording and a place.
- On the “recording of”-relationship between every recording and the associated work.
- On the “artist”-relationship (e.g. conductor or orchestra) between every recording and a performer.
- On all of these relationships on the release level instead of the recording/track level. Or even on the release group level.
Here’s an example that attaches the date to all of the relationships no. 1 to 3:
Duplicating the same data in several relationships seems bad practice to me. I find option 1, adding the date on the “recorded at”-relationship, the most appealing.
But after looking around a little in the database and this forum, it seems that adding the date to several relationships is the favorite approach. The post The Classical Editor Toolbox recommends a script to propagate the date to other relationships.
So, where should the date go? Would be grateful for any pointers or recommendations.