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Quote from: Brian on May 14, 2022, 08:27:23 AMYep - in that case I would write "Shostakovich Haitink" and maybe the number 11 but skip the word symphony for sure. This is why I love using the label name for searches, also - typing something like "Bridge Chandos" really reduces the number of variables which can confuse the search engine.
Quote from: San Antone on May 14, 2022, 08:10:08 AMI would never use that kind of a search since it includes too many terms. I tried "shostakovich haitink 11" and the first recording was Royal Concertgebouw with Haitink of the 11th symphony. The second recording was the complete symphony set of Haitink with the London Symphony Orchestra. After that the results became less relevant, but I got two recordings of what I was looking for at the top of the screen.
Quote from: DavidW on May 14, 2022, 03:54:41 AMDid you turn off autoplay in the settings?
Quote from: Mirror Image on May 14, 2022, 12:39:33 PMBut this would bring up too many recordings. I like concise searching and, unfortunately, Spotify fails to deliver in this regard. ...
Quote from: aukhawk on May 16, 2022, 01:35:21 AMThe trick is - don't be a scholar, be a simpleton. That is Spotify's target market after all. I can see why this would be an irritation to some people, but the more search terms you use widens the search, not narrows it. It's counter-intuitive in some ways.I rarely have to type in more than one word (composer) and half-a-word (performer). OK, 'beethoven karaj...' would go horribly wrong but for example 'shostakovich dono...' gives me an instant 1-hit result.I find it's a mistake to include a number of any kind. Searching for 'symphony 4' will just invite inclusion of string quartet 4, piano sonata 14, opus 4, opus 42, opus 114 etc etc. Don't be a scholar, be a simpleton.I think from reading this and other fora that something that people really dislike is the inclusion of spurious and irrelevant items in the search results list - some pop album for example. I ask myself, why can't they just ignore the things they don't want to see? It's part of life, all the time we just filter out the stuff we don't like - noisy children, grocers' apostraphes etc etc.
Quote from: DavidW on May 16, 2022, 06:36:43 AMMI, I think you should try Idagio. They have a free version. If you start searching for a work it will identify it and then you can select and see all possible recordings. Far smarter for classical music.
Quote from: Brian on May 16, 2022, 06:20:40 AM Sorry, this cracks me up. "Here is how to use the search engine." "I dislike and reject how to use the search engine." The great thing is, nobody is wrong! Aukhawk and San Antonio are right about how to search, and MI is surely right to live however he wants. But you have to admit... It is funny. Man's struggle against the machine continues
Quote from: Brian on May 16, 2022, 06:20:40 AMBut you have to admit... It is funny.
Quote from: Madiel on May 16, 2022, 01:23:18 PMContrast with searching Apple Music, where a search for Mozart's symphony no.12 got me many hits for Mozart and symphony but no evidence of the actual work I wanted. Scrolling through pages of results.Whatever you think of some of the other services, they still give you a way better outcome than THAT.
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