As I didn't receive Steve's message for some reason, I had to go read it
in the archive:
The data that was being sorted came not from me, nor from any one
person, but rather from thousands of people who used services like
MusicBrainz to classify their CDs. Obviously, not all of them listen to
classical music, and not all of them have much talent for
classification. Thus the need to sort.
The sorting is useful, however, because it opens the door on the larger
data set. All of those CDs that people submitted to ClassicBrainz, and
all of the composers and pieces and movements and artists that they
captured, that's all accessible to us now that we've determined which of
those genres lead to classical entries.
As to your questions, Ray, I addressed them in the following post on the
> What is your response to the email message of Steve Schwartz, and the
> others on the Classical Music list? What is your background? What
> experience to you have in Classical Music. What experience do you
> have in computer databases? What is your financial interest in this
> Ray Bayles
> On 9/19/06, *Robert Douglass* <[log in to unmask]
> <mailto:[log in to unmask]>> wrote:
> Thank you to everyone who helped with the initial genre sorting
> we were able to sort all 22,000+ entries in just 3 days! We're now
> the results of the sorting to trim the Collectorz.com
> <http://Collectorz.com> music database
> down to something that is focused just on Classical music (in the
> sense), after which we will again be asking for assistance in sorting
> and classifying, all in an effort to create the best music
> database that
> the classic world has ever seen.
> If you want to get direct notification about the progress of this
> sign up for an account at.
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> Cicero, 43 BC