I spent an inordinate amount of time tagging and arranging my classical tracks compared to how often I go out of my way to listen to them.
Most of my classical music comes from compilations in which each track is unrelated or albums containing multiple works from different composers.
So tagging them as I would a normal album didn't seem like the right approach.
Instead, I configured a view that shows a portrait of each composer, and a list of work titles with the movements listed separately.
The result is kinda okay:
I am using the Work
tags in this view (in virtual formulas).
The first track in that screenshot uses the following values:
is a combination of the other values, so it still appears meaningful in other views.
I also have a custom tag for Catalog No.
to display works in numerical order.
Having got this working, I'm questioning whether it is worth it.
MusicBee really expects albums of the more traditional Artist/Album/Track arrangement, and displaying tracks differently requires a lot of convoluted exceptions to the normal tagging rules, and a bunch of virtual tags to display different values for classical/non-classical tracks.
For example, you can't give your classical tracks an album title, otherwise MusicBee will display separate artwork for each one.
Bee excellent to each other...