Currently Being ModeratedJan 24, 2013 7:20 AM (in response to Tom Burnett1)
Have you tried "Beethoven Piano Sonatas Alfred Brendel" in search criteria? This partially works!! A major problem is that when you list by songs you have no option to sort tracks.
Not satisfactory but it cuts down the number of albums to view!!
Currently Being ModeratedJan 24, 2013 1:08 PM (in response to gamechanger)
Using iTunes for Classical music is similar to reading the music pages in the Chicago Tribune - you would think that classical music has disappeared from the earth - other than the separate reviews of the CSO. The lack of a composer search in Album view is a real pain. Surely someone in Cupertino listens to Classical music! Apple has really let us down!
Currently Being ModeratedJan 24, 2013 2:50 PM (in response to macman1940)
The best part of this downgrade is that, if you want to want to purchase a classical compilation album from the iTunes Store, you first have to go and look at Amazon or another online seller to see the name of composers of the various pieces....... Way to go Apple!
I've been an avid supporter for Apple for years, but since a few months i'm having serious doubts as to what Apple wants: to remain a reliable, userfriendly and durable friend for the entire community aged 16 to 99 or to be a flashy designer driven company for badly conceived Microsoft like gadgets for kids between 16 and 30!
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 6, 2013 7:14 AM (in response to gamechanger)
another VERY simple solution is to just go back to iTunes 10.7 - just don't forget to de-select the automatic updates for iTunes...
to avoid all sorts of troubles follow this procedure, it's bullet proof, you'll loose nothing, get no errors or other :
then to wrap it up send Apple some feedback explaining why you did it
i did & .....bliss again !
but to be honest i'm waiting for something to come along to replace iTunes to jump ship - a little bird told me there IS something REALLY NICE in the works & coming up..
iTunes gradual ''iOS-ation/dumb-ization'', constant progression towards what is or isn't convenient to those who buy music by the song/have 20GB music libraries, easy access to the iTunes Store at every step of the UI, etc...to me only means i'm done with iTunes & can't wait to drop it like a hot potato
i didn't buy a Mac/paid extra to constantly battle uphill or to be bored to tears - for that any El Cheapo machine running XP would suffice
Currently Being ModeratedJan 18, 2014 11:36 AM (in response to gamechanger)
I agree. Terrible for classical music. In ITunes, you cannot search by both title and composer. iTunes will not list all of the available works. The search engine is so limited and omits much relevant music. Additionally, when looking at the samples, the composer cannot be found. Music is listed by title (such as Partita). No mention of composer ( probably Bach, but who knows) . Just do a search for Heifetz. There is a compilation of works, but clicking on what's on the album will not give you any of the composers names. I find amazon much more user friendly and unless iTunes shapes up, I plan to buy music from other sites.