I am almost done databasing all my vinyl collection, with the intention of selling it. As I sort thru, I find that I have all kinds of variations of the same player, orchestra, composer, etc. This is hardly DB friendly! It seems that the code numbers have all been purged of decimals (DG), slashes, hyphens, and spaces, all the easier to run searches; but I do not think with nationalistic and historic pride - and xenophobia - that e will EVER agree on spellings and terminology. If people use effete pronunciations as a feeble attempt to impress, then they are soon found out (like wine snobs or bottled water snobs!).
This is unsolvable - we are just going to have to get used to whatever life throws at us. And yes - it is Wanda LANDOWSKA - patronymics take the feminine ending in this case - although with my own maiden name, my generation have given up, and just used -ski on both genders. When speaking Polish and traveling, the switch gets tuned back on in my brain - like people who automatically remember adjective agreement in French, or word order in German or Latin. I have NO IDEA what Michael Scott's point is - the adjective is pronounced with the accent on the second syllable, and for HIM to quibble about spelling?? Really . . . And what is the quibble with pizzacato? pits-a-cah-to - unless one wishes to use peets-ah-cah-toh. Hmm . ..
Another Capricorn who databases EVERYTHING - every piece of music I own, CD, DVD, vinyl (finally).