When I created the discography on Mario Lanza, Tenor, I assumed that most fans would prefer a resource for looking up a particular song, aria, etc, rather than searching by date alone. I was also aware, of course, that Armando Cesari had already provided chronological lists of all Mario's recording sessions (including the actual recording dates of the Coke Shows) in Mario Lanza: An American Tragedy, so I didn't see the point in duplicating my friend's efforts.
To be quite honest, it's an almost entirely thankless task creating these web pages. Yes, I have the knowledge and IT expertise to put together a chronological list of recordings, but we're talking about hours of work to satisfy a small number of generally anonymous aficionados (who, let's face it, could easily pick up a copy of Armando's book with the same information at their local library or buy it on Kindle). To give another example, Steff Walzinger and I have been working for years now on the ever-expanding list of all-known Lanza performances
----a project requiring an enormous amount of time, but one that we feel is an invaluable resource----and only one person in the last decade has ever so much as even commented on it. Now maybe there are some grateful people out there, but if there are, they've certainly kept quiet about it!
I should hasten to add that we don't do these things out of a desperate desire for appreciation, but rather because we feel that Lanza's legacy deserves these resources to be made freely available. Nevertheless, it's a little irritating to be criticized (no matter how indirectly) for not having gone further and provided such-and-such resource.
You might be surprised to learn how often both Steff and I have spent hours in response to a request on this forum for, say, an English translation of a Lanza interview in Italian or a series of recordings to be uploaded to mariolanzatenor.com----only to receive not a word of appreciation for our efforts. It does get a bit galling.