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by Carolus
Sun Dec 24, 2017 10:01 pm
Forum: Categorization / Standardization
Topic: Historical regions used as nationalities
Replies: 2
Views: 1304

Re: Historical regions used as nationalities

There's always Belgium - a country that didn't exist until after Napoleon's defeat - being used for Renaissance composers, etc.
by Carolus
Sun Dec 24, 2017 9:57 pm
Forum: Categorization / Standardization
Topic: Re-tagging "piano" works as "harpsichord"
Replies: 2
Views: 217

Re: Re-tagging "piano" works as "harpsichord"

We already have the general designation keyboard to handle the vague cases where it's not clear which instrument was intended. As for designating things like Rachmaninoff preludes for harpsichord, that's not a good idea as they might be very playable on a harpsichord since the later composers tend t...
by Carolus
Sun Dec 24, 2017 9:46 pm
Forum: Work Page Issues
Topic: Composer information on score upload
Replies: 4
Views: 251

Re: Composer information on score upload

The important thing to remember about using the P template is that the first publisher field, the one right after the opening P, should ideally match an actual publisher category. Thus, you would need to use "Breitkopf und Härtel" in that field, and use any variant of the name which actual...
by Carolus
Sun Dec 24, 2017 9:34 pm
Forum: Work Page Issues
Topic: Renaming of Dragonetti concertos to "solos with orchestra"
Replies: 6
Views: 710

Re: Renaming of Dragonetti concertos to "solos with orchestra"

There is no problem with using Op.1 as long as there is no competing Op.1 which happens more than we would like with composers (and even moreso publishers) of the era. We also have an internally generated catalog system (IDD numbers in this case) which can be employed in the cases where there are mo...
by Carolus
Sun Dec 24, 2017 9:26 pm
Forum: Categorization / Standardization
Topic: What is IMSLP's definition of a collection?
Replies: 9
Views: 1395

Re: What is IMSLP's definition of a collection?

You will no doubt see a fair number of such cases. The category of collections was only added here about 3-4 years back, partly in response to some pages set up during the WIMA merge (2011-2012), which ended up with so many files they literally crashed. Before the addition of this category, all coll...
by Carolus
Thu Dec 21, 2017 3:30 am
Forum: Work Page Issues
Topic: Renaming of Dragonetti concertos to "solos with orchestra"
Replies: 6
Views: 710

Re: Renaming of Dragonetti concertos to "solos with orchestra"

Further to Steltz's questions, do the works fall into the conventional three-movement concerto form? The fact that we're referring to works featuring a double bass soloist with an orchestra weighs into the equation as well. Manuscripts, even holographs, are notoriously unreliable for titles - for so...
by Carolus
Fri Dec 08, 2017 1:46 am
Forum: Moderator Requests - Help - FAQ
Topic: Creating a template listing Rimsky-Korsakov's operas
Replies: 6
Views: 612

Re: Creating a template listing Rimsky-Korsakov's operas

Why do we need to mention details like the dates of various versions of these on a navigation box? The versions of any given opera are all going to be on the same page, after all. Other than this minor detail, looks perfect - and a very helpful addition.
by Carolus
Fri Dec 08, 2017 1:39 am
Forum: Copyright Status Requests
Topic: Urtext edition based on a ca. 1700 manuscript
Replies: 4
Views: 684

Re: Urtext edition based on a ca. 1700 manuscript

Yes, in a word. The collection of 55 pieces is not original to the editor so the only thing in play is the edition.
by Carolus
Thu Dec 07, 2017 2:28 am
Forum: Work Page Issues
Topic: Corelli Opus 5
Replies: 1
Views: 740

Re: Corelli Opus 5

You should be adding your arrangements to the individual pages for the 12 items in Op.5. Yes, if you have scores (only) of a number of the sonatas these can be included on the collection page under the Arrangements and Transcriptions tab, but one of the reasons we've been setting up collection pages...
by Carolus
Thu Dec 07, 2017 2:13 am
Forum: Copyright Related
Topic: How do you determine copyright status if the date of the decease of the composer is unknown ?
Replies: 4
Views: 886

Re: How do you determine copyright status if the date of the decease of the composer is unknown ?

Generally, if something was published in the 1920s or 1930s, one would logically assume that the composer was at least 20 years old or thereabouts. This is actually a case where the "before 1923" rule of the USA is fairly handy as things published before that year have a very high percenti...
by Carolus
Thu Dec 07, 2017 1:55 am
Forum: Copyright Related
Topic: Publishing elsewhere
Replies: 1
Views: 307

Re: Publishing elsewhere

There should be no problem with this. I think the only detail is that you need retain the same license in all cases if your using creative commons.
by Carolus
Thu Dec 07, 2017 1:45 am
Forum: Categorization / Standardization
Topic: What is IMSLP's definition of a collection?
Replies: 9
Views: 1395

Re: What is IMSLP's definition of a collection?

It really boils down to whether or not the items are intended to be performed as one unit or not, rather than opus numbers. Until late in Beethoven's lifetime, nearly everything except larger works (symphonies, operas, etc.) were issued in collections - even more so in Haydn and Mozart's day and bef...
by Carolus
Thu Dec 07, 2017 12:58 am
Forum: Copyright Status Requests
Topic: O sole mio
Replies: 6
Views: 2318

Re: O sole mio

Interesting case. No issue in the USA but Canada does present an issue so I expect these will need to go to the USA server until January 2023. The one issue not mentioned here is whether or not this transfer would be considered as a 'work made for hire' in the various locales were this legal concept...
by Carolus
Thu Dec 07, 2017 12:35 am
Forum: Copyright Status Requests
Topic: Piano reduction = urtext?
Replies: 2
Views: 623

Re: Piano reduction = urtext?

That gets complicated sometimes. It really boils down to the question of whether or not the piano reduction is something more than a mere transcription of the bass line and the violin parts (plus some fill) into 2 staves or not. Lots of piano reductions of older music fall into this category and thu...
by Carolus
Thu Dec 07, 2017 12:31 am
Forum: Copyright Status Requests
Topic: Use of titles of (Disney) copyrighted material?
Replies: 1
Views: 288

Re: Use of titles of (Disney) copyrighted material?

Names, titles and short phrases are not subject to copyright, but they might be subject to trademark claims.

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