Zemlinsky op.13 Maeterlinck Songs orchestral version

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Zemlinsky op.13 Maeterlinck Songs orchestral version

Postby ulyosha » Sun Jan 14, 2018 1:56 pm

Hi there,
as I'm through with making virtual orchestra playbacks for all of Mahler's lieder and for his Lied von der Erde, I'm now thinking of working on other composers of orchestral lieder. I was asked for Zemlinsky's op. 13 and would love to devote to the orchestral version.
UE allows to read the whole score as a perusal score which of course must not be uesed for any kind of performance or exploitation.
https://www.universaledition.com/themes ... 534-dp.pdf
My question is: As Zemlinsky died in 1942 (76 years ago) and the score was published in 1923: Will it change the legal situation when I buy the score ?
Would I be allowed to make orchestral accompaniments using my beloved Vienna Symphonic Library samples if prooving that the score I used is an officially purchased one ?
Thank you for answering
Ulyosha

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Re: Zemlinsky op.13 Maeterlinck Songs orchestral version

Postby Carolus » Sun Feb 25, 2018 3:00 am

The work is under copyright in the EU until 2020 because of Maeterlinck's death date (1949). It's already free in Canada and the other 50-pma countries. Oddly it looks like it will be entering the USA public domain on January 1, 2019 if no further extensions are added to the present law.

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Re: Zemlinsky op.13 Maeterlinck Songs orchestral version

Postby ulyosha » Sun Feb 25, 2018 12:39 pm

Thank you, Carolus,
for your help. As far as it's about scores, sheet music, print media, visual stuff I can immediately understand that Maeterlinck's death date is relevant.
But I've still hope that it isn't in my special case: I just create virtual orchestra accompaniments which is pure audio stuff with no lyrics and even with no single note belonging to the vocal part's melody. So, as I omit any traces of the vocal part (both lyrics and notes): Is Maeterlinck's contribution relevant, although it's exactly what I removed ? Have I to face the argument that a score containing the lyrics/vocal part was even needed to produce audio stuff without them ?
What do you mean ?
Would be very thankful for your statement.
Thankyou very much and kind regards
Uli


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