Category talk:Composers


The Copyright Issue

In the course of searching, I sometimes come across music which is already available through the internet, but is not yet in the public domain. In the hope that it might be useful, I am starting a list of composers here, whose work is still protected by copyright law to some extent.

(According to a personal communication from Jeff Lee (Godfrey's Bookshelf) I am advised that, at least in the USA, "Works published before 1923 are automatically in the public domain; however [works] published between 1923 and 1964 [are only in] the public domain if [their] copyright expired without renewal in its 28th year.) --Sphemusator 10:15, 20 June 2006 (CDT)

Ligeti has recently died. First he doesn't matter any more to live of his creation. And moreover if somebody had asked him he surely wouldn't be against that his work of a life would spread freely all over the world, that anybody could read and study his labor. It is instead one of the nicest hommage we could give to him. I don't incite to break laws, I merely suggest that there must be a time when these laws could turn less absurd.Almeo 16:57, 17 June 2007 (EDT)

You know, if you can get the permission of the copyright holder of Ligeti's works, you may post them to IMSLP... I'm not too sure how willing they will be, however. Even if Ligeti said that (and I believe you), there may very well be other interests the current copyright holder has at heart; especially if it is a publisher, who obviously has to care about monetary matters.
About changing copyright laws: we can always hope, but don't hold your breath... at the moment I'm satisfied if Canada doesn't go the way of many other nations in extending the length of copyright, to say nothing of shortening it. Good news is that most Canadian copyright lawyers and law makers seem to like the current copyright law more than the longer one used by many other countries (I was reading a book about the future of Canadian copyright). However, this could very possibly change considering how much money is at stake for copyright holders. --Feldmahler 17:49, 17 June 2007 (EDT)
Ok, sorry, I did a big mistake using the auxiliary would, I wanted to mean the conditionnal and not the past sense... my native language has slightly different conventions... So, even that doesn't change my stem idea, I didn't mean Ligeti ever said explicitly that (but nevertheless I can hardly think that somebody would like that his work remains a commercial thing while he does not care any more [he is dead] to rely on it for surviving and keeping creating). And perhap's my use of italic has also led to interpret it as a quotation. I have made changes to fix it. I don't want to taint his memory by putting in his mouth words he never said.
Composers Protected by Copyright
ComposerDate when (C) should expire
Bax, Arnold Edward Trevor2023
Ligeti, Gyorgi2076

The correct name is Callaerts, Joseph NOT Callaert Wiki03

Anonymous and folk songs

I was thinking, maybe we should have subcategories under the Composers category which will contain Folk songs, as well as Anonymous or Traditional pieces. It is more logical to look for Anonymous in a different group, than look it up as a name of a composer under the letter "A". Same for Folk and Traditional songs; they are not "composers", merely sub-categories.

Just an idea... ~ jujimufu 17:52, 9 August 2007 (EDT)

Try it out :) It shouldn't be a big change in any case, since you are only linking composer categories to a larger category. --Feldmahler 20:10, 13 September 2007 (EDT)

Japanese translation

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註: 作曲 時代で作曲家を探す


</pre> --Supertchan 08:36, 26 August 2009 (UTC)


There are many pages for a initial. To find "Bruckner", you have to click "B" on the TOC, scroll up the page, realize there's no "Bruckner", and click "next 200". Aren't you tired? If there's Bo or Br or something on the TOC, you'll fine very soon after click it. "S" is same to "B". Let me make a proposal a new idea, putting "Bo" or "Br" after "B" and "So" or "Sr" after "S" on the TOC of this page.--Supertchan 13:11, 17 September 2009 (UTC)

Done. --Supertchan 08:18, 19 September 2009 (UTC)

table of contents code

I just looked at the code to create the table of contents links on the pages of the category. I thought a TOC template was used instead, I truly did... Eric 19:44, 29 September 2010 (UTC)