Category talk:Sgambati, Giovanni
According to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_compositions_by_Giovanni_Sgambati it seems that many of Sgambati's pieces actually have two opus numbers (although Wikipedia doesn't give a source or explanation for this fact). Perhaps both opus numbers should be listed in the page title? Currently we have some pages where the title doesn't match the opus number printed in the score, e.g. the suite in B minor opus 16 or 21 and the Melodies Poetiques opus 29 or 36. alexh 14:11, 9 July 2011 (UTC)
- As far as I understand- and I am not sure that I do- it is sort of an "opus number as first published" and "as later published by..." sort of thing- most recordings etc. of his music (when it is recorded) nowadays use the latter opus number. It would, I tend to think, be better to create a good opus-number-independent cataloguing system of some kind perhaps. (For some composers this has been a necessity, - for Franz Krommer several of whose opus numbers have two works assigned to them rather confusingly for instance - leading to a musicologist last century creating a new system now named after him though not yet enough used. That's an example...) Eric 14:58, 9 July 2011 (UTC) (by the way you can link directly to Wikipedia using [[wikipedia:List of compositions by Giovanni Sgambati|and even pipe it like this]].