Talk:Cello Sonata No.2, Op.81 (Myaskovsky, Nikolay)

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Can someone that reads Russian see if this is the edition edited by Rostropovich? I know one is floating around out there and I think it bears the exact same plate number. Daphnis 18:37, 11 July 2008 (EDT)

The sonata is dedicated to Rostropovich and the cello part itself is "redacted" by Rostropovich. It's probably a case where the dedicatee was in on the piece before its premiere and participated in preparing the work for publication. Rostropovich was similarly involved with the creation and premiere of the Prokofiev cello works form the same era, ditto for works of Shostakovich and others. Carolus 22:02, 11 July 2008 (EDT)
Would that constitute copyright? Daphnis 22:35, 11 July 2008 (EDT)
I'm inclined to say no in this case. Because the composer and the "redactor" collaborated on the piece during the actual creation process, the nature of the editorial contributions are in most cases significantly less than those found in the typical 'name performer' editions like those produced by International. They're not really an urtext or critical edition, but the editor's hand is not terribly evident either. It could also be argued that the performer (Rostropovich) was essentially the "employee for hire" of the composer, whose work is subsumed into the composer's own. You might post this over at the forum to get some other opinions on the issue. Carolus 23:02, 11 July 2008 (EDT)

Eh, I was more curious than anything. Perhaps Rostropovich's name should at least be mentioned with regards this file. Daphnis 23:06, 11 July 2008 (EDT)

Date

1948 or 1948-9? (Onno van Rijen's page plops for 1948-9, but I don't know.) Eric 00:43, 13 August 2008 (EDT)

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