User talk:Ahandrich


Dear Ahandrich,
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Hi Ahandrich! I don't know why the file submit form isn't working for you, but I've submitted the files for you, and will investigate what the problem is. Please edit the page and add the information (and replace my nick with yours). --Feldmahler 15:48, 11 March 2007 (EDT)

P.S. In case you are wondering how I knew, I saw your submission attempts in the error log :) --Feldmahler 15:58, 11 March 2007 (EDT)


Bach Cantatas

Dear Feldmahler, the offered Bach-Cantatas are all written with the old singer-clefs. There is a better version availlable for all the Cantatas. My Upload is not good for this approx. 570 MB. I wouöd recommend to exchange all these "unreadable" (unreadable for soprano, alto and tenor) scores. The better version is availlable here:

type in "bach " to partitions and jump to page 241 and the following to load the better version. Every choir would thank you. Greetings, Ahandrich

Hi Ahandrich! Thanks for the tip! While I can't replace the current ones (it is from an authoritative edition; plus it is the full score and not piano reduction), it would make a nice addition (several people have requested it). Unfortunately, I'm rather busy with both administering the site and other real life chores, so I won't be able to do this anytime soon. However, you can put a note on the talk page of the current projects page or the Wishlist, and maybe someone will pick up this project :) --Feldmahler 16:39, 11 March 2007 (EDT)


Dear Feldmahler, what is the favourite language for the pieces name? I am german, so the pieces written by german composers, such as e.g. Mendelssohn-Bartholdy have german names e.g. "Sechs Präludien und Fugen". I can imagine that non german speaking users have trouble to understand (six preludes and fugues), when they only know the english translation. Especially tcheque oder russian names are difficult. "Bilder einer Ausstellung" or "Pictures of an exhibition" or even "Картинки с выставки" what is the favourite version? (Ahandrich 14:17, 25 March 2007 (EDT))

This is an issue that's on my mind since a time, and it's not discussed on IMSLP yet I think. Maybe you can post this message in the forum so that we can discuss it all? (BTW if you have a message for feldmahler you should post it on his talk page and not yours!) Cheers --Peter 15:18, 25 March 2007 (EDT)
Hi Ahandrich! I'll try to implement some kind of "title translation" function into this wiki... there is already a patch for it written by one of the Mediawiki coders but I'll need to modify it to fit IMSLP's needs. This will happen in a huge upgrade maintenance that's going to happen in roughly 2 months (there are a few other things that I'll be doing during that maintenance period, which you can see on my user page).
In the mean while, it is recommended that you use English for "standard" titles, but that is just because most of the "standard" titles (i.e. "Sonata", "Symphony", etc.) already use English. However, feel free to use another language if you want; well, except for Russian, because Russian uses such a different alphabet that people who don't understand Russian have an extremely hard (i.e. almost impossible) time figuring it out (German and other European languages are much better since they at least use a similar alphabet). Of course, these problems will disappear once I add page name translation functions :) --Feldmahler 18:06, 25 March 2007 (EDT)
P.S. Thanks Peter for responding while I was away :) I hope that what I suggest is acceptable for everyone? The downside is that people will have to manually add title translations to the page.
However, after implementing this translation feature, it might be a good idea for all the pages with "standard" titles to be moved to the English equivalent, just to keep good internal consistency. But that's after I write the feature, and it'd be really optional. I'll think more about this. --Feldmahler 18:20, 25 March 2007 (EDT)

P.S. Concerning to the composers names the problem appears, too (Ahandrich 08:45, 26 March 2007 (EDT))

Composer names may be harder; but I'll see what I can do :) --Feldmahler 12:22, 26 March 2007 (EDT)


Dear Feldmahler, there are still some Mozart-scores missing. I would recommend a link for the complete Mozart works:

Every work is availlable here, but the condtion is private use only. I think you could ask for copying these files, or at least write the link on the Mozart-page. What do you think? Grüße, Ahandrich 17:55, 24 May 2007 (EDT)

PS: I got used to contact you this way ;-)

Hahaha... fine, but I may not respond in time (or at all) if I somehow miss your posting. In any case, a link to the DME is already on the Mozart page... you know, that big box ;) Copying the files to IMSLP is not encouraged, because there is pretty much no point; the ISM is the authority on Mozart, and any effort on IMSLP's part to match ISM will fall short. Not to mention that there are copyright issues for all of the volumes published after 1981 (it is public domain if published before 1982, and the "private use" license does not apply legally, regardless of what the DME/ISM says). --Feldmahler 18:04, 24 May 2007 (EDT)

Living Composers

Hi Feldmahler, just an idea: Would you (or anyone) like to create a page for works of new composers that set their own works as PD? Just to help them getting famous? Maybe there are some volunteers offering their compositions. Ahandrich 19:56, 28 July 2007 (EDT)

I think it is more effective that you contact Feldmahler on his talk page. He'll get a notice the next time he logs in, but not if you contact him on this page. --Peter talk 16:10, 29 July 2007 (EDT)