User talk:Melodia

Tchaikovsky Sleeping Beauty

Hi Melodia. I notice you moved Rachmaninov's arrangement of the waltz from Tchaikovsky's The Sleeping Beautyfrom the page for the ballet to the page for the suite. But Rachmaninov really did arrange the whole ballet for piano duet in 1890, and not just the suite (which in any case wasn't compiled until ten years later), so I've reverted your changes — P.davydov 09:07, 10 November 2009 (UTC)

Looking carefully, I see you're right. I was confused at the TH entry (which I current have out on interlibrary loan, though probably going to return it today), which lists the suite, as well as the only recording listed in the "bio-biography" being on the suite. Plus the fact there was only the waltz up didn't help matters. However, the main point as that in my large book of composer works [1] it specifically lists the suite and its movements -- though he may have been confused by TH as I was. ♫ Melodia Chaconne ♫ 15:57, 10 November 2009 (UTC)

Rimsky-Korsakov: Fantasy on Serbian Themes, Op.6

Melodia, I am fairly certain that the piano 4 hands arrangement here is of the 2nd version, as it was issued at the same time as the orchestral score above (note that Belaieff's plate number is only 2 off). The 1867 date you see on the score refers to the date of original composition, not the date of revision. I can certainly see why this would be confusing, because it appears that Belaieff simply modified the older Bessel plates for this score. Nevertheless, it clearly states 1895 on both the cover and the title page. I suspect the revisions were more to the orchestration than to the work itself, which is not surprising as Rimsky is the one who literally 'wrote the book' on orchestration. Carolus 07:14, 23 January 2010 (UTC)

Well, both the "A Guide to Research" book by Gerald Seaman (1988) and the Chwialkowski multi-composer works book (1996)(which uses that, but also other sources) claim it's the first version. Seaman gives 1870 with a ? as the date, even though it's not published until 1895. He could be wrong of course, but as I've seen many similar mistakes throughout IMSLP I just figured I'd go with the book. Unfortunately, I know of no newer comprehensive list (I'd really love to know if any of the piano reductions are actually Rimsky's or not, for instance). ♫ Melodia Chaconne ♫ 07:27, 23 January 2010 (UTC)

Dvorak Mass

I added the Sanctus and Agnus Dei and the issue is now fixed. Regards, Allegroamabile