User talk:Notenquetser

Dear Notenquester,

Please check before creating needless pages. We already have a page for Schytte's Op.26, which is where the edition you posted of No.7 has been moved. Thanks, Carolus 21:48, 18 March 2012 (EDT) (IMSLP Copyright Admin)


Composer pictures

Hi Notenquetser. I notice that you've been adding a fair amount of new composer pictures, including some that replace pictures we already had. When you wish to replace a picture that is already on the site, in order to prevent orphaned files it would be helpful to upload a new version of the old picture file instead of just uploading an entirely new file. You can do this by (1) clicking on the original image from the composer page, (2) clicking on the 'Upload a new version of this file' link, and (3) using the page that appears to select the new file from your computer and upload. Thanks for your contributions & cheers, KGill talk email 23:58, 19 March 2012 (EDT)

Grainger - "General Information" section

Dear Notenquetser, Unless you actually know what the instrumentation of the original version of the piece is (and with Grainger there are multiple versions and instrumentations), kindly leave the Instrumentation field blank. Piano is a singular word, so it's actually redundant to use "1 Piano". Adding (arr) should not be done in the instrumentation field either. Also, if a work or collection title has a hyphen, please do not use spaces. The correct way here is "Room-Music Tit-Bits". Grainger is pretty complicated in many aspects, so it's best to be cautious. You might even wish to consider finding an easier composer to concentrate on until you gain more experience with how things work here. Grainger's publication information is particularly complex and confusing - even to those who are quite expert in the area. The bulk of his output was issued by more than one publisher simultaneously, but they often simply reprinted the first engraving so it's often very difficult to tell if something was actually produced by Schott or by Schirmer. From 1918 onward, most things were actually issued initially by Schirmer - but not everything. Thanks, Carolus 14:55, 20 March 2012 (EDT) (IMSLP Copyright Admin)

Rudolf Ganz (d.1972)

Not public domain in Canada (where the main server is located). Will have to delete, unfortunately. BTW, editor and arranger names always go in normal order (Rudolf Ganz). We use two templates to link the editor or arranger citations to the page we have for the person in question (usually also a composer). The editor template is {{LinkEd|Firstname|Lastname}}, and the arranger template is similar, but you need to precede it with little text to position it correctly in the file entry |Arranger={{LInkArr|Firstname|Lastname}}. You're picking it up very fast. Carolus 17:56, 21 March 2012 (EDT)

For an example of the complexities of how copyright works, take a look at the works of Roy Agnew when I'm done tagging them. Much depends on "country of origin" - which means country of first publication under the Berne Treaty. A number of things were published at home in Australia (where he is public domain), while others were published in London (where he is not). EU uses a 'Rule of the Shorter Term' for items with a country of origin outside the EU. Items issued in Australia or possibly the USA might be free in the EU while others issued in London are still protected. Carolus 20:57, 22 March 2012 (EDT)

General Info section - Librettists, etc.

Names always go in normal order. This facilitates putting them into the template {{LinkLib|Firstname|Lastname}} so all items by a given writer can be found eventually. Date are quite important for translators as well - and often very difficult to find. Always use "Op." (no space) before an opus number. Oher catalog numbers depend upon the convention, but generally single letters are followed by periods, multi-letter (like BWV) by a space. Carolus 21:52, 25 March 2012 (EDT)