Category talk:Alkan, Charles-Valentin

I was wondering... should this category be "Alkan, CharleszValentin" or is "Alkan, Charles Valentin" also acceptable? I can do a mass-replace directly in the MySQL database if the former should be used (editing them by hand is probably too needlessly time consuming)... --Feldmahler 00:47, 6 January 2007 (EST)

Oh, my fault, "Alkan, CharleszValentin" is definitely better. In fact, some say he was actually named Charles Henri Valentin Alkan - but hardly anyone reffers to him like that. There is also no evidence of a third forename. He was registered as CharleszValentin Morhange and then adopted his father's lastname "Alkan".
This is now fixed using text mass replacing within the MySQL database, which is why now the previously correct "Charles-Valentin" will show up as "CharleszValentin" (I replace this in order to prevent some unforeseen overlaps), while the previously incorrect "Charles Valentin" is now "Charles-Valentin". Same for Scharwenka. Much easier than manually replacing it via the wiki :) --Feldmahler 18:40, 16 February 2007 (EST)

Most of the files are downloaded form (I'm its webmaster). I'll try to add on IMSLP the files I will add on Continue the good job. Sylvain Chosson

Nice! Thank you very much for the scans! :) --Feldmahler 14:45, 27 March 2007 (EDT)

Does anyone know if all the opus numbers currently blank on Alkan's work list were actually used or were they just skipped over? Every resource I've come across on the internet has always left out Op. #'s 6,7,9,11,14,18,19,20,28,36,43,44,48,49,56,58,59,62,68,71, & 73. If he didn't actually use these than we can go ahead and put "Opus not used" in the blanks to make it more clear, and it would also mean we're getting pretty close to having his complete works collected here.--Mitch 02:01, 9 June 2007 (EDT)


Although he's sometimes listed as Charles-Valentin-Henri Alkan, the Library of Congress cites an e-mail from the Alkan Society as giving the following information: "Henri" is defnitively wrong--not on his birth certificate and he never used "Henri" on any occasion". I've left it out of the list of alternate names, so as not to perpetuate this error — P.davydov 07:31, 3 May 2009 (EDT)