Category talk:Buxtehude, Dietrich

Shouldn't we move this category to "Buxtehude, Dieterich," as per Organist in Lubeck?-- Snailey (_@/) Talk to Me Email me 15:56, 13 June 2010 (UTC)

LoC Authorities gives it as Dietrich, so probably not. KGill talk email 17:19, 13 June 2010 (UTC)

This is a fairly recent decision/book; obviously, it's the main source about Buxtehude. Note, we don't file Tchaikovksy under "C" :D-- Snailey (_@/) Talk to Me Email me 18:08, 13 June 2010 (UTC)

Which is partly because LOC gives him as 'Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky' ;-) You should probably ask Davydov if you think it's advisable to change it, but I would hesitate to because that would mean that we can't always use LOC as a standard anymore. If that happens, I'm not sure what I would do, since I do not have the money or the inclination to purchase every scholarly biography that exists... KGill talk email 21:52, 13 June 2010 (UTC)

True. I'll contact.-- Snailey (_@/) Talk to Me Email me 21:57, 13 June 2010 (UTC)

Spelling of names in documents of this period is usually very inconsistent, and often there's no single "correct" way. LC try to choose the version of the name by which a person was usually known, which very often isn't what appears on their birth or baptism certificates. I don't know what the author's source is in this case, but the overwhelming majority of literature will still use "Dietrich Buxtehude", so I think we should continue with that, just noting "Dieterich" as a variant (as it already seems to be) :-) — P.davydov 22:08, 13 June 2010 (UTC)

Indeed :). Sounds reasonable to me, then-- Snailey (_@/) Talk to Me Email me 02:04, 14 June 2010 (UTC)