Category talk:Crusell, Bernhard Henrik

Category needs to move

Except for these latter-day youths on the net who've got some notion that all and every an "historic" person's Christian name must always be included like they never were in real life, this man's name of address and reference is Bernhard Crusell, not "Bernhard Henrik". -Nn 02:14, 5 October 2009 (UTC)

This is not really an issue. There are plenty of categories with names almost never heard, like Borodin's. KGill talk email 02:24, 5 October 2009 (UTC)
It is an issue. There are as plenty of composers that are rendered more difficult to find here because they are called something else than what they've always been known as. People don't know the extra names, they're more to type quite unnecessarily and so on. And it's the responsibility that follows with the influence a site like this has. It can also be argued that it's falsification of history. -Nn 18:44, 5 October 2009 (UTC)
We normally use the form of the composer's name given in the Library of Congress name authority file or Grove's dictionary of music. According to both these sources, this composer preferred to be known by his full name, i.e. "Bernhard Henrik Crusell", so that's the version we use here — P.davydov 05:37, 5 October 2009 (UTC
I can't undertake to investigate those sources. But if you're right, they are obviously wanting in accuracy and need to be supplemented. Or else perhaps, I regret to say, you've been misled by the not uncommon practice of archives and libraries (and, less understandably, some dictionaries) to list all of everybody's Christian names in the same typeface regardless of which or how many of them are really used to identify him or her.
It's also the question (or was until recent changes, I haven't checked up the status right now) of "Franz Peter Schubert", "Franz Joseph Haydn" and God knows what more, mind. -Nn 18:44, 5 October 2009 (UTC)
I'm sorry if sometimes composers aren't listed in the way you expect them to be. But if you enter "Crusell, Bernard" (or even just "Crusell") in the search box, then the page for "Crusell, Bernard Henrik" appears at the top of the search results, so it's very easy to find. The other two composers you mentioned have always appeared on IMSLP as "Schubert, Franz" and "Haydn, Joseph" — P.davydov 22:25, 5 October 2009 (UTC)
Then I must have confused those two categories with individual files. But there's no denying examples are abundant enough, nor were the exact examples (or search results) my point. -Nn 23:42, 5 October 2009 (UTC)