Talk:L'elisir d'amore (Donizetti, Gaetano)

I just wanted to point out that the publishing style of this score looks identical to the Dover version of Lucia that I also recently uploaded. My guess is that Ricordi slapped a bogus 1962 date on the first page to try to make some more money off of a composer who's been dead since 1848. Considering that the opera was performed in the 1830s, the vocal scores have long been available, and that this most certainly isn't a critical edition, I don't see how it isn't PD everywhere. There's no way this score to a popular opera was first published in the 1960's. --Madcapellan 00:44, 12 August 2011 (UTC)

In all fairness to Ricordi, they weren't actually making a copyright claim on this score. They simply state that this particular engraving was first produced in 1962. It's not impossible that this is quite accurate as their engraving style changed very little from the post WW I era until the 1970s. They produced a fair number of full scores for the Italian operatic repertoire in this era which were cheaply priced for a clothbound volume. They also produced study scores for all of the standard high-volume orchestral repertoire in this era - like Beethoven, Haydn, Mozart, Brahms and Tchaikovsky symphonies. (Heugel did something very similar for the post WW II French market - a few of which I sent to Daphnis for scanning and uploading). Heaven knows that publishers make bogus claims of copyright all too often, but Ricordi has been one of the least guilty of this practice. As these older houses have been absorbed by giant corporations (Ricordi is now owned by the pop-music/media giant Universal Music Group - no relation to everyone's favorite Viennese music publisher) it appears they become more prone to indulge in copyfraud and similar annoying practices. Carolus 00:59, 12 August 2011 (UTC)

Note missing in this score

In tenor aria "Una furtiva lagrima" (tenor

i found a note missing, The lyric "I palpiti I palpiti sentir" in second verse.

Please fix it. Thank you.