Talk:List of works by Jean Sibelius

Hi- I'm just an interested passerby, looking for titles, opus numbers and dates of several Sibelius compositions, and find your work extremely helpful as always. I couldn't help noticing Works from wich Pieces with opus number[s] are derived; and I also wonder about Op. 24 #8, currently shown as Nocturno. If this is Italian I believe it should be Notturno - but of course I have no access to any original sources. Milkunderwood 07:45, 7 March 2011 (UTC)

Nocturno - not sure the derivation (Spanish or Portuguese? I don't know? Might be neither, I really have no idea) seems to occur as a title by several composers in the 19th and early 20th century actually (at least, like Menuetto which does occur in no actual language aside from Music, it was at worst a common typo), and the best place to find Sibelius' original title might be (a sort of official site? , I think...)- and the piano works gives Nocturno in E minor as the proper spelling, apparently. Eric 18:56, 7 March 2011 (UTC)
Thanks for this - some examples of Nocturno actually are listed at wordnik-were you looking for nocturno?. I don't know the language, but it looks to me like Portuguese. But I'm sure you're right, that it's another Italian/French mashup like Menuetto. Milkunderwood 21:35, 7 March 2011 (UTC)