[mb-style] pre-RFC: CSG for works, part II: Subtitles & instrumentation
symphonick at gmail.com
Thu Aug 4 10:34:09 UTC 2011
On Thu, 04 Aug 2011 06:20:30 +0200, David Gasaway <dave at gasaway.org> wrote:
>> titles from Henle's complete edition:
>> Sonate op 106
> If I understand correctly, you are saying this would be the complete,
> canonical work title. I don't like it. And I'm not sure what the
> reason is to strip it so bare. I don't think it's fair to call this
> "artist intent", and I don't think it's reasonable to expect editors
> to research urtexts. I'd like a guideline that is applied universally
> across all composers so that I get consistent tags, too.
No, I was suggesting using "Sonate für Klavier B-Dur op. 106". (& maybe we
have to cram "Nr. 19" in there somewhere, if aliases are not enough)
Regarding urtexts, it's OK to use whatever source you can find when adding
a work, but I believe there should be a "definitive" source, or editors
will keep "fixing" the titles indefinitely. (This is more important for
titled works, but it will also give us consistent "titles" for untitled
works by that composer).
(regarding tags I keep repeating that there is no tagging from works.)
>> Kontretanz in B für zwei Oboen, zwei Hörner, zwei Violinen, Violoncello
>> und Baß K. 123/73g
>> (English alias: Contra dance in B-flat major for two oboes, two horns,
>> violins, cello and bass, K. 123/73g)
> I don't follow. In this example, you seem to be putting the
> instrumentation in the title and alias.
I mean it's easy because the instrumentation is printed, we don't have too
look at the title of the book or do more research to find out.
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