[mb-style] pre-RFC: CSG for works, part II: Subtitles & instrumentation

Frederic Da Vitoria davitofrg at gmail.com
Sun Jul 31 21:44:09 UTC 2011


2011/7/30 Nicolás Tamargo de Eguren <reosarevok at gmail.com>

> On Sat, Jul 30, 2011 at 12:22 AM, symphonick <symphonick at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Instrumentation is often expressed as a subtitle in the score, so these
> > issues are somewhat overlapping.
> > The question is, should subtitles always be in the annotation?
> >
> > This is what it looks like with subtitles joined to the title (some
> > generic works):
> > Symphonie Fantastique: Épisode de la vie d'un Artiste...en cinq parties
> > Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben, Kantate zum Fest Mariae Heimsuchung, BWV
> > 147
> > Quartett in G für zwei Violinen, Viola und Violoncello K. 80/73f
> > Kontretanz in B für zwei Oboen, zwei Hörner, zwei Violinen, Violoncello
> > und Baß K. 123/73g
> > Divertimento in B für zwei Oboen, zwei Klarinetten, zwei Englischhörner,
> > zwei Hörner und zwei Fagotte K. 186/159b
> > Die Dreigroschenoper: Ein Stück mit Musik in einem Vorspiel und acht
> > Bildern nach den Englischen des John Gay übersetzt von Elisabeth
> Hauptmann
> > Sonate, op. 106
> > (alias: Piano sonata No. 29, Op. 106)
>
> Kinda huge, but I'm not strongly for or against it.
>

I guess waiting for advanced properties would be better. Using full titles
now will surely look like madness to casual classical music editors.


 > If you need to add instrumentation for disambiguation purposes, use the
> > comment field.
>
> Agreed.
>

Yes, of course.



>  > Ideally we should have fields so we could search for instruments. Or
> maybe
> > "advanced properties". This would mean removing redundant info from
> > generic works:
> > Sonate, op. 106
> >  Instrument: Fortepiano
> > Quartett in G, K. 80/73f
> >  Instruments: 2 violins, viola, cello (OR string quartet?)
>
> Ideally, the instruments themselves would be entities (so they can
> have aliases, link to wikipedia pages, etc.). In any case, both of
> these solutions are long term, so we have time to think about it.
>

Yes, I believe that a database about music must eventually have a true
instrument table :-)

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Frederic Da Vitoria
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