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by Carolus
Sun Jan 21, 2007 5:01 am
Forum: Moderator Requests - Help - FAQ
Topic: Holst's The Planets...
Replies: 4
Views: 4674

The original work, The Planets - suite for large orchestra, is pubic domain in the USA. It was published in 1921 by Goodwin & Tabb. Ltd., London. (later J. Curwen & Sons, Ltd.). Imogen renewed it in 1949 and the copyright ran for a full 75-year term from the date of publication - entering th...
by Carolus
Sat Jan 20, 2007 5:36 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Tchaikovsky Complete Ballet Scores...
Replies: 22
Views: 18922

I happen to own the Kalmus reprint. The total number of music pages (all 3 volumes) is 1110. Kalmus did not reprint the preface, the libretto, etc. that appear either before or after the score itself. They kept the Muzika page numbering, table of contents and instrumentation pages though. In light o...
by Carolus
Thu Jan 18, 2007 9:55 pm
Forum: IMSLP Announcements
Topic: Nominations for Featured Score status
Replies: 7
Views: 7623

I would also like to nominate the outstanding collection of Lully files from both the Biblioteque National de France and University of North Texas. I think most of these were posted by Peter. Anyone seriously interested in Lully should visit IMSLP as their first stop. Very impressive.
by Carolus
Thu Jan 18, 2007 5:01 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Tchaikovsky Complete Ballet Scores...
Replies: 22
Views: 18922

It's a huge score (Sleeping Beauty). There are only two full scores that were ever produced. The first was a lithographed score reproduced from a copyist's manuscript and issued by D. Rahter (the German agent of Tchaikovsky's publisher Jurgenson) in about 1890. This is extraordinarily rare as only a...
by Carolus
Thu Jan 18, 2007 4:49 am
Forum: Moderator Requests - Help - FAQ
Topic: Holst's The Planets...
Replies: 4
Views: 4674

The Planets is public domain in the USA and practically everywhere else in the world (Holst having died in 1934). Merely reprinting a work at a later date does not grant a new copyright. Only a new edition of the work is entitled to copyright protection. This can include adding editorial markings an...
by Carolus
Tue Jan 16, 2007 11:11 pm
Forum: Moderator Requests - Help - FAQ
Topic: two quick questions
Replies: 9
Views: 4924

There is nothing copyrightable about CDSM's PDF files. The potential problem we face is when someone posts a CDSM file complete with their logo, which just happened with the Paganini: Violin Concerto No. 1. That's a trademark violation which they could sue for. The bh2000 scans appear to be CDSM fil...
by Carolus
Tue Jan 16, 2007 11:06 pm
Forum: Moderator Requests - Help - FAQ
Topic: Duplicate Composer listings
Replies: 7
Views: 4545

Of course, this also applies to loads of titles. Take Ravel's <i>La Valse</i> or Debussy's <i>La Mer</i>. They are normally alphabetized under V and M respectively. Another annoying thing about computerized alpha-numeric ordering is how a Symphony No. 2 will appear among the Syphony No. 20's instead...
by Carolus
Tue Jan 16, 2007 11:01 pm
Forum: Moderator Requests - Help - FAQ
Topic: Holst's Planets for two pianos
Replies: 10
Views: 4635

I'll need to check on this, but I think that Holst's own 2-piano reduction was not published until 1949. It was most likely renewed by Imogen in 1977 or 1978. Renewals from 1978 are on line, and they are getting some of the earlier years up online recently as well. If it wasn't renewed, and no NIE w...
by Carolus
Sun Jan 14, 2007 9:28 pm
Forum: Moderator Requests - Help - FAQ
Topic: Duplicate Composer listings
Replies: 7
Views: 4545

Duplicate Composer listings

It appears we have duplicates for:

1. Lully

Lully, Jean Baptiste
Lully, Jean Baptitste de

2. Rossini

Rossini, Gioacchino
Rossini, Gioacchino Antonio
by Carolus
Sun Jan 14, 2007 9:25 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: nlib.org.ua
Replies: 8
Views: 4015

Here's the basic info on the Longo edition of the Scarlatti Sonatas: Editor: Alessandro Longo (1864-1945) Publisher: Milan: G. Ricordi, 1906-1910 10 volumes + supplement (500 sonatas plus 45 addtional works) Plate numbers (sequential) E.R. 541 - E.R. 551 50 Sonatas per volume (I = 1-50; II = 51-100,...
by Carolus
Sun Jan 14, 2007 8:56 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: nlib.org.ua
Replies: 8
Views: 4015

If you happen to own the PDF plug-in PitStop (an expensive plug-in for the Professional version of Acrobat), it's possible to strip out all the footers in a given document with a few commands. There are probably other PDF utilities out there which will do the same for a lot less. You might try aslin...
by Carolus
Sat Jan 13, 2007 6:04 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: nlib.org.ua
Replies: 8
Views: 4015

I can't speak for anyone else here, but I think the Scarlatti Sonatas would be a great addition. They've been mainstays in the keyboard literature for many decades, appearing on numerous recitals to this day. As for the banner, it's up to you. Personally, I'd strip it out alomg with the Russian titl...
by Carolus
Sat Jan 13, 2007 5:17 am
Forum: Other
Topic: nlib.org.ua
Replies: 8
Views: 4015

nlib.org.ua

I just looked at one of the files (Sonata #15) from there. It appears, at first glace, to be a Muzika (Soviet) reprint of the Longo edition, which was first issued by Ricordi around WWI. Longo died in 1945 and would therefore be PD in Canada. Publication before 1923 would make it PD in the USA (Dove...
by Carolus
Tue Jan 09, 2007 11:25 pm
Forum: IMSLP Announcements
Topic: Breitkopf page
Replies: 0
Views: 2397

Breitkopf page

I added a bunch of plate number and other info on this page to help in dating Breitkopf & Hartel publications. I'll add additional info as I come across it and urge everyone else to do the same. Ultimately I would like to see this type of detailed information available for all publishers. Some, ...
by Carolus
Tue Jan 09, 2007 10:00 pm
Forum: Moderator Requests - Help - FAQ
Topic: Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue
Replies: 6
Views: 3962

Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue

The Gutenberg archive of Copyright registrations and renewals does not include the volumes for music for some reason. Also (as you noted), the copyright office's online seach only applies to those renewals done after 1978. The only way to search the pre-1978 records is to a) go to Washington, DC and...

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