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Postby Yagan Kiely » Fri Jul 27, 2007 5:55 am

Shosta may be a bit difficult to have scores of... as much as I'd like to have mroe of him.

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Postby imslp » Fri Jul 27, 2007 12:23 pm

goombaruskirusky wrote:more shostakovich

Well... once you manage to convince the Shostakovich estate to license Shostakovich scores under a Creative Commons license I bet many people would be willing to scan them :)

Until then, probably not.

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Postby CameronMB » Fri Jul 27, 2007 6:50 pm

Maybe this is slightly off topic, but I have a question: are there any major compoers whose works are Close to coming into the public domain? Anyone to look forward to getting over the next couple years? I'm just curious.


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Postby daphnis » Fri Jul 27, 2007 8:02 pm

Gerald Finzi
Reyngol'd Moritsevich [Reinhold Glière] Glier
Joseph Canteloube
Jean Sibelius
Erich Korngold
Eugène Goossens
Ralph Vaughan Williams
Florent Schmitt
Ernest Bloch
Bohuslav Martinů
Heitor Villa-Lobos

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Postby imslp » Fri Jul 27, 2007 8:22 pm

You can find quite a complete list here:

http://imslp.org/wiki/Public_domain#Com ... _few_years

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Postby giwro » Thu Aug 02, 2007 1:43 am

I'll chime in on this celebratory thread, here!

I'm very pleased to participate in this project - I've long wished for a centralized place to make all PD music available. Over the years I've shared a lot of PD organ music with friends, even posted and hosted some on my own server. It's been fun to see some of that music appear now on this site (a fair number of organ pieces from the MIT project were my scans!)

I've also been long irritated at the draconian and complicated morass that is the US copyright law... I wish we'd just simplify and do either the 50 or 70-year rule like most other countries. I have a hunch that th internet (and sites like IMSLP and its growing collection) could very likely spark a revolution in copyright law - I certainly hope so.



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Postby aldona » Tue Aug 07, 2007 9:56 pm

I've just logged on to find that there is 11,002 scores now!

Keep up the good work! This site is getting better all the time.

If I survive the next 3 days at work I will have a couple of weeks to upload some more Schubert-Lieder.

“all great composers wrote music that could be described as ‘heavenly’; but others have to take you there. In Schubert’s music you hear the very first notes, and you know that you’re there already.” - Steven Isserlis

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