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Liszt project

I think that we should start a Liszt project. Acquire all Liszt scores. Isn't that a nice and appreciated idea? I have a bunch of scores by him already. Lets get started! --Funper 20:28, 2 March 2007 (EST)


If anyone has an idea for a new project (and also have the scans or know where to get them), please write something here and we can discuss it :) --Feldmahler 09:53, 8 September 2006 (EDT)

Haydn's symphonies would be a good project and something IMSLP is missing. The only source I really know is Dover. I'm sure many school music libraries have these. Perhaps even some IMSLP contributors have these in their personal libraries. I've also noticed that there is absolutely no Vivaldi here. Perhaps the season's at least would be a good project. Horndude77 23:01, 16 October 2006 (EDT)
Well, we've got bach complete works here, mozart complete works are avalible online, beethoven anyone? i've no idea where to get scans though. --Matthew 16:45, 9 January 2007 (EST)
Well... the Beethoven complete edition is available scanned published by Breitkopf und Härtel, and is in the public domain. I plan on setting up a Beethoven project similar to the BGA that's going on now soon :) --Feldmahler 17:15, 9 January 2007 (EST)
I'd love to participate in that. Let me know how I can help. Also available online are a bunch of early edition score: [1]. The images are all watermarked so we probably can't use them. It's still interesting.
It seems to me that we should provide bundles of PDF's containing the parts for more popular orchestral/instrumental works, thus enabling easier rehearsal/performances. --Thenextstephensondheim1 22:50, 20 February 2007 (EST)
This would be a great thing (indeed, I would much encourage this), but unfortunately scans of parts are much rarer than scores themselves :( --Feldmahler 23:10, 20 February 2007 (EST)

Rossini - Semiramide (Overture)

I'm fairly new to IMSLP but I've found a rare copy of Rossini's Semiramide Overture. It's a Eulenburg miniature (No. 654) and quite possibly out of print. Sadly there's no date anywhere on the book but it could easily be from the 50s - 60s before Eulenburg was bought by Schott. Can I upload the piece? Does anyone know if works such as this are in the Public Domain? Any advice would be very much appreciated.

According to the company history of Eulenburg on Schott's site, Eulenburg was acquired by Schott in 1957 (1954+3), which meant that publications before the acquisition would be public domain in Canada (they were published more than 50 years ago). Hence, if it was published before the acquisition, it'd be in the public domain in Canada for sure :) --Feldmahler 19:09, 28 March 2007 (EDT)

merging with tasks?

Hmm... this page is growing and growing. There is another page under Community Portal, Tasks, which is scarcely used. What you added here, Leonard, is more of a task than a real project, I think. Are we going to merge these two pages or keep the project and the tasks separated?

I have the feeling that there are more and more and more pages, but they aren't all that accessible because they are linked to on one page only or so. Ideally all important IMSLP pages, tasks, project, discussions, etc. should be accessible on a nice, centralized page like the Community Portal. Will the person with too much spare time please stand up? Peter 07:25, 21 April 2007 (EDT)

The Community Portal should indeed be redesigned (or actually, created after moving all the discussions to the talk page), and the project pages reorganized. Maybe the queue that I have added should indeed be moved to Tasks, which by the way leaves me a bit puzzled as to its relationship with Vacant staff positions - the two pages are not even linked to each other (apart from the fact that "staff positions" sounds somewhat misleading, IMHO). Maybe also the Site map should be replaced, as it is becoming harder and harder to maintain (some parts have been split off already).
I won't be able to do much in the near future, but for a start I'd suggest something along these lines:
  • Clear out all the discussions from Community Portal and set up the portal proper
  • Set up a categorizing scheme for all the project pages
These two steps should make the Site map superfluous, and the project pages more accessible at the same time. --Leonard Vertighel 08:52, 21 April 2007 (EDT)
I would agree with you that the project pages are rather horribly organized... for one they should all be in project namespace, but most aren't. Also, the pages have grown out more or less organically, and thus sometimes inconsistently (as you pointed out). So, if you think a part (or all) of the project pages should be completely rearranged and/or moved, go ahead and do it! Since you were a previous Wikipedia admin I believe you know how to organize a wiki better than I ;) As long as large chunks of text are not completely removed from the wiki, feel free to reorganize any part of the wiki. --Feldmahler 11:42, 21 April 2007 (EDT)
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