Talk:Allgemeine musikalische Zeitung

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I believe this article should be moved to Allgemeine Musikalische Zeitung, despite the edit summary in this and this edit. Why? 1) The article's prose uses that spelling; 2) the Barbour work uses it in its title; 3) the table of content of the first edition uses it; 4) this title page from vol. 3 uses it.

This text uses "Allgemeine musikalische Zeitung", but I doubt that source's reliability; see here.

Unfortunately, it seems to me that such a move will require administrative assistance because of the edit history of Allgemeine Musikalische Zeitung. -- Michael Bednarek (talk) 02:28, 14 July 2010 (UTC)

Hello Michael, The New Grove consistently uses lower case 'm'. Opus33 (talk) 15:08, 14 July 2010 (UTC)
… and many libraries catalogue it so. I'm asking above, and at de:Diskussion:Allgemeine Musikalische Zeitung#Nochmals Lemma: how much weight do primary sources carry? And: if "Allgemeine musikalische Zeitung" is correct, shouldn't the lead paragraph say so? -- Michael Bednarek (talk) 00:06, 15 July 2010 (UTC)
Konrad Stein on the German discussion page makes a pretty clear case that "m" is the modern standard. Unlike New Grove, Brockhaus, MGG, etc. we're amateurs, not pros, and as WP:NOR indicates, we're really not supposed to be going out on scholarly limbs. I realize that this is a very minor limb to go out on, but it makes some sense to be fully consistent in respecting the NOR principle.
On the other hand this is certainly not a big deal and if you want to change it I won't put up a fuss.
Re your last point: yes indeed, the lead paragraph should certainly match the title, whichever you decide. Regards, Opus33 (talk) 03:39, 15 July 2010 (UTC)