Talk:An Alpine Symphony
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... should be An Alpine Symphony, not just Alpine Symphony. This is recognised in the opening sentence, in both English and German (Eine Alpensinfonie). -- Jack of Oz ... speak! ... 11:32, 28 December 2009 (UTC)
- Quite correct. Unless someone wants to argue to the contrary, the page should be moved. Vilĉjo (talk) 00:12, 7 January 2010 (UTC)
- Oops. That's going to require an admin. There's already a page with that name - it's only a redirect, but it has an edit history, which means a simple move is not possible. Vilĉjo (talk) 00:06, 8 February 2010 (UTC)
Not a "symphony"?
I take issue with the opening statements. Strauss called this work a symphony, not a symphonic poem. This article says that it doesn't conform to "traditional" symphonic dimensions. So what? First, what does that really mean? Second, why should it matter in the end? Many kinds of symphonies have been written since the 17th century, and many of them are not "traditional" in any fixed sense. There is no set standard for a symphony that stands for all time. Furthermore, how many other works called "symphony" in the 20th century, especially, thoroughly flout "traditional" expectations? Loads. I vote that the opening should be changed to reflect less "genre bias."