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Symphony No. 13 (Shostakovich)[edit]

Quick question: Since the Yevtushenko poems which form the text for this symphony are copyrighted, does that mean we cannot quote them in the article? Jonyungk (talk) 07:31, 15 February 2009 (UTC)

I don't know of a Wikipedia policy against quoting copyrighted text. I doubt it. Quote it and cite it appropriately; I'm sure it is okay. I checked en.wikiquote.org and his poems are present. — Andy W. (talk/contrb.) 13:31, 15 February 2009 (UTC)

Pull GA nomination for Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky?[edit]

Hi, Andy, it's been a while. Could you give me some advice? Please look at the GA review on the talk page of Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. I have been seriously considering withdrawing the nomination of this article for several days as the situation does not seem to me winable, in my opinion, but it wouldn't be the first time I was wrong. Thanks. Jonyungk (talk) 22:26, 12 March 2009 (UTC)

Did you read the GA review on the talk page? Jonyungk (talk) 00:25, 13 March 2009 (UTC)
Thanks for the advice. I've had two other articles go through the GA process without all the hoopla surrrounding the Tchaikovsky article, so I suppose I wasn't prepared for it. This article seems to be a lightning rod for controversy. Jonyungk (talk) 06:02, 13 March 2009 (UTC)

Choral symphony[edit]

Thanks for putting up with me over the Tchaikovsky business, which is now resolved.

I've been doing some work on the latter part of choral symphony, adding some worthwhile but possibly losing the focus of the article in the process. The area where I've been working begins at the heading "Programmatic versus symphonic." Maybe that whole part of the article could go. It would be throwing away a lot of work but maybe "less would be more," as the saying goes, and clarify issues in the article.

If you have time, could you take a look and tell me what you think? I could really use a second opinion. Thanks. Jonyungk (talk) 22:11, 19 March 2009 (UTC)

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Thanks for the help over at the Simple English Wikipedia! I would like to recommend that you keep a talk page over there as well as here so that other users don't have to come to this page just to talk to you about things over on the Simple English Wikipedia. I hope to continue seeing you edit there! Cheers, Razorflame 17:55, 24 March 2009 (UTC)

Could you recommend a good copyeditor?[edit]

Choral symphony just passed GA review but the reviewer, hamiltonstone, recommended a good copyediting. I contacted Brianboulton, who did a great job on Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky but haven't hard anything back and suspect he may be too busy. Just in case this is so, is there someone else you could recommend? I've done everything I can at the moment with the article but it needs a lot of work. Thanks! Jonyungk (talk) 17:34, 11 April 2009 (UTC)

I don't know users on WP very well and I haven't encountered users who volunteer to do the work. If you want me to read it over and copyedit, that's fine. I have been somewhat busy with other work though so I might not get around to it. Congrats on GA! — Andy W. (talk/contrb.) 17:48, 11 April 2009 (UTC)
Thanks very much for the offer. I would appreciate any work you could do but understand if you are tied up with other projects. Jonyungk (talk) 21:57, 11 April 2009 (UTC)

Too much Schnittke?[edit]

I've revamped the choral symphony article per peer review, adding more contemporary works. I'm wondering, though, whether there is too much about the Schnittke Fourth Symphony in the Programmatic intent section. It's a complex work, but I'm not sure whether to leave what is written alone or editi it down. Could you look at it and give me your opinion? Thanks. Jonyungk (talk) 18:27, 10 June 2009 (UTC)

Hi Jonyungk, I like your Programmatic intent section. Are you referring to the Schnittke Second Symphony and Fourth Symphony? The information on both seemed a bit tied. Try to distinguish between the symphonies a bit more. Anyway, I feel that there is enough information to start an article on the symphony in question. Otherwise, I feel it is fine in the article. I did get a feel that it is a modern choral symphony that deserves a bit more discussion, and if you intended that importance, it is fine as it is. — Andy W. (talk/contrb.) 18:46, 10 June 2009 (UTC)
Thanks for the input and encouragement. The intent was exactly what you suspected. I also started two articles, one for the Schnittke Second and another for the Schnittke Fourth. Jonyungk (talk) 01:05, 17 June 2009 (UTC)

Symphonic Poems (Liszt) at FAC[edit]

Hi, Andy, don't know how full your hands are these days, but I have submitted the Liszt Symphonic Poems article to FAC and would really appreciate your vote and feedback—Wikipedia:Featured article candidates/Symphonic Poems (Liszt)/archive1. If you're too tied up, I understand. Either way, thanks. Jonyungk (talk) 01:05, 17 June 2009 (UTC)

Your Sweatshirt - Merrill[edit]

Hey Andy, It seems you have left your sweatshirt on the bus. I took it with me and I'll bring it in on monday. I didn't know your email address so this is the best I can do. I hope you get this.

Thank you Merrill! I'm see you Monday. — Andy W. (talk/contrb.) 22:10, 18 September 2009 (UTC)

AfD nomination of Gatineau Park Protection Committee[edit]

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Up in the Air plot summary[edit]

Andy, thank you for expanding the plot summary for Up in the Air. I was struggling with writing the summary myself; I saw the film on Wednesday December 23, 2009, loved the film, but had too much information from the film to write a viable summary. --Dan Dassow (talk) 04:30, 26 December 2009 (UTC)

Hi Mr. Dan Dassow, sure, no problem. I saw the film on December 24 and I absolutely loved it! I have not done much WP editing except for some minor reverts and maintenance recently. I'm glad you approve of the summary expansion. — Andy W. (talk/contrb.) 15:39, 26 December 2009 (UTC)

Andy, thanks for finding and correcting my mistake in List of accolades received by Up in the Air. --Dan Dassow (talk) 15:22, 20 February 2010 (UTC)

Hi Dan, No problem! I hope Up in the Air does well at the Oscars. — Andy W. (talk/contrb.) 18:06, 20 February 2010 (UTC)

Charlie Chaplin GA Review[edit]

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Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov[edit]

Thought you'd like to know that I nominated this article for featured article of the day for March 18, which is Rimsky-Korsakov's birthday. If you would like to put in a vote to either support or oppose this request, please feel free to do so. Thanks very much. Jonyungk (talk) 23:48, 1 March 2010 (UTC)

Sure, no problem! Just a note: I'm a little baffled as to how you posted at my warn.js talk page instead of this user talk page. Anyway, that's all right. — Andy W. (talk/contrb.) 01:30, 2 March 2010 (UTC)

Chopin - Prelude in C Minor[edit]

Mr. Wang, I would like to direct you to the discussion board before you make the decision to delete my addition to the Chopin Preludes page: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talk:Preludes_%28Chopin%29#Prelude_No._20_in_C_Minor_and_Barry_Manilow

Thank you! Kreckersneed —Preceding unsigned comment added by Kreckersneed (talkcontribs) 04:34, 16 April 2010 (UTC)

Thank you! I replied on the talk page of the Prelude page: Talk:Preludes (Chopin)#Prelude No. 20 in C Minor and Barry Manilow. — Andy W. (talk/contrb.) 13:46, 16 April 2010 (UTC)

Symphony No. 8 (Mahler)[edit]

Hi, Andy. In the past you have been quite active in editing the Mahler Eighth article - did you create it? You haven't been involved with it for a while, but I thought I'd let you know that, in view of the approaching centenary of the work's first performance (12 September) I'm proposing to develop the article, hopefully to featured standard. Work won't begin for a while (I'm embroiled in the Mahler biography at the moment) but you may be interested in developments on your former project, when these begin. Brianboulton (talk) 23:35, 18 April 2010 (UTC)

Hi, Brianboulton! No, I'm not the creator of the article. User:Camembert created the article on March 1, 2003. And yes, I had been a collaborator working on the article for a while, but I have since been less active. I am very excited that you are interested in getting it up to featured, but I honestly don't have much material on the symphony to work with... just a score and several recordings. It's one of my favorite symphonies. The article is on my watchlist, and I'll be glad to contribute whatever I can when the time comes. User:Jonyungk is a wonderful collaborator to work with, and I see you have contacted him. — Andy W. (talk/contrb.) 00:29, 19 April 2010 (UTC)
Thanks for your reply. I'm going to put the Mahler biog up for FAC this week; once that it settled one way or the other, I'll be able to devote my time to the Eighth. I have quite a bit of material, including de La Grange's detailed analysis, Cooke, Mitchell etc. De La Grange is also very good on background details. I have two recordings - Bernstein's ancient 1966 version, and Abbado's from 1994 - is there a more up-to-date one that you would recommend? As an adjunct to the article I am preparing a complete discography; there have been more than 60 recordings all told! I will keep in touch. Brianboulton (talk) 09:00, 20 April 2010 (UTC)
Hmm, they seem like great recordings. I have one by Zubin Mehta with the Vienna Philharmonic, I think, but I suggest Michael Tilson Thomas' recent recording with the San Francisco Symphony. (I think that's the orchestra). Cheers! — Andy W. (talk/contrb.) 15:51, 20 April 2010 (UTC)

Do you know whose translation of the text is included in the article, and what the copyright status of that translation is? Brianboulton (talk) 15:19, 29 April 2010 (UTC)

Hi Brian, sorry no I do not know whose translation is included in the article. The text was added at separate times: the text for Part I was added by Special:Contributions/24.24.250.38 on May 26, 2007 with no citation. Text for Part II was added by Special:Contributions/Colinckw on January 27, 2008. The text has been frequently edited/modified by users and IP addresses. There is probably no single source that the text comes from. Try looking on wikiquote.org and wikisource.org (although I don't think I found anything). — Andy W. (talk/contrb.) 21:06, 29 April 2010 (UTC)
I have a issue with possible copyright infringement - it will be very hard, not to mention time-consuming, to demonstrate the right to include these texts in full. However, my main concern is about whether it is necessary to have this text. The article is going to expand considerably over the next couple of weeks, and the text represents a massive amount of kb which could be better employed. The text is almost opera libretto length, and I don't know of any opera article that includes the libretto plus English translation. Is anyone likely to read through it? I think that, rather than include a text of dodgy provenance and possible copyright complications, appropriate quotations from one of the standard translations should be used. It may be possible to have an external link to an online copy of the text. Brianboulton (talk) 22:07, 29 April 2010 (UTC)
(PS) You say, above, you have a recording of the Eighth by Zubin Mehta. I can't find out anything about this recording - a complete google blank, in fact. Were you inadvertently reading the conductor's name from an adjoining label? (Mehta recorded a great Second). Brianboulton (talk) 22:15, 29 April 2010 (UTC)
Oh!! Sorry about the Mehta recording. Yeah, I was thinking of the wrong symphony! Link to recording. Sorry about the confusion there. And also, I agree that the text can/should be moved elsewhere, possibly to existing respective articles, or to wikisource...? — Andy W. (talk/contrb.) 15:28, 30 April 2010 (UTC)

Andy, please note I have sent the article to WP:Peer review in the hopes of getting some general feedback. Please feel free to comment there. Brianboulton (talk) 19 April 2010

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Did I[edit]

It look to me like you made the final match Match 63 not Match 64. Glad it's correct now. --Walter Görlitz (talk) 21:39, 25 June 2010 (UTC)

No worries! I'm really enjoying the World Cup. Glad you are too. — Andy W. (talk/contrb.) 21:40, 25 June 2010 (UTC)

FLC nomination[edit]

Andy, since you originally split off the article List of awards and nominations received by Up in the Air from Up in the Air (film), I thought that you would like to know that JuneGloom07 Talk? , Courcelles (talk) and I nominated the article for FLC, cf Wikipedia:Featured list candidates/List of accolades received by Up in the Air/archive1. I would appreciate your considered comments on the nomination. --Dan Dassow (talk) 02:46, 2 August 2010 (UTC)

Oh, yes of course! Sorry that I haven't been keeping up with the changes on the article/talk page (although they are on my watchlist). Thanks for the heads up. The list looks excellent. — Andy W. (talk/contrb.) 04:06, 2 August 2010 (UTC)
Andy, List of accolades received by Up in the Air just received Featured List status. Yeah! --Dan Dassow (talk) 16:55, 22 August 2010 (UTC)
YEAH! I'm so happy. Thank you so much for all your hard work (thanks to all the major collaborators) on the article. You guys are great. — Andy W. (talkcontrb.) 18:38, 22 August 2010 (UTC)

WikiProject Cornell University[edit]

Welcome! Good to see some new blood- most of the active editors in the project don't actually live in Ithaca anymore, so we can be a bit constrained in what we do. If you're looking to make any photographic contributions, one thing I can think of off the top of my head is Bailey Plaza. I understand the plaza looks substantially different now compared to how it looked in Spring 2009. Also, there are a few new buildings on campus (like whatever that one is sandwiched between Rockefeller and Baker on the hill above the Arts Quad...) that we lack photography of. I understand you've made a lot of contributions in the area of music-related articles; some Cornell articles in that genre (like Cornell University Glee Club) are in pretty good shape, but others (like Cornell University Chorus) need extreme overhauls, and there's always room for more. You might be interested in expanding Bailey Hall (Ithaca, New York) to talk about some of the more famous premiers and concerts that that venue has seen over its long history. Of course, this is all just one guy's suggestions- focus on whatever you feel inspired to do. Cheers!—Bill Price (nyb) 23:11, 29 August 2010 (UTC)

Thanks, Mr. Price! Yes, I'm quite excited about what I can contribute to the articles. I currently don't have my Digital SLR with me, but I expect to bring it in the next month or so. The articles you suggested have been added to my watchlist now. You're giving me good suggestions to work with, I really appreciate it. Thanks! — Andy W. (talkcontrb.) 23:33, 29 August 2010 (UTC)
Oh, no need for "Mr."- I'm class of 2009 :). Just as a resource for you, I looked through my watchlist and pulled out a bunch of Cornell-related pages, many of which aren't linked to by any navigation templates. You can paste any you want to follow into your own raw watchlist. —Bill Price (nyb) 01:29, 30 August 2010 (UTC)

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Hi Andy[edit]

I saw your ping today ; ) Thanks for the cleanup on the two Chopin preludes. And thanks for building the entire Preludes (Chopin) article!

In the coming days I may write an article for the Prelude #20 (The funeral march). So I call dibs on that!

Beyond that, I think I may write an article for the Prelude #4 (e minor), as that one is pretty famous/notable. Thanks for the copyedits and see ya round Wikipedia! Jonathan Stokes (talk) 03:04, 12 January 2011 (UTC)

Hi Jonathan, no problem! my pleasure to help. I've had the thought of creating articles for specific preludes in the back of my mind for a bit. Great job so far on the 15th and 16th preludes! I'm a bit unsure of your article titles, but I'm sure it's fine for now. Hopefully, editors will not raise notability concerns either (because most of the preludes do deserve elaboration), but I'm sure they'll be fine. See you around, and Happy Editing! — Andy W. (talkcontrb.) 03:14, 12 January 2011 (UTC)
Sounds good! I'm not sure about the article titles either - I think I followed the syntax from the articles on the etudes. But if there's a better way, by all means, feel free to move the pages or add redirects! All the best, Jonathan Stokes (talk) 04:41, 12 January 2011 (UTC)

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Harry Altman and Bergen County Academies[edit]

There is no issue with why Harry Altman would be notable, based on his participation in the film Spellbound. The question is establishing Altman's attendance at Bergen County Academies with a reliable and verifiable source as none has been provided, nor have I been able to find one in a Google / News / Archive search. As such, I have reinserted the "citation needed" tag until an appropriate sources that establishes the connection to the school (not his individual notability) can be provided. Alansohn (talk) 19:28, 25 December 2011 (UTC)

Ok, understood. Thanks for messaging. — Andy W. (talk · contrib) 18:26, 26 December 2011 (UTC)

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