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- There's this  but I can't tell if it was a musicologist, a critic, or a marketer who wrote that. Anton Mravcek (talk) 15:54, 17 September 2008 (UTC)
Composer project review
I've reviewed this article as part of the Composers project review of its B-class articles. This article is B-class; its primary fault is that it is missing a works listing. My full review is on the comments page; questions and comments should be left here or on my talk page. Magic♪piano 13:37, 3 February 2009 (UTC)
I've copied the work list from the German Wikipedia article. Hope this doesn't break Wikipedia copyright rules. Merry Christmas! — Preceding unsigned comment added by 22.214.171.124 (talk) 18:59, 25 December 2012 (UTC)
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|==Composers Project Assessment of Franz Berwald: 2009-02-3==
If an article is well-cited, the reviewer is assuming that the article reflects reasonably current scholarship, and deficiencies in the historical record that are documented in a particular area will be appropriately scored. If insufficient inline citations are present, the reviewer will assume that deficiencies in that area may be cured, and that area may be scored down.
Adherence to overall Wikipedia standards (WP:MOS, WP:WIAGA, WP:WIAFA) are the reviewer's opinion, and are not a substitute for the Wikipedia's processes for awarding Good Article or Featured Article status.
===Origins/family background/studies=== Does the article reflect what is known about the composer's background and childhood? If s/he received musical training as a child, who from, is the experience and nature of the early teachers' influences described?
===Early career=== Does the article indicate when s/he started composing, discuss early style, success/failure? Are other pedagogic and personal influences from this time on his/her music discussed?
===Mature career=== Does the article discuss his/her adult life and composition history? Are other pedagogic and personal influences from this time on his/her music discussed?
===List(s) of works=== Are lists of the composer's works in WP, linked from this article? If there are special catalogs (e.g. Köchel for Mozart, Hoboken for Haydn), are they used? If the composer has written more than 20-30 works, any exhaustive listing should be placed in a separate article.
===Critical appreciation=== Does the article discuss his/her style, reception by critics and the public (both during his/her life, and over time)?
===Illustrations and sound clips=== Does the article contain images of its subject, birthplace, gravesite or other memorials, important residences, manuscript pages, museums, etc? Does it contain samples of the composer's work (as composer and/or performer, if appropriate)? (Note that since many 20th-century works are copyrighted, it may not be possible to acquire more than brief fair use samples of those works, but efforts should be made to do so.) If an article is of high enough quality, do its images and media comply with image use policy and non-free content policy? (Adherence to these is needed for Good Article or Featured Article consideration, and is apparently a common reason for nominations being quick-failed.)
===References, sources and bibliography=== Does the article contain a suitable number of references? Does it contain sufficient inline citations? (For an article to pass Good Article nomination, every paragraph possibly excepting those in the lead, and every direct quotation, should have at least one footnote.) If appropriate, does it include Further Reading or Bibliography beyond the cited references?
===Structure and compliance with WP:MOS=== Does the article comply with Wikipedia style and layout guidelines, especially WP:MOS, WP:LEAD, WP:LAYOUT, and possibly WP:SIZE? (Article length is not generally significant, although Featured Articles Candidates may be questioned for excessive length.)
===Things that may be necessary to pass a Good Article review===
===Summary=== I always like reading bios like this one. It's reasonably short and pithy, yet leaves me feeling like I know the poor fellow all too well. I'm not sure I've heard any Berwald, and, after reading this, I'm not sure I want to; if this was the objective of the editors, it succeeded.
That said, the article is missing a few things that shorter composers bios are frequently lacking. A complete works list (in list form -- it's possible that all of his works are named in the article, but I can't tell that) is the most obvious. Editors wanting to promote this article for GA consideration would need to add more inline citations; they should probably also be consulting the named English bio as a reference work.Article is B-class. Magic♪piano 13:35, 3 February 2009 (UTC)
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