Talk:Prometheus: The Poem of Fire
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Just a note to say that I renamed this page from "Prometheus: Poem of Fire" to "Prometheus: The Poem of Fire" - my reason being that the new title is a more usual title for the piece than the old one. Hope no-one objects. M.J.E. 04:15, 12 November 2007 (UTC)
- Dunno if you're still watching this...but anyway. Doing a bit of net research, it really seems to be either or. Arkivmusic.com and Chandos.net both use it without the 'the', Classicstoday.com consistently uses simply "Prometheus", except once where they use 'The'. My Naxos CD uses 'The' as does the webpage on said CD. Bis (both CD and webpage) seem to use the odd construction "Prometheus (The Poem of Fire)". I guess 'The' is a bit more prominent, but there's no standard. I believe Russian doesn't have a definite article, which is probably why variations exist. ♫ Melodia Chaconne ♫ (talk) 13:34, 27 February 2008 (UTC)
I occasionally take a look at articles I have contributed to before, just to see what happens later on; although undoubtedly I lose track of many (and tend to lose interest if many other editors seem to oppose changes I've made, which has happened once or twice: even if I'm sure I'm right, I can't be bothered engaging in edit wars).
I'm very familiar with Scriabin's music and have encountered numerous mentions of his works over a few decades, and the version of this title with "The" included is overwhelmingly the one I have most often encountered. That was the basis on which I made the change - nothing more.
I think I have occasionally encountered the version with parentheses, although not so often. When a title has an accompanying subtitle and there is no punctuation consistently included (perhaps because the subtitle is given on a separate line and that is considered sufficient for that situation), I believe standard usage in normal text is to use a colon to separate the subtitle from the title. M.J.E. (talk) 13:11, 10 March 2008 (UTC)
In the "Color Organ" section it is stated "The score itself contains no indications about how this is meant to be handled", yet in the sectino on "Notable Performances" it says the work was performed at Yale in 2010 "with clavier à lumières and full hall lighting using directions from Scriabin's notes." Which is it? Did he leave specific directions on how he wanted the lighting effects to look, or not? . Also, reference #3, the link to Anna Gawboy's page, is a dead lnk.