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HKWNB, HKCOTW, Current events[edit]

Hi. I noticed you have edited some Hong Kong-related articles. You might be interested to take a look at HK wikipedians' notice board, HK Collaboration of the Week and Current events in Hong Kong and Macao. Happy editing! — Instantnood 15:42, Mar 31, 2005 (UTC)


Thanks for taking on the Wikification of Lutosławski! --RobertGtalk 14:22, 23 May 2005 (UTC)

I see you did it with care and intelligence, thank you. I made one or two very minor changes. I find that collaboration is one of the best things about Wikipedia. --RobertGtalk 09:53, 24 May 2005 (UTC)


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And hello to you also![edit]

Yes, I noticed how Robert Kahn (composer) "blue-linked" so suddenly :). My command of the German language is really limited to about two semesters' taken at the end of college, and that was fourteen years ago; occasionally skimming articles in German since does help, I suppose. Translating other wiki-articles is a good idea which hadn't really occurred to me, and the Deutsch'Wiki is a good source for article raw material on which to build, I think. (I have no preparations yet to create any of the articles listed - the only article raw material I have placed together and on hand is for a few work articles, e.g. Piano Trio No. 1 (Brahms), String Quartet No. 11 (Dvorak), ... and not much material at that.)

As to the rest — I've been thinking about compiling a list of those which do not yet have counterparts in English. Such a list would help to indicate the gaps which should be filled with priority. Please let me know if you have any suggestions.

Will do! (And of course, thank you.)

Regards Schissel : bowl listen 11:33, July 22, 2005 (UTC)

Ah, thanks again. Was going to include Symphony No. 2 (Schumann) also but someone's begun that, already... (And I remember hearing that polonaise; if you haven't, its themes belong, as I recall, to the scherzo's trio and main part respectively, but I'd have to check :) My notes on the Brahms are the only extensive ones, unfortunately, but as the person who transcribed/uploaded two movements' worth of midis of Dvorak qt 11 to the Classical Music Archives I may be able to think of something.) Best! Schissel : bowl listen 12:14, July 22, 2005 (UTC)

A beginning list: (slightly cut-pasted from one of my subpages.)

Well, it's a considerable start... Schissel : bowl listen 12:54, July 22, 2005 (UTC)

Ah. That's a combination of

and then adding ==A==, ==B==, ... ==External links==, etc. at the points where the table of contents header wants to make internal links (I skipped Q etc. but they can be added by people inserting a composer by that name later. Anyhow, will do (will insert the links etc. to the piano compositions page.) Schissel : bowl listen 22:40, July 22, 2005 (UTC)

Sorry, forgot to use nowikis on that. {{compactTOC4}} and such are better ideas, I think. Other good ideas, I think - m:de:Max Butting (well, I've seen his 10th sym. anyway), m:de:Boris Iwanowitsch Tischtschenko (7th sym on Naxos; I've heard the odd 2nd and like it. Quartets were on Olympia.), m:de:Kees van Baaren (some works on Donemus LPs), m:de:Ernst Pepping, m:de:Jānis_Ivanovs, m:de:Hendrik Andriessen (father of Louis and Jurriaan and an estimable composer himself, just looking at m:de:Kategorie:Komponist gives ideas. It's sad that I've heard some of these people...), some others still... (the interesting Anatoli (not the same as Alexander) Aleksandrov doesn't seem to have a de: article - it seems his name in German transliteration is Anatoli Aleksandrov , not Aleksandrow as I'd expect, but neither goes to an article page?. (And Ropartz should be Joseph-Guy, not Joseph Guy-, of course. Without hyphen is ok too... Naturally, m:de:Joseph Guy Ropartz exists... I need to change that reference in some places anyway.) Schissel : bowl listen 17:53, July 26, 2005 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Hutchinson Encyclopedia topics[edit]

I'm sorry if I caused you any frustration with those edit conflicts you mentioned. If you usually prune this list, then I think you should keep doing so, and I can refrain from doing so. I often leave blue links on the list because I don't know if they're right or not, and on this list, stupid red links are a problem, too. --Joel7687 09:25, 28 July 2005 (UTC)

== Monstera

Hi there. I've listed Monstera on redirects for deletion as my understanding is that genus should not redirect to species (unless there is only one species in the genus). But thanks for your other good work on the Hutchinson list. OpenToppedBus - My Talk 12:20, July 29, 2005 (UTC)

Jewish Encyclopedia[edit]

Though I am not officially part of the project, I have been merging lots of material into articles, see History of the Jews in Egypt, History of the Jews in Poland, History of the Jews in France, synagogue architecture and many others. Are you thinking of actually transferring articles over by name, or continuing this sort of process? --Goodoldpolonius2 23:58, 7 August 2005 (UTC)

re - percent done # for Jewish Encyclopedia[edit]

No worries - it's a good idea, and if you can't finish it, someone else will take over eventually. Thanks for doing it! JesseW 18:27, 17 August 2005 (UTC)

Scherzo fantastique, or I did what???[edit]

YIPE!!!! (I do know the difference. I haven't heard either work yet, but I know the difference. Really. Really.) Actually, one may have been intended for the other, I gather, but ...

yep, I goofed so very, very badly. Revert right ahead. Ow... Schissel : bowl listen 13:53, September 6, 2005 (UTC)

Thank you for your support[edit]

Thank you for your kind support of my recent nomination on RfA. It was a pleasant surprise: I remember your helpful contributions to Witold Lutosławski, but our paths don't seem to have crossed much since then. I see you've recently been documenting important compositions - keep up the good work! Best regards, RobertGtalk 11:44, 30 September 2005 (UTC)

Excessive disambiguation[edit]

RE: Klemperer, Greenblatt, Raskin, etc.: "In most cases, do not list names of which Title is a part, unless the persons are very frequently referred to simply by their first or last name (e.g. Galileo, Shakespeare)." and "Disambiguation pages are not intended for games of "free association". Please use them carefully and only when needed {emphasis added}." from Wikipedia:Disambiguation. Also, redirs for capitalization differences that are automatically found by Search, such as Norwich terrier, are kinda pointless (AKA not needed), as all it does is add a distracting "(Redirected from Norwich terrier)" to the display even tho' the article would have been found anyway. 08:23, 22 October 2005 (UTC)

re Jews in Australia[edit]

Yes, thanks. I've been thinking of editing both the articles on Jews in Australia and their history, but lately have been extraordinarily busy, and did not know where to start with sources. So I have just emailed one of the academic experts of the field for a bibliographic suggestion or two. Thanks again. jnothman talk 12:33, 14 February 2006 (UTC)

Liturgy of St John Chrysostom[edit]

Hello. With your encouragement, I am planning to prepare an article on the liturgy - when I have time, of course. There certainly is lots to cover, so I will be doing some research. I also think your idea of listing classical works that need starting is a very good one.

Do you think the Vespers page should cover other settings besides Rachmaninoff's? There's Alexander Gretchaninoff's version, which did come first, as well as several others, but I'm sure everyone is more acquainted with Rachmaninoff's.

Thanks for your interest, Adso de Fimnu 16:35, 18 February 2006 (UTC)


Hi there. Can we really think of Moscheles as a Czech composer? He was born in Prague, certainly, but at a time when no Czech state existed, and the country was known as Bohemia (and was of course part of the Austrian Empire). There is no evidence of Bohemian or other Czech strands in his music. He identified himself as (and was identified by others as) a Jew, at least until the baptism of his children, and continued to move in Jewish circles thereafter, so there is reason to list him amongst Jewish musicians. He left Prague in his early teens and only returned there rarely for concerts or to see his family. I don'tknow of any evidence of him visiting any other part of what is now the Czech Republic. So does simply being born in Prague make him a Czech musician? Wiki guidelines seem unclear about this sort of thing. Best regards --Smerus 06:22, 6 March 2006 (UTC)

My RfA and your vote[edit]

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Hi Defrosted,
Thanks for participating in my RFA! Ultimately, no consensus was reached, but I still appreciate the fact that you showed up to add in your two cents. You can feel free to talk to me about it or add some advice on my improvement page.

Sincerely, The ikiroid (talk·desk·Advise me)

Jewish Encyclopedia[edit]

I know nothing about about programming but surely there must be a simple way to have a bot change all the unusual charachters to ch and tz etc.. And to put the "link things" in the correct places add the "Jewish encyclopedia tag".

Someone could then go through the stuff and add categories from a set list, change the first lines styling and POP!! Great new article, since most of them are fairly formulaic biographies.

I think that this is the only way that the 15,000 or so outstanding articles from the Jewish Encyclopedia will ever get done. Your thoughtts?

juicifer 10:09, 31 August 2006 (UTC)

Help with Pavane lyrics[edit]

Hey, the reason I am posting this is if you can be able to find the lyrics for me. I have spent hours upon hours looking for the lyrics and I haven't been able to find them. I know that there is a link to a pdf file, but it doesn't work. Any help you can provided would be highly apreciated... --RexNecros 15:30, 14 September 2006 (UTC)

Recently-created pages[edit]

And here I was trying to pare my watchl... ;^)... I mean, thank you, many thanks!!! (though the page Félicien-César David should be edited, I think- as it is, not much use. Will have a look at that in a bit.) Schissel | Sound the Note! 01:23, 5 November 2006 (UTC)


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Jewish Encyclopedia[edit]

Hello. My name is Josh Kopelman and I run the Kopelman Foundation which has digitized the Jewish Encyclopedia and hosts it online. I recently became aware that there was a project underway to copy the Jewish Encyclopedia into Wikipedia without providing proper linking/attribution back to my website. I am somewhat concerned about this, as it appears to violate the terms of use on my website. Can you please contact me at (my firstname) @ to discuss...

--JewishEncyclopedia 22:21, 20 December 2006 (UTC)

Hallo! I´m wiki03 from Germany. There is an Update by me in the greman Wikipedia 'HUGO KAUN'. Have a look and - please!! translate. Best wishes wiki03 (baskid at

Busy :)[edit]

I have to get back to the site one of these days. Thank you! Ridky's 7th symphony will be on in 25 minutes (and from time to time periodically), by the way (poss. other works periodically). (Not to mention all those others...) Schissel | Sound the Note! 18:37, 2 March 2007 (UTC)

Also, re Scontrino- I have a webpage with midis of Scontrino's G minor quartet, not by me- probably linking there would be self-promotion, but I'm thinking I should ask the person who created them for permission to upload them here. Very good way to get a handle on his style; the later movements especially (the first too, but the second-fourth even more) are, in my opinion, very fine writing. The Ridky 7th's been on before and I don't doubt will be again. Now if will program something by Trapp or Hessenberg... (perhaps the recentish recording of the latter's 2nd symphony). Schissel | Sound the Note! 23:28, 4 March 2007 (UTC)

The Rosetta Barnstar[edit]

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For your outstanding efforts in translating articles from other wikis. Well done! (P.S. I nominated some of them for WP:DYK.) BuddingJournalist 08:14, 8 March 2007 (UTC)


As its creator, I thought you might be interested in helping this article escape an unjust deletion! Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Anti-prom Thank you... Dunne409 19:57, 8 March 2007 (UTC)

Jāzeps Vītols on DYK for 11 March 2007[edit]

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Thank you for your contributions! — ERcheck (talk) 05:54, 11 March 2007 (UTC)

Heinz Tiessen on DYK for 11 March 2007[edit]

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Wikipedia:Requested articles/music/Classical composers[edit]

I'd been debating (for too long; really, should have done so much before now of course- I think I had one valid reason in addition to ) whether to merge the relevant parts of my page into the Requested articles pages (so long as not too much information would be lost of course) - and agree about v-much-so about m:de!! Yes. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Schissel (talkcontribs) 15:48, 18 March 2007 (UTC).

Wikiproject Classical Music[edit]

Hello! Thought you might like to join Wikiproject Classical music. Centyreplycontribs – 16:51, 10 June 2007 (UTC)

Great work! There must be thousands of article like this on other wikipedia - I added an image. Keep it up -I wish I could speak French or Italian fluently ♦ Sir Blofeld ♦ "Expecting you" Contribs 14:17, 14 June 2007 (UTC)

I'm even quicker than I stubbed Salvador Viniegra for you -removing a red link. Speak Portuguese by any chance? ♦ Sir Blofeld ♦ "Expecting you" Contribs 14:24, 14 June 2007 (UTC)

Its a super user page isn't it? -for a super world dominator Ernst Stavro Blofeld!!! I am very artistic love colour - this I why I alwys try adding images to articles as I am attracted by pretty pictures - I hate seeing 30kb + pages with text after text!!! I do speak a bit of spanish but stopped learning it fully because of wikipedia!!!! Keep the new articles coming in anyway, Regards ♦ Sir Blofeld ♦ "Expecting you" Contribs 14:46, 14 June 2007 (UTC)


A list is a good idea. If you're keen on the idea, think about joining WP:Wagner. There was a definite feeling there that the categories were misused. I think a Wagnerian list would also be useful. --Peter cohen 09:57, 26 June 2007 (UTC)

A point re some of the list pages[edit]

which I do think are growing out of hand and being used for point-pushing- this can be handled in a few ways. Requiring that a composer be notable- not that they have their own page- before a work of theirs be included in the list of works for cello and piano seems reasonable enough- and vanity entries should still be wiped (preponderance of evidence I think, not beyond reasonable doubt)- else, people who might otherwise seek out the pages for repertoire to hear and perform will see first the bulk and not the variety and interest. Schissel | Sound the Note! 16:24, 17 July 2007 (UTC)

Thanks! There are some ideas at Wikipedia:Lists in Wikipedia worth a look I guess, and related pages. Added some information on the page meanwhile, hopefully didn't make it more crowded but suspect I did. Schissel | Sound the Note! 19:24, 19 July 2007 (UTC)

Thanks for great article on Daniel Epstein[edit]

He happens to be my brother. Just curious - do you know him? --Ravpapa 14:15, 26 July 2007 (UTC)

Task Force Invite (Join Us!)[edit]

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David Fung[edit]

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In the past two weeks or so, I (and User:Rocket000) have been going through a lot of the music requests and trying to clean them up and write a few; there are an enormous number of requests and few to no people trying to fill them or thin out the rubble. I consolidated some of the satellite articles into the main music page, including Festivals/Concerts and Producers, because these were not overseen by any WikiProjects and weren't particularly long. User:Wizardman then consolidated the instruments and compositions pages a few days later. To my knowledge, there has been no discussion of any of this, and you are the first person to say anything about it, if not the first person to notice. I have no real opinion about the compositions page being separate; if the people who use it (assuming there are people who use it) would prefer it be separate, that's fine with me; so is having it on the main music requests page. Chubbles 03:54, 15 October 2007 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Jewish Encyclopedia topics[edit]

I have been making some changes at WP:JE. (See WT:JE#Changes). I hope these make sense, and have your approval; I'd welcome your thoughts on them in the discussion there. Jheald (talk) 21:43, 18 October 2009 (UTC)

Unreferenced BLPs[edit]

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