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Mis-attribution of J.C.Bach Harpsichord Concerto recordingsEdit

After a ton of research, including consulting Bach experts and German libraries, it has been conclusively shown that a 1960s recording by the Angelicum Orchestra of Milan, first on Harmonia Mundi, then Odyssey and others, mis-identified two Concertos, (C minor and G major), as by J.C.Bach. C minor is by J.W.Hertel, and G Major is by Georg Anton Benda. The error may have been the result of two things:

1)No access by the West to pertinent materials kept behind the Iron Curtain.

2) A discovery of a set of parts which had the name “G.C.F.Bach” attached. Speculation is that communication between the, (Western), scholar, (DeNys), and the Conductor, (Cattini), broke down, resulting in the “F” being omitted. Doelrich (talk) 22:02, 31 May 2020 (UTC)

Well that would clearly need some solid reliable sourcing to get into any article. Davidships (talk) 23:51, 31 May 2020 (UTC)

Surname linksEdit

I'm working through Wikipedia's most-linked surnames, fixing links which should lead to an individual. Many are easy – all 95 links to Schoenberg intended Arnold Schoenberg – but I'm currently stuck on Scarlatti. Some seem obvious even to this non-musician – anything mentioning sonatas is probably Domenico Scarlatti – but I'd rather not guess. Please can a more knowledgeable editor look at the 19 articles in Special:WhatLinksHere/Scarlatti? If you spot other surname links in those articles, please let me know, as they may need attention elsewhere too. Thanks, Certes (talk) 21:53, 23 June 2020 (UTC)

@Certes: I've gone through all of them, good call with working on the surname disambiguation links. The rule is basically as you said, anything to do with Keyboard or Piano is Domenico Scarlatti and anything to do with Opera or voice is Alessandro Scarlatti. It's almost never the other less known composers in the disambiguation page and when it is they would most likely already be referred to by their full name in the article. The only one I was uncertain about was Hatch Memorial Shell since it is in a list of composers whose names are on the structure. The sources and places online only referred to him as "Scarlatti" but I'm fairly confident it was Domenico since when in doubt it's usually him – as far as I've seen. Aza24 (talk) 23:26, 23 June 2020 (UTC)
Thank you, Aza24! Certes (talk) 23:29, 23 June 2020 (UTC)

To add to this pageEdit

To add to this page: an easy-to-find section called "Requests for new articles about composers" (who don't already have their own Wikipedia article). (talk) 19:21, 17 July 2020 (UTC)

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