Talk:Duetto buffo di due gatti (Gioachino Rossini)

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If this work was published under the pseudonym G. Berthold, I think this should be the composer name to appear in the title, instead of Rossini's. Also, there's no need to keep both the original Italian title and its Portuguese translation. A redirect Dueto dos Gatos (G. Berthold) pointing here will suffice. What do others think? —Carlos Email.gif 05:16, 2 September 2010 (UTC)

For the second point, yes: if the music is the same, the settings with words in an other language should better be on the same work's page, as I suggested yesterday for this work.
For the first point, it depends on the question: "Under which author's name is the work best known?". Wikipedia should be the right referee. - Claude 07:34, 2 September 2010 (UTC)
I'm no longer sure, but I think Berthold is put forward as the arranger, or maybe even editor. The piece is universally known as 'Rossini's Duetto buffo...', and he has some claim to two thirds of the music, so I think we should just trim away the Portuguese. How about scare quotes: Duetto buffo di due gatti ('Gioachino Rossini')? But seriously, I'm curious now: have we ever used fictitious composer names in other cases at cpdl? Richard Mix 09:40, 2 September 2010 (UTC)
Richard, quotes around the composer name would break the logic on a couple of automated pages, as the Score catalog, and should be avoided. As for your question about fictitious composer names, yes, there is at least one that I can remember: w:Thoinot Arbeau. Let's keep Rossini's name then, as you both suggested. Regards, —Carlos Email.gif 14:45, 2 September 2010 (UTC)
I didnt know of that particular reason for avoiding quotes, but I was of course kidding anyway ;-) Single apostrophes used in Hebrew & other titles aren't a problem, though, are they? Richard Mix 01:36, 3 September 2010 (UTC)
No, they shouldn't, as long as the composer name that appears inside the parentheses is identical to the title on the composer's page. A few examples: Charles d'Ambleville, Alfonso Maria de' Liguori etc. —Carlos Email.gif 01:45, 3 September 2010 (UTC)
Got it; for a second I thought you meant machine logic. Richard Mix 05:54, 3 September 2010 (UTC)