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Re: Replacement suggestions for Century Schoolbook?

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: Replacement suggestions for Century Schoolbook?
Date: Wed, 09 Jan 2013 22:23:38 +0100
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Werner LEMBERG <address@hidden> writes:

> Hello Janek!
>> ?!  How are we supposed to typeset Frédéric Chopin's songs written
>> to polish lyrics, then?  Or Moniuszko's operas?
>> []
>> As a Pole i feel seriously discriminated - after all, isn't LilyPond
>> supposed to provide "music notation for _everyone_"?
> I'm a pianist, and I know Chopin very well and like him a lot, but I
> have *never* heard or played a song written by him.  Regarding operas
> of Moniuszko, let's have a look at the statistics from
>, for example the rank of the most performed
> composers and the associated language of the last five years:
>   #1  Verdi        Italian          (3020 szenical runs)
>   #2  Mozart       German/Italian   (2410)
>   #8  Bizet        French           (654)

How many of those are "Carmen"?  For the purpose of LilyPonding, number
of _different_ performed compositions might be interesting.

> Sorry to say, but this is utter nonsense.  It's a matter of fact that
> from an international point of view Poland is not relevant to opera,
> as Austria is not relevant to musical, for example.  It doesn't
> diminish the value of Polish music!

How many .ly files of "Carmen" do we need for 654 performances?

David Kastrup

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