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Sunday, November 03, 2013

What I Bought Last Night



I was hoping the San Francisco Opera shop would have this score, and they did. It was nearly $50, even with the subscriber discount.

I am not lugging it to NYC with me, though. It weighs more than my laptop.

10 comments:

john_burke100 said...

If you can figure out a way to scan it, there's a wonderful app called ForScore that displays sheet music, lets you annotate, etc. A lot of musicians are using it on iPads in place of sheet music--visit the web site and look for demonstration videos. I would need a larger screen for the piano but for following a performance it would be terrific, I think, especially if you could dim the screen so as not to disturb other audience members with the glow.

Lisa Hirsch said...

I'm not traveling 2500 miles to sit through Frau with my head buried in the score.

I also think the only decent way to follow a score during a live opera performance is from the comfort of my own house or at a Met score desk. There's no way the glow of an iPad wouldn't 1) bug the crap our of my neighbors and 2) get me removed from the performance (quite properly).

Steve Hicken said...

What edition is that?

Lisa Hirsch said...

Dover.

Michael said...

If Lisa wanted it on an iPad she wouldn't have to buy it. It's public domain in the USA. Full and vocal scores are available for download in PDF format at IMSLP.

Lisa Hirsch said...

I wouldn't have dreamed - I assumed Strauss's death in 1949 was the governing fact over Frau copyright. IMSLP says it's almost certainly public domain in the US, though.

Michael said...

If Dover publishes it, you know it's public domain in the USA. Strauss's death in 1949 governs copyright in Europe, but the pre-1923 publication date makes it public domain in the USA.

Lisa Hirsch said...

Thank you. I (obviously) cannot keep this stuff straight.

Joe Barron said...

Download is available free online:

http://imslp.org/wiki/Die_Frau_ohne_Schatten,_Op.65_(Strauss,_Richard)#Full_Scores

Lisa Hirsch said...

You're not the first to suggest this! Have you looked at the score? It's in PDF format and not easy to display without a large monitor in upright (portrait) format. Alas, haven't got this.

Putting it another way: it's a pain in the ass to handle this score in print, and a worse pain in the ass in electronic format.