Author talk:Sergei Rachmaninoff

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Bilingual author pages[edit]

Beside the fact that we do not have the name space author here, I am not sure if this kind of pages is common. This concerns this page, which is in English (and with links to en.wikipedia in it) but the index is in Old Church Slavonic. It concerns furthermore the pages with the Old Church Slavonic texts which are in Old Church Slavonic but with remarks in English and links to en.wikipedia. Therefore, this is my question: how to handle this. -jkb- 11:14, 1 December 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Sources and Licence Rachmaninoff[edit]

Sources: I do not understand quite well where the documents are from. In the header there is from All-Night Vigil, but first: en.wikipedia can not be a source for Wikisource, and then, on that page I can find nothng like that.
Licence: as far as I know Rachmaninoff wrote the music to the texts only, therefore by S. Rachmaninoff would not be correct. But if it is so and the text has been changed a little bit by him (new transliteration etc.) so the text are not public domain as Rachmaninoff died 1943 (they will be PD in 2014 not earlier). For public domain there must be another source – not not Rachmaninoff.
Remark: In the moment it is possible to publish such text free according to the present copyright law of Russia, but as far as I know there will be some changes by January 1st 2008 – therefore I am not sure how such texts will be handled in the future. Regards, -jkb- 11:14, 1 December 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

The source is the Cyrillic for each work here.
As I understand it, the translation was first published under the authorship of Rachmaninoff in 1915. Having died in 1943, I believe that his Russian copyright expired with adequate time that it is also free in the US, per commons:Template:PD-Russia. John Vandenberg 12:09, 1 December 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]
see also my remarks in User talk:Jayvdb#Rachmaninoff, -jkb- 15:00, 2 December 2007 (UTC) Reply[reply]