25. Palmina inspires Palma with her Lute to compose first Fuga in history

music score of the „Fuga a3 Fuxi 【伏羲】“ and the chinise lute Pipa 琵琶

 25. Palmina inspires Palma with her Lute to compose first Fuga in history

„Love overcomes all problems and distances, all intrigues, all envy, all separation and all destroying forces.“

And after Palma was so lucky to hear her playing his Pipa solo Nr. 5, and after playing with her in their dreams the version for Pipa and Viola, here in their secret hour in their Peony Gondola, here at 23 o’clock/ 11.p.m., Palmina smiled tender to him.

She took again her Pipa-Lute and opened the music score of Pipa solo 4 ☳ and turned the pages till she found the King Fu Xi Melody – Melody.

(1) Original King Fuxi 伏羲 Melody of the Pipa solo Nr. 4 in pentatonic scale

Exactly this „King Fuxi 伏羲 Melody“ she played for him, for him to support his speech in the Venice – Titian – Art – Gallery.

(2) Original King Fuxi 伏羲 Melody of the Pipa solo 4 in pentatonic scale


Palmina played the „King Fuxi 伏羲 Melody“ *) on her Lute:

(old https://vimeo.com/262257499)

new:  https://youtu.be/cK2eoWGczLs

*) The Melody expresses the 8 Images after King Fuxi 伏羲 from »Early Heaven« Baguameaning, describing the cycle of a whole year:

☳ ☲ ☱ ☰ ☴ ☵ ☶ ☷

(Spring – Summer – Autumn – Winter)

The 8 Images melody is starting from early spring (first image ☳) till winter (last image ☷).

Palma looked surprised to her, hearing this short part of his composition Pipa solo 4 ☳.

Palmina smiled at Palma, he sweet and beautiful eyes asked him wordless:
„Can you transform for me this lovely Melody from the pentatonic scale into the heptatonic scale *) ?“. This she said with her warm, heart-full thoughts. (And this Palma could feel).

„Hm, transcribing a 5-scale to a 7-scale melody, this is sure the first time someone does this in the music history…hm?“

– „Yes, you are the first ever!“

Palma was thinking and trying to find a way to transcribe it.

„Yes, this melody starts at a basic scale note and then it goes his way and comes back to the basic scale step back like a cycle of the seasons, or the day, or a whole year… So this has also to happen if I transcribe it into the 7 scale. The Melody should come back to is basic start.“

*) heptatonic = 7 ton scale (s.a „diatonic scale“): c‘ – d‘ – e‘ – f‘ – g‘ – a‘ – h‘ (b‘)

do – re – mi – fa- so – la – si


Palmina saw that he needs help and she came slowly and gave him a kiss on his cheek, very, very tender and soft.

King Fuxi Melody as heptatonic (7-scale) fugue theme


Palma smiled; she brought him into an inspiration with her deep love; he was in a vision and could see and hear the melody suddenly.
Palmina gave him so much power to write it down – Thank you Palmina!

He wrote the melody down and he played it on the little harpsichord, which was with them in their Peony Gondola; and he wrote the heptatonic version of the King Fuxi Melody:

VIDEO: [fugue theme, 1.Voice on harpsichord]

old: (https://vimeo.com/262258839) / new: https://youtu.be/0u37QiudzOY

„And now…?“, Palma asked

„And now…!“, Palmina gave him a 2nd tender kiss on his other cheek.

Again this inspires him:
Palma smiled and felt again her positive heart to heart golden-light.
This gave him the creativity to write this new melody a fifth higher in addition to the 4 bars he wrote. So the 2nd cheek-kiss lifted the fugue-theme five tones higher…

He played it like that:

VIDEO [2.Voice of fugue theme]:

old: (https://vimeo.com/262259426) / new:  https://youtu.be/Te0_RbnHnuA

Palmina was very proud of Palma and said: „Now make a 2. voice to this King-Fuxi- -Melody, like you did it at the Pipa soli you composed for me so beautifully!“.
Palmina said so friendly to him.
She covered him with so much love, only with her smile and her warm sympathy, coming directly from her heart.

Palma wrote fast a second voice below the melody.

and he played this two voices now it for her on the harpsichord:

VIDEO: [Voice 1+2] https://youtu.be/18bGpYiL5tI

„Hen hao, zui hao de, very good!“, said Palmina very proud.

„And what happens if I would write a 3rd voice now, especially for you…?“, and he looked to hear in an asking way.

Palmina smiled a little bit shy. She understood him very well…

„Tèbié hao,…But, but only if you compose 2 bar – Interlude *) before that, hm? Can you promise me to compose it so?“, Palmina asked and looked into his eyes.

*) Interlude / Interludium: here a short part/ sequence of composed music between two parts, often used to connect it.

She gave him a 3rd kiss, much softer, and much tender then the other kisses before and full of heart, right on the other cheek.

Palma felt now like a „Super Composer!“
He suddenly was able to understand 3 voices polyphonic music thinking.

He wrote 2 additionally bars of a little Interlude and then…, and then he composed the 3rd voice as „Baß Fugue Theme“.

After he wrote it down he played the 3rd Baß voice of the fugue:

VIDEO [Baß: 3rd voice, fugue theme one octave lower]: old: (https://vimeo.com/26226165)  /  new: https://youtu.be/DycgJMErsRU

He used again the „fugue theme“, which was the King Fuxi Melody he transformed from  pentatonic scale  into  heptatonic scale. The other two upper voices are now floating like water, are wings of angels beside the 3rd Voice.

„Let’s look how it is from the beginning.“, Palmina wanted to hear.

Palma started his little composition from the beginning and played for her:

VIDEO (1. – 3. voice, complete „Fugue Exposition“ *) old (https://vimeo.com/262262027) / new: https://youtu.be/FycqP9XUhv0

*) „Fugue Exposition“ is the Initial part of the Fugue which introduces the „Fugue-Theme“ composed voice after Voice often as:

I – V – I – (V) …

Prim – Fifth – Prim – ( Fifth) etc…

„You composed it very well! I like it!“, Palmina said smiling.
„It is like an eternal dance of the spheres of the cosmos.
You composed a very modern fugue !!!

If composer Palestrina *) and the Venetian composer and music theoretician Gioseffo Zarlino **) would hear it, they will be amazed by your artwork!“, Palmina said lucky and wanted to jump, full of pure joy and kindness.

*) Palestrina (1525-1594) – Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Giovanni_Pierluigi_da_Palestrina
Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (c. 1525 – 2 February 1594) was an Italian Renaissance composer of sacred music and the best-known 16th-century representative of the Roman School of musical composition. He had a lasting influence on the development of church music, and his work has often been seen as the culmination of Renaissance polyphony.

**) Gioseffo Zarlino (1517 – 1590) – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gioseffo_Zarlino
Zarlino was born in Chioggia, near Venice.
Gioseffo Zarlino (31 January or 22 March 1517 – 4 February 1590) was an Italian music theorist and composer of the Renaissance. He was possibly the most famous European music theorist between Aristoxenus [*] and Rameau, and made a large contribution to the theory of counterpoint as well as to musical tuning.

[*] Aristoxenus: (375 – 335 BC) – Wikipedia – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aristoxenus
Aristoxenus of Tarentum (Greek: Ἀριστόξενος ὁ Ταραντίνος; b. c. 375, fl. 335 BCE) was a Greek Peripatetic philosopher, and a pupil of Aristotle. Most of his writings, which dealt with philosophy, ethics and music, have been lost, but one musical treatise, Elements of Harmony (Greek: Ἁρμονικῶν στοιχείων; Latin: Elementa harmonica), survives incomplete, as well as some fragments concerning rhythm and meter. The Elements is the chief source of our knowledge of ancient Greek music.
( list of works, see list below at ***)


  „Oh no, don’t show them… It is a beginning… And it is for you, my little Pipa-Princess…
I love you so much. You are inspiring me so much. If I know you on my side I will paint and compose for my whole life and stay here in Venice with you. I am remembering our time here in Venice 400 years ago – Venice is our city of Art, Palmina. I love you!“, Palma said her as heart-to-heart message – but he was very shy.
Palmina was now his first love, a love which never hurts, a love of supporting each other, a deep old love of inner fidelity, solidarity and inspiration with a never ending dimension.

Palma is remembering the scene in the Chinese Chunk where Marco Polo and his innocent Chinese Princess made a love-fully music from heart-to-heart falling in eternal love.

„But your music is good! I love it! I like your creations very much…“, Palmina was sure.
And if she decides to find a creation good, it was her free will, and yes…, yes Palmina was a big music and art expert.
Palmina could understand music through her heart. This ability is so great. She also sees music quality with her pure heart. In thousand of years Palma will not find an equal soul like Palmina.
Since Palma met Palmina the best thing happened in Palma’s inner and outer life…

„Really, Palmina…? Really good, hm?“

„Yes“ – she smiled – „Maybe you invented, now, the first Fugue which is innovative…“ –
Palmina smiled and Palma knew that she could understand more things than others about art and music inspiration and: that she has a big intuition to the higher spheres of music.

„Play it again, Palma…“, she asked him. And Palma played it again…

And so he added now to this little fugue the theme in F-Major in his composition which is played:

VIDEO [fugue theme in F-major]: 

old (https://vimeo.com/262266320) / new: https://youtu.be/NlYsnahFNEs

…and he added 3 bars after it. Each one represents a sigh. („Three time sigh“ melodic motive)

Palma played it and outside, around their Golden Peony Gondola they saw lights coming like beautiful flames, decently dancing in the rhythm of the music, building a circle.

Later Palma composed the fugue theme also in minor…and also he wrote again the 3 „sigh“ bars which express his desire for his Albina – Palmina…

– Palma looked surprised, but Palmina seemed to know what is going on here at the clouds. (Both know the story of Dante and Beatrice in the III.part of the „La Divina Commedia“* )

Palma remembers: He could felt that also on that special day, in the moment he saw her first time with her lute: Palmina is a very talented, gifted and friendly being that Palma liked and loved since hundreds, thousands of years. And now she lead him to compose a fugue, which is in Italian called „fuga“. **

* „La Divina Commedia“, III.: describing the spiritual way of Dante guided Beatrice through the spears of the Planets – Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paradiso_(Dante)

„Paradiso (pronounced [paraˈdiːzo]; Italian for „Paradise“ or „Heaven“) is the third and final part of Dante’s Divine Comedy, following the Inferno and the Purgatorio. It is an allegory telling of Dante’s journey through Heaven, guided by Beatrice In the poem, Paradise […] is depicted as a series of concentric spheres surrounding the Earth, consisting of the
Moon, Mercury, Venus, the Sun, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, the Fixed Stars, the Primum Mobile and finally, the Empyrean.
It was written in the early 14th century. Allegorically, the poem represents the soul’s ascent to God.“

** Italian words are always used by all composers worldwide, independent from which culture a composer is coming from. Italian is the international language used for words to write in the music score since centuries: Allegro, Adagio, meno mosso, ritardando= „rit.“, pizzicato = „pizz.“, etc….


„And you are sure…I composed an innovative new Fuga a3?.. a fugue a tre for 3 independent voices…?“

„Yes, a fugue **) is a mystic imaginary dance of the spiritual energy or images. It is a symbol of the eternal cosmic principles and its eternal cyclic movements“, Palmina answered, „… A cosmic ballet – this type of composing will be popular in 100 year, and in 200 years after your birthday it will be a traditional composing form and every well educated musician will once knows this composition type of the „Fugue“, the „Fuga“ all over the world. It needs good composers and good musicians to understand this…“, Palmina said.

And Palmina plucked on her Chinese lute Pipa:

A – D – E – a

So Palma answered on his Viola and plucked:

c – g – d‘ – a‘

Then Palmina made a beautiful tremolo on her Pipa with her 5 Fingers of her right hand (it looks so magic) and then she repeated the King Fuxi Melody :

Palmina played the „King Fuxi 伏羲 Melody“ *) on her Lute:

(old https://vimeo.com/262257499)

new:  https://youtu.be/cK2eoWGczLs


„…Ah! I understand… I should compose the Fugue-Theme here as chinese/asian pentatonic in the middle-voice, right?…“

„YES! You are my great composer!“, Palmina said with her sweet voice which sounds like a beautifully singing Pipa.

She smiled and there was a pentatonic music secret in her eyes. ****)
A bright mystic light reflected in her eyes.

Now Palma wrote the Pentatonic Melody in F-Pentatonic, which Palmina played in D-Major (Pipa solo 4) on her wonderful Pipa so beautifully, now in F-Major between the highest and the lowest voice in his composition:

VIDEO: [pentatonic theme in F-major, hapsicord]:

old (https://vimeo.com/262263819) / new: https://youtu.be/w8lMb7PTiao


After this he wrote, and wrote… and always the „3 sighs“ he composed as 3 bars in his composition…

VIDEO: [The 3 Sighs ] https://youtu.be/ZdyXA6nVkMk


The fugue theme as unisono for all 3 voices

At the end of the Fugue/ Fuga he composed a 5-bar „Coda“ with the fugue theme in the 1. Voice.

As he composed it and they tried these bars together playing the pentatonic Melody of King Fuxi and the 2nd and 3rd voice of the „Coda“ of the fugue composition it was ready.

Now Palma started to play the whole new „Eurasian“-Fugue with his 3 voices.

Palmina was very proud, her smile and her love made him a very creative composer.

SHE, the little lutenist Palmina / Albina discovered his music talent!

As she looked at Palma very slowly and smiling during he played so on the harpsichord she decided to give him a tender kiss and she took her Pipa and as the Pentatonic King Fuxi Melody returned she played with him the Melody in its original form of Pipa solo 4:

And this beautiful little secret concert of Pipa and harpsichord was like that:

VIDEO [complete Fuga a3 FuXi Hapsicord+Pipa ]:

old: https://vimeo.com/262268350) / new: https://youtu.be/G3uccJqus68


music: [harpsichord+Pipa (last 5 bars)]
„Fuga a 3 Fuxi【伏羲】Melody“
about the King Fuxi 伏羲 Melody of Pipa solo 4
by Gerald Spitzner

( to be continued…)

**) Fuga / Fugue: – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fugue
In music, a fugue [/fjuːɡ/ fewg] is a contrapuntal compositional technique in two or more voices, built on a subject (a musical theme) that is introduced at the beginning in imitation (repetition at different pitches) and which recurs frequently in the course of the composition.
In the Middle Ages, the term was widely used to denote any works in CANONIC style; by the Renaissance, it had come to denote specifically imitative works.[2] Since the 17th century,[3] the term fugue has described what is commonly regarded as the most fully developed procedure of imitative counterpoint. [4]

Most fugues open with a short main theme, the subject,[5] which then sounds successively in each voice (after the first voice is finished stating the subject, a second voice repeats the subject at a different pitch, and other voices repeat in the same way); when each voice has entered, the exposition is complete. This is often followed by a connecting passage, or episode, developed from previously heard material; further „entries“ of the subject then are heard in related keys. Episodes (if applicable) and entries are usually alternated until the „final entry“ of the subject, by which point the music has returned to the opening key, or tonic, which is often followed by closing material, the coda.[6][7] In this sense, a fugue is a style of composition, rather than a fixed structure.

***) Aristoxenus of Tarentum , Works: – Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aristoxenus#Other_works

Πυθαγόρου βίος“ – Life of Pythagoras: fr. 11 Wehrli
Περὶ Πυθαγόρου καὶ τῶν γνωρίμων αὐτοῦ On Pythagoras and his pupils : fr. 14 Wehrli
On the Pythagorean life (Περὶ τοῦ Πυθαγορικοῦ βίου): fr. 31 Wehrli
Pythagorean maxims or Pythagorean negations (Πυθαγορικαὶ ἀποφάσεις): fr. 34 Wehrli
Educational customs or Rules of education (Παιδευτικοὶ νόμοι): fr. 42-43 Wehrli
Political laws (Πολιτικοὶ νόμοι): fr. 44-45 Wehrli
Mantinean character (Μαντινέων ἔθη): fr. 45, I, lines 1-9 Wehrli
Praise of Mantineans (Μαντινέων ἐγκώμιον): fr. 45, I, lines 10-12 Wehrli
Life of Archytas (Ἀρχύτα βίος): fr. 47-50 Wehrli
Life of Socrates (Σωκράτους βίος): fr. 54 Wehrli
Life of Plato (Πλάτωνος βίος): fr. 64 Wehrli
On tonoi (Περὶ τόνων): a brief quotation in Porphyry’s commentary on Ptolemy’s Harmonics, p. 78 Düring (not edited by Wehrli)
On music (Περὶ μουσικῆς): fr. 80, 82, 89 Wehrli
On listening to music or Lecture course on music (Μουσικὴ ἀκρόασις): fr. 90 Wehrli
On Praxidamas (Πραξιδαμάντεια): fr. 91 Wehrli
On melodic composition or On music in lyric poetry (Περὶ μελοποιίας): fr. 93 Wehrli
On musical instruments (Περὶ ὀργάνων): fr. 94-95, 102 Wehrli
On auloi (Περὶ αὐλῶν): fr. 96 Wehrli
On auletes (Περὶ αὐλητῶν): fr. 100 Wehrli
On the boring of auloi (Περὶ αὐλῶν τρήσεως): fr. 101 Wehrli
On choruses (Περὶ χορῶν): fr. 103 Wehrli
On tragic dancing (Περὶ τραγικῆς ὀρχήσεως): fr. 104-106 Wehrli
Comparisons of dances (Συγκρίσεις): fr. 109 Wehrli
On tragic poets (Περὶ τραγῳδοποιῶν): fr. 113 Wehrli
Life of Telestes (Τελέστου βίος): fr. 117 Wehrli (according to whom this Telestes is the dithyrambic poet)
Miscellaneous table talk or Sympotic miscellany (Σύμμικτα συμποτικά): fr. 124 Wehrli
Notes or Memorabilia (Ὑπομνήματα), Historical notes (Ἱστορικὰ ὑπομνήματα), Brief notes (Κατὰ βραχὺ ὑπομνήματα), Miscellaneous notes (Σύμμικτα ὑπομνήματα), Random jottings (Τὰ σποράδην): fr. 128-132, 139 Wehrli

****) „Chinese music,
the art form of organized vocal and instrumental sounds that developed in China. It is one of the oldest and most highly developed of all known musical systems. Chinese music history must be approached with a certain sense of awe. Indeed, any survey evokes the music of a varied, still-active civilization whose archaeological resources go back to 3000 bce and whose own extensive written documents refer to countless forms of music not only in connection with folk festivals and religious events but also in the courts of hundreds of emperors and princes in dozens of provinces, dynasties, and …“. (www.britannica.com)


24. First tender love feelings on the Lake

24. First tender love feelings on the Lake

Hangzhou, West Lake. From here Marco Polo started with his his Chinese Princess Gogathine, protected by 600 persons (they travelled with a lot of ships/ chunks to Venice)

As Palmina played very softly and tender the last bars of the Pipa solo 4 „THUNDER“, which are the highest possible notes to play on the Pipa-Lute, Palma was impressed by her musicality and music tenderness.

Now, in their secret Peony hour, the 23 p.m. of this day, in their secret Peony Gondola, they saw both a Lake in the ancient China, ~400 years ago:

West Lake

They saw an beautiful image of a poetic LAKE, beautiful like a painting in China.

It was Marco Polo who entered a Chinese Chunk, a small boat in the Chinese tradition for transporting a few persons from one end to the lake to the other side of the lake.
The Chunk moved very soft as he entered.
As he sat down inside the chunk he realised suddenly that he was not alone.
A little, well dressed, very young Chinese girl was already in this chunk.
She was also on her way to travel this long way about the big lake.
She looked shy down and smiled, the same shy way like Palmina often looked as he met her the first time.
Palmina and Palma looked at each other wondering, then they smiled at each other…
Marco Polo tried to nod and to greet, but he could not speak Chinese and the little women could not speak Venetian language…
She responded the greeting wordless with her sweet smiling.
Marco Polo, he was dressed well in the Venetian style of his century, realized that she was very well cultivated – he saw the way she moved decently, the way she paints and the way she is dressed and looking not directly at him.

All this inspired Palma il Giovane very much…
Palma took a new sheet of paper; he wrote on it „LAKE“.
Palma started to compose now the image of Lake, the Pipa solo 5.

Marco Polo and this little princess are now together in their Chunk, their Chinese Gondola.
Palma and Palmina could see that she is Princess Gogathine.
She grew up in a monastery and was always separated from contact with others and was a pure soul.
She was well educated in Chinese culture, poesies, music, playing the Pipa,
She is well educated in spiritual knowledge, she knows the meaning of the 5 Elements, the meaning of the traditional 8 Images and learned the old philosophers from China and other cultures.

Marco Polo Mosaic from Palazzo Tursi

Yes, Palmina and Palma could see it in their vision, she is princess Gogathine, on her way to marry a man which she is not loving. But it is not sure if she is chosen for marriage.

And Yes, Marco Polo was on his way to meet the emperor of the mighty China, to bring the peace message from Europe, the Republic of Venice and the pope of the Vatican in Rome.

Princess Gogathine smiled very shy in his direction. Marco Polo sat on the other side of the Chunk.
The Lake water was quite and very poetic. Princess Gogathine tried to draw this impression in the old Chinese drawing tradition.
Palma understood her very well…
Then after a time, Princess Gogathine took her Pipa and started to play the „Spring Melody of the 8 Images“ which is now in Palma’s Pipa solo 4.

Palma and Palmina looked at each other surprised and smiled.
„This is our old love song; our Spring melody of the 8 Images!!“

Marco Polo looked smiling and impressed by her beautiful playing.
She played it so beautiful that Marco looked slowly at her.
The princess opened something inside of Marco Polo’s heart like Palmina opened Palma’s heart.
He observed her way of tremolo on her Lute. Marco Polo did not know this way of playing, till now.
„Molto bene!“,meaning „very good“ he said to her.

The princess smiled very shy and nodded saying „Gan Xie“, meaning „Heartfully thank you“.
He tried to imitate her finger moving of her right hand. She observed this and smiled and said „Piiiii – Paaaaa“ with a big smile and big happiness.

„Oh, so beautiful…May I see your Pi-Pa?“

And the princess smiled…Slowly she gave him her Pipa.

As Marco Polo took it slowly it was as she gave him her baby. He felt that it was a big honour to hold her Pipa tenderly.
Both felt together something new and also something very old is now happening between their hearts. It was a strong feeling. They are very shy and even they are not looking into their eyes, their hearts had connected strongly in a way they never connected to an other heart before.
Now both are holding together with their hands the Pipa and the Pipa is connecting them in a mystic way. A mystic light was between them now.
„The golden light“, whispered Palmina and Palma smiled and looked interested to this scene in their vision:

Marco and Prinzess Gogathine both felt that they did not meet each other the first time and could feel that they are knowing each other for a long time.
So their hearts are now communicating without using words like Palma and Palmina.

* * *

Palma continued to compose this inspiration as music.
Palma wrote, and wrote….
Palmina supported him with her golden heart to heart connection.

* * *

Marco Polo felt that she is a talented artist. Art is her life and language. The Pipa is her instrument to express her soul and to make others, like Marco, lucky and healthy.

* * *

Palmina understood that secret meaning of music and the Pipa. She also supports Palma with her Pipa and Lute playing.
Palma was fascinated by this Romantic atmosphere on the Lake and wrote very fast.
For him it is the secret love of Palmina and Palma he is expressing now in his composition and all the mystic real, spiritual, heart-full love.

Palmina laid her head a little bit on Palma’s side during they watched the Lake travel of Marco Polo and Princess Gogathine. Palma smiled.

They saw how Marco Polo tried to play the „Spring Melody“ on his Mandolin imitating the Pipa-Tremolo.
Then she smiled like giving him an applause: „Hen hao, fei chang hao, Tai hao de …“

Marco Polo made a respectful gesture bowing his body and as he lifted his eyes to look in her eyes he saw that her eyes are shining and both looked each other in their eyes.
Both realized that they liked each other…
Now it happened…

Palmina smiled observing that and gave Palma a tender, secret, soft kiss on Palma’s cheek.

It was so tender that Palma was inspired to go on composing.
Now he was not tired. He composed this mystic and soft composition of the image of LAKE very fast.

* * *

Marco Polo and Princess Gogathine couldn’t stop looking at each other and smiling.

They started to play together: She, on her Pipa from China and he, on his Mandolin from Venice of Europe.
She played first a few notes and then she waited telling him with the heart to heart communication „Play my melody on your Instrument“.
Marco played exactly note for note she played before.
She played the next few notes – and he imitated it on his Mandolin.

And this music dialogue they made now for hours…
With making music their hearts came nearer and nearer.
Sometimes Marco answered her Pipa-melodies with an own melody of his Mandolin…

Palmina and Palma now remembered their secret encounter at the Chinese Gondola 400 years ago.

Yes, they fall in love, their hearts decided to think on each other and their hearts did’t want to loose contact any more.
Yes, they want to stay together. She don’t want to marry a man she does not love…

„Her world is the music and art; and this beside him…“ the Princess thought and Palmina and Palma could hear her inside-heart decision. If the emperor of China agrees…

Palma wrote and wrote. He could not stop composing after that tender secret kiss…

Palma and Palmina had such a tender connection… If tenderness is maximised than Palmina and Palma could be called as the ones that had the strongest and most tenderness love ever possible, which, and this is important, always is leading to creativity. These artworks are their common results of their tenderness and love.
All artworks of Palma il Giovane in his live are supported by his Palmina, his „Albina“, his „Princess Gogathine“ – a lot of important people had been supported by a women with a big loving heart.

Preparation for the film „Marco Polo“ for a scene with the Pipa-Princess during her early childhood…

Since he met her he knew that his spiritual world is INSIDE his heart. Once he wanted to travel like Marco Polo with Guidobaldo II della Rovere*, who discovers his painting talent and took him with his travel around the world…

* Guidobaldo II della Rovere (1514 – 1574) – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guidobaldo_II_della_Rovere,_Duke_of_Urbino

Guidobaldo II della Rovere (2 April 1514 – 28 September 1574) was an Italian condottiero, who succeeded his father Francesco Maria I della Rovere as Duke of Urbino from 1538 until his death in 1574.
In 1567 Guidobaldo II della Rovere, duke of Urbino, recognized Palma il Giovane talents, supporting him for four years and sending him to Rome, where he remained until about 1572. „Palmina“ (also „Albina“), his big love, showed him slowly the famous way as painter and artist in Venice. Palma il Giovane will be soon after his Master Titian died more and more the most important known living painter of Venice in his century.

But as he met his old love again 400 year later, here in Venice, he knows that his place is here in Venice. Palmina helped him to find his way as painter in Venice with her smile and heart-full playing her Lutes.
And he felt it: Palmina will stay with him here in Venice during his whole life, like Princess Gogathine who followed him here after their long time in China to live with him here in Venice in their secret gardens – secretly, but full of love, this like Palma and Palmina.
And protected by the Republic of Venice, the R.O.V., and the security guardians of the Chinese Emperor.

Palmina could see:
Marco Polo and Princess Gogathine smiled more and more the longer they made music together in their Chinese Gondola / Chunk.

The way Princess Gogathine smiled now shy looked exactly the way Palmina often did it to Palma.

And Palma composed a variation of the LAKE Melody / the ’sora aqua‘ melody:
c‘ – a – c‘ – d‘ – ‚e , e‘ – c‘ – e‘ – a‘ – e‘

This melody is a mystic symbol now in their music life and dialogue.


Palmina looked interested on Palma’s music score and wrote between this names of the notes little letters building tree words:

CAntiCo DEllE CrEAturE

“ If you once compose it ready we will meet us again in 300 or 400 years…“
– „Yes, my Albina, my pure soul, my white Pigeon, my Pipa-Princess…“

„And don’t forgot to compose this tender love music scene of Marco Polo and Princess Gogathine – Our secret love!“

„Yes, my princess. I will compose the Spring-Melody** of Pipa solo 4 in this Cantico delle Creature like you want it…“

„The Pipa should play the Spring Melody of the 8 Images and then Marco Polo should play the heptatonic*** melody. And Yes some variations. I love variations, you know, Palma, you are MY COMPOSER!“

„Ok, they play together the Spring Melody, pentatonic** (China-Princess Gogathine) and a heptatonic*** (Europe-Marco Polo) Jupiter-Melody of Pipa solo 3 – AND: Some variations“

** pentatonic: 5-scale music – often used in Asia, Africa and in America (Indians)
*** heptatonic: 7 Scale music mostly used in European music, but also in Asia and India

This „Marco Polo Variations“ are also a symbol of the Dialogue between Asia and Europe, EAST and WEST.

And Palma also wrote fastly this short „Marco Polo Variations“ describing the love scene between Marco Polo and Princess Gogathine as Music-dialogue between Pipa and Viola.

But first let’s listen to the Pipa solo 5 „LAKE“¹ :
Palmina played the music after she got the music score:
VIDEO: [Pipa solo 5] https://vimeo.com/261696575 (password „dgpa“)

Palma listened her Interpretation, and had tears of joy in his eyes and was so thankful to be with her in this secret Peony Gondola to make music. He wanted to kiss her talented hands and to thank her for this beautiful playing of his music.
„Take care of your saint hands, and exercise not too difficult pieces at one time period…all has it’s time…“, he tries to tell her telepathicly.

„Ok, and now….“, Palmina wanted now to play the new composition again with Palma’s 2.Viola-part. Together they played in their dreams in their Peony Chunk, in their Peony Gondoly:

[Pipa+Viola] in the LAKE Gondola / Chunk ☱ 兌卦, „LAKE“ ¹
VIDEO: new https://youtu.be/1VJ0ID2g2Mo

(old  https://vimeo.com/261694622 )

‚Pipa Solo 5: LAKE / The Joyous ☱ 兌卦‘
‚8 Soli for Pipa +Viola 琵琶‘ by Gerald Spitzner,
2016-10-29 / 2017

(to be continued…)

¹ The Masters and Saints Pairs appeared and said:
„兌“ – King Fuxi
„LAKE / The Joyous“ – Queen Nüwa

„說萬物者莫說乎“ – King Wen
„Of all that forces that GIVE JOY things, there is no more gladdening than the LAKE“ – Queen Tai Si

„Lautdato si‘, mi Signore, per SORA AQUA“ – Saint Francis
. you covered it with the deep like a garment,  the waters overtopping the mountains.“ – Saint Claire

„The sphear of Planet Venus“ – Dante
„The 7. Angel-Choir of the princedoms“ – Beatrice

23. The Spring Melody on the Rialto Bridge

23. The Spring Melody on the Rialto Bridge

[picture] Lao zi, Investiture of the Gods at Ping Sien Si, Pasir Panjang, Perak, Malaysia

After they finished playing together the image of ‚WIND‘, Palmina smiled, especially about his 2. Voice, the Viola-part of her Pipa solo 3 „WIND“ made her smile.
Yes, this image WIND is now exactly one page long; ‚HEAVEN‘ and ‚WATER‘ had been only a half page long.
Palma is really inspired by Palmina, his „Albina“.
Her warm beautiful thoughts brought Palma to compose a longer music piece.
Yes, she, his Palmina, his „Albina“, his Princess Gogathine, yes, she lead him to compose.
With her beautiful golden heart light, this inspirations are spiritually supported by her.
Palma was now strongly inspired by his Albina.
She seemed now to feel that Palma will compose now a bigger and longer part of the Pipa soli with some special music ideas for her.

„Something is now going on inside his artist’s heart“, Palmina thought.
Palma moved his head telling her „Yes“.

Suddenly in this 23rd hour of the day, in their Peony Gondola, Palmina and Palma saw the clouds again glowing.

Master LAO appears and with him King Wen.

They arranged the 8 Images in the Sky to a Circle after the arrangement of King WEN (Hou Tian Bagua Tu) ***)

***) King Wen said „八卦 後天圖 《周易》“
Queen Tai Si said: „The 8 Images of the later Heaven of the Book of Change, Djou Yi“

Than St. Francis and St. Claire appeared…
The Sun on the Sky shined strongly and St. Francis raised his arms to the sun.
The brothers and sisters surrounded the Sun.[*]
King Wen and Master LAO sent the 8 Images to move to the brothers and sisters at the sun.
Each brother and each sister stand beside an Image.
Then the brothers and sisters went to arrange along a line together with the 8 Images.

[*] They sung the Spring Melody:
„乾, 坎, 巽, 震, 兌, 離, 坤, 艮“ ¹ – King Fuxi and Queen Nüwa
„Brother SUN, Sister MOON, Br. WIND, and WEATHER, Sr. WATER, Br. FIRE, Sr. MOTHER EARTH, Sr. BODILY DEATH“ – St.Francis and St. Claire
„天, 水, 風, 雷, 火, 澤, 地, 山“¹ – King Wen and Queen Tai Si
„Sun, Moon, Jupiter, Mars, Venus, Mercury, Earth, Saturn“- Dante and Beatrice


Palma wrote fastly down the order of the 8 Images:

||| ¦|¦ ||¦ ¦¦| ¦|| |¦| ¦¦¦ |¦¦  ☰ ☵ ☴ ☳ ☱ ☲ ☷ ☶

And suddenly he saw Palmina as Princes Gogathine, beautifully dressed like the fine Chinese women of the Titian-Art-Gallery with her Chinese Lute Pipa standing on the Rialto Bridge.

Palma stand there on the bridge, again like every day, with his easel and drew her with her Pipa playing, smiling and being happy.

Birds and angels surrounded her and also the 8 Images; he drew it also in his drawing…

Picture of the Rialto Bridge, painted by Canaletto, North-side-view; from here Palma often waited secretly on the bridge to see Palmina coming from the market and playing the Lute for him during he was painting the sunset.

So he drew her on the Rialto Bridge with her Pipa with the 8 Images.
Then Palmina played the ‚SPRING-Melody of the 8 IMAGES‘ like that:

VIDEO: https://youtu.be/rrUiJxY4ksc

(old: https://vimeo.com/261534433 (password ‚dgpa‘)

The Spring Melody of the 8 Images :

||| ¦|¦ ||¦ ¦¦| ¦|| |¦| ¦¦¦ |¦¦  ☰ ☵ ☴ ☳ ☱ ☲ ☷ ☶ **)

Palma il Giovane wrote also the music notes of the „Spring Melody of the 8 Images“ on this drawing.

Palmina smiled and this was so beautiful for Palma, that he had tears of joy again.
Yes, he was allowed to see and to hear her, to draw her, and to compose her as music ‚Spring-Melody‘ again after 400 Years…

He tried on his Mandolin to repeat the Spring-Melody of the 8 Images‘ and started to „Tremolo“ with his Mandolin.
The first time in the history of Venice someone tried to play the Mandolin with the „Pipa-Tremolo“ (Normally the Mandolin was plucked only with a quill here in Venice )
Palmina looked surprised how Palma did this and smiled.*)

„Hey, you play like a Pipa on your Mandolin!“

Palma invented now the Venetian Mandolin Tremolo style inspired by Princess Gogathin, his Palima, his Albina.

*) once all the Mandolin Player and musicians of the Republic of Venice will Tremolo on the Mandolin in the „Pipa-Tremolo“ style for all the future of the Venetian Culture till today!.
So maybe Marco Polo brought us not only noddles and a lot of important thinks to Europe, he brought us also the Mandolin Tremolo and Palma and Palmina reconstructed this scene now for us.

Then he started to compose this „Spring Melody“ in his Pipa solo 4 „THUNDER“ which symbolizes the early electric „Spring Energy“ in the Spring which gives the flowers and all the nature the power to grow and to open.

Yes, Palmina is Palma’s eternal music sun under he can open his heart, he is able to grow, to grow as artist, as painter, as composer, as human being.
And yes, and allways as she smiles for him playing her Lutes, he composes and draws.
During Palma is now composing the 4.Pipa solo on the Rialto Bridge the people asked Palmina on the bridge:
„Oh, what a beautiful Lute you play?“

„It is a Chinese Lute. And the name is Pi-Pa“, said Palmina.

Palma looked up from his easel and looked to Palmina smiling.
Palmina smiled shortly, shy back to him.

„This Lute looked like the historic music instruments which are in our ‚Marco Polo Museum‘ here in Venice!“ –

„Yes, it is a very historic music instrument. Marco Polo came back to Venice with his Princess Gogathine and with over 600 Chinese people to protect her of any form of violence from men against her during her travel to Venice.
She played the Pipa like a lot of Chinese people in the history and they lived secretly here in Venice together and often in her little secret garden [maybe a little secret garden like it is under Palmina’s window in the West-part of Venice] here in Venice she played the „Spring Melody of the 8 Images“, the Venetian Legends are telling… And this melody she learned by the ancient Pipa-Masters who are also learning from the tradition of the princess WangChaoJun 王昭君 in the ancient time of early China. Maybe the melody came from Laozi *****) as he met The Greece philosopher from Europe.“

*****) Laotze ( ~ 700-600 – 531 BC ) Zhou Dynasty – wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laozi
Laozi 老子; [Lǎozǐ], literally „Old Master“, was an ancient Chinese philosopher and writer. He is the reputed author of the Tao Te Ching, the founder of philosophical Taoism…

„Palmina is very wise and well educated… but who teaches her this melody?…Palmina is a present from the heaven.“

Palma is composing, and composing and inspired of the 8 Images and wrote all in his music score.
He looks to the heaven from where the Saints and Masters are now looking to Palmina and Palma in their common dreaming. ****)

„Yes, here in Venice the people are telling this about Marco Polo.“
„This is a beautiful Lute – sounds great!“

And as Palma composed his 4.Pipa solo he gave her the music sheets.

And Palmina played it like that:
VIDEO: https://vimeo.com/261535081 (password ‚dgpa‘ )

Than there was a big applause here in Venice…

As Palma and Palmina saw that Vision in their Peony Gondola, Palmina looked
at Palma in an asking way.
Palma understood her thoughts. She wanted now to play it again – NOW WITH the 2.Viola-part TOGETHER with him.

Palma was a little bit tired of writing so much music, but: Her friendly smile is so powerful and lovely that he wants also to play with her the whole music piece with the new creation.

„Ok, but in the middle I have duplicated some Pipa-Tremolo-bars in the Version for Pipa + Viola with some Triols for my Viola-solo during your long Pipa-Tremolo….“

Palmina checked the music score to see the difference…
„Ok, I will take care…“
And they smiled at each other and started to play the music image „THUNDER“ like that:

VIDEO [Pipa+Viola] old: https://vimeo.com/261535332 new: https://youtu.be/hB0sWQi4wE0

The Secret Love Spring Melody of Palma and Palmina:

||| ¦|¦ ||¦ ¦¦| ¦|| |¦| ¦¦¦ |¦¦ ☰ ☵ ☴ ☳ ☱ ☲ ☷ ☶ **)

‚Pipa Solo 4: THUNDER, ☳ 震卦‘

‚8 Soli for Pipa + Viola 琵琶‘ by Gerald Spitzner,
2016-10-29 / 2017

(to be continued…)

**) He developed the spring-melody in the Pipa solo 4 like an opening Rose that opens now after she played so beautiful to support his speech for the Venice-Titian-Art-Gallery.
Palmina opened his heart and now the secret Melody-Rose opened as melody:

They said
„☳ 震卦 “ – King Fuxi
„THUNDER“ – Queen Nüwa
„動萬物者莫疾乎雷“ – King Wen
„Of all that forces that MOVE things, there is none swifter than THUNDER.“ – Queen Tai Si
„and WEATHER“ – Saint Francis
“ at the voice of your thunder they sped away“ – Saint Claire
„The Sphere of Mars“ – Dante
„The 5.Choir of the Angels “ – Beatrice


22. Unexpected cultural exchange on the Rialto-Bridge in Venice on the 20th of Marc

22. Unexpected cultural exchange on the Rialto-Bridge in Venice on the 20th of Marc

The Rialto bridge was opened on 20th March 1591, created by Antonio da Ponte (1512–1597) who was a Venetian architect and engineer, most famous for his rebuilding of the Rialto Bridge in Venice. painting: Canaletto

And after they saw that all the old masters, who appears on the clouds around the Peony Gondola, listened their music playing of the image of WATER, they slowly disappeared for letting them to be a little bit alone, to exchange their thoughts.

Palmina smiled and both sat now on the soft seats of the Golden Peony Gondola.
In this 23rd hour of the day she felt a little bit tired and she wanted to put her head on Palmas side to hear his heart beating. (The same he wanted also…and also he wanted to hear her heart, but he was the gentleman…)

Palma put his arm around her shoulder and put his head to her side tenderly.
This Peony Gondola is really a present by the Heaven…

Palma and Palmina had now the same thoughts:
They smiled and remembered in their heart the 20th of March in Venice.
It was a magic day full of golden-light miracles:

Palmina wanted to write in her little room a little letter for Palma:
„Dear Palma!
I write you today on the 20th of March to tell you that I love your artworks, your paintings and compositions for my Lutes, so much and I am looking forward to get new one from you and I look forward to work with you at your and your mother’s artwork projects very much.
But I am not sure if this letter will be destroyed and can reach you…
I write also a copy of this letter which I hide secretly from others, to see later which letters had been destroyed or did not reach you.

With much love,

Your, deeply loving Palmina-Albina

20th of Marc 15.., Venice “

Than Palmina remembered that she exercised on this day, the next hours on her Lute.
Later she had to bring a basket of fresh breads on the other side of the Rialto Bridge, like she does every day…

* * *

Palma il Giovane was on that special day very lucky:
He felt that Palmina, his „Albina“, wrote him a short letter.
He started to play the short melody on his Viola music instrument to answer her thoughts with music.

A little bird listened that and took his flight to the Rialto bridge where Palmina had to sell the special fine fresh breads at the traditional little market of Venice, in front the ‚Chiesa di San Giacomo di Rialto‘ along the ‚Ruga dei Oreso‘.
The bird landed on the little market, which is on the east-feet of the Rialto bridge, and tweeted so sweet to Albina.
Palmina understood this secret bird’s greeting and she smiled, and thought on Palma. She looked at her basked where her Lute was; inside was the copy of her letter and the music score of Palma.

* * *

Palma suddenly smiled as he felt her smile.
So he took his paintings requisites, brush and easel, and started to go to the Rialto bridge.
Today it was the 20th of march, that day the famous Rialto-Bridge*) was the first time opened in the 15th century in Venice. Often the Republic of Venice, the R.O.V. made on the 20th of March a special event to celebrate this day.
The Rialto Bridge is a big symbol of connection between the EAST-PART and the WEST-PART of Venice.

*) The Rialto bridge was opened 20.March 1591, created by Antonio da Ponte (1512–1597) who was a Venetian architect and engineer, most famous for his rebuilding of the Rialto Bridge in Venice.
wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antonio_da_Ponte
Maybe the arc on the top of the bridge was a dedication for Titian’s famous painting „Pieta“, which had been completed by his scholar Palma il Giovane in the year 1576 as Titian died.

The famous painting ‚Pieta‘ of Titian has been completed by Palma il Giovane (text detail)

Palma decided to make a drawing of the Rialto Bridge on that special day.
To be unseen of the public he went the north-steps along to the highest position of the famous bridge coming from the East-Part of Venice.

The most people are going along the middle-steps to buy something at the shops or to cross the bridge fastly.

„He started to draw the sunset beautifully from there. (He stood left under the north-arch looking through the south arch, which looks similar to the door-arch in Titian’s painting „Pieta“.

He started to draw the sunset beautifully from there. (He stood left under the north-arch looking through the south arch, which looks similar to the door-arch in Titian’s painting „Pieta“.

Pieta by Master Titian, finished by Palma il Giovane

With his painting-cloth he is not so easy recognized in the public because at the Dogan’s Palace he is always dressed well and the important people are knowing him only in that way.

He loves to be ‚incognito‘ in the public very much.

Palmina radiated so much golden-light-love from heart that Palma’s heart that he felt strong to paint, to draw and he smiled thinking on her.
Then suddenly a soft WIND came about his face, but no one seemed to realize that.
Palmina went the south-steps – She came from the West-part of Venice along this famous Rialto Bridge, but they could not see each other.
There was also a little WIND also in her face and moved her beautiful hairs in the sunset-light.

She looked around and than she went her steps up: step by step – step by step.
As she arrived up, she was tired on this 20th of march. She made a little break there.
In her basked there was only the copy of her letter for Palma il Giovane and the new music score, handwritten from him.
As she was on the highest position of the bridge she made a little break.
She put her empty basked – empty because she was selling very fast all the fresh, fine breads on the marked with playing her beautiful lute – yes, she put the basked on the floor, took her lute and looked into the sunset.
She took her letter and the music score, and she kissed softly the music score, she touched it with her left cheek and give the music score of Palma a little tender kiss.
Palma il Giovane watched this tender scene, standing on the north-side of the bridge, on the left side under the arch.
He started to draw Palmina and the Rialto Bridge at this sunset and he was touched for tears of joy to see what she is doing with his music.
Than she took her Lute and played his new composition by heart.

And this she played so beautiful.

He draw her also with her Lute very beautifully.
Than he kissed his drawing also tender and touched the paper also with his right cheek.
Palmina stopped to play and looked up, she could feel that secret kiss.
She smiled and looked around.
Than she played again his new composition.
Palma could observe that the People liked his music.
This was interesting, because they do not know that he, the famous painter of Venice is also a secret composer, and if they also like and love his music like Palmina, this means also that Palmina played it in a beautiful way and she is very talented.
„Albina’s Lute talent has to be supported…and protected…Maybe I have to speak to my mother…“, Palma thought.

He continued drawing and now he didn‘ t realize that Palmina turned around and discovers Palma standing at his easel and looking at his drawing and kissing her image softly and often.

As he raised his eyes again in her direction he was surprised that she is smiling in his direction.
She took his music score and smiled and showed him that she also is kissing his artwork tenderly.

Both have now very read faces, because they are very shy and careful in the public.

No one could see both: The People who walked on the north-steps saw only him; the people who walked on the south-steps could see only her; and those who walked in the big middle-steps could see nor him, neither her until they reached the highest position of the bridge.
Palma realized that and Palmina also.
So she continued playing her lute and smiled secretly to him.
He also continued his drawing of the sunset, but WITH Palmina on the bridge and playing her Lute.

* * *

They both remembered that common secret meeting on the wonderful bridge.

* * *

And they made this secret meeting every day on that Rialto Bridge of Venice to see and smile each other and to exchange secretly the music score, AND to show Palmina how he drew and like her.


* * *

Sitting now at this night-time in the Golden Peony Gondola they remembered now this 20th of march, a day of secret miracles.

They exchanged this thought only by thinking, it was not necessary to use words. Their hearts could communicate with each others from heart to heart.

„Palmina? Could you also remember the soft WIND, at the Rialto Bridge?“
„Yes, Palma, I could feel the mystic WIND also on that day.“

„And also on the other days, there was this short, soft WIND, at that moment you are coming along the Rialto Bridge to play for me the Lutes.“

„WIND,…you should make a composition about the nature image of WIND!“

„Yes, Palmina… you are right… I feel so inspired by you… I love you so much…You opened my heart.

…I was not sure if I am able to compose, till I meet you and you explained me your Lute so friendly. Every day I am thinking on that beautiful moment… Your smile is making me so strong. Even I cannot get a letter from you, or even we cannot talk to each other in the public or in the Art-Gallery, If you come and play during I am painting, it inspires me to make some compositions…“

And Palma wrote down a whole sheet of music paper with the music of Pipa solo 3 „WIND“

As he was ready the Saints and Masters appeared shortly around the Clouds and smiled and moved their head like telling „YES“.**)

Palmina tried it out like this:
VIDEO: https://vimeo.com/261164480 (password „dgpa“ )

„And now let us play it again with the additionally Viola part…“, asked Palma, she could also be friendly-direct if she wants something.

And Palma took his Viola and they played like this:

VIDEO: [Pipa+Viola »WIND«] new: https://youtu.be/YgSy9jBdo44

(old:  https://vimeo.com/261164794 )


Pipa solo 3, WIND / WOOD, ☴ 巽卦 –
‚8 Soli for Pipa 琵琶‘ by Gerald Spitzner,
2016-10-29 / 2017


(to be continued…)

**) all they said:
„巽 Sun“ – King Fuxi
„WIND/ WOOD“ – Nüwa

„Brother Wind“ – Saint Francis
„gliding on the wings of the WIND,
appointing the WINDS your messengers,“ – Saint Claire

„橈萬物者莫疾乎風“ – King Wen
„Of all that forces BEND things, there is none swifter than WIND.“ – Tai Si

„The Sphere of Planet Jupiter“ – Dante
„The 6.Choir of the Engels“ – Beatrice


21. Palmina leading Palma to higher composition level

21. Palmina leading Palma to higher composition level

After Palmina and Palma played the music together with their instruments: her Pipa and his Viola, both describing the nature image of HEAVEN, Palmina was proud of Palma.

She leads him step by step to become a composer. Yes, she is his personal angel, therefore he painted her once as „white pigeon“ calling her „Albina“.
With her smile and fine, soft, beautiful Lute playing she motivates him to go on writing some new creations….

The way she looked friendly to Palma, in that Penoy Gondoly, at this 23.hour of the day, Palma felt a strong confirmation for his first Pipa composition in his life.

He decided to compose the 2.Pipa solo for his „Albina“, for his beloved Palmina.

Suddenly the clouds around the Peony Gondola begun to glow a little bit. They looked outside her Gondola and saw Master LAO appearing.
„Master LAO?“ – „Master LAO!“ – Palmina and Palma are surprised.
He spoke very ceremonial after he opened his eyes slowly.
Beside on his left and right side the symbols of Sun and Moon appeared in the background on the Heaven.
He said:
„After describing the image of HEAVEN,
now compose the music of the image of WATER!“

Palmina smiled and said:“Master Lao wants to say: Please compose the next Pipa solo ‚WATER‘ now!“
Palmina seems to understand all this miracles which are now happening, as if she knows already what is happening now.

Palma took his music paper and started to compose the next Pipa solo ‚WATER‘
Master Lao smiled as he saw that Palma started to compose.

Behind Master LAO appeared King Fuxi and his wife Queen Nüwa (1).

They said also in old-Chinese:
King Fuxi: „坎 K’an “
Queen Nüwa: „WATER“, stabilizing the stars of the heaven.

Then King Wen and his wife Tai Si (4) appeared.

King Wen said in an old Chinese language:
„..潤萬物者莫潤乎水 / 润万物者莫润乎水“
Queen Tai Si:
„…Of all the forces that MOISTEN things, there is non more MOISTEN than WATER“

Then on the left side on an other cloud appeared St.Francis and St. Clara (2):

St. Francis of Assisi said to Clara of Assisi said in old-italian language
„Laudato si‘, mi signore, per SORA LUNA… (Sister MOON)“
St. Clara of Assisi said to St. Francis:
“ …build your palace on the WATERS above,
making the CLOUDS your chariot“

Palma looked up from his music score and listen to all the appearing pairs and what they said.

Than on the right side appeared, on an other cloud, Dante and Beatrice (3).

Dante said:
„The sphere of the MOON…“,
his love Beatrice said: “
…the 9th Choir: The Choir of the ANGELS“

(1) King Fuxi and his wife Queen Nüwa:
King Fu-hsi 伏羲 ( c. 2,000 BCE) – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fuxi
Queen Nüwa ( c. 2,000 BCE) – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/N%C3%BCwa
(2) St.Francis and St. Clara
St.Francis of Assisi (1181/82 – 1226) – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Francis_of_Assisi
Saint Clare of Assisi (1194 – 1253) – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clare_of_Assisi
(3) Dante Allighieri and Beatrice
Dante Allighieri (1265 – 1321) – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dante_Alighieri
Beatrice (1265 – 8 June 1290) – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beatrice_Portinari
(4) King Wen of Zhou and wife Queen Tai Si
King Wen of Zhou 周文王 ( 1152 – 1056 BC) – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/
Queen Tai Si (c. 12th – 11th century BC)
(for more information for (1)-(4) see text below) – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tai_Si

Palma looked to Palmina asking her with his eyes.
But she only smiled to him and nodded in agreement „Yes“.
And Palma continued to write down his inspiration for the Pipa solo Nr.2 „WATER“

The appearing love spiritual pairs who stand on the clouds said to Palma and Palmina:

King Fuxi: „HEAVEN“
Queen Nüwa: „WATER“

St.Francis: „messer lo FRATE SOLE (BROTHER SUN)…“

Dante:“The Sphere of the SUN“
Beatrice:“The Sphere of the MOON“

Palmina looked at each other and answered:

Palmina: „Pi …“ and plugged on her Lute : A – d – e – a
Palma: „…Pa“ and plugged on his Viola: c – g – d‘ – a‘

They smiled and suddenly the golden-light, which surrounded the 3 pairs on the clouds, now surrounded Palma and Palmina.

As he was ready with his music score – only a half of a page – he gave Palmina the music score to play:

And she played it like that:
VIDEO: https://vimeo.com/260781566 (password „dgpa“ )
Palmina loved the composition and Palma loved the way she played it: beautiful like WATER.

„And where is the 2.Part?…your beautiful Viola part…?“, asked Palmina

He took his Viola and said smiling:“ If you play it again for me, I will play a 2. Viola-Part to your 2.Pipa solo“

„Ok…“,Palmina smiled…

…and they started to play together like this.

VIDEO [Pipa+Viola]: new: https://youtu.be/OqQioaRyQr4

(old: https://vimeo.com/260782377 )

( to be continued…)

‚Pipa Solo 2: WATER / K’an ☵ 坎卦‘,
‚8 Soli for Pipa 琵琶 and Viola‘ by Gerald Spitzner,
2016-10-29 /2017

Here are some detailed information to (1)-(4):

(1) King Fuxi and his wife Queen Nüwa:

King Fuxi and his wife Queen Nüwa:

King Fu-hsi 伏羲 ( c. 2,000 BCE) – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fuxi
First Author of the I-GING, is a culture hero in Chinese legend and mythology, credited (along with his sister Nüwa) with creating humanity and the cultural inventions as cooking as well as the Cangjie system of writing Chinese. He was also known as Paoxi (t 庖犧, s 庖牺) Pao-hsi. Fuxi was counted as the first of the Three Sovereigns at the beginning of the Chinese dynastic period. Fuxi was an ancient Chinese god.

Queen Nu Wa Niang Niang, Investiture of the Gods at Ping Sien Si, Pasir Panjang, Perak, Malaysia

Nüwa or Nügua ( c. 2,000 BCE) – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/N%C3%BCwa
is the mother goddess of Chinese mythology, the sister and wife of Fuxi, the emperor-god. She is credited with creating mankind and repairing the Pillar of Heaven. Her reverential name is Wahuang (Chinese: 媧皇; literally: „Empress Wa“)

(2) St.Francis and St. Clara
St.Francis of Assisi (1181/82 – 3 October 1226) – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Francis_of_Assisi
Autor of: „Cantico delle Creature“ (Song of Sun / Song of Creaton)

St.Clara and St. Francis

Saint Clare of Assisi (July 16, 1194 – August 11, 1253, born Chiara Offreduccio and sometimes spelled Clair, Claire, etc.) is an Italian saint and one of the first followers of Saint Francis of Assisi. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clare_of_Assisi

(3) Dante Alighieri and Beatrice
Dante Alighieri (1265 – 1321) – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dante_Alighieri
Author of Divine Comedy – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Divine_Comedy

Dante and Beatrice looking at the 9 Choirs of Angels

Beatrice (1265 – 8 June 1290) – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beatrice_Portinari
was an Italian woman who was the principal inspiration for Dante Alighieri’s Vita Nuova and guides him in the Divine Comedy in the part III „Paradiso“ and in the last four cantos of Purgatorio of part II of the famous “ La Divina Commedia“ – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Divine_Comedy

Dante and Beatrice

(4) King Wen of Zhou and wife Queen Tai Si

King Wen of Zhou ( 1152 – 1056 BC) – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/King_Wen_of_Zhou

King Wen of Zhou ( 1152 – 1056 BC)

King Wen of Zhou 周文王 [Zhōu Wén Wáng] / 姬昌 was king of Zhou during the late Shang dynasty in ancient China. Although it was his son Wu who conquered the Shang following the Battle of Muye, King Wen was honoured as the founder of the Zhou dynasty. A large number of the hymns of the Classic of Poetry are praises to the legacy of King Wen. Some consider him the first epic hero of Chinese history.
„…During the three years of his imprisonment, according to tradition, he wrote the Confucian Classic Yijing (“Book of Changes”); the eight trigrams (bagua) on which the Yijing divinations are based, however, were probably conceived much earlier.“

Queen Tai Si

Queen Tai Si (c. 12th – 11th century BC) – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tai_Si
Tai Si 太姒 was the wife of King Wen of Zhou and is revered as a highly respected woman of ancient China. She was a descendant of Yu the Great – founder of the Xia Dynasty – and was the mother of ten sons, including King Wu of Zhou – founder of the Zhou Dynasty – and his younger brother the Duke of Zhou. ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Duke_of_Zhou – he is also a Chinese culture hero credited with writing the I Ching and the Book of Poetry, establishing the Rites of Zhou, and creating the yayue of Chinese classical music.)

Particularly respected by Wu Zetian, China’s only Empress regnant, Tai Si and King Wen were posthumously given the temple names „Shizu“ (Chinese: 始祖; literally: „founding ancestor“) in 690 AD.


20. Palma composed an additional Viola part to Palmina’s Lute solo

20. Palma composed an additional Viola part to Palmina’s Lute solo

Yes, Palmina could feel his thoughts. Especially at the timeless golden Peony Gondola, the communication is from heart to heart.

She smiled and told him:“ I like your creations very much!“

Palma’s heart was so thankful to make music with her in their own secret Peony Gondola.

„Palmina? I want to make a 2. part to your Pipa solo: An additional Viola Part…“.

Palmina smiled and looked a little bit shy like asking.
Palma could feel that she wants to ask something.
Fast he answered:“…If you play it again – I will play an additionally second Viola part…“

They looked each other in the same way into their eyes as on that day, as they meet again in the little small, short street in Venice, sniffing both on fresh, fine, white Venetian little breads*, which were between them.

* Once Palmina invented this very fine breads in the 16 century and all the Venetians liked this special fine little white breads, till today… If you visit Venice don’t forget to buy some very fine white little breads in a backers shop. It is a symbol of Venice and a remembering of eternal love of Palmina and Palma il Giovane.

And now – now they do not sniff on breads – now, they are making music…

And they started to begin to play the Pipa solo with the additionally Viola part with a head nodding like it is usual for musicians to show each other the tempo of the first beat of the beginning of the music piece.

And they played in their dreams, in their secret timeless Peony Gondola like this:

VIDEO: new: https://youtu.be/5QzmYcEXM7A

(old https://vimeo.com/260469152)

‚Pipa Solo 1: HEAVEN, KIEN / THE CREATIVE, ☰ 乾卦‘
‚8 Soli for Pipa 琵琶 and Viola‘ by Gerald Spitzner,
2016-10-29 / 2017

19. First time-less rehearsal of the Lute solo composition for Palmina

Scene Nr. 14. „Drawing a Self-portrait“ of opera „Peony Pavilion“ Mǔdān tíng 牡丹亭, Illustration of Du Liniang drawing her self-portrait, from a Jiuwotang Hall imprint of The Peony Pavilion, Ming dynasty

The next day again, at the Venice-Titian-Art-Gallery, where Palma will continue painting the portraits of the fine Chinese women, Master Lao spoke to the very interested audience about the „Peony Pavilion“, which is a very famous Chinese Opera.

In the Opera, originally named Mǔdān tíng 牡丹亭 , written by Tang Xianzu 湯顯祖 / 汤显祖 (24.9.1550 – 29.7.1616) in 1598, depicts the love-story of Du Liniang and Liu Mengmei. The two loving could only meet secretly in the „Peony Pavillon“, a timeless place where the separation of time, space, and fate does not exist. Their inner-heart strong love overcomes all which stands against this heart-connection. And both can finally came together. *

As Palma** heart that love-story of this authentic heart-to-heart love, he was impressed to hear about Asian-Chinese culture.

* „The Peony Pavilion“ Mǔdān tíng 牡丹亭 , a love story between Du Liniang and Liu Mengmei, „overcomes all difficulties, transcending time and space, life and death, and finally get together“
more at wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Peony_Pavilion
Tang Xianzu 湯顯祖 / 汤显祖 (1550–1616)
** Palma il Giovanne (1548-1626)

Soon Palma will held here in this Gallery also a Speech about the Psalm 104 and its 8 Nature-Images for the Chinese and European guests.
But which cultural link he should bring about European literature of two loving: „Dante and Beatrice“? „St.Francis and St.Clara?“, „Felix and Aelia?“ (4th century) or „Princess Gogathine and Marco Polo !“ and what Marco Polo wrote in his book and what the Venetian Legends are still telling us about the two loving souls.

Tang Xianzu 湯顯祖 / 汤显祖 (1550–1616), autor of the famous love story „The Peony Pavillion“

He knows only that he has to compose for Palmina 8 Lute Soli, representing the 8 nature-images.

„How can I give her my 8 compositions after I composed it. I have to ask her so much about the Chinese Lute Pipa?“, Palma thought.

We need something like a „Peony Gondola“ similar to the Chinese „Peony Pavilion“, he thought by himself and he prayed inside his heart that their common composing project will not be attacked.
Here are people who understand culture, music, and art and the philosophic of Asia and China, and are interested in European Culture, and the importance of cultural, respectful exchange between Western- and Eastern- Culture Traditions.

And suddenly he heard a voice inside his heart „Today, at 23:00 p.m. the Peony Gondola will pic you both up and you can do your music and exchange the music score…“

Palma smiled and Palmina smiled also…

She was again on her little stage, being ready to play a Lute solo between Master Lao’s speech parts. Palmina is also today looking so beautiful dressed holding her lute.

Palma smiled and looked in Palmina’s direction – Master Lao stands again in their looking-line – where she sat on the right side of the wooden stage.
Palmina suddenly raised her eyes as if she is reacting on something that happened inside her heart. Palmina started to smile very strongly and friendly, then she searched the „secret“ eye-to-eye contact to Palma, which eyes seemed to wait on her secret looking for him.
Both seemed to ask each other with their eyes: „Really?… Did you hear that also?“

Script of Du Liniang Revives For Love

Script of Du Liniang Revives For Love

Master Lao closed his eyes and was silent. Than he nodded straight ahead slowly „Yes“.

And really, after today’s cultural exchange evening event in Venice, with Palmina’s Lute solo and Palma’s portrait drawing they both started to dream at 23:00 p.m.


Palmina plugged: A – d – e – a, sitting in her room.

Palma plugged: c – g – d – a‘, sitting in his little room.

They both looked at the evening sky to the shining stars…

Palma could see Palmina on a white-rose coloured cloud and he was also on a cloud, light-blue-white coloured. Between them from the heaven came a golden-light coloured Gondola slowly down. First the Gondola picked Palmina up, then the golden Gondola came to the Palma’s cloud.

Palma also entered the Gondola and they started to be happy that they can see each other. She had her Pipa and her Venetian Lute. He had his Viola da braccio and a Mandolin.

Palma had a sheet of paper with the first Lute-solo describing the most important nature image of HEAVEN as music-melody-drawing.

Palma said:“I don’t know how the style possibilities for Chinese Lute are… Could you help me and play this composition in Chinese traditional style!“

Palmina smiled and started immediately to rehearsal Palma’s new composition.

She remembered all she learned from the old Masters of the Pipa, which lived also 400 years ago as if it was only a few days ago…

Palmina wrote for him on a little sheet of paper the symbols which are used in Pipa-music notation for „bending up“ and „bending down“ the pitch of a composed note on the Chinese Lute.
(Later Palma will keep this little sheet of paper always on his composition harpsichord to be inspired looking at it for writing more music for Palmina)

She played the first time his first Chinese-style composition.
She smiled and he smiled. Palma was so lucky to hear her playing this first bars of his very little and short composition.

It was like that: VIDEO *** :  https://vimeo.com/260199022

*** to start the VIDEO link above, you have to enter the Password „dgpa“

„You played it so wonderfully, with so great expression. I love it!
Thank you, Palmina!“, said Palma.

The interesting thing at this timeless place at this golden Peony Gondola, was that they could talk to each other without using their voice. They could speak to each other as text which symbolize their thoughts.

Palma thought: „If I could repeat her playing in my mind I could compose a 2.Voice to this Pipa-Solo, a Viola-Part. If I compose all 8 Lute Soli I will add a Viola da braccio part to this composition to surprise Palmina with his additionally Viola-part“.

Maybe Palmina will be surprised to hear that 2.Viola-Voice to her Pipa Soli,
maybe she knows that thought already because she can feel his thoughts…

18. Palma dreamed a new melody for Palmina and she played it

18. Palma dreamed a new melody for Palmina and she played it

Palma felt Palmina’s smiling again.
He begun to dream with this smiling…

He dreamed the dream of a beautiful eternal melody:

Palma’s mother ordered secretly a Gondola to pic Palmina up. The „Gondoliere“ brought her to a secret Venetian street to wait in her Gondola. He was ordered to leave then the Gondola.
As Palma saw that the „Gondoliere“ was away he came and Palma made a fine greeting gesture in the way it was usual in that 16th century. The little lady Palmina smiled sitting in her Gondola awaiting Palma.
He entered her Gondola with his composing- and his drawing- utensils.
He looked carefully if nobody sees him entering. Therefore he used a big hat which was yellow-bright and not black.
Palmina was smiling and her heart was so warm radiating to Palma’s heart that even he would think on her in a distance of thousands of miles he would feel the same golden-light-energy from her. Yes, even she lived on Planet Venus and he lived on Planet Mars the distance would make no distance in their heart.

Palma made the „Gondola“ moving to the next point where they would be alone for drawing, composing and speaking.

He dreamed also that he moved the Gondola very fast. Now they had a greater distance from the Island-City of Venice. Slowly the water became moving rhythmically, slowly but not dangerous.
The waves made the Gondola rhythmic moving so that Palma get inspired by this.
He suddenly looked at Palmina sitting with her Lute. She hold sometimes the Venetian Lute and sometimes the Chinese Lute.
Palma made some fast drawings from Palmina beautiful-way holding her lutes and her shining smiling.

Palmina smiled, she moved her head in the soft slow rhythm of the Gondola-Wave-Moving.

Palmina looked so beautifully and nice, that Palma couldn’t but dream now this little short melody and write it on his paper:

6/8: g‘ – a    h – c   ,    d – e    d – h   ,    c – d    c – a   ,    h – a    g – –   .

The Gondola moved exactly like the rhythm of this melody and with her also Palmina.
And he dreamed during he heard this melody Palmina moved slowly a little bit left and a little bit right holding her Pipa.

And in his dream he heard all the angels and members of the Venice-Titian-Art-Gallery singing and playing this melody and they sung like this:

music „Gondola di Venezia“ (Sanctus in G-Dur) by Gerald Spitzner
VIDEO: https://vimeo.com/259635038

As the melody was ready played Palmina asked very innocently:
„And did you draw me beautifully…?“

– „Yes, I draw you and your beautiful soul with your Lutes.
AND: I draw you as melody? You have to know: I am YOUR composer…“

Palma smiled to Palmina very lucky:
„As melody? … really?.. As melody?….for me?
Hm, today I dreamed that you composed a melody for me…and this melody will be sung again by a lot of people in 300 or 400 years in the future to remember our love…“

Palmina was very interested, because silently into her heart she wanted to be proud of Palma: She wants to make him a composer: slowly, step by step… This although he is a professional, well known, famous painter. And she felt it, YES, she knows it: PALMA is HER COMPOSER!

Her face smiled and was lucky to see this melody.

„What is with that melody? You like it?“, asked Palma.

„This is a very beautiful melody – Today I dreamed at night from you, Palma… and yes… you played exactly this melody for me…“

-„For sure? You heard my melody in your dreams?… I dreamed also often of you, Palmina…In my dreams I hear you secretly playing some bars of my Violapart…“, Palma smiled.

„YES, I am sure! Today I wrote your melody down on a paper,
If we are back at home in Venice I will bring you the music score!“

And she closed her eyes and begun to play the new melody by heart.
She played it without looking at the music score and it was beautiful to hear her playing again a new composition, even if she plays only a few notes of Palma’s music…

Yes, Palmina dreamed also from this melody, but she is also careful:
They have to meet secretly to make music because there are maybe so much people who don’t understand the importance of this secret love for the culture, for the history, for the music, the importance of the language of art. They would try to destroy this …

Palma and Palmina are therefore very careful.

We should call this melody: „The Gondola of Venice! Hm?“

„Yes! ‚Gondola di Venezia‘ ! “

And both now begun to play this little melody.

Palmina took her Chinese Lute to let Palma play with her other Lute: The Venetian Lute.
(Palma has to learn to play the Chinese Pipa, it is not easy…, but on the Venetian he can play the eternal melody…)
Together they played some variations of this new melody…

And so they played in the Gondola together, shaking a little bit left, shaking a little bit right with the moving of the Gondola and their hearts where lighting in the „Golden-light“ as they felt often connected like this during practising music.

music: ‚Gondola di Venezia‘ by Gerald Spitzner

painting: Visita di Enrico di Franca by Palma il Gionane.
Dresden Gemäldegallerie (Germany)

17. Master Lao speaking about the Pipa Princess defending against evil men

17. Master Lao speaking about the Pipa Princess defending against evil men

As the Ensemble played so Master Lao continued his explanations about Chinese and Asian culture.
Now he speaks about the legendary Pipa playing princess named WangChaoYun 王昭君. She lived about 1500 years ago and had the ability to play Pipa with her soul and heart so strong that she could do magic things with her music. She was able to defend herself and her country from dangerous armed men only with her music on her Pipa.

Palmina listened from her little wood stage to Master Lao explanations to the audience…

Suddenly she looked very sad with her eyes down to the floor; she remembered what her father said today to her…

Palma realized that she didn’t look very happy.
„Where is our golden light connection? – What is going on in her heart…? She is shocked about something. But about what?“, Palma thought.

Than it was quite in the whole palace hall.

No one was talking. Princess Lin was nodding to Master Lao. Master Lao was nodding to the princess. She is now the highest representative of her country and culture here in Venice.
Master Lao closed his eyes suddenly and Palmina took her Lute, but: the other one, the Chinese one…
Palma was surprised – Palmina is now playing the Chinese Pipa.

She played so beautiful as if she played this instrument since hundreds of years, maybe thousand or more.
She could now remember the techniques to play the Pipa, she followed the leading of the old masters of the music in her heart.

A little group of beautiful Chinese women came now to the wooden stage, where Palmina started to play an old master piece of the Chinese traditional literature.
She played this piece wonderfully like that:

Flower dance and Pipa

VIDEO: https://youtu.be/omMXLZbQs60   old:  https://vimeo.com/259484824

After the big applause from the Chinese auditorium and from the European auditorium the evening program went into a big success.

* * *

But outside down at the street there was a nervous man, going up and down the street in Venice along the entrance of the Palace.

No one heard him speaking expect the palace guardians.: „Let me in! Let me in…“

„Sorry, Signore, we have strict orders not to let disturb anyone this special concert“, refused the guardians with weapons of the 16th century.

And also the Chinese soldiers did stop him to enter the palace with saying „Bu hao, bu hao! man, man…“. They tried him to show him with their hands to calm down.

* * *

Inside the Palace:
„The Republic of Venice, the R.O.V., is very proud that today this cultural exchange concert now is here in Venice happening. And we thank our artists for their great engagement!“


„And now you can see the painting work of Palma il Giovane who will make a lot of portraits of our Chinese guests“.


* * *

Outside: „Let me in !! I will pic her up and bring her home, now…. At home she will be imprisoned till she is married! I will decide which friends she has. I will give her a husband! I am the father…!“

The Chinese soldiers wondering about his behaviour did not understand him.
Then they looked asking to the Venetian guardians but the Venetians did not speak with this excited man.

* * *

Inside the palace:
Palma begun to paint his oil painting while the Chinese women sitting in a group for the first group portrait.
The other guests are looking how he is using the Titian-Master painting technique: First Palma is painting only white on a dark-red-brown background.
„Oh, look he is painting them first without colour, only using the white colour!“
-„Oh, he is painting the light – and THEN he makes the colours…“, the people said.

Palmina played in the background making a good atmosphere. Yes, she smiled but her eyes where a little bit shy – But why?

* * *


The man: „If you don’t allow me to pick her up, I will punish her cruelly at home…“

The two Chinese guardians said respectfully:
„琵琶演奏者现在也受到我们中国人的保护, 因为她让我们非常荣幸能演奏中国音乐如此美丽。/
琵琶演奏者現在也受到我們中國人的保護, 因為她讓我們非常榮幸能演奏中國音樂如此美麗。“

The Venetian Guardians said then to the man:
„Signore, our artists of the Dogan’s Palace are protected by the independent Republic of Venice. We have to garantee for her security. If someone is hurting them, the person comes into prison with punishment. So please have a good behaviour and stay here!“

The aggressive man went away without saying who he is, without saying what he really wants and why…“

„good behaviour…., good behaviour… Pah, pah…“, the man went lonely going away along the street speaking with himself…

* * *


Palma painted for hours and Palmina played to support him.
Palmina hoped today that the event will never end.
„Palma,…“ – she tried to send him her thoughts, „…. please paint slower…, so I can play longer… – today I want to stay with your mum here…“, Palmina thinking hopefully.
Palmina didn’t want to go today home to her father.
After the event she will ask Palma’s mother for help. Yes, today she will speak about her problems to someone she can really trust.

„Should I tell Palma’s mother that I need help? As V.I.P. I am protected against any form of violence. I should order professional help by the Republic of Venice…“, Palmina thought this while she was playing.

* * *

And so the late night came and as all the guests and artists leaved slowly but happy smiling the Titian-Art-Gallery, Palma’s mother agreed to help Palmina after she heard what she told her.

Palma’s mother was silent and thinking very concentrated to find a solution for Palmina’s Problems in her live.

After a few minutes she had an idea and wrote a short letter. Then she gave orders to the palace servants to bring the letter into the Dogan’s Palace as fast as possible. (This letter sure will not be destroyed by anyone)

* * *

At the next day two guardians appeared at Palmina’s family house and asked strictly to open the door.
„Open the door in the name of the Republic of Venice! …Fast! ….Or we will….“

Urgently the door opened and Palmina’s mother was surprised to see them; she expected Palmina, not them.
„Bring your husband! We have to tell him news!“
As he came he was very shy and said, „You came to imprison me because I was cruel to a member of the V.I.P of the Dogan’s Art Gallery?“

„What did you do??? No,… We have only order to tell you that your daughter has played on her Lutes wonderfully so that the Republic of Venice decided to honour her family with this, listen: „, one guardian is opening a letter and reading in a ceremonial style:

„The Dogan’s palace asked you to produce more fine Venetian little fresh breads for every day time in a very big quantity. If you agree to work for the Republic of Venice we will be very lucky!“

Palmina’s mother is smiling, she realized now that Palma and his mother made this also possible in their live. She gives her husband a strong beat at his side. „This is the only way he understands…“, she says.
„Ough!… not so hard!“, said Palmina’s father, „Ough!… Yes, … I agree… We will bake every day fresh breads for the Palace!“

The Guardians saluted and said: „Your daughter Palmina has now often to rehearsal for the intercultural exchange in the Titian-Art-Gallery, she cannot help you in the bakery. But now you can employ some bakery assistants with so much money your family is now earning…“

„Bad rice, bad rice!!!“ said the mother, „We are now rich people!!!“
She was jumping into the air: „Palmina has not to marry now a rich man for helping our poor family…“

– „Poor family? … We are rich !….“

-„…finally,…recently,… we are NOW rich, father… We have Palmina to thank and her talent…“, his son said from the background suddenly.

„…And Palma’s mother also…“ said the mother of Palmina quickly.

* * *

And from that day on Palmina has not to marry a rich man, she was free and independent, she is now an inspiring free artist which could support her family with her concerts at the Titian-Art-Gallery.

She will now not be imprisoned at her little room in her future, because she can rehearsal in the Titian-Art-Galery the whole day – Music is her live – Art is her language and Palma is needing her inspiring Lute playing every moment in his live…

* * *

Palmina plugged:

A – d – e – a  smiling.

* * *

Palma smiled also, took his Viola da braccio and plugged:

c – g – d‘ – a‘

(to be continued…)

16.The Concert at the Venetian Titian-Art-Gallery

  16. The Concert at the Venetian Titian-Art-Gallery

Palmina came with her two Lutes, the Chinese Lute Pipa and the Venetian Lute to prepare her performance in the Gallery.

A lot of artists, most members of the Venice-Titian-Art-Galery and also the 30 women, where prepared to participate at the greeting ceremony for the Chinese people today.

She saw now so much colleagues, colleagues which she saw in her vision while she played her Pipa in her little room at home to support Palma mentally.
Yes, Palmina could support Palma with her playing, even over a distance of 1000 miles and more.

She went on the little wood-stage between the two entrances and as she saw Palma she smiled. Palma saw her and smiled more then before. The room was now filled with the golden light which never stopped to shine since they met them the first time over a year ago. A light which Palma expresses always at his paintings at the area of heaven in his images.
They start to rehearsal now for the concert. Palmina closed her eyes and started to think of Palma and he could feel her warm love full energy. So the time of hard work was filled with love inside their hearts.

Later the Chinese People came to enter the palace-hall of the Venice-Titian-Art-Gallery.
With Master Lao entered a lot of important persons from all over Europe the Art-Gallery-palace bringing a good atmosphere and big interest for today’s evening cultural exchange event.

The Chinese Soldiers which protected princess Lin with her two little children saluted to the Venetian Guardians, very friendly and with much respect and discipline like Chinese people often do. All these guardians now guaranteed for both sides – the Chinese soldiers and the Venetian Soldiers – for a secure concert for V.I.P.’s. here in Venice.

Palma observed this scene and made fast a few drawings of the Chinese soldiers greeting the Venetian guardians.
This was an inspiring moment for an artist:
This was since the century of Marco Polo, when he came back to Venice with Princess Gogathine and 600 Persons from China with a lot of Chunks (Chinese Ships*), the moment where Asia and Europe comes into a great dialogue. (*this Marco Polo tells in his book).

In a few minutes there will be the opening by the highest persons of Venice.
It was a big honour to be at this event for special guests…

The Palace is now slowly filled with guests.

The Chinese women wear very beautiful Asian-Chinese cloth in traditional style.
The European looked astonished, but very friendly. They never saw such beautifully dressed Chinese people before.

Palma made again some fast drawings of the Chinese People, especially of the women – this was his big job today and the next months: Master Titian gave him the order to draw the Chinese delegation to make a lot of portraits from the women. They will all take the portraits back to China in maybe one year.

One picture, only on painting he will make from princess Lin which should stay in Venice…
He wants to draw her as Saint virgin with child and Saints in European Tradition so the world should have a remembering of this great event.

Palmina smiled to Palma, as she saw that he is inspired.

„I am proud of you, Palma…“, she thought and send him this good thoughts, she felt that he has a good idea.
Palma smiled to Palmina as if he could understand her thoughts.
But they where very carefully that no one figure out their secret love.

As Master Lao spoke about the Chinese traditional Novel of the fate of Wang Hsian Ko and Wu Schuang (a Work of Xing Jian Bai (776 – 826) at the time of Tang-Emperor Te Tschung (780-805) Palma listened very interested.*

* this story is printed in its german translation by Franz Khan at „Chinesische Novellen“, p.519 („Vom Totenhemd ins Brautkleid“), Insel Taschenbuch (848), 1985 (a novelle byXing Jian Bai 白行简)

The story about this two loving was this:

They could see each other only A FEW MINUTES on an ANCIENT BRIDGE.

A group of fine 30 palace ladies came in carriages this way along this bridge.

Wang Hsian Ko could see her as she lifted the curtain of her carriage and she smiled to him and he smiled to her.
Then they where separated and had to wait a long time to see and speak each other again, but they always thought on each other.
Wu Shuang tried to write Wang Hsian Ko a letter, but it was very difficult.
They always thought on each other although they could not see, could not speak, could not write each other.
Nevertheless their „heart to heart“ – connection was stronger than the fate: They found a way to each other…
Palma was touched by the fate of these deeply in their heart loving people. But then the way was open for them to go together through their live, full of love and luck.
Palma looked shortly at Palmina’s eyes. She looked also into his eyes and smiled.

But they had to be carefully:

The strict honor-codex forbid it to have a love-relation between members of the Venice-Titian-Art-Gallery.

Outside, yes outside the Gallery of the Venice-Titian-Painting-School, which was not only a „painting school“ – it was an academia for all kinds of arts – outside, it was private to have a love-relation between the members, but inside it was not allowed.

Palma knew it and Palmina knew it also, so they looked only secretly and very shortly at each other.

Later as Master Lao stood exactly in the line between Palmina and Palma he could look longer at her because no one could guess that while he is listening to Master Lao’s speech and looking at him he is looking in the same direction where Palmina is sitting behind him on the stage.

Palma looked and smiled also in this direction. Palmina got a little bit red in her face and her earrings which had the form of two hearts are moving beautifully at her ears.

And now the little Art-Gallery-Ensemble played the new composition of Palma, they played a composition of Palma and it was like this:

LISTEN:  https://vimeo.com/258068934

   music: Inspiration [Ensemble version] – Palma il Giovane