170. Remembering: Creative Afternoons with the Le Zitelle Children (1594)
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picture – Maria de la Presentatione – Le Zitelle on Giudecca Island, Venice
And they continued to see their Peony Gondola Visions:
We arrived now Vienna, the world city of music and culture!
How beautiful it is there!
It is a complete other world than on my island.
On Giudecca-Island in Venice there I love to live there and in Venice, but Vienna is also beautiful!
The travel from Venice to Vienna was hard.
I am not used to travel with a coach, I prefer to move with Gondolas.
(It is more soft and harmonic to move with a Gondola)
And I miss you sitting together with you in our Gondola.
But today at 23 o’clock we will meet each other and I give you this letter because it is faster to send a letter via the Peony Gondola.
And something special happened today, listen Palma:
There was a false Body-guard ho tried to pay 2000 Swiss Franken to the president of the society which is organising our concert in Vienna against international-child-prostitution.
But the President, he is not from Austria, is strong and made a criminal report to the local authorities.
The secret service of our Republic of Venice found out that this false body guard tried to steal the identity of a real body guard and he wanted to sell dark sugar to the girls of our little fine Le Zitelle Chamber Orchestra.
The police came an arrested him and all girls were happy because this body guard started to touch the girl in an un-fine and respect-less way and the girls were afraid from him because his father is a rich man, a big member of the dark sugar network administrators who steals the letters of girls and also from us.
As protest against the sabotage of our little concert in Vienna the president announced to organize a BIG CONCERT with philharmonic musicians with your »Cantico delle Creature« in a Franciscan church in Venice. It could happen that in Venice in the church chiesa dei »Frari« where the big painting of Master Titian »Assunta Maria« is and where your famous and large painting of the Saint Catarina is.
Wooo, I am so looking forward to this concert in Venice, I hope I can play your 8 Lute Soli which you dedicated to me in your »Cantico delle Creature«.
It will be a big manifest against international child prostitution! The European and Asian musicians of our Island are standing behind you, Palma!
Today we will have our first concert here in Vienna,
Looking forward to see you again on our Peony-Gondola at 23 o’clock…
with much love
your Pigeon, your inspiration,
your little canary bird,
your Saint Cecilia,
your little Pipa Princess Wang Chun Chao
your Y…ou loving Palmina«
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Palma smiled as Palmina finished reading her short letter to Palma from Vienna.
He put his strong arm around Palmina and she gave her head on his side.
»Thank you, Palmina. Such a nice letter.
And such nice news. The false body guard is arrested…«
»…How was my day today:
Here is my letter to you, today I wrote for you:
Today I had my teaching lessons in the gardens of the Chinese Ming-Dinasty family on Giudecca-Island.
They learn to draw and paint in European tradition. Also they are learning European music instruments, and they are very talented. Two Asian women I started to paint as Saint Women. Later I will show you the paintings. They explain me the Asian music instruments and I like the Asian music also. My painting students came also to the lesson there in the gardens.
The Asian musicians want to found a Dao-Ying-Yang-Chinese-Garden-Orchestra combined with European musicians and they are asking me to compose an Eurasian-Artwork in music like I painted the Asian women a little bit Eurasian in my paintings. You remember my painting of princess Lin…?
Today we see us in the Peony Gondola at 23 o’clock.
Your, You deeply loving
Jacopo Palma il Giovane«
»Oh, great Palma!
I have so much remembering on the »Creative Music Afternoons« at Giudecca-Island with you and your mother teaching the poor little children without parents music and the »Cantico delle Creature«.
I am so proud of you, Palma!«, Palmina said and gave Palma a tender cheek kiss on his right cheek and smiled very friendly.
»Yes, I remember the concert in late spring of the year 1594 at the Le Zitelle.
The Le Zitelle Institution at the Jesuits on Guidecca was sponsored by the famous family Loredan ¹«
picture - Palma painted the founder family Loredan¹ of the le Zitelle Institution on Giudecca (chiesa Maria de le Presentatione)
¹ The founder of the Le Zitelle Institution on Giudecca-Island.
Link – https://www.gioiellinascostidivenezia.it/i-gioielli/chiesa-delle-zitelle/
»Chiesa collegata al pio luogo delle Zitelle, fondato a metà del 1500, destinato all’educazione di giovani donne povere ma molto belle per le quali la propria avvenenza poteva essere motivo di perdizione e di avvio prostituzione.«
»Le Zitelle (officially Santa Maria della Presentazione) is a church in Venice, Italy. It is part of a former complex which gave shelter to young maidens („zitelle“ in Italian) who had no dowry, and is located in the easternmost part of the Giudecca island. « – wilipedia – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Le_Zitelle
»I remember all the girls and musicians….
There was little Irena – she learned to play the Viola by me like little Petra – and it was Irena’s inspiration to play the A-Sting and the D-String on the Viola during the »sora aqua« part of my Cantico delle Creature.
We had then the idea to let all little children play on their children-Violins (my mother organized the little-children violins for the children) only on the A-String and the D-String.
»Yes, it was a very creative afternoon at this year. We played also the beginning of the Cantico with the »ad te solo-Melody«. Yes and the very little children clapped with their hands around going in the circle and Mrs. Petja from Bulgaria helped them. She was a painting student of mine in the Titian-Art-School and painted Jesus very well. I asked her to support the La-Zitelle music-social projects because the children are poor and needy.
»Yes, she did her job very well.«, Palmina said
»And I remember Mrs. Elisabetha, also a Le Zitelle Girl….«, Palmina exited said.
Yes, she was forced by her sever father to sing in restaurants and to stay with old man in a room alone. The man wear false priest cloths to hide his identity. As Elizabetha run away, and as she escaped from her sever father, who always beat her with violence and tried to give her dark sugar, she took a Gondola to Giudecca Island at the Jesuits and asked if she can stay at the Le Zitelle for the next years not to be a child-prostitute.
Therefore she got a singer and music education and was soon a member of the Venice-Titian-Art-Gallery and could also support music-projects with her voice.
»Yes, she sung with the little girls at this Creative Music afternoon your Cantico and the »Kyrie« of your »Prager Messe«. Cardinale Carolus Boromaeo liked this music so much as he visited Venice once and held his sever speech against international child-prostitution.«
»…and I remember the girls, Manuela, who learn so good to play the Lute – my best lute – student!«, Palmina said proud.
»…Yes she is a good musician, but she also learned very good to play the Violin, and the harpsichord. I think she liked you Palma. Women can feel this…«, Palma added
»…also little Sonja, she sung very good in our children-choir and little Petra, but she was tall grown…She learned Viola da braccio from me…and little Nino – he learned Violin…So much children grew up there and also the children without parents – the Le Zitelle institution sponsored also creative music-social projects for children without parents²…«
² an institution like a modern children-village
And the Peony Gondola showed them the remembering-visions of the year 1594 at Venice.
»The children look all so happy to do this CREATIVE MUSIC AFTERNOON…«, Palmina said and hugged Palma with her left hand and Palma could feel her and was happy.
»…no wonder that the criminal organisation of the »Church of Secure Crime – CSC« or and its children-prostitution networks form the dark sugar network administrators wanted to pay over 25.000 International Dollars to destroy this Institutions with lies and intrigues and tried to sabotage of their concerts in Vienna. «, Palma said.
»I am so proud of you Palma for composing this Cantico delle Creature for children.«
And Palmina put her soft hand tender on Palma’s left hand, smiled and looked Palma into his eyes.
Palmina said »Pi-«
Palma answered »-Pa«
Now both said »Liu – to – kiss!« and kissed soft and tender on their lips and closed their eyes.
And as they did so they saw a Peony-Vision of a CREATIVE-MUSIC-AFTERNOON with children at the children Village at Vienna in exactly 400 years in the future and they say this little Peony-Vision of the »Cantico delle Creature« for Children and they saw this:
VIDEO: [1994 - »Cantico delle Creature for children without parents at the children village (near Vienna)«³ ] https://youtu.be/7XLdXP90FTI
(to be continued...)
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³ This historic villa was donated to give to the children without parents a house and to create a children village in Hinterbrühl near Vienna in Austria.
The Creative-Music-Afternoons had been organized since the 12.April of 1980 by Prof. Renate and Gerald Spitzner
Fondamenta Zitelle, Giudecca
Chiesa di Santa Maria della Presentazione “Le Zitelle”
»Realizzata su progetto di Andrea Palladio, gode di una delle più belle e privilegiate viste su Piazza San Marco.
Chiesa collegata al pio luogo delle Zitelle, fondato a metà del 1500, destinato all’educazione di giovani donne povere ma molto belle per le quali la propria avvenenza poteva essere motivo di perdizione e di avvio prostituzione.
Le prime quaranta “zitelle” si stabilirono nell’isola della Giudecca (nel palazzo appartenuto alla famiglia Loredan) nel 1561, riunite in comunità da alcune nobildonne veneziane su ispirazione dei padri Gesuiti. Nel 1574 fu presentato un primo progetto di costruzione del nuovo ‘collegio laico’ dove le giovani avrebbero trovato vitto, alloggio e istruzione fino al raggiungimento della maggiore età.
Il progetto palladiano
La chiesa venne edificata dopo gli anni della peste, dal 1581 al 1585, con l’assistenza dei proti Bartolomeo Manopola e Simon Sorella, per poi essere consacrata nel 1588. Nonostante la mancanza di documenti si può attribuite il progetto ad Andrea Palladio, anche se la prima pietra fu collocata in loco un anno dopo la morte del noto architetto.«
»L’interno, a pianta poligonale, è arricchito da dipinti di Jacopo Palma il Giovane (Orazione nell’orto con, ai piedi, i committenti Pasquale ed Elisabetta Foppa), di Antonio Vassillachi (San Francesco inginocchiato al cospetto della Vergine con il Bambino e il procuratore Federico Contarini) e di Francesco Bassano (Presentazione della Vergine al tempio).«
L’architettura si rifà alla forma del tempio votivo a pianta centrale, trasformato in fase di costruzione per rispondere all’esigenza di inglobare la chiesa entro le ali dell’ospizio. Ciò che possiamo vedere oggi è una facciata a tempio sormontata da una grande cupola affiancata da due campaniletti: la parte inferiore della facciata si apre su due piccole, mentre in quello superiore è movimentata dall’apertura dell’ampia finestra termale a semicerchio.
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Posted on December 4, 2018
[3.] Orange Light, blue flames and Organ Music
I remember at one evening as we came back from our little walk at the near wood.
We had to cross the high-way bridge to come back to the streets where all the villas are, the diplomatic district of the city.
After a while, it was going to be evening, uncle Villy, uncle Pepi, Aunt Bea, Aunt Zdenka, uncle Pavel (her husband), mum suddenly stopped, Our little dog Mischa looked up to the sky.
We all looked now up to the sky. There was a little red point.
We all knew it, this is Planet Mars.
Uncle Villy made a big and long sigh. All knew it, but nobody wanted to talk about in the public, on the streets.
Although nearly nobody was on the street…but the Mars-Story of our family is not for all to know…
Only special readers are allowed in a few decades to listen to my little remembering.
Uncle Pepi took his hand and laid his hand on his shoulder and smiled to him.
His eyes said to him wordless: »You did your best…Now they are all heroes…It is a miracle that you are today with us…we are all very thankful for that…«
Uncle Villy looked back up to Mars and made again a long sigh.
As I saw them standing there I asked suddenly in this silence:
»Ludevit will come today and show us his new paintings from Planet Mars…«
And I jumped in the air very happy trying to reach Planet Mars with my little hands as little children sometimes do.
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As we came back on that evening, going down the silent, peacefull diplomat-district to our family villa, I went a little round in our garden and played cosmonaut with my children toys.
I sniffed again on our garden roses from aunt Fanny and aunt Sophie – they were botanic specialists – then I went into our house to be with our family at the dining salon.
They spoke about literature and music till Ludevit came.
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Later as Ludevit was also ready with evening dinner he went up with Uncle Villy to show him his new paintings from planet Mars.
»This I like very much…«, Uncle Villy said.
picture – Planet Mars painting
And they talked and talked about their new book about the Mars Mission.
I did not understand them, it was to complicate for me as a little child.
But as they spoke about three orange suns and blue flames and Organ Music on Mars I was very interested.
»And there are really 3 Orange Suns and blue flames on Mars, and, and organ music…?«
»Oh, Gerald, we are now discussing if we should write it in the book or not because some could say this is not scientific enough…«, Uncle Villy said.
»But Villy, you wrote, that as you saw the 3 suns on Mars it was like a WELCOME on MARS…«, Ludevit said as positive argument.
»Yes, we write it because we think that the reader can interprete the feelings of the astronauts by themself…It reflects also the feeling they had as they saw this miracle…«, Ludevit answered.
Villy said: »To say that the astronauts saw these 3 orange suns is for them like to be welcome on Planet Mars…«
»Ludevit, you are a space-artist and I am a space-astronomer, a scientist. We are working together to write down this story of the first men on Mars in modern history. I understand that we can not write only the scientific facts that I wrote down in these hundreds of papers I had to write down and to calculate.
There must be something which is MORE then only a daily logbook of a space astronomer, (in our story a log book of a space-doctor). Only an artist can describe how astronauts had seen the surface of our brother planet Mars…Your painting is great…
Gerald…, Ludevit paintings are amazing, Isn’t it Gerald?«
»Yes, they are looking like real photos…«
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(to be continued…)