✮ 287. The Peony Gondola does not move ✮
And after they spoke about this composition tradition Palmina took the complete music score, they heard suddenly this music:
VIDEO: (Violin and Piano (52c) https://youtu.be/d54fOdc9qbw
»Oh, a new creation Palma. I sounds like a style of music from,from….in a few centuries. I love your creations so much!«, said Palmina smiling with shining eyes.
Now she smiled a little bit like Marco Polo’s deep love.
The Peony Gondola moved fast but soft back to the library on Planet Mars.
After they landed they looked around the ancient street and Palma said: »It seems that the Peony Gondola landed here but it is not moving any more. What shall we do?«
»Palma, can you repair the Peony Gondola…?«
Palma went out of the Gondola and walked around the big Gondola to inspect it if there is any damage.
»There is no damage, Palmina. It only does not move any more…«, Palma said like a Master.
After a while he entered the Peony Gondola and sat beside his Pigeon.
»Palma?«, Palmina asked like a little innocent Pigeon.
»Can we return to our 16th century in Venice with our Peony Gondola?«
»Yes, Palmina, but the Peony Gondola will bring us to Venice, if it is the right moment.
It seems that the Peony Gondola will tell us that we have to learn, to understand something before we go back into our beloved Venice.
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Suddenly the Peony Gondola moved fast to Venice in the 18th century.
»Woooh«, sung Palmina like being very happy and she tries to have a hold on her Palma il Giovane.
Palma was also surprised about this fast travel to Venice and made a round mouth.
»Wooooh, we are driving back to Venice, Palma we can continue our old deep love…«
»…Yes, Palmina, but.. look!.. the People who are wearing other clothes and look this is a later century…«
»A later century in Venice? How much years later…?«
The Gondola landed in Venice along the big Promenade and now they saw this:
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picture – »Campo Bandiera e Moro« in Venice
They saw the famous composer Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)¹, sitting at the place »Campo Bandiera e Moro« in Venice at the old bakery shop where Palmina’s home is (was – we are over hundred years later) and where she lived, worked as baker’s daughter and famous music teacher who played as young girls the Lute, here in that bakery shop.
»I am hungry, Anna.«, Johann Sebastian said like a big hungry bear.
»Well, let’s order something to eat here at this place…a Pizza or Marco Polo Nudles, how are they called here Spa-, spa-ge-etti«
»Oh yes, Sebastian let’s eat something, we are hungry!…«, little Johanna Carolina said.
And during they ordered something to eat from their table Johann Sebastian observed on the other side of that big place that a group of young girls with beautiful cloth and music instruments came out of the church where Palma’s Uncle once painted a very traditional painting there.
»At today’s rehearsal you played my composition very, very good. I am looking forward to the concert at our San Marco Cathedral. I am proud of you, my girls ,my famous orphan girls orchestra of Venice:
The ‚La Pieta Girls Orchestra‘ of Venice!
From all over the world the people come to Venice to listen our Orchestra!…«
»Padre Vivaldi! It is not only our orchestra…
IT IS BECAUSE OF YOUR GOOD COMPOSITIONS!
Your music the people like to hear all over the world!
This year we will get an Invitation to play in Vienna in Austria at the famous and beautiful Saint Karl’s Cathedral…«
»Is this right, padre Vivaldi…? We make a concert tour to Vienna at the Saint Carl’s Church in Austria?«, an elder girl asked excited.
»Wooho…this are good news!!!!«, a little girl said and jumped in air like a little bird.
»Yes, yes my little spiritual daughters! It is right we are making a concert in Vienna…
Now fast go back to the ‚Ospedale de la Pieta‘ to get the midday lunch. We should not let the cooks wait…you know this sever women will shout with us if we are too late. It is only a few meters to go along the ‚Calle de La Pieta’… Fast, fast, my girls…«
And the girls made »Hooray!!!« and run with their instruments across the place »Campo Bandiera e Moro« and run along the »Calle de la Pieta« where once Palmina had her window over her little garden in the 16th century, over hundred years ago.
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As Palmina saw her old flat in Venice she said to Palma: »Look, my room where I do normally do rehearsal!«
»How often I stood there and played my Mandolin for you, my Palmina. How often you played a music answer from your little window and it was like a little cheek kiss to get this music answer from you…«
She smiled and gave Palma a short cheek-kiss and Palma could feel it and smiled.
He took his Viola da braccio and plucked: c – g – d‘ – a‘
And Palmina answered on her lute: A – D – E – a.
And they continued to see the Peony Gondola Vision:
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Johann Sebastian Bach ¹) looked at this scene with the girls on the place and his eyes followed the girls which run beside his table.
»Antonio Vivaldi ²)? Maestro Antonio Vivaldi?«, Johann Sebastian said and stood up from his chair.
»Johann Sebastian? Maestro Johann Sebastian Bach from Leipzig in Germany?…
…You, You are in Venice after nearly 35 years?
… Benvegno di Venezia !!!
Benvenuto a Venezia !!! …
Welcome to Venice…«, Antonio Vivaldi said.
(to be continued…)
Read also the other CHAPTERS of this story
»Palma il Giovane – The Peony Gondola« here:
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¹) * Joh.Seb.Bach (1685 – 1750) – Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johann_Sebastian_Bach
»Johann Sebastian Bach (31 March [O.S. 21 March] 1685 – 28 July 1750) was a German composer and musician of the Baroque period. He is known for instrumental compositions such as the Brandenburg Concertos and the Goldberg Variations, and vocal music such as the St Matthew Passion and the Mass in B minor. Since the 19th-century Bach Revival he has been generally regarded as one of the greatest composers of all time.«
²) * Antonio Vivaldi (1678 – 1741) – Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antonio_Vivaldi
»Antonio Lucio Vivaldi (4 March 1678 – 28 July 1741) was an Italian Baroque musical composer, virtuoso violinist, teacher and cleric. Born in Venice, he is recognized as one of the greatest Baroque composers, and his influence during his lifetime was widespread across Europe. He composed many instrumental concertos, for the violin and a variety of other instruments, as well as sacred choral works and more than forty operas. His best-known work is a series of violin concertos known as the Four Seasons.«
Ospedale de la Pieta (music school for orphan girls) – Wikipedia – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ospedale_della_Piet%C3%A0
»The Ospedale della Pietà was a convent, orphanage, and music school in Venice. Like other Venetian ospedali, the Pietà was first established as a hospice for the needy. A group of Venetian nuns, called the Consorelle di Santa Maria dell’Umiltà, established this charitable institution for orphans and abandoned girls in the fourteenth century. By the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries the Pietà – along with the three other charitable Ospedali Grandi – was well known for its all-female musical ensembles that attracted tourists and patrons from around Europe. «
»The composer Antonio Vivaldi was appointed a violin teacher in 1703 and served in various roles through 1715, and again from 1723 to 1740. Much of Vivaldi’s sacred vocal and instrumental music was written for performance at the Pietà. The conservatory of the Pietà hospital was the only hospital to remain active until approximately 1830. All the other hospitals completely closed their musical activity during the first years of the nineteenth century. From an instrument inventory dated 1790 we learn that during that year the Pietà hospital had still “four violins with used bows, four cellos, seventeen violins, two marine trumpets [this may in fact refer to violino in tromba marina], six small violas, two viola d’amore, two mandolines, two lutes, one theorbo, four hunting horns with accessories, two psalteries with harmonic box, two cymbals, three flutes, two big cymbals with spinets, six spinets. «