246. Bach’s first secret Inspiration in Arnstadt

246. Bach’s first secret Inspiration in Arnstadt

And they continued to dream their Peony Gondola dream and they saw this vision:

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After 5 weeks a young handsome 18 year old man now stepped in this bakery shop beside the church (Today the Johann Sebatian Bach Church) in Arnstadt and wanted to buy some bread. The bakers daughter was 21 year old, 3 years elder then this man.
Although she did not know that he is the famous Johann Sebastian Bach she was nevertheless very lucky smiling and very friendly as she saw him the first time.
»I take this…and….please I take this little bread, and….could I have this nice little fine fresh breads over there….«
»Of course Sir…«, she said very lucky because he was interested in her new Italian creation.
»…Is this a special creation, this fine bread?«
»Oh, yes, it is a special old baker’s creation from Venice…It was invented by the secret love of the famous painter Palma il Giovane, the Master scholar of Master Titian. She played lute like me…her name was Palmina Albina…«
Johann Sebastian stopped moving as he took the fine white fresh bread in his hands and she was also holding also the same piece with her hands and she smiled. Now he looked up to see her face and to see her eyes, so he realized that she
wear a yellow white traditional cloth.
»Oh, you are a musician! You play the lute…?«, he asked.
»Yes, I studied all the old masters from the 16th century till now and I can play the harpsichord. My mother has one at home…and, and, and I sing Soprano very well..«, she said like an innocent little girl although she was 21 years old.
»5 Weeks ago a great musician played on our new organ as opening concert. He
played so wonderfully. I felt in love but I had never seen him again.«
Johann Sebastian Bach smiled and looked for a long while into her direction. Yes, they are completely alone in this moment, in this little fine bakery shop at Arnstadt beside the church where Bach played.
»Can I have a fresh coffee?«, the young famous organ virtuosi said.
»Of course, sir, please, take a seat over there on the little table I will cook for you fresh coffee«.
Johann Sebastian sat down to the table and felt very inspired.
Inside his heart he heart a storm of music and sound. At this moment something changed inside his heart. Till today Bach wanted only to be a famous Violinist, a famous Organist and a famous harpsichord player.
But now he hears music in his heart and now in this moment he would like to compose a little piece for lute maybe a „Praeludium in C-Major“.
Johann Sebastian Bach understood: Palmina did not only do her Job as baker to make traditional bread every day, SHE CREATED A NEW CREATION: The little fine white fresh breads in Venice – which are known also today in the 18th century at Arnstadt.

This is like a musician not only playing music, but is also making own creation as music compositions.

Johann Sebastian Bach is inspired: »I have to create also an own composition like
the creative bakers daughter…«.
During she cooked smiling the coffee and prepared it so nice Bach felt „at home“,
now sitting here. He took a piece of paper and started to write a piece which is known in the future as „Praeludium in C-Major“ of the „Well tempered piano – part I“.
But in its version for lute. (Bach wrote later several versions about this praeludium in the future).
The bakers daughter stopped working as she saw that his handsome man is now writing his first composition in his life. Yes, this moment is the beginning of over thousands of compositions he will write in the future.

246 Praeludium in C BWV 846

picture – manuscript of Bach’s Praeludium in C- Major, BWV 846

The bakers daughter understood and could feel „SHE is the women who made Johann Sebastian a composer“, she is his Saint Cecilia and she is his inspiration.
Now she brought him the fresh coffee in a nice can and smiled as she saw how fast Bach wrote on his music sheet and that he wrote „Praeludium“ and he wrote „Lute“ on it. She got red on her innocent cheeks and she felt now that she is not a little girl any more.
A mystic warm energy came from heart to heart between him and her.

Bach smiled and the bakers daughter smiled.

VIDEO: ( Bach Praeludium in C- Major , BWV 846, Version for Lute ) https://youtu.be/5Tj9T9BFaJc

   https://youtu.be/5Tj9T9BFaJc

(to be continued…)
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Read also the other CHAPTERS of this story
»Palma il Giovane – The Peony Gondola« here:
ALL CHAPTER OVERVIEW:
https://geraldspitzner.wordpress.com/palma-il-giovane-the-peony-gondola-by-gerald-
spitzner

153. Three Peony Roses

153. Three Peony Roses

And in their Peony Gondola Vision they saw this:

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„…Thank you for your love-fully thoughts“

   „It is ok…
Palma?“

  „Yes?“

„Yesterday, I did not write any letter to you…It is too dangerous in the moment to write a letter. But our Peony Gondola is really good transmitting heart-to-heart messages. Let us communicate that way…“

 “ Oh, but you touched my heart with your smile.. I could feel it… and it was so positive…a pink-peony-flower light energy…and I had a nice vision: You played Pipa with your Platin Angel winged cloth in our Peony Gondola together with me, I played Violin.“

„You also had this vision yesterday, Palma?
This Vision made me remembering to our day…yes, and I smiled and you felt this. This is our Peony Gondola!
Palma?“

  “ Hm?“

„Yesterday I did really think on you…
I thought about our first day of our friendship years ago.
I remembered our first moments in our Peony Gondola playing the Pipa for you, our deep secret.
Yesterday it was the day as I said YES to our friendship, you know.“

  „Oh, yes! Yesterday was the day you said YES to our friendship. I don’t forget this day, Palmina.
Palmina?“

Hm?

  Yesterday I composed a new composition called „Three Peony Roses“. Your smiling inspired me strongly , my dear Peony Music Rose.

Wooooo, Palma, I love Peony Roses!

  …and,… Palmina. Here is the music score….

1dav

2dav

3dav

4dav

5dav

6dav

7dav

8dav

Picture – music score of „Three Peony Music Flowers“

The first Rose describes our first moments as I saw you playing for me painting presentation.

The second Peony Rose describes our first heart- to-heart dialogue after the concert.
This was like I felt your thoughts in peony pink light visions deep in my heart.“

Palmina looked at the music score and laid her head on Palma’s shoulder.

Palma smiled and continued:
„..The third rose describes our Music Dialogue…“

„Oh, fine, Palma, I am so looking forward to hear these 3 Peony Music Roses.“

   „Ok, the Peony Gondola will transmit you my music again today at 23 o clock (11 p.m.)

   Palmina…“

„Palma…
Pi-…“

   „-Pa..“

And they slowly moved their heads to their lips, tender and both said whispering:

          „Liu – to – kiss!“

And they kissed flying slowly and soft over Mars in their Peony Gondola.

„Palmina, we are the first who kiss each other on Mars“

„Yes, my Palma, my Music flowers painter..“

And they hugged deeply and the Peony Gondola transmitted this music:

    VIDEO: Violin+Viola [„3 Peony Music Roses“] https://youtu.be/FfG1EgqHjkw

 (to be continued…)


 

 

150. Music Dialogue with Tang Xianzu in the 16th century

150. Music Dialogue with Tang Xianzu in the 16th century

Tang Xianzu (湯顯祖· 汤显祖) September 24·1550 – July 29· 1616
picture – Tang Xianzu

And now both dreamed in their Peony Vision this:

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Palma felt suddenly, during he dreamed and slept, Palmina’s sympathetic hand, holding his right hand, lying beside him, here on that little secret island.

Palmina took his hand and they hold now, sleeping and dreaming, their hands and they gave themselves a warm and love-fully heart to heart communication.

The Peony Gondola, which was beside them, not far at the water, send them a dreaming Peony Vision:

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As Palmina was on her China-concert tour for 2 years she could speak with a famous artist and writer.

At the time of the Ming Dynasty he was a very well known and famous writer.
But now, as the Qing Dynasty is taking the Mainland China and it looks as if the end of the Ming Dynasty is slowly coming, the Kingdom of Tungnning here at the so called „East Peace“ seemed to be the last chance for the Members of the Ming Dynasty to get back their country. So he decided to move to this Island to be at a secure place, for a while…

They saw in their Peony-Vision that the famous, wise, Master and artist talked to Palmina and asked him if there is someone waiting in Venice for her and if it is really necessary to leave that island and to come to Venice, to live the next years a secure life…

Palmina thought on her Palma and was a little bit sad that she can not write, can not talk, can not make music with her beloved Palma il Giovane.
But the »Peony Gondola« made a heart to heart connection possible.

As Palmina told her long love story to this whise Master, the famous artist was a few minutes quite with thinking.

»A Peony Gondola as place to meet for to loving souls…? In a timeless dimension…? Hmmm…? Palma and Palmina«

Palmina is very sensitive and could feel that this silence is a creative silence.

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picture – detail of Tao Gu Presents a Poem by Tang Yin

Then the Master took his writing utensils and started to write »Mu DangTing – The Peony Pavilion«

Palmina smiled, she knows, yes, she feels that she inspired a famous writer to write a very important love-story about two loving souls who are thinking on each other and all he writes is dedicated to all who really deeply love each other deeply from their heart. Palmina had two little tears on her left eye, but no one realized that, so she dried her eye fast and tried to smile friendly not to disturb the inspiration of Master Tang Xianzu.

The old wise Chinese Master, thought and looked at the clouds, which looked a little bit like a Peony Gondola on the sky and then he nodded and wrote and wrote and wrote…

He decided to write his play in 55 Images.

And Palmina took her Venetian Lute and played and then she took her Chinese Pipa Lute and played the »8 Soli for Pipa« by Jacopo Palma il Giovane and the Master smiled and wrote now a little bit faster.

Yes, Palmina could inspire big artists, who are important for the history of the Culture.

And this Palmina made every day and she was lucky that the love story of Palma and Palmina was now inspiring to the play of the »Peony Pavilion«.

And if the artist, and also this Master, comes once to Venice, they have to ask him to allow to perform his »Peony Pavilion« Opera at Venice at the famous Venice-Titian-Art-Gallery.
Maybe the talented Claudio Monteverdi can be inspired in Venice from this Chinese Opera to compose the first European Opera in History.

If Palmina’s love for Palma did not exist this would never happen in the future and the development of culture in Europe would never went this way.

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And as they saw this Peony Vision Palma took Palmina’s hand and kissed her talented hand, while holding her hand. Palmina smiled and in this moment they heard from the Peony Gondola a music coming to their heart expressing a Music Dialogue like that:

VIDEO: 2018-10-19 Clavichord+Violin »Music Dialogue with Tang Xianzu in the 16th century – Palma il Giovane 150« https://youtu.be/bkXnHhCePlY

 

 

(to be continued…)


Tang Xianzu’s Peony Vision – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tang_Xianzu

»Tang Xianzu was one of the greatest dramatists and writers in Ming Dynasty, and The Peony Pavilion can be regarded as his most successful masterpiece in his life. It is also one of drama in Tang’s famous collection Linchuan si meng (The Four Dreams in the Jade Tea Hall), the other three plays are Zichai Ji (The Purple Hairpin), Nanke Ji (A Dream Under the Southern Bough) and Handan Ji (The Handan Dream). Both the play and its dramatist get a high reputation on Chinese and international stages, and the study on Tang Xianzu has become a popular subject today.

The play has a total of 55 scenes, [1] which can run for more than 22 hours onstage«

additional information from Wikipedia

Chronological
Prehistory to 1624
Dutch Formosa 1624–1662
Spanish Formosa 1626–1642
Kingdom of Tungning 1662–1683 <—-
Qing rule 1683–1895
Republic of Formosa 1895
Japanese rule 1895–1945

Republic of China rule 1945–present