8f. Viola solo music inspiration ( Palma il Giovane – Virgin and Child with Saints)

8f. Viola solo music inspiration

( Palma il Giovane – Virgin and Child with Saints)

 painting: Virgin and Child with Saints by Palma il Giovane

 music: Viola solo music inspiration (Palma il Giovane-Virgin and Child with Saints)

by Gerald Spitzner (2018-02-09)


Virgin and Child with Saints by Palma il Giovane

LISTEN: https://vimeo.com/255156832

painting: Virgin and Child with Saints by Palma il Giovane

music: Viola solo music inspiration (Palma il Giovane-Virgin and Child with Saints)

by Gerald Spitzner (2018-02-09)


„Franz von Sales Messe“ composed by Gerald Spitzner

„Franz von Sales Messe“ composed by Gerald Spitzner (conductor playing Viola)

„The association “VENITE” annually performs the “Mass of
St. Francis de Sales in B-major” on the feast day of St. Francis de
Sales in memory of Fr. Franz Lachinger, SDB, who died in 2001.
From 1997 to 2001, Fr. Lachinger was the one who made it
possible to perform this work, composed by Gerald Spitzner and
conducted by both handicapped and non-handicapped
musicians at the celebration of the Eucharist. This special
musical event, whose proceeds benefit mentally and physically
handicapped people, was honored by the municipal government
of Vienna, Austria, with the “Silver Medal of Vienna” in 2006.
The initiator and founder of this musical event is Professor
Renate Spitzner“, (pdf) ICSS – Newsletter (2007)

(ICSS – Newsletter – Founded in 1997 and published biannually by the International Commission for Salesian Studies (ICSS)
of the Oblates of St. Francis de Sales)

LISTEN: https://vimeo.com/253214225

Mozart Coffee Talk / Reconstruction of the Viola Part of KV 306a /

Gerald Spitzner talking about the Reconstruction

of Mozarts Viola part in the Sonata for Violin and Piano Kv 306a

LISTEN HERE (click on the link below)

VIDEO: https://youtu.be/15Mda_YLbik


Happz birthday! Mozart

3. Palmina saved Palma il Giovane with light and music (Mandolin solo inspiration part III)


(Mandolin solo inspiration part III)

VIDEO: https://vimeo.com/250977540

paintings: Palma il Giovanne

music composed 2016-10-31 by Gerald Spitzner (played Jan 2018)

Gloria di San Giuliano di Palma il Giovane


Today Palmina wanted to surprise Palma with playing his own creation from her window as she did last time.
She expected to hear from him soon – Every day Palma worked on a very large painting in the little church nearby. Often he arrived late with his mandolin to play for her and to listen to her music answer.
But today she waited and waited – there was no Palma…
She looked out of her window down in the tiny small street – but again no Palma…
She waited so long and was a little bid sad. She prepared the music piece so good and to surprise Palma today – but there was no Palma…
As the evening was coming she decided to lit her candle in her small lantern to go down to the small short street searching Palma in the church where he usually is working on his painting.
She took also the Lute with her, some little white Venetian breads and went very fast to the little church nearby.
The door was not locked so she hoped that this means that Palma is there still painting with candlelight. But as she came with her lantern-light into the dark church there was no candle lighting.
The church was without any light. Only from the windows came some dark blue light. She found him sleeping at his big painting making a little break forgetting to wake up and to come to Palmina with his mandolin.
She looked at him and realised how peaceful he is now sleeping. Palmina smiled as she saw him sleeping like a little child in front of the big painting which is his great artwork. But she also saw the music piece on that paper he wrote for lute lying beside the painting.
She learned every note by heard from that music piece.
Palma did not know that she learned his music piece and playing it in her tiny chamber alone every day. Once she wanted to play for him his music creation – Today was the day!
Also Palma planed to play this music piece for her!
He thought that he will surprise her with this music – He learned the piece on his mandolin in his little breaks between when he was alone in the church.
BUT Palmina was faster – Yes, she is able to learn a new music piece incredibly fast.
Every time she visits him at this little church in Venice she learned a few parts from the music-sheet which has Palma always at his working place secretly looking at the music sheet.
But Palmina came often and brought him fresh backed fine little breads (Once Palmina invented these little fine breads and all people of Venice loved her creation – Only in Venice you can get these fine breads also till today).
Palma painted often so long that there was no time for eat. Palmina could feel that and brought him secretly every day some fine little breads if none was in the church.
Today he worked so long and hard on his big painting that he felt asleep. So Palmina set the lantern-light to his head and took her Lute into her hands. Softly she started to play his music piece tenderly nearby his ear. She saw also that he added a dedication with her name at the music-sheet. She was very moved about this – Palma is expressing his feelings and she understood this very well…
She was so lucky that Palmina did not fall from the scaffolding today. It was dangerous to be tired and painting on the scaffolding in this church.
Palma il Giovane heard her beautiful playing and waked up very softly during her gentle Lute playing. First he thought a female angel with a special kind of lute was now playing in the church.
Palma started to smile and listened to her little soft personal concert.
They where at this evening alone in this little church – only the angels where with them and also the golden light which was visible around all things (Palma often painted it in his paintings).
Palmina looked so friendly being surrounded by the warm candle light from the little lantern. Palma was lucky and inspired…
Palmina played with all her heard and warmed Palma’s heard. Now she waked him up so softly and friendly…
She awakes his love to music, to make music, to express feelings with music and to tell little or big things within music…
She was able to heal with music, to make tired hearts lucky and to wake a sleeping soul up for new inspiring life with all her music talent playing her lute.
So Palmina saved Palma il Giovane with light and music.
LISTEN to the music piece:
(played at Jan. 2018)


paintings: Palma il Giovane
music: composed by Gerald Spitzner (31.Oct, 2016)

VIDEO: https://vimeo.com/250977540

(To be continued…)

Read also part 4 here:

4.  https://geraldspitzner.wordpress.com/2018/01/18/2-pigeons-music-inspiration-marsvenus-palma-il-giovanne-eng-de/




2. Mandolin solo inspiration – Part II

As Palma finished his mandolin solo he listened if she is playing a music answer from her window. She thought if she plays a little dance as her own composition no one will say anything against it. And so Palmina did. No one will forbid her to play an own composition.
Palma listened to her and started a drawing of her showing her with the lute and his mother playing the violin.
After she ended her own dance composition Palma raised his Mandolin and played this music: LISTEN:



music composed and played by Gerald Spitzner, Jan.2018

painting: Palma il Giovanne, Venice

painting by palma il giovanne

(To be continued…)


Read also part 3 here:





Mozart-Coffee-Talk: Hat Mozart eine Violastimme zu KV 306 gespielt?

Mozart-Coffee-Talk: Hat Mozart eine Violastimme zu KV 306 gespielt?


Mozart-Coffee-Talk: Hat Mozart eine Violastimme zu KV 306 gespielt?


„Mozart hat sich gemeldet und will seine Violastimme…“,
„das wäre die Erklärung warum wir nur EIN Kegelstatt Trio [von Mozart] haben…“,
„Eintragungen von Mozart selbst [in der Klavierstimme], offenbar von der neuen Mozartausgabe anerkannt“.

Der heutige Venite-Mozart-Coffee-Talk ist ein musisch-soziales Projekt und stellt sich musizierend die Frage: Hat Mozart eine Violastimme zu KV 306 (KV=Köchelverzeichnis) gespielt? – Was bedeuten Eintragungen Mozarts in der Klavierstimme? – Dachte er an eine Zusatzstimme „ad libitum“?

 Mozart-Coffee-Talks gibt es schon seit 30 Jahren in Wien

„Liebe Musiker und alle Zuhörer und Gäste, die hier gemütlich bei Kaffee sitzen, darf ich die Noten durchreichen?…“, so eröffnet der Komponist Gerald Spitzner, selbst ein Venite Musiker, den Mozart-Coffee-Talk (den es in verschiedenen Variationen seit 1984 in Wien gibt):
Es werden Noten der anerkannten neuen Mozartausgabe weitergereicht in der ein schriftlicher Beleg für eine zusätzliche Violastimme aus der Feder Mozarts enthalten zu sein scheint. Somit wären die Violinsonaten auch als „Kegelstatt-Trios“ in der Besetzung (vgl. Köchelverzeichnis, KV 498) für Violine, Viola und Klavier zu spielen.

Neuentdeckte Mozart Eintragung einer „geheimnisvollen Zusatzstimme“ in der Klavierstimme durch die neue Mozartausgabe

Die alte, Jahrzehnte bewährte „Universal Edition“ der 18 Violinsonaten von Mozart enthält DIESE EINTRAGUNGEN Mozarts NICHT. Erst mit Hilfe der NEUEN MOZART AUSGABE kann man, so meint Spitzner, eine Eintragung Mozarts (Siehe Abbildung) in der Klavierstimme der D-Dur Violinsonate (KV 306) als eine vermutete Violastimme erkennen.

Mögliche Szene aus dem Leben Mozarts nachempfunden

Diese Entdeckung wird auch durch folgende gedachte Szene aus dem Leben Mozarts vorstellbar:
Mozart unterrichtet mit seiner Schwester Nannerl einen Geigenschüler anhand der Violinsonaten (siehe besonders die „Facile“-Sonate).
Mozart belohnt seinen Schüler für das fleißige Üben mit seiner Schwester Nannerl indem er eine 3. Stimme auf der Viola dazukomponiert und mitspielt.

„Violinsonaten Mozarts durchaus auch als Kegelstätter-Trios denkbar“,

meint Spitzner, der selbst ebenfalls die Viola (Bratsche) bei diesen Trio-Rekonstruktionen mitspielt.Mozart könnte die Violastimme immer wieder zu seinen „Violinsonaten“ (gemeint sind die Mannheimer- (KV 301-306), die Auernhammer-, die großen Wiener-, besonders auch die „Facile-Sonate“(KV 547),…) innerhalb von kleinen Privatkonzerten (Musizier-Projekten, „Musizier-Coffe-Runden“) selbst als Ergänzung zu den Violinsonaten dazugespielt haben. (Als Trio für Violine, Viola und Klavier)

Rekonstruktion der Violastimme zu Mozarts Violinsonaten „sind eine Widmung an Mozart“

„So wie wir jetzt sitzen wird wohl Mozart auch gesessen sein, vielleicht mit einem Schüler, oder vielleicht mit [seiner Schwester] Nannerl oder mit zwei Schülern, mit einem Fortgeschrittenen oder einen Anfänger, die „facile-Sonate“ in F-Dur (KV547). Mozart bezeichnet  tatsächlich KV 547 „Für Anfänger… „. hier wird wohl Mozart als Ergänzung eine Violastimme mitgespielt haben. So unterstützte er seine Schüler indem er mit ihnen die Violinsonaten als Trio praktizierte, möchte Spitzner anhand der neuen Mozartausgabe belegen.

Seit 1984 wird diese Ergänzungsstimme in der Mozart-Stadt Wien mit Musikern gepflegt.

„Aus der Musikpraxis hat sich gezeigt dass die Zusatzstimme sowohl für den Pianisten als auch für den Geiger eine Unterstützung ist“, fügt Prof. Renate Spitzner, Venite-Präsidentin hinzu.

Mozart-Coffee-Talk HIER ANHÖREN:

Hören Sie dazu unser VENITE-Audio-Projekt (siehe Live-Mitschnitt):

VIDEO: https://youtu.be/15Mda_YLbik

Click to listen Coffee-Talk

Click to listen Coffee-Talk