165. Palmina as Saint Cecilia

___ 165. Palmina as Saint Cecilia ___

picture 1a – Saint Cecilia with Angel

And this eternal tender soft kiss made Palma very lucky.

Suddenly the weak lantern light radiated more light then in the last hours and was very strong and shined on Palmina’s beautiful face.

Palma saw now how beautiful Palmina looked and was deeply touched and inspired.

»Palmina?…« he whispered fast.

 »Hm?«

»Can you sit down at your music table where the little table organ is?«

Palmina smiled and could feel how inspired Palma was in these minutes and sat down at her music table.

Palma put the strong shining lantern on the window to shine on the place at the music table. He could see that Palmina looked so good sitting at her little table organ and smiled looking into Palmina’s innocent eyes.

Palmina understood: Palma wants to paint her as »Saint Cecilia«.

For a moment he felt on his knees and looked up to her. He folded his hands and said silent a short prayer.
Then he kissed her talented hands.
Palmina understood wordless and smiled and she put her beautiful and talented hands carefully on the little organ and started to play a Saint Hymn of the Saint Cecilia.

Palma smiled and in his heart the sun was rising like in the morning.
He took his painting easel and painting brush, mixed fast a few colours – Palma has always some paintings utensils with him, because it could happen, suddenly, that Palmina inspires him only with her smile.
So he started to paint a new painting.

        picture 1b - detail Saint Cecilia

He painted her golden hairs.
He painted her beautiful Eurasian eyes looking as if she has it opened a little bit and closed a little bit.

    picture 2 - detail of Palmina

(This Palma knows from some Buddhist paintings of the female Guan Yin – This he learned at the Buddhist nun on Giudecca Island)
He painted her with white-orange cloth.

        picture 3 - detail organ

Palmina played wonderfully on her little organ which she normally used only for her music-lessons for the talented la Zitelle girls, here at the Jesuits.

And suddenly, as his love to Palmina was pure and innocent he was allowed to see the Angel from St. Cecilia¹ which is protecting her virginity.

picture 4 - detail Palmina and the Angel 
holding a music score of Palma il Giovane 

Beside her, right, he painted a little beautiful angel.
The angel is holding a little music score, a little Melody by Palma il Giovane. (Angels can transport music messages and are Messengers of the highest)

Palmina has now the composition by Palma learned in her heart and she could play the inspiration directly from her heart, completely by-heart.
And she played an own variation and a music ANSWER as notes for her Palma.
During Palma painted he listened to her music very interested. And he felt lucky that she is composing a beautiful music answer only for him. A secret music answer from St. Cecilia to Jacopo Palma il Giovane.

»Palmina, I did not know that you are composing also for Organ…«

And as he said that he realized that a golden light was shining around her head – The Symbol of saints – he realized that the Saint Spirit of the Saint Cecilia was moving her fingers and she seemed to play with closed eyes.
Palma felt again on his knees and prayed with tears of joy. He the famous painter and unknown composer in Venice of the 16th century, he, he has the big honour to hear the miracle music of this Western Guan Yin, the borderless compassion, the Saint Virgin, one of the mystic 8 Saint Virgins together with the Saint Virgin.
He felt blessed, if his live was only for this night with her, if his live was only to paint only this miracle painting of his Saint Cecilia, he knows now why he was born.

Dear Palmina, dear Saint Pigeon Inspiration, Dear Saint Cecilia!

I am so Thankful to know you.
I am so Thankful to have you in my heart.
I am so Thankful for the inspiring encounters with you in the present,
It opens a whole life in our hearts:

The life in the past and future.

In the Past – 400 years ago and century ago –
In the future – in 300 or 400 years and in centuries«

Palmina played like in trance.

»The Saint Spirit is leading her…the Saint Light is around her head and the angel is protecting her virginity«, Palma il Giovane thought.

Over her head he painted very secretly a golden light.

Palma also painted the Organ Pipes and the wings of the little angel.

The first time Palma painted so fast; normally this is impossible to paint such a painting in one night.

The colours are drying normally within days or weeks and you cannot paint in one night. But this night there happened a miracle and Palma felt this and Palmina felt this.«

Outside an old monk, who often has visions, heart the little organ music from Palmina’s flat and wanted to look after Palmina.
But as he stood at Palmina’s closed door he felt the warm golden light energy radiation from Palmina’s room and music. He folded his hands and made some silent prayers. Now he felt on his knees and understood that there is inside a miracle happening and the monk is not allowed to disturb the miracle.
»This is the Spirit of Saint Cecilia. I have to pray that this miracle is protected by the angels«, he whispered.

And the monk prayed on his knees the whole night without being weak or tired for a moment.

During this night Palma painted and painted and Palmina played and played. They felt that their hearts united stronger than ever, It was like a spiritual marriage, blessed by the heaven and all Saints.
Inside his heart Palmina hugged Palma with her music and Palma hugged her with his painting creativity.

Palma and Palmina had such a warm light around and in the hearts that even the night air would be cold from outside they would only feel warm radiation from their hearts.

        picture 5a - Saint Cecilia with Angel

This painting is a miracle and an image of their spiritual love.

Never Palma painted Palmina so directly and realistic – normally he always painted her in several variations as a fantasy creation – but this time it was a real image of Palmina Albina.

If you look longer at it Palmina seemed to move her thin eyes: a little bit closed – a little bit opened looking down to the keys of the little organ.

They both breathed like one soul and they loved each other spiritually leaving their bodies and uniting in an eternal dimension.

As Palma finished his painting – and outside at the window on the right side there was the heaven a little bit brighter, because in the east the sun will soon rise – Palma felt again on his knees in front of Palmina Albina.

Now the monk outside felt soft sideways on the floor and slept in peace.

Palma said: »You are my Saint Spirit Inspiration – You are the Inspiration of music, the inspiration of St. Cecilia. You ARE…«

»Pssst… Don’t say it so loud…. We both know now the secret. Master Lao and his monks and also a Jesuit Monk, which has Visions, said the same to me a few days ago…It is our deep love secret… Palma we have to be silent about this secret…«

Palma kissed again her talented hands and stood slowly up.

Then he sat on her bed, very, very tired.

Suddenly Palma felt tired sideways and soft on her bed and felt asleep in peace like the monk outside.

»Poor Palma…«, Palmina said, »He painted yesterday from the early morning till the evening in the Chiesa San Antonin and then this painting miracle during the whole night…He needs a rest.«

Palmina smiled and came and caressed his head.

Two Byzantine Pigeons came at the window and made their soft pigeon music sounds and loved each other spiritually from heart-to-heart.

Palmina looked to the two loving Pigeons at the morning window and smiled. Then she looked back to her Palma and smiled also.

Yes, Palma has fallen in love to Saint Cecilia¹, who was sent by the Saint Lucy² (they are 2 of the 8 mystic Saint Virgins) and who really loves Palma il Giovane. She cares for Palma’s spiritual development as painter and composer.
Her smile leads him step by step into the dimension of the heaven of light and love.

But both tried to keep their common secret as long as possible.

Palmina let Palma sleep in her fine little bed, the bed of a Saint. Palma smiled like being in the highest heaven.

At this slowly coming early morning Palmina started to play on her Pipa-Lute very soft and Palma could hear in his dreams all music ANSWERS Palmina was sending from her saint pure female heart to his pure male heart.

Palmina looked long at this mew fresh painted artwork.

»Hm…This is really me… The first time he painted me exactly like I am looking. It was necessary to have one or two pictures so that the world in 300 or 400 years can figure out that I really exist in Venice and how I was looking like….«, Palmina thought and played on her Lute.

»…but we have to be careful. My father has now a lot of money since the fake-priest gave him so much money to destroy the relation between me and Palma sending me always on concert tours outside of Venice…He will maybe again buy all paintings, as he did in the past, where I am painted on… He gives so much money and then he owns Palma’s painting so that no one can see the painting³…who knows? This should not happen to this miracle painting…Hm?…«


³ there is a historic report that a big beautiful painting where Palma painted Palmina was found hidden in a dark room at the backers shop.


Palmina played and thought long about their secret future in Venice.

picture 5b - complete painting of Palmina

»…Palma should ask his friend Orazio¹ to make a copy of this painting…I think he is also his scholar and student… He makes excellence copies, which looks like a real duplicate.

        picture 6 - detail original and copy 

Sure Orazio will make this copy…It is our only one chance to keep an authentic painting of me in the memory of the music history…my father tries to destroy all about me…He wants to erase me in the memory of music history… I don’t know why… But he is hardly influenced by the church of …. I mean the members of the international dark sugar earth network…
So there is hope we can keep this image for the world…«, Palmina silently thought and smiled about this solution.

She looked to Palma who seemed slowly to wake up, now the 2nd time, not in his Atelier, but in her clean and pure and fine little bed.

»My Palma….«, her heart softly said.

»…My Palmina….«, Palma’s heart answered her and she could hear it.

»…This is a very good Idea to ask Signore Orazio to paint a copy of this. He is a good friend and scholar of mine. He will take care of this painting-copy if it is necessary. Tomorrow I will ask him…

picture 7 - detail original and copy  - The Lute Player Women (Palmina)

picture 8 - detail original and copy -  The Lute Player Women (Palmina)

and I will ask him also a copy the other image with you…
A real painting of the real Saint Cecilia…«, Palma said to Palmina communicating with her heart.

Today at night as Palma painted Saint Cecilia both felt that their hearts united eternal.

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And as they saw this Peony Vision at 23 o’clock, 11 p.m. Palma’s and Palmina’s hearts where so strong connected that they felt also the same warm feelings like once at Giudecca-Island in Venice at this special evening and during this special creative and inspiring night.

     (to be connected...continued...)

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¹ Saint Cecilia – Wikipedia – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_Cecilia

»Saint Cecilia (176–180 or 222–235 AD Sicily) (Latin: Sancta Caecilia) is the patroness of musicians. It is written that as the musicians played at her wedding she „sang in her heart to the Lord“. Her feast day is celebrated in the Latin Catholic, Eastern Catholic and Eastern Orthodox churches and in the Anglican Communion on November 22.
³ She is one of seven women, in addition to the Blessed Virgin, commemorated by name in the Canon of the Mass.«

Feast: November 22
Attributes: Flute, organ, roses, violin, harp, harpsichord, singing, Lute…
Patronage: Hymns, great musicians,…

»According to the story, despite her vow of virginity, she was forced by her parents to marry a pagan nobleman named Valerian. During the wedding, Cecilia sat apart singing to God in her heart, and for that she was later declared the saint of musicians. When the time came for her marriage to be consummated, Cecilia told Valerian that watching over her was an angel of the Lord, who would punish him if he sexually violated her but would love him if he respected her virginity. When Valerian asked to see the angel, Cecilia replied that he could if he would go to the third milestone on the Via Appia and be baptized by Pope Urban I. After following Cecilia’s advice, he saw the angel standing beside her, crowning her with a chaplet of roses and lilies.«

³ »She is one of seven women, in addition to the Blessed Virgin, commemorated by name in the Canon of the Mass.« (see ¹)

² Saint Lucy – Wikipedia – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_Lucy
»Lucia of Syracuse (283–304), also known as Saint Lucy or Saint Lucia (Latin: Sancta Lucia), was a Christian martyr who died during the Diocletianic Persecution. She is venerated as a saint by the Roman Catholic, Anglican, Lutheran, and Orthodox Churches. She is one of eight women along with the Blessed Virgin Mary who are commemorated by name in the Canon of the Mass. Her feast day, known as Saint Lucy’s Day, is celebrated in the West on 13 December. St. Lucia of Syracuse was honored in the Middle Ages and remained a well-known saint in early modern England.[«

4) Orazio – Wikipedia – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orazio_Gentileschi
»Orazio Lomi Gentileschi (1563–1639) was an Italian painter. Born in Tuscany, he began his career in Rome, painting in a Mannerist style, much of his work consisting of painting the figures within the decorative schemes of other artists.«

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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…)


 

 

121. Palmina’s Letter from Hong Kong to Venice at the year 1583

121. Palmina’s Letter from Hong Kong to Venice at the year 1583

»Hong Kong, 1583

Dear Palma !

I write you from Hong Kong.
It is a very good concert atmosphere here.

The people are very friendly and creative.
They have a lot of positive initiatives.
They do not only make the good thinks because someone told them this is good to do,
they also make good thinks because they find out what is good and then they make this good.

Some countries have to learn from the Hong Kong people.

The Island was very beautiful from where I came, but the people do only »good thinks« because someone told them that this is »good« and this is »not good«. So an initiative to make something good because someone »realized« that it is good or »necessary« I found only here in Hong Kong.
They take care on their environment, on their pink dolphins and make voluntary initiatives for positive and necessary thinks.

Palma, here are more possibilities for an artist then on that paradise island.
Only the birds can enjoy this paradise but the wars made the people very shy and they trust there nobody and foreign people can feel this »rising walls at their hearts«.

So here in Hong Kong the people are creative and positive and have an old tradition and culture.
Here they speak the south language of Chinese: The Cantonese language.

The same Letters are spoken completely different:

Princess Lin shows me three Chinese signs spoken as »gou ji haam« as example,
She speaks not only mandarin, she speaks also Cantonese.

The Hong Kong people like your music and compositions, especially your »Peony Gondola Song«.
They all love Venice. It is a similar city on the water and with little islands and a lot of Chunks like we have Gondolas in Venice. And they heard from Master Titian and also from your paintings…

Oh, I wish we could be together some days here in Hong Kong making a concert together.

My Palma, my Painter, my big and deep and only love.

With much love
Your Pigeon, your yellow canary bird, your Lute and your eternal Inspiration Palmina«

PS: Here nobody steels our letter communication, isn’t that fine, Palma?«

(to be continued…)


 

70. Their common way of Light and Hope

70. Their common way of Light and Hope

001 picture

And Palmina opened her beautiful Chinese umbrella, a present of Princess Lin from China. After that she took her Chinese Lute Pipa and played the »Spring melody« beautifully like that:

VIDEO: [spring Melody on Pipa played] old: old: https://vimeo.com/272241145 new: https://youtu.be/YbumhbqHxkM

All musicians and artists on the St.Marco Place and the honour guests of all over the world, standing at the balcony of the Dogan’s Palace, applauded.
Palmina smiled and played the melody again.

 

VIDEO: [spring Melody on Pipa played] https://youtu.be/YbumhbqHxkM

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As Palma and Palmina saw this in their Peony Gondola at the 23rd hour of the day (11 p.m.) both continued to hug each other.
»How much beautiful music and painting adventure we had here in Venice…«
– »Yes, my Palma… my Painter.. my big and unique love…
Let us stay together… no separation… I missed you also at our long break, as my parents moved to Cyprus Island.
…It is a beautiful Island, but Mr. Cambridge stole all letters of the people living there. So we lived unfree and isolated till we had to leave that island and came back to Venice. It was too dangerous and the influence of the »Church of Security« from Mr. Cambridge was too dangerous for our family. They wanted always our family’s money… I am sure Mr. Cambridge and his »Security Organisation« will be made responsible for the lost of that island and will be made responsible that the R.O.V. is no more the government of that beautiful island.
…Every day, I missed you, my Palma, my composer, my painter, my only love…«
»I missed you… But as I looked to the stars I thought always about you and your beautiful lute playing. I wished only to see you again…That I can continue to compose for you…to draw you…that you are my secret model for all my sacred paintings…“
»I painted so much women, but you are the first who opened my heart…especially with your lute playing…

002 picture – San Marco Place (above) and »Le Zitelle« (below) with green gardens

Did you remember the day as you played in the church »Le Zitelle« *) nearby the San Giorgio Maggiore on Venetian Island Giudecca, direct on the opposite side from the Saint Marco Place?
A Jesuit from the monastery came, and asked you…«

– »…Yes, yes…I remember.. he asked me what the music is about…
and I said to him that this music piece is describing a painting of Palma il Giovane…and then the Jesuits wanted also to have a painting from you for their new church…«

Yes, Palmina played beautifully in that church on her lute a music composed by Palma and varied by Palmina, and this lead to a painting**) for that church…
Earlier Palmina was invited to play for the poor women to educate them in singing and musics. The Jesuits helped young women to get education and to prevent prostitution.***)


*) The Zitelle – observatory for the arts: http://www.observatoryforthearts.com/web/places/church-of-santa-maria-della-presentazione-known-as-zitelle/?lang=en

003 picture – The Zitelle

***)
»The Zitelle almshouse and the church of Santa Maria della Presentazione were founded with the noble purpose of offering refuge, assistance, and an honest trade (lace making) to poor girls who, for their good looks, were likely to be forced into prostitution. […]
A first project for the construction of a new lay almshouse providing room, board, and an education to girls who had still not come of age was presented in 1574.«

004 picture – Chiesa di Santa Maria della Presentazione (Le Zitelle)

Wikipedia:
Chiesa di Santa Maria della Presentazione (Le Zitelle) – wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Le_Zitelle

»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.
Generally attributed to Andrea Palladio, the original design dates to 1579-1580 and the construction to 1586. Its housing edifice surrounds the church in a horseshoe shape, with a court behind the apse.«

005 – 007 picture:

005 – 007 picture

»Chiesa annessa al pio luogo delle Zitelle, fondato a metà del 1500, dove venivano educate ragazze povere la cui bellezza poteva essere motivo di perdizione«

»Fondamenta Zitelle, Giudecca – 1581-1585 by Andrea Palladio«

**) 02 picture – Jacopo Palma il Giovane (Orazione nell’orto con, ai piedi, i committenti Pasquale ed Elisabetta Foppa) [ev. sw-foto]


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Now at this 23rd hour of the day (11 p.m.) they continued to dream their dream and they saw this:

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011 picture – Venice light evening impression (St. Marco Place is left outside of the image)

As Palma entered again the big Gondola in which the smiling beloved Palmina waited for him, they saw together all musicians and singers standing on the St. Marco Place.
Now the 30 Gondoliers went with their mandolins to each gondola with a few shining lanterns in different colours.
15 Gondolas of them drove now to the small long island Giudecca, starting from the left side of Palma’s and Palmina’s Gondola, and 15 Gondolas drove in the same direction starting from the rights side of them.
As Palmina and Palma looked into the direction of Island Giudecca they saw the lanterns of the 30 Gondolas forming 2 lines, driving on the lagoon waters of the »Canale Grande«.
So the 30 Gondolas made a beautiful street of lanterns in the water directing all Gondolas from San Marco Place to the place where the Zitelle*) in 4 or 8 years will be build, where the Jesuit monastery and the beautiful gardens are there.

010 picture – Gonoliers moving the Gondola

Palma knocked 2 times and the Gondolier started to drive along and between the water street of the 30 Gondolas with their lanterns.
Palmina smiled and said:
»My Palma…my painter…my composer…my big and only love…
How creative you are. You are so creative to make this beautiful ceremony for me on my birthday…«
– »Yes, thank you, Palmina..you know, I love you also so much…
I want to carry you in my arms…with your Pipa.
…and with your Gondola…I love you so much…«
– »Palma?… Me and my Pipa… AND my Gondola…?
Isn’t that a little bit to much…Palma?«
»Ok, I will hold and carry you, on my arms with your Pipa, my princess…«

011 picture

Palmina smiled and played on her Lute the »Spring Melody« which Palma composed for her.
The Gondolier tried also to play this Melody on their Mandolin, standing on their Gondolas with the lanterns, holding their positions on the Canale Grande.
Palma was so lucky to see all the lanterns on the Water, left and right to her Gondola which is heading to Guidecca at the Zitelle*).

012 picture – here will be build within 8 years the church »Chiesa di Santa Maria della Presentazione (Le Zitelle)«

Palmina put her head on Palmas side. Palma put his arm around her and moved his head to her head.

»How did you arrange this. Palma?«

»It is a secret, but I love you and it is our common secret:
I have connections to the R.O.V. – The Republic of Venice – and they make it possible that the Jesuit monastery will now realize your idea: You know, it was your idea,.. years ago, as we had a walk there, as usual and you spoke with the Jesuit monks, you asked to create some plans of building a church there….The Government of Venice will support them now to built it very fast.
As »thank you« they will allow to use their gardens for special welcome evening events of the Dogan’s Palace. Today, on your birthday, we will celebrate the first opening feast here with all honour guests of Venice, which also wants to celebrate your birthday with our artists…The Jesuit monastery will make this using of their gardens possible for »all life-time« also for our Venice-Titian-Art-Gallery as »thank you« for supporting the building of the church ‚Zitadelle‘. Maybe in 4 or 8 years the church will be finished….«

013 picture – by Canaletto – left San Marco Place and right Giudecca with the ‚Zitadelle‘

– »Oh really…?
Palma, this is fantastic!
My idea!…To build a church for the poor women and to make concerts there in the garden for them and in the church… Thank you Palma, you made this possible…
This are good news on my birthday!…
I love you… my painter…my composer…my one and only love…«

Palmina kissed him tender on his cheek several times.
Suddenly a little firework started from S.Marco Place and behind the Gardens of the monastery on the little, small island of Giudecca.
Palmina looked like an innocent dear and kissed Palma again.
»You are so sweet to me…«

014 picture – left San Marco Place and right Giudecca with the ‚Zitadelle‘

As they looked behind their Gondola they saw that all guests and artists followed them with their big Gondolas along the »30-Lantern-Gondola-Water-Way«.
They all came:
The Dogan, the emperor Rudolf II, Princess Lin from China, the Queen of Thailand, Prince and princess of Bangladesh, from Nepal, and a lot of Asian and European countries came with their Gondola driving behind them.
»So beautifully…Palma, so beautifully..thank you…thank you…thank you Palma!«

015 picture

As they reached the gardens behind the monastery and all the honour guests arrived, the feast continued with cultural dedications from all countries of the friends of the Republic of Venice.
The Jesuits monks and the sisters made today special cooking for this beautifully evening.
Michaela (Palma’s beautiful Cousin) brought her very young little talented son and he sung an aria for Palmina.
All representative of their culture showed their culture: dancing, singing, playing their instruments from Europe and Asia. They repeated the „Inspiration“-music piece which Palma composed for Pipa, Violin and Viola.
Palmina was very, very, lucky to see how Palma loves also to compose for Pipa-Lute.
Finally all wanted to hear a short piece from Palmina played on her lute.
And Palmina played wonderfully and her eyes shined and her heart was deeply connected with Palma’s heart and the golden light was again all over around here, in the garden with all the lights of the hundreds of lanterns in different colours and the mystic light…

And as the late evening came and all stars shined above them the sung again this for Palmina:

VIDEO: [ Peony Gondoly Song ] old: https://vimeo.com/275380598 new: https://youtu.be/4YfXRwOwHWE

Palmina smiled and Palma smiled

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(…to be continued)

59. Palmina’s talented hands

59. Palmina’s talented hands

Modell Michaela

<picture: Palma’s Cousin was the model of this painting by Palma il Giovane and liked to make music performance with Palmina>

Palmina was so lucky to see in their common Vision in their Peony Gondola at the 23rd hour (11.pm.) of the day that her right ring finger, which was full of pain, know seemed to bee healed.
Palmina rehearsal too strong with her right hand.
„Thank you Palma, thank you, my composer, my painter, my big and only love.
Your tender love is healing my pain on my right hand at my ring-finger. You are right…not rehearsing too much…better to play 100% at the concert and not 100% at the rehearsal…You are a wise Master, not only in being a Painter Master and leader of the Titian-School…“, she said to Palma who sat beside her in the Gondola stroking her head and her beautiful hairs. Now he gave her also a tender kiss on her head. He took her right hand and kissed her ring finger soft and tender and she smiled.
Now Palmina put her head on his side and she could hear his heart. A heart that beats for her since he spoke with her the first time as she played once her lute to present his artwork so beautifully.
An both looked now in their Peony-vision how things come in Venice:

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All people of Venice had been amazed by the big heart on the sky.
And even the children said »Look, such a big heart…two souls are thinking on each other…«
Palma and Palmina knew that this is a symbol who connects them.
Their hearts communicated now very strong and often – No one can interrupt their love…
As Palma was finished with the Choir rehearsal the singers went outside the gallery and he said „Thank you, this music surprise will be great…till later…“
„Dekuji…, thank you, till later…we are looking forward, master Palma il Giovane“, the singers said. Michaela looked out of her window in the 2nd floor looking to the Entrance of the Gallery. All the choir singers came out at the street.
Now she knows – Palma has finished the rehearsal.
She took her music score and run down to the street and entered the entrance of the house where the gallery was in the 1st floor.
She was very happy to prepare a music surprise for Palmina with Palma, her Cousin. „Palmina is such a talented Lute player – I love to sing to her lute – she invents always so beautiful accords and Baß tones to a composed melody…“
Yes, she likes now to sing a composition of Palma for Palmina’s birthday.
Palma expected her sitting on his Harpsichord.
She wears a beautiful cloth and was so lucky to make music with so much talented musicians.

Palmina’s mother greeted Michaela and she greeted her „Bon giorno, Maamiiiii…“
She hold her music score and looked if Palma was ready to play the little aria, the „et incarnatus est“ by Palma il Giovane.
It is an artwork you can play with strings and Mandolin and Harp and Soprano or Sopran and Harpsicord. (with or without additional instruments)
Mihalea saw that Palma smiled and smiled and smiled…
„Hmm, ,,,,you love her much, am I right, my Cousin…? She is your music princess…“, Michaela said very joyful and smiling. Michaela likes Palmina very much. She is so friendly and positive and full of creativity.
They played very often together a little Melody which was composed by Palma and Palmina invented a second Bas-line and some accords.
So even if Michaela played an Aria maybe 20 times in different churches and palazzos and also in the Dogan’s Palace Palmina made every time another music variation on her Lute. So the composition sounds like a new one. Especially the preludes and interludes Palmina varied.
No one in Venice could do this, this on a lute – only Palma could do this on his Harpsichord or Organ.
Palma often listen to their little performance in Venice and liked to play his composition so beautiful together with her.
Palma smiled stronger than before. He knows that Michaela felt Palma’s secret love for Palmina. She felt the way Palmina played his lute solos especially on the Pipa for Palma.

* * *

As Palmina felt that Palma is rehearsing now a beautiful little aria for her, she stopped again rehearsing with her lute.
She look straight as if she could hear the music, than she smiled and after a little break she continued carefully to play on her lute.
But after a while the ring-finger made pains than she closed her eyes remembering Palmas tender music-kisses and again: the pain was gone.
Inside her heart she communicated with Palma and this was so beautiful.
This helped her to make a short break, so that her ring finger could relax.
„Not rehearsing too hard…my master said…“

(to be continued…)


 

<picture: Palma’s Cousin was the model of this painting by Palma il Giovane and liked to make music performance with Palmina>

58. The healing wonder heart at the Venetian Sky

58. The healing wonder heart at the Venetian Sky

Palmina was so proud to see that Emperor Rudolf II has such a big interest in Palma’s Artwork from this Peony-Vision, in their 23rd (11 p.m.) hour of the day.
She looked to Palma and smiled: „I am so proud of you!“

Palma smiled also. He liked the way Palmina said that to him so directly.

Yes, Palmina could be very direct: If she wants something, she get’s it…

That remembers him at the wonderful sunny day: They where at the little small Island near Venice – »Madonna del Monte« *) – Palma called this island »The Spring moonlight river island«.
He painted on this day his princess Altina with her Pipa-Lute and Venetian Lute and as he laid down in the nature in the herbs she came slowly and gave him a direct sweet tender kiss on his cheek, but very tender.
This inspired Palma so strongly that he saw the big painting »Mars and Venus« which he will later paint as remembering of this unique day (and about the sweet kiss).

Now they saw a big heart outside their Peony Gondola on the sky.


* ) Madonna del Monte (Venetian Island) – wikipedia
https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Madonna_del_Monte_(Insel)


 

He took her hands again and kissed them soft, tender and said: »You have so talented hands…take care of them…. if you rehearsal for the concert… Princess Lin and Emperor Rudolf II and the Dogan are looking forward for your performance…but don’t rehearsal too hard…your fingers had to be healthy at the performance…«

And they looked how Palmina’s birthday is going on…

* * *

„Oh what a big Heart on the Sky“, Palmina said.
She stopped now rehearseling in her little room in the »Calle de la Pieta«.
A few birds flew around her garden at her window and made some beautiful tweets.
Palmina looked smiling at the big heart on the sky.
„What a wonderful heart….I know from whom it is…“

Palmina remembered their common dream with Palma in the Peony Gondola and remembered the countless kisses by Palma on her talented hands so that her cheeks get a little bit red of being shy. (She gave him also countless cheek-kisses)

»It seems that Palma is now only expressing his sympathy and love for me, he wants also to heal my wound hands. They are full of pains, because of my hard rehearsal for our big performance…«

She looked still to the heart on the sky and she closed her eyes, dreaming a little bit from Palma’s tender music-kisses on her hands. Yes, Palmina, liked his tenderness much and it seemed that her fingers doesn’t have any pain during she dreamed now the »music-kisses« in her remembering on his composition. (See part 57)

She looked then at her fingers and the little wounds disappeared…
»My fingers doesn’t have pains any more…«, Palmina said joyfully.
She moved her fingers in the air like testing them and tried to play Palmas „Spring Melody of the 8 Images“ and she played looking to the big heart formed of clouds on the sky:

VIDEO [Big Heart at the Sky with ‚Spring Melody‘]:

old: https://vimeo.com/272241145 new: https://youtu.be/YbumhbqHxkM

 

Yes, Palma healed her with his love. Palmina looked again straight as if she could see through walls. Now she is thinking on her Palma, who is now preparing some music rehearseling for the „birthday surprise“ for Palmina at the San Marco Place. He wants to pick up Palmina after the concert with a big Gondola ( in the historic form of the Gondola in Venice in the 16th century, like the Peony Gondola).

* * *

Palma felt her thoughts and smiling in the same moment.
As he conducted the Choir of the musicians of Rudolf II he looked also as if he could see through walls and smiled looking inside his heart.

Now Palma and Palmina’s heart communicated only with their tender thoughts.

No one could steal them this direct heart-to-heart message communication.

This way of communication is the most secure form ever.
Letters can be stolen, bought and sold by others. (Mr. Cambride buys often)
Letters can be read by others.
Letters can be manipulated or destroyed by others.

But: »Heart-to-heart«-messages can not be destroyed.

Both saw the big cloud-heart in the same moment on the sky, which was now visible over Venice. – All Venetian could see it.

VIDEO [Big Heart at the Sky with ‚Spring Melody‘]: https://youtu.be/YbumhbqHxkM

music: „Spring Melody“ by Gerald Spitzner

(to be continued….)


 

56. The secret music princess and the famous painter

56. The secret music princess and the famous painter

As Palmina saw that Palma played for her birthday, she smiled and said „Oh, thank you, my Palma, my composer and painter!“ She touched with her hands his head and kissed his cheeks very tender and often.

And Palma get from all these cheek kisses inspired and dreamed during this a music which he wants to write down on a music score and wants to play for her as „Piano solo for Palmina’s Happy Birthday!“

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 <picture> facsimile of the“trillo“ (short-melody) „Piano solo for Palmina – Happy Birthday!“

Each „trillo“ (short-melody) symbolises a tender kiss:
The higher „trillos“ represent the kisses by Palmina and the lower „trillos“ represent the tender kissing answer by Palma on her talented hands. *)

So he transformed their heart-fully tender music-play into inspired music.


*) He took her hands and kissed softly her talented musician hands several times, this as tender answer meaning: „Take care on your hands…do carefully rehearsing…for the concert…“


 

And they continued to dream their Peony-Gondola-Vision in their 23rd hour (11 p.m.) of the day:

* * *

„Oh, he played for your birthday, Palmina – He likes you really much!
Palmina, I remember also that day you played the lute here in Venice in this church for Palma’s presentation.
As you came home you smiled so full of light – I will not forget how happy you smiled.
We all could see it. Only your brother was angry and I do not know why – I hope he is not jealous about your success as artist. He seems to understand his father more then me… Hm…
…But you, Palmina, where so lucky about this concert and that day. And as we where over one year on Cyprus you seemed always thinking on Palma il Giovane…
It seemed for me that your heart was still in Venice and »only« your body is on that Island because it is the will of your father but not the will of your heart.
Often your rehearsal on your lute on Cyprus Island, and also the way you played on your lute – I could see this as mother – done with so much love. You seemed to play every day only for him as if he could feel your music dedications over thousand of kilometers. Palmina, a heart of a mother can see something more then others, believe me…“, mother whispered to her silently into her ear.

Palmina was shy, smiled and looked up to the organ up where Palma – her first and only love in her live is sitting at the Organ speaking with a white Pigeon.

„Palmina,… What I wanted to say is…“, she continued whispering,
„…The 4 horses would belong to our family…
…you would be the owner of them…

Palmina looked questioning to her mother…

„…how should I tell it…
this means for you to live »only« as backers daughter and as famous artist is a more secure life, and: this brings much freedom-live for you then to be searched by the last survivors of our Byzantium state.
YOU ARE THE LAST PRINCESS. They want to find their princess…
…the best for us is that you are an artist here in Venice…
I heard that our byzantine Elite-safety-guard are searching for the last princess here in Venice…
If they find out that you are the princess of Byzantium they would not allow that you be in the public with others…“, she whispered Palmina into her ear.

After a while of thinking Palmina answered whispering: »But our state did not survive; all soldiers, officers and citizen where killed… So no one can make us any prescriptions for our future live…«
– »…Yes this is possible, but also the enemy of our state could search after the princess of Byzantium.
If they find you, you are automatically under the protection of the Republic of Venice. Venice guarantees our family security – This is Venetian law.
So they would not search you as Venetian backers daughter and Venetian Lute player artist…«

– »Yes they would not…«, Palma answered carefully and slowly.

They heard outside the church a lot of voices of soldiers speaking very excited trying to find the entrance of the church…

* * *

As both saw this vision in their Peony-Gondola, Palmina again kissed Palma on the cheeks saying „Thank you, thank you, thank you!“ and Palma kissed again Palmina’s talented sweet hands as tender answer.

And both listened now to the composition for Palmina:

VIDEO: „Piano solo for Palmina – Happy Birthday!“ old:https://vimeo.com/271718514 new: https://youtu.be/IHBxdoWTlh4

 

music: Piano solo: Gerald Spitzner

( to be continued…)

48. The secret day – Palmina’s birthday and the secret music connection

48. The secret day – Palmina’s birthday and the secret music connection

So all Mandolin playing Gondoliers played with their new „Chinese tremolo-playing-style“. And they liked this tremolo.
To have a better performance the Mandolin makers of Venice decided to make all Mandolins with 4 double strings instead of the old tradition of only 4 strings.
So the mandolins are prepared for this happy birthday concert for Palmina with 4 double-strings (4×2=8). The 30 Mandolins are now playing a little bit stronger then before with a plectrum and with the new tremolo. All the Gondoliers of Venice will now learn to play a Mandolin like that for all future of the city of Venice.

After the rehearsal the 1st Gondolier stood up and said:
„Master Palma il Giovane – this concert is a secret of the Republic of Venice:
Therefore we should not play in Palmina’s street.
We should perform it at the St. Marco place….“
– „Yes at the St.Marco Place – E viva Marco!!!“, the gondoliers cried up shortly unexpected.
„…And we should bring her with a big Gondola to the St. Marcus Palace where we are waiting for her to play the „Peony-Gondoly Song“
Palma il Giovane looked, was silent and said:
„Fa bene… ok, but we should support this performance with our Choir and Orchestra from the Venice-Titian-Art-Gallery, which so often played concerts for the Dogan’s palace. So please inform the Choir and the Orchestra… I will bring my instrument Viola to play during I conduct…“.
„Yes, Master Palma il Giovane…“, the 1st Mandolin said and made a respectful gesture.

* * *

And as Palmina saw this in their vision she gave Palma a tender cheek kiss.
Palma’s head was turning a little bit red but at this 23rd hour of the day (11 p.m.) no one could see this.
And they saw also in their common vision that the days went and the secret birthday of Palmina arrived in Venice.
Palmina’s birthday is a secret – no one knows – only Palma and the 30 Gondoliers; and they would not talk, even someone pays 2000 Venetian Dollar to the Art-Gallery ; They would not talk like the St.John of Nepomuk did not talk.
They saw this in there common dream:

* * *

In the early morning the birds sung at Palmina’s window to say her
„Sheng rì kuài le! Happy birthday, Dear Palmina we love you…!“
And as Palma stood up this day, the first thinking of him was: „Palmina, my sweet Pigeon, Happy birthday to you, I love you so much…!“ while sending her a heart-to-heart imaginary tender kiss.
The white pigeon on his writing table, in the cage, at his window made very, very soft: „Groooo, grooo…“. She made small eyes like a little beautiful friendly Chinese lady who is beautifully thankfully smiling.
Palma took his music instrument Viola in his little room and plugged for Palmina:

c – g – d‘ – a‘

* * *

Palmina, in his little room, opened and closed her eyes like a sweet bird. So she smiled thinking on her Palma il Giovane, her composer, and she took also her Chinese Lute into her bed and plugged at this morning:

A – D – E – a‘

* * *

After that Palma felt her smile deeply in his heart and smiled also back to her; yes, to her, to his Lute-playing-Pigeon, holding his music instrument Viola tenderly.

( to be continued… )


 

31. The Vision of the Asian Virgin with child and Saints

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picture: 1580, Palma il Giovane (is 32 years) ‚Virgin with child and saints“, Venice

 31. The Vision of the Asian Virgin with child and Saints


* picture: 1580, Palma il Giovane (is 32 years) ‚Virgin with child and saints“, Venice


„You played so beautifully for me on this Venetian Organ! Thank you Palma, my composer!“, said Palmina with tears of joy and love.

Palma took her tears from her eyes smiling and said:
„Yes, you inspire me to be a composer and a great artist, and I love you!“

And they suddenly saw on the sky an appearance in a vision:

* * *

They saw an Asian virgin like it was at Titian’s Vision he had for his „Pieta“ *) with Saints around her.


*) see also: Chapter 26 – THE PIETA


The sky became light-blue-white bright like „as if“ it is now day.

They saw this from their Peony Gondola in the 23rd hour of the day (11p.m.):

The Virgin had a child and the saints where around her.

The virgin looked like princess Lin from the Chinese-delegation who came with hundreds of Chinese people here to Venice to honour the Republic of Venice and to show to the Venetians the beauty of Asian Culture and also the music and the instruments, especially from traditional China.

The baby looked like the baby of princess Lin.

Palma made some fast drawings…

Palmina smiled, she seemed to know what this miracle means.
Palmina has a secret connection to heaven…“, Palma thought and Palmina smiled because she could feel his thoughts.
Palmina’s heart was deeply connected with Palma.

Palma drew and drew. As long he painted the first draft the miracle didn’t disappear.

As he has done it they sat into the soft seats of their Peony Gondola which is a present of the heaven, the symbol of eternal compassion.

Palmina put her head on Palmas side and Palma put his arm around her.

And they dreamed and saw together in their vision sitting in their Peony-Gondoly:

* * *

They saw themselves in the Venice-Titian-Art-Gallery:
Palmina played Lute Soli.
Palma held an other new part of his speech.
Master Lao explained the different cultural and religion traditions of China.

The Chinese musicians explained their instruments* for the audience.

Every instrument played some tones as example.


* Chinese music instruments like

Pipa (琵琶) – pear-shaped fretted lute with 4 or 5 strings
Guzheng (古箏) – 16–26 stringed zither with movable bridges
Qin – Chinese historical zither, early zither in Chinese.An ancient classical Chinese musical instrument similar to Guqin.
Erhu (二胡) – two-stringed fiddle
List of all at Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Chinese_musical_instruments


The European part of the audience was fascinated and the Chinese Audience looked now to Palma il Giovane, the famous Painter of Venice.

And now Palma explained the Pipa *).

And now we will hear an example how the Chinese lute, the „Pipa“ is making music:

Princess Lin and Palmina played some examples and they looked as if they knew each other of ancient time in China and looked at each other very friendly.


*) Pipa: Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pipa


Palmina played the music examples…

Then the little child of princess Lin came to her mother and wanted to be lifted by her.

Palmina came to take friendly princess Lin’s Pipa.

As Palma observed this scene he remembered suddenly the vision in the Peony Gondola.

Palma asked the translator for Chinese-Venetian language: „May I ask, princess Lin to draw her with her little child as traditional Venetian Saint Virgin, this is a very old Venetian Painting Tradition, with child and Saints to have a remembering of the important friendship between Western and Eastern Traditions?“

The translator spoke Chinese, she smiled and answered him and he translated:“ It would be a great honour to be again portrayed by the first Master scholar of Master Titian. It will be a great pleasure to know that a remembering will stay here in Venice and the other portraits are going to China… and we all will be very proud to have this European artwork. And you can paint me a little bit more in the European tradition if it is possible…“

Palma nodded. Palmina holding her Pipa smiled and saw that Palma understood the miracle vision and what it told him silently.

The Chinese audience spoke in Chinese a few silent words of administration to another and then, after a few minutes, Palma started to paint….

As the baby of princess Lin started to move more and more, Palmina had the idea to play on the Pipa some Chinese lovely music, some bars of Palma’s composition.

And suddenly the baby listened to the music and was very quite.

Palma smiled and was lucky to hear his composition, performed by his sweet Palmina, his Albina, his white soft friendly pigeon.

So Palma could continue painting his artwork vision…

Later the baby wanted again to move very much, then a servant took the baby and Palmina had the idea to let the princess hold the Pipa, so her arms had not to be in the air and can rest on the Pipa.
Of course Palma would not paint the music instrument Pipa, he will paint the baby.

Palmina could hold now the Chinese baby and the princess hold the Pipa.

Palma painted and painted….

And so they made it day by day, often after the speech by Master Lao and Master Palma il Giovane.

Often Palmina supported the drawing artwork of Palma with her Lute playing:
She played the Venetian Lute and she played the Chinese Lute very beautifully.

The Chinese audience was fascinated by Palmina’s talented Lute performance. Often the people stood up from the seats to come and to look carefully respectfully how Palma is painting the Chinese Princess Lin.

Palmina realized that Palma liked to paint Chinese women very much.
„Maybe in 300 or 400 years I will be again a Chinese Pipa player…“, Palmina thought by herself.

Palma turned his face to her side and looked at her playing the Chinese Pipa so beautifully. He waited till her eyes looked in his direction to send her a heart full smile.
He seemed to feel what she feels now.
Again a golden light was around them.
Princess Lin smiled, she seemed also to know that they both like another and that there is a deep secret to the instrument Pipa in their common life.
It was as if Princess Lin came with her delegation of hundreds of people was not only to make the diplomatic contact to the Republic of Venice, the mightiest State in the 16th century in Europe and the whole western world, it was because Palma and Palmina have a special cultural mission which is going over centuries and Princess Lin could feel the secret golden light and supports them secretly.
She also smiled now to them.
In 300 or 400 years she will again help them to find together and to overcome the problems of their secret tender love…

Master Lao smiled as if he could read the thought of all of them and he nodded slowly with an old friendly silent smile of an old Chinese Master.

On one day Palma’s painting and music student came to watch and to study how Palma is making this painting.

Palmina played and meanwhile Martin stood up to look suddenly to the beautiful eyes of princess Lin.

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It is his first time that he saw Asian Women in his whole life.
He was fascinated by the aesthetic Asian eyes of the Asian women.
So he could not stop to look at her beautiful Asian face and especially Asian eyes.

Palma liked also to paint the Chinese Asian Women and her Eyes and Martin stood on the left side of princess Lin and looked, and looked, and he did not stop looking.
Palma wondered a little bit.

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„And…and…could you, dear saint virgin, be also my mother…?“
he said and Martin started to cry as he felt that positive energy of all people here.

Palmina came, Palma and the Chinese women came to console him.
„My art scholar Martin cried because he lost his mother a few years ago… and he is asking if the saint virgin could also be his mother….“

The translator understood and translated for the Chinese friends.
All Chinese women tried to help Martin touching him tender on his head.
Palmina was also full of understanding for him and stroke his head.
And then Palmina started to play some beautiful soft music to give him warm energy.

Martin still looked and looked at Princess Lin in his vision to see her as saint virgin, the music and the warm energy of Palmina and of all members of the Venice-Titian-Art-Gallery seemed to support him mentally.
He breath very slow and calmed slowly.
„He felt now that the saint virgin will protect him and will also be mother for him“

And as Martin stood so quiet looking fascinated of the Asian eyes of princess Lin Palma il Giovane started to paint and to paint Martin as Saint beside the Saint Asian Virgin with child.

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Now her baby seemed to bless all standing around here with his hands.
„This is a miracle“. All the Venetian and Chinese Audience felt a miracle happened now.
During Palmina’s playing the ‚golden-light music‘ all happened harmonic as a sacred miracle.

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A priest came from the audience and felt on his knees and fold his hands for praying.
Palma started to paint this scene and asked the priest to stay in this position to finish Palma’s traditional painting because the miracle will stay as long he paints and Palmina is playing.

And really as long he painted the baby blessed the priest and all around with his hands.

* * *

This could Palma and Palmina see sitting in their Peony Gondoly.

And now Palma took his Viola and played for Palmina like this:

VIDEO: https://youtu.be/Fw52BCk23SY (old: https://vimeo.com/255156832 )

 

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

 

After that Palmina took her Pipa 琵琶 and played as music answer this, and then the voices of the sphears sung suddenly like this around their Peony Gondola and Palma and Palmina played also:

VIDEO: [Cantico delle Creature 1-4 with Pipa 琵琶 +Viola ] https://youtu.be/ZjJU6j0yur8  (old: https://vimeo.com/255156832 )

(to be continued…)

painting: Palma il Giovane
‚Virgin with child and saints“, Venice, 1580

9. Palma il Giovane music inspiration – After the Concert

9. Palma il Giovane music inspiration – After the Concert

’Palma il Giovane music inspiration – After the concert‘
pictures: Dogen’s Palace with paintings of Palma il Giovane
music: Violin solo: Renate Spitzner Viola solo: Gerald Spitzner
recorded: 2018-02-17

VIDEO: new: https://youtu.be/gf0CjyKSoCk
(old: https://vimeo.com/256197224 )

Palma and Palmina could not sleep this special night.

Palmina sat up into her little bed, in her little room being alone with her new lute. She is looking over her little garden through her open window observing the bright shining star SIRIUS – „Sotis“ on the night sky holding her new Lute in her hands ready to play.
She loves her Lute. Her thoughts are: „What a wonderful day it was and also the evening…“. Her thoughts are with Palma.
* * *
Palma is also looking through his window in the little flat of his mother…
He is also sitting alone in his little bed, in a little room, observing also the brightest star SIRIUS – „Sotis“ at the late night-sky.
He is holding his Viola da braccio in his hands but like a lute, ready to pluck. The bow is lying beside him.
His thoughts are: „What a wonderful day it was and also the evening…“. His thoughts are with Palmina…
* * *
Now Palmina played on her Lute „A – d – e – a“ very soft and slow…
* * *
Palma plucked in this moment c – g – d‘ – e‘ on his Viola.
(This way of playing a string-instrument without a bow is called in italian language „pizzicato“ written in the music score often as „pizz.“)
* * *
Palmina and Palma starting to dream about today’s day:
They are both now remembering the day as it was:
* * *


„What a wonderful day it was and also the evening…
After the big Chinese-Venetian concert and the big guide through the rooms of the Dogan’s Palace they all sat at long tables being invited by the Venetian state for eating and drinking finest cooking.

Palma has his place at the important persons of the state of Venice.
He knows all persons very well. He knows them from all that invitations of the government. Palma il Giovane is always invited and there are always the same people…
But as he greeted all of them and as he spoke shortly with all of them as it was usual, his thoughts where again with Palmina.
Today he was dressed very well – also Palmina was dressed very, very well for her big Lute concert.
„Where is she now? – On which table is she sitting?“
He searched her with his eyes slowly and carefully. None should guess for whom he is looking for.

As he saw that she was sitting at the table where the artists and dancers of the pink flowers performance sat, he carefully stood up, excused himself for going, and went slowly but not directly to her table, where one free place beside Palmina was already waiting for him. She always reserved his place for him friendly in her shy manner.

He asked if he is allowed to take place here?
„Excuse, excuse, excuse…“, Palma folded his Hands like praying and bowed himself a little bit a few times.
Palmina smiled very shy – she was secretly lucky that he came to her place – and all women beside her allowed him to sit down on this long table at Palmina.
The light of the candles tried to enlighten the palace hall, but in this century (16.) there was no electric light, so although there are so much candles shining, so much mirrors and google filled with water to use the candle light for enlightenment, it is not very bright at this ancient hall.
But this makes it also very romantic…

It seams that the „golden heaven light“ is now again in this palace, around their hearts. Palmina is looking and smiling – but very shy. She had her head a little bit down but her eves where looking at him with shy friendliness.
Palma said to all artists „Thank you for your performance, especially for the beautiful flower dance with the pink flowers – it is so magic and aesthetic!“.
„Oh, thank you,..“, said the young female dancers with the white-pink(magenta) Byzantine-Chinese dress. One of them seemed to be a very well studied ballet-dancer. Palma could realize her talent. The artists where lucky to hear some feedback especially by Palma il Giovane.
And to Palmina he said smiling:
„…and thank you for your beautiful Lute playing here in our world city of art and music!“

Palmina realized that Palma was speaking very diplomatically beside her colleagues…she smiled to him understanding his intention…

„I LEFT OFFICIAL EVENING DINNER TO LISTEN …“
She showed him with her beautiful eyes not to continue to speak because the palace servants came and are standing behind him, they could listen and spy around…
(Venice is a small world and all eyes and ears are listening sometimes too much)

And now the fine food and drinking of the palace was carried at this table by the palace servants.

Palmina thanked like a little princess and Palma thanked also to the servants very friendly.

Palma was very carefull because the servants should not figure out too fast that Palma and Palmina found themselves deeply inside their heart.

He looked very shy and she looked very shy.

It is the first time in their life they are now sitting together on a table at the finest place of Europe – the Dogan’s Palace in Venice. Venice is in this century the cultural centre and city of cultural exchange between the East and West as it was earlier in Byzantine. Some call Venice „The new Byzantine“.

Palmina and Palma both looked to their food but both where now thinking about each other. They raised their heads at the same moment and are now looking into their eyes.
Palmina get a little bit red in her face, but at this golden candle light atmosphere none could see it and the colleagues are now talking very much to each other. They didn’t care about Palma and Palmina, both sitting at the right end of this long table.

Palmina and Palma thought now at this moment how wonderful it is to communicate WITHOUT WORDS carefully only with music.

They remembered the day he played the „Marco-Polo-Love-Song“-Melody in its shorter earlier version like it is now at music score at bar 72 and bar 92. Only she knows the text to this Melody:
„Princess Gogathin, open your heart, I,I, play for you…!

She heard the melody inside her heart without using a music instrument… Deeply inside her heart she was able to repeat the melody.

Palma felt that and he heard her moving this little melody deeply in her heart.

None can take them away this melody from their heart.
Not even the aggressive violent stack-beetle from their secret „Spring-Moon-Light-River-Island“.

As Palma saw that the other artists are talking to each other he raised his arms and making with his fingers the pantomimic movements of ‚Playing Lute‘ or his ‚Playing Mandolin‘ or now ‚Playing Pipa‘ as he did it here in Venice as they suddenly met in the small little street under her little window over her little garden where she lives in her little room.

Palmina understood him immediately.

She smiled so lucky and then she said „Pi-Pa!“.
Palma folded his hands like praying or it is usual in Asia to greet respectful and friendly.

„I want to ask you if I may compose some music for your Pipa?“

„Yes, yes…!“

„Oh this is great! You are the best Lute player of the Venice Island-State!“
„Oh, thank you Palma…“,
„May I compose 8 music pieces for your Pipa? “

They felt again the golden-light-connection between their hearts without saying a word.

„YES, yes…“

„…may I…,may I see your music instrument?“
She nodded very shortly and they both went back to the little wood-stage at the other side of the ancient palace-hall in-front of the big painting artwork of Palma il Giovane and Tintoretto.
Her case of her Pipa was on the left side on the stage.
They both went there and they both felt on the knees to see the Pipa.

As Palmina opened her case of her Pipa, it felt like she opened her heart…

None was allowed to see or even to touch her music instrument but now: …She showed it to Palma…

„Oooh, how beautiful…!“, said Palma
„And this…are the nails for the fingers to make the sound…?“
„Yes, yes…“, Palmina said with her soft innocent voice.
She took the Pipa out of the case and gave it to Palma.

As Palmina gave him her Pipa it felt like the Saint Virgin allowed him to hold her baby…

It was such a magic and personal moment.
Palma felt that it was a big honour to see the instrument of such a talented soloist like her and he knew that she is the best…“
Palma was now allowed to hold her instrument.
„Oh,… it’s heavy!“
Palma was fascinated by this Chinese Lute.
„And..And…the names…?“

They felt that their hearts came nearer and nearer…without looking at each other.
„…the names… of ….the ….4 strings…are…“
* * *
Palmina is still looking at SIRIUS remembering this beautiful moment of today’s evening.
She started to plug A – d – e – a on her Pipa.
* * *
Palmina’s heart was now very warm and she sent love and a little smile to Palma.

In this moment Palma also thought on this beautiful moment, his beautiful moment ever, as she explained him the names of the strings. He is also looking to SIRIUS now and could feel her smile and her love…
* * *
Palma plucked on his Viola: c g d‘ a‘
* * *

And then they both continuing dreaming and remembering of the moment at the stage…
* * *

„Oh,…,oh,… I will write it on a little piece of paper for you….“, said Palmina shy and very lovely.

„…I…. feel….. that I play this Lute since…. hundreds of years…“, she said like being in a vision.

Palma had also her vision…

Understanding her he said: „Maybe you played this Pipa for Marco Polo (1254-1324) 300 years ago. As he listened to you, he felt in love with you and he answered with music playing his Venetian Love-song for you as music answer…“

She smiled very very shy but lovely, „…this could really be… …it happened maybe 300 years ago…“

He could feel that Palmina was an open, big hearted soul which is really interested in a music dialogue…and she inspires him very much…
„She is a present of heaven and an ambassador of heaven“, Palma thought, „“Her culture is the golden light of heaven, the heaven of music and the higher inspirations…I love her! I love my music-princess…“

Palmina looking to him as she could read his thoughts.

Palma sees her, he hears her and he feels her with all his heart.

If someone would harm her he would feel it imminently. She is protected by the state and especially by the Venetian Titian-Art Gallery.

She explains him the highest notes possible to play on the Pipa.

„This is a fa…“, Palmina tried to show that it is a semi-tone higher.

„Ah, higher than fa, fa sharp?“
„Yes, yes…“, she said softly.

Palmina played very soft the highest note of her lute – fa# (sharp)

Palma came nearer to see the position she is touching with her left hand.
She played it so naturally and open hearted that Palma felt a big harmony and familiarity now again…“

* * *
As they both dreamed this about their day they took again their instruments, each sitting in their little rooms on their little beds looking to the stars outside:
* * *
Palmina plucked on her lute: A – d – e – a
* * *
Palma plucked on his Viola: c – g – d‘ – a‘
* * *

Both saw now a „shooting star on the night sky“…
Palmina smiled…
Palma smiled…
* * *
 ’Palma il Giovane music inspiration – After the concert‘

pictures: Dogen’s Palace with paintings of Palma il Giovane
music: Violin solo: Renate Spitzner Viola solo: Gerald Spitzner
recorded: 2018-02-17
 

VIDEO: new: https://youtu.be/gf0CjyKSoCk
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