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:

* * *

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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245. Bach’s first secret love in Arnstadt

245. Bach’s first secret love in Arnstadt

 

And they continued to dream their Peony Gondola dream:

* * *

This year 1581 was a very important year for the life of Palma and Palmina.
It was on the one hand a good year but it was also a year of big decision.

* * *

At the next morning Palma and Palmina read in the newspaper:

»A big burning incident happened in Arnstadt city in Germany. Nearly the whole city was destroyed and burned. Also the Organ was completely destroyed. It will take decades to reconstruct the city and a new organ there…«, Palma said to Palmina.

»Oh, the poor people of Arnstadt…«, Palmina said.
* * *

Suddenly the Peony Gondola showed them a talk between Mozart and his talented piano playing and composing Sister Nannerl:.

»…and this really happpened? Bach was in Venice secretly with his wife and with 2 of his 4 daughters?«

»Yes, Nannerl, I know this from one of his daughters. Our family has a very good friendship to the Bach family. You remember, I learned from a Bach son, they call him the London Bach. And, and,…the daughter of Bach said if we have financial problems we should write them and the Bach daughters will collect money so that they can send money to us to help us…«

»Oh, really,«, Nannerl Mozart said, »they are really good friends, good musician friends…We all love the Bach-family«.

»So a Bach daughter told me this secret story about Bach. – Nannerl, Natschi, Tschini Fibi! – Listen:…«

And Mozart gave Nannerl a tender kiss on her talented hands and on her cheeks and he begun the secret story and it was like that:
* * *

As Bach explained to his daughter Elisabeth that the well-known famous painter Palma il Giovane had his big family flat in the 2nd floor left beside the Astronomic Clock on the San Marco Place, the Bach family all went to have a fine walk along the big promenade along the „Riva degli Schiavoni“ in the south direction.

After a long walk they went in a left street which led them to the »Campo Bandiera e Moro«, a big place.

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picture 01 view from the big place at Palmina’s bakery shop »Campo Bandiera e Moro« in Venice

At the »Calle de la pieta« they sat down to a little bakery cafe to have a rest.

Daughter Elisabeth gave the little cage with the yellow canary bird on the table and little ‚Pipsy‘ started suddenly to make: »Peep, peep, peep!«.

»What’s with you, Pipsy, why are you so excited…?«

Bach looked around and looked to the bakery shop, and looked again at the place.

»Anna Magdalena«, which was 15 years younger then his husband Johann Sebastian, felt that something is going on in his heart but she did not ask, maybe he has an inspiration.

„This bakery shop, this big place…this looks also…this remembers me…oh, my old remembering…my first…she was my first….yes, the lute playing bakers daughter…“

Bach seemed to be excited. Never his daughter had seen him so emotionally looking around in his whole live.

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picture 02 Venice at Palminas bakery shop

»Daddy, what’s wrong with you…you have been here on that place..? You have remembering…remembering on this bakery shop with a lute playing baker’s daughter…«

Anna Magdalena remembered in this moment that Bach was strongly inspired to compose a lot of Lute music piece and it is e secret why this instrument really inspired him so much.

»Peep, Peep, Peep«, made the little yellow canary bird and Bach understood his beloved yellow canary bird. The bird seems to tell him all his remembering.

»Oh, It is a very emotional remembering.

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picture 03 Arnstadt-Schlossmuseum-Baeckerei-mon-plaisir-18-Jhr-1983

As I was 18 years old, you know as I was officially playing the first time on the Organ in Arnstadt…hmmmm. I remember very good, this sunny day, it was the…13th of July in the year 1703…what a day…want you really hear this story???

…it was my first love…«

»Oh, Daddy how Romantic, tell us we want to know…Daddy’s first love with 18 years.«

»Peep,peep,peep…«, made Pipsy and jumped excited agreeing in his little wooden cage around.

Anna Magdalena did not know this episode of Bach’s early live. She smiled shy and was interested to hear about that.

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picture 04 Bach Praeludium in C-Magior

»Yes, In Arnstadt…yes, she was my first love and she brought me to be a composer. She inspired me to compose the Capriccio, I later dedicated also to to my brother, but it was composed for her and the Preludium in C-major…and piece for Organ ‚Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern‘ – because she was the morning star on my horizon shining for me… and,…ok, I tell you…«

And Bach begun to tell the story, sitting at the Campo Bandiera e Moro in Venice at the baker’s shop at the ‚Calle de la Pieta‘.

For a moment he had tears in his eyes and Anna Magdalena realized it and put his hand on his right arm.

»Yes, but without her I would never decide to be a composer I would never meet your mum later as composer and we would never get married and you, my little daughters would not now be here with us here in Venice…“

* * *

And Bach started to tell the little love-story and it was like that:

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picture 05 Arnstadt – Johann Sebastian Bach Church

On the 13th of July in the year 1703 Bach was invited to test the new Organ in Arnstadt. The Church was full of people and they wanted all to listen how the new organ of Johann Friedrich Wender was sounding.
The people had to wait a long period since the city burned in the year 1581.

The place was full of people. All the people wanted to listen and to see the new organ of the church.

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picture 06 left view to the historic bakers shop

A young bakers daughter from a shop direct on the left side of the entrance came out of her shop as she listened Bach’s organ playing.

She opened her mouth like to hear a miracle.

Yes, she stopped her work in her shop. But she could not see me.

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picture 07 Bach-Organ in the Johann Sebastian Bach Church

First she only listened Bach without seeing how he looks like.
A big familiar feeling went through her heart. She was sure she knows him. Yes, he is an old soul and their souls are friends, deep music loving friends.

»Hach, why this talented musician is only testing our new Organ? Why he comes not and played always for us…?«, The mother of the baker’s daughter said.
She heard the organ also playing and stood now beside her daughter.
The baker’s daughter wanted to hide her fascination for Bach’s Organ playing, but mother realized very fast and smiled understanding.

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picture 08 Entrance of Bach Church in Arnstadt

After the concert the people of Arnstadt where fascinated and applaud not only for the quality of the sound of the organ also for the way the compositions Johann Sebastian played.

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picture 09 Big place in Arnstadt with Bach Monument

The people said »We have to ask him to stay in our city to be our Organ playing musician…he is the best musician and best organ expert…«

– »Congratulation, such a good organ and such a good performance…«
»Great, great, we want more concerts from Mr.Bach«

And as Bach left the church he was surrounded by the people of Arnstadt like a shooting star.

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picture 10 view on the historic baker’s shop in Arnstadt

The baker’s daughter wanted to see how Johann Sebastian is looking like, but she could not see him, so much people are outside at the place around the church.

»If he would come in our bakery shop? This amazing Organ playing star?«, the bakers daughter said to her mother and again her mother understood and smiled.

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picture 11 young ladies wearing traditional cloth of the 18th century

»He played so wonderful the Organ like Apollo. We could even hear his concert outside here on the street.

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picture 12 Bäckerei Fischer Arnstadt (as example)

Whole Arnstadt is celebrating him, it is a big honour to have a concert by Bach here in our little city. If he will stay here and play the Organ every week?

picture 13 Original Bach Organ manuals and Pedals in the Bach Museum Arnstadt.jpg

picture 13 Original Bach Organ manuals and Pedals in the Bach Museum Arnstadt

Let us pray that the heaven decides to lead his way to us, mother…«
And again mother smiled silent and understood.

* * *

After they saw this Peony Gondola Vision Palmina put her head on Palma’s side and they heart suddenly a music like that:

VIDEO: (Storms on the way to the light – Violin and Piano)  https://youtu.be/3Xmxoru2nRY

(to be continued…)

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244. Long live Cardinale Karolus Borromeus the saviour of children and sacred music

244. Long live Cardinale Karolus Borromeus the saviour of children and sacred music

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picture 01 – at Palma’s time a new traditional was born – The Il redentore feast in Venice as big Thank – you – festival

And they continued to dream their Peony Gondola dream at 23 o’clock and they saw this:

* * *

»+++ BREAKING NEWS – BREAKING WORLDPRESS NEWS +++
THE HIGHEST COURT OF THE REPUBLIC OF VENICE DECIDED TO SET FREE CARDINAL BORROMÄUS, KNOWN AS THE PROTECTOR OF CHILDREN AND SACRED MUSIC. +++ BREAKING NEWS – BREAKING WORLDPRESS NEWS +++«

Palmina went this morning along the San Marco Place and bought this fresh printed ‚Worldpress‘ newspaper.

She started reading and said: »Look Palma, they write about you…and,and, the Cardinale will today come to Venice….read, read, looook,look, Palma…“

Palma took the newspaper and read:

»…the highest court announced today that „…it IS NOT A CRIME to help too much poor and ill persons… “ The orders given by Cardinale Hell from the Vatican State to arrest the innocent Cardinal Borromaeus are not accepted by the highest court in order that Cardinale Hell is now declared as officially as criminal.

BIG FEAST FOR CARDINAL BORROMEAUS ON GIUDECCA ISLAND

Today at the traditional ‚Il Redentore feast“ the Republic of Venice will welcome this famous Cardinale with big fireworks and concert for being freed from wrong arrest.
The „Cantico delle Creature“ for children will be played by the Le Zitelle Orchestra at the official opening ceremony and a new painting of the famous painter Palma il Giovane will be presented as official thank you for saving Cardinale Borromaeus from imprisonment.

picture 02 - 1581 (chiesa il redentore) »Virgin and Child with the Infant Saint John and Saints Jerome, Anne, Francis and Catherine of Alexandria«

picture 02 – 1581 (chiesa il redentore) »Virgin and Child with the Infant Saint John and Saints Jerome, Anne, Francis and Catherine of Alexandria«

CARDINALE PROTECTED BY THE PRAYERS OF THE SAINT VIRGIN

Being protected during the gun shooting terror attack during the ‚Tridentinum Council‘ by the saint virgin „Karel“ give promise to the saint virgin to speak with a famous composer, because he composed a big composition as music therapy for victims of child-prostitution.

As big thank you being protected by the gun shooting of Mr. Ali who said by himself: „I was payed to shot on Karel by Cardinale Hell, who wanted to become the pope of the catholic church and he wanted to support all my friends if he gets the new pope, but now he will not support our Church of Social Media because he is in prison.“

 
PEOPLE SAY HE IS A SAINT

Cardinale Borromaeus did found a lot of institutions to protect poor children and girls from child prostitution in the tradition to the Saint Nicolaus.
Today he will visit the „Le Zitelle“-institution on Giudecca island and the girls orchestra will play Welcome concert in their church and in their beautiful gardens behind the buildings of the „Santa Maria de la Presentatione“.
Cardinale Borromaeus has announced to hold a speech on Giudecca Island supporting poor children, girls and the Venice-Titian-Art-Gallery.

 

INTERNATIONAL GUESTS WILL COME

Thousands of all over the world are expected today at the „Redentore feast“.
Honour Guests also from Asia, China, Thailand, Japan, Korea, even from Formosa, where strong relations to the catholic church are since the 16th century, will send their representatives to congratulate and sent their best wishes.

 
BIG FIRE WORK ALONG THE GIUDECCA ISLAND AS BIG WELCOME CEREMONY.

The Republic of Venice, the R.O.V, announced a very big fire work to this special day in the history for protection of children, protection of music therapy and art.

 
A NEW TRADITION IS BORN IN VENICE

„This feast should now be that big every year“ the representatives of the R.O.V., the Republic of Venice announced now, „…the feast is a traditional feast as ‚Thank you‘ for surviving the Pest“ – but now we decided to make it as one of the biggest feast in the year in Venice“.

picture 03a - bridge build only for the days of the Thank You Festival
picture 03 – bridge build only for the days of the Thank You Festival

 

A BIG BRIDGE WILL BE BUILD

Along the new feast there will be a new long bridge only for the duration of the days of the „Il Redentore feast“.
The people can go along the big bridge to go over the water to the „Church il Redentore“.

* * *

After they read the newspaper standing on the San Marco Place a lot of pigeon had landed around them and looked up to them as if they did understand the newspaper.
Now the pigeons flew to the Gondola which was waiting for them at the other end of the San Marco Place.

Both went there and Palmina and Palma entered a Gondola .Palma helped her to enter the Gondola and smiled.

Palmina smiled and said: »Palma, I am so proud on you. Cardinale Borromaeus will visit our „Le Zitelle Orchestra“ on Giudecca and the „Cantico delle Creature“ will be performed, and, and your painting will be presented at the Chiesa Il Redentore.
Oh, Palma, oh, Palma, what a big feast today will be. Oh, I love you, my painter, my composer, my love letter writer, my children protector….“

And Palma and Palmina looked sideways to the island Giudecca and smiled.
Soon the big traditional ‚Il Redentore festival‘ will start here in Venice.

Palmina put her hand on Palma’s hand very tender and Palma could feel it.
Now he looked at her beautiful smiling face. He realised how much he loves her and the sun made her hairs beautiful.

Slowly the Gondola moved to the other side in the direction of Giudecca Island.
They will have a few hours of rehearsal for the concert today at evening.
The innocent girls came all with their music instruments and also the girls and children choir was there.
As they saw Palma and Palmina coming to the Le Zitelle they waved all from their windows.

„Look, Palma and Palmina are coming to make a rehearsal with us. Let us take all our music instruments and come at the concert stage in the garden.

And all the girls and children came in the Le Zitelle Garden to sit at their place on the stage to be ready to make a rehearsal of Palma’s Hymnus.

How often Cardinal Hell tried to pay millions to stop this music-social projects for children. How often he gave a lot of money to people to sabotage this social projects. But now Cardinal Borromaeus is their strong hand of the heaven to stopp this intrigues against these poor children.

And now they made the rehearsal like that:

VIDEO: [Peony Gondola Song] https://youtu.be/4YfXRwOwHWE


At he evening the saint Cardinale Borromaeus came and the fireworks in Venice begun and it looked fantastic like that, so that also painters made paintings of this historic moment in modern civilization – to protect children, art and culture.
»Long live our Cardinale Borromaeus!«

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»Long Live the Protector of our children the new saint Nicolaus!«

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»Yes long live he, down with Cardinale Hell, he should never leave the prison – This Children killer«

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»Long live the saint Cardinal – Down with Cardinale Hell, this murder!«

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»Long live the Le Zitelle Foundation and its Girls Orchestra and Choir! Let’s listen the Cantico delle Creature – The big Manifest against child-prostitution!«

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»Let us celebrate this day from now on in all future, here in Venice on Giudecca Island«

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pictures 1-72 – traditional feast on Giudecca Island as big thank you

(click on the image to see it in full size)

(to be continued…)

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226. House concert in Palma’s flat in Venice

226. House concert in Palma’s flat in Venice

They continued to dream their Peony Gondola Vision and they saw this:

* * *

Palma went fast home at his flat on San Marco Place to get the Pigeon-Letter-Mail.

And as he arrived and opened his window in the second floor and the snow-white Letter-Mail-Pigeon waited and made friendly „Groo, Groooooo“. Palma smiled and took her carefully in her hands.
Now he opened her letter and read it.
Palma’s eyes where very lucky and he sat down to his table and continued to read her beautiful Pigeon-Mail.

Then he looked out of his window. From here he can not see the windows of Palmina’s flat in the 3rd floor on Giudecca Island but he feels that she is also standing now at the window and smiling.

Palma looked into the direction of Giorgio Maggiore and said:
»The church of »Isola San Giorgio Maggiore« is complete erected. This is a symbol of our love…I have to answer Palmina on her letter…«

Palma kissed the letter and he started fast to write an answer:

»Venice, 16…

Dear Palmina!

Thank you, I received your Pigeon-Mail,
I also can’t wait to be with you in our Peony Gondola at 23 o’clock.
Today the breakfast you made on my birthday was so nice, especially the music you played for me on my bed with your lutes.
You made a new composition for me and you made a nice variation of my composition for your lutes.
I hear it the whole day during my painting work in my remembering, in my deep heart.
Thank you Palmina.
And today at midday you and Michaela made such a good lunch for me, and you made the first celebration on this birthday for me.
Mihaela made a surprise, you know, she searched the »happy birthday music version in my language – in Veneto!«.
As you saw Crezia and Julia made two paintings for me – So nice – My daughter like you very much, You all women are all my personal angels since my wife died and I am a lonely man.

I am locking forward to celebrate my birthday with you – You are now a part of my family.
I love you my sweet pigeon,
my inspiration, my Santa Cecilia

Your you deeply loving

Jacopo Palma il Giovane

PS: Do you think that Natalie from Russia, you know the talented Organ Playing musician, will come to our nice birthday feast in our big flat on San Marco Place and play with us some music with our family? Mihaela said her mother was at the ospedaletto and is not well, let’s pray for her mother. Mihaela is praying for her…«

* * *

picture - house concert like it was at Palma's time in the 16th cecury in Venice

And as they saw this Peony Vision Palma and Palmina hugged and kissed soft and they remembered the beautiful house concert for Palma’s birthday at his home:

And Palma and Palmina looked this concert together in this Peony Vision:

This concert was beautiful and it was like that:

VIDEO: (original Renaissance concert )
https://okto.tv/de/oktothek/episode/22431

https://okto.tv/de/oktothek/episode/22431

(to be continued…)

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225. Happy Birthday, Palma il Giovane!

225. Happy Birthday, Palma il Giovane!

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picture 1 -Orazio_Gentileschi_-_Saint_Cecilia_Playing_the_Spinnet

They continued to dream their Peony Gondola Vision and they saw this:

* * *

The next day Palmina had always to think about Palma’s Piano solo he composed for his beloved Palmina, his inspiration, his Saint Cecilia.

Today she had two talented music students at the Gardens of Giudecca.
The mother of the talented girls is also playing a music instrument and it is very creative to teach them music lessons.

As Palmina went back along the Giudecca island to the »Le Zitelle« she teaches also the girls there in music.

Now she has a little break between her music lessons.
Sitting in her official flat in the 3rd floor of the »Le Zitelle« building she is thinking on her Palma, which has today birthday and she sat down on her little table at the window and started to write a Pigeon-letter mail to her Palma il Giovane who lives on the other side of the Lagoon water on the San Marco Place.
From her window she can see directly to the San Marco Place and she smiled.

She looked to the cage of the Letter-Pigeon and smiled to her.

»After my music lessons here, I will go to Palma and celebrate with him his birthday in our Peony Gondola. But first I will send him a Pigeon-letter mail to wish him happy birthday…«, Palmina thought lucky and smiling.

* * *

Palma felt in this moment that she is writing a letter to her and he stopped for a while his painting work at the famous palazzo in Venice.
In his thoughts he could feel, no he could see her sitting beautifully on her table writing a Pigeon-Letter Mail for him.

In his imagination it looks so beautiful and poetic how his sweet Palmina is thinking and writing for him.
Palma cleaned fast his fingers, full of wet colours and took a sheet of paper and a pencil to draw how he feels and sees Palmina in his deep heart Vision.

Palma made a very fast drawing.

picure 4 - drawing by Palma il Giovane

picture – drawing by Palma il Giovane

Yes, Palma is the INVENTOR OF THE DRAWING AS INDEPENDENT ART DISCIPLINE.
Before Palma there was only the tradition that a pencil drawing is only the draft of an oil painting and the drawing has no meaning for art.
Palma was famous for doing fast and very often own drawings and these drawings had been the first time in the history of art defined as a complete independent art discipline.

Palma send her an imaginary cheek kiss and Palmina smiled in this moment and kissed the letter she wrote:

„Venice, Giudecca-Island 16….

My beloved Palma!

Today on your BIRTHDAY, I write you a little Pigeon-Letter-Mail.
I am so lucky that we can see us now every day and I am now a part of your life.
The Pigeon will fly from here at the »Le Zitelle« over the Lagoon water directly to your window at the 2nd floor at the San Marco Place. And no one will destroy the letter. No one will steal the letter. No one will destroy our deep love and our deep music art friendship.
I know that I am inspiring you and that you are always lucky to be creative in painting, composing and writing in order to these inspirations.
Last time we met in our Peony Gondola at 23 o’clock you composed from your heart a music piece I loved so much – The Piano solo –

Palma, thank you!
My composer, my painter and writer…

I would like to tell you that I am planing to play several compositions from you in my little fine concerts.
Today we can speak about this in our Peony Gondola at 23 o’clock celebrating your birthday.

Dear Palma, I am so looking forward to see you!

Happy birthday, dear Palma!

Your you deeply loving

Palmina, your Pigeon, your Saint Cecilia“

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* * *

And as they saw this Peony Gondola Vision Palmina took her Lute and played for him being with him in this beautiful Peony Gondola.

VIDEO: The Lute in Italian Renaissance
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TKjadi_rvP0&feature=youtu.be

And suddenly a text appeared written in an old Chinese language like this on the evening sky.

說萬物者莫說乎澤,*)

„Of all that forces that GIVE JOY things, there is no more gladdening than the LAKE ☱.“

And then Palma took his Viola music instrument and Palmina took her Pipa Lute and they made together music at their Peony Gondola hour at 23 o’clock like this about the image of „LAKE, the joyous“ :

VIDEO: [Solo 5 for Pipa and Viola – LAKE ] https://youtu.be/1VJ0ID2g2Mo

(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

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*) old traditional Chinese text (ancient style) of the Wisdom Book of Change „I-Ging“ (YI-King or I Ching) which is 5000 year old.

see also:

I Ching – Wikipedia – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I_Ching

»The I Ching or Yi Jing (Chinese: 易經; pinyin: Yìjīng ), also known as Classic of Changes or Book of Changes, is an ancient Chinese divination text and the oldest of the Chinese classics.«

224. Palma tunes his harpsichord after Palmina’s lute

224. Palma tunes his harpsichord after Palmina’s lute

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And as Palmina heard so directly music from Palma’s heart she realized that she started to dream and Palma put his arm around her during that and she smiled.
Also Palma did. And he could feel her smile at the beginning of this Peony Gondola hour at 23 o’clock. Palmina smiled very strong, Palma could feel it and smiled also, it was not possible not to smile.
Palma dreamed also, the same dream in this moment, in this Peony Gondola hour at 23′ o clock.
And they continued to dream and they saw this:

* * *

Palma was sitting on his harpsichord and realized, as he finished tuning it, that if he tunes his harpsichord after the Lute of Palmina, in well tempered half tones, it was possible to modulate a music through all half-tones in Magior and Minor.
But Palma tried out to play now and it was possible!
Normally here in Venice, in this 16th century, it was not possible to do so on a harpsichord or an organ – the instruments are tuned to play only in a few scale but not in all 12 semitone scale.
Palma will next week ask an organ-tuner to tune a little organ after Palmina’s semitones.
»Do you think, Palmina, he will tune the Organ like my harpsichord in equal like Well-tempered *) 12 semi-tones like your lute and my mandolin are already tuned?«, Palma asked loud, hoping that she is in the room nearby, listening him and that she will come to him in the big representative room of his flat on the San Marco Place in Venice, in the 2nd floor.

picture - Circle of fifths

picture – circle of fiths needs the „well tempered tunning“ –  the „Well temperament“ *)

»Yes, Palma, Yes…I think he will try it after you have shown him how your harpsichord is tuned…wait, I come…«, Palmina answered from the other room.
And now Palmina came with her lute to make music with Palma.
This moments are the most beautiful moments in Palma’s painting and artis’s live.
Palmina is with him and they are now alone, and they only want to do one thing: To make music, to feel the music-harmonic-connection between their hearts.
Palma played a few notes to test his new „lute-tuning“ of this instrument.
And suddenly he felt inspired with thinking on his pure pigeon, his snow-white saint spirit pigeon, bringing him always to new inspiration for his painting music creativity.
And Palma played and played and he tried out this new „Well tempered -12 semi-tons equal-tuning.“

* * *

As they saw this Peony-Gondola vision Palmina was very proud on her Jacopo Palma il Giovane, her painter, her composer, her love-story writer, her deep and only love.

Again she put her head on his side and continued to hear music and it was like that:

VIDEO: (Piano solo at the vegan backery Art-Gallery-Cafe ) https://youtu.be/PsKViSqB6QE

 

* * *

(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

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*) Well temperament – Wikipedia – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Well_temperament

WELL TEMPERAMENT (also good temperament, circular or circulating temperament) is a type of tempered tuning described in 20th-century music theory. The term is modeled on the German word wohltemperiert. This word also appears in the title of

J.S. Bach’s famous composition „Das wohltemperierte Klavier„, The Well-Tempered Clavier.“

„The first circular temperament was described by the organist ARNOLT SCHLICK**) in the early 16th century[citation needed], but „well temperaments“ did not become widely used until the baroque period. They persisted through the classical period, and even survived into the late 19th century in some areas, for example in Italy. [citation needed]
There are many well temperament schemes, some nearer meantone temperament, others nearer equal temperament. Although such tunings have no wolf fifth, keys with many sharps or flats still do not sound very well in tune (due to their thirds). This can contrast chords in which vibrations are concordant with others where the vibrations are not harmonically related. Some theorists [weasel words] have sought to define „well temperament“ more narrowly to exclude fifths wider than pure, which rules out many such schemes.“

**) Arnolt Schlick – Wikipedia – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arnolt_Schlick
Arnolt Schlick (July 18?  c. 1455–1460 – after 1521) was a German organist, lutenist and composer of the Renaissance. He is grouped among the composers known as the Colorists. He was most probably born in Heidelberg and by 1482 established himself as court organist for the Electorate of the Palatinate. Highly regarded by his superiors and colleagues alike, Schlick played at important historical events, such as the election of Maximilian I as King of the Romans, and was widely sought after as organ consultant throughout his career. The last known references to him are from 1521

The first circular temperament was described by the organist Arnolt Schlick in the early 16th century, but „well temperaments“ did not become widely used until the baroque period. They persisted through the classical period, and even survived into the late 19th century in some areas, for example in Italy.
There are many well temperament schemes, some nearer meantone temperament, others nearer equal temperament. Although such tunings have no wolf fifth, keys with many sharps or flats still do not sound very well in tune (due to their thirds). This can contrast chords in which vibrations are concordant with others where the vibrations are not harmonically related. Some theorists[weasel words] have sought to define „well temperament“ more narrowly to exclude fifths wider than pure, which rules out many such schemes.
Some well-known well temperaments go by the following names:
Werckmeister temperament (invented by Andreas Werckmeister)
French Temperament Ordinaire
Neidhardt
Kirnberger
Kellner
Vallotti (invented by Francesco Antonio Vallotti)
Young
Some temperament schemes feature numbers of perfect, pure fifths and these give enhanced harmonic resonance to instruments and music on which they are played so that music moves into and out of focus between keys as vibrations lock together or not. Werckmeister features 8 perfect fifths, Kellner 7 and Vallotti 6.
The contemporary composer Douglas Leedy has written several works for harpsichord or organ in which the use of a well temperament is required.[citation needed]

See also:
Pythagorean tuning
Just intonation
Meantone temperament
Regular temperament
Equal temperament


223. Traditional Dialogue of Cultures in Venice

223. Traditional Dialogue of Cultures in Venice

 

picture 01 - Palma_il_Giovane_-_Doge_Pietro_Loredan_Beseeching_the_Virgin_-_WGA16909
picture – Palma il Giovane -Doge Pietro Loredan*) Beseeching the Virgin (Wikipedia)

This Painting by Palma il Giovane is on the big famous Dogan“s Palace (Palazzo Ducale) where always delegations of different cultures officially had a intercultural friendship event as peace DIALOGUE between the mighty Republic of Venice and the business partners from all over the world like Europe, Asia and Africa.

* * *

They continued to dream their Peony Gondola Vision like that:

* * *

„Oh, so much Cultures we have on this world. Fantastic!!!!l „, Palmina said like a young girl with her soft fine voice and continued smiling with this asian-like beautiful eyes:

„…this beautiful different cultures with their different music and art traditions,… fantastic…
our world is so big, I would like to huge it ..“, Palmina said and hugged Palma.

„..this beautiful cultures are often visiting Venice, our mighty Republic of Venice the – R.O.V. and I often play at the welcome concert in the Dogan’s Palace on our San Marco Place…often an artwork from you or from me…“, Palmina said euphoric.

„…From all over the world the representative of their culture are coming and greeting our Republic from Europe Asia, Africa. From Thailand, Vietnam, Bangladesh, China, Cipan (Japan), Korea, Philippines, Russia…Armenia, Cyprus- Byzantium…bringing a message to us of peace and friendship…They want all a peacefull relation, a cultural dialogue to our mighty Republic of Venice and of course good economic relations with us Europeans…“, Palma said very wise.

picture 02 detail

picture 03

picture 2-3 – detail of Palmas painting in the Palazzo Ducale (Dogan’s Palace) in Venice

„So it is important that all cultures are in a harmonic peaceful relation…in a good DIALOGUE!
…Palma, didn’t you compose a music dialogue for Chinese lute Pipa (or other Chinese or other Asian Instruments) and Viola da braccio as the Chinese delegation did visit our Republic with their huge Chinese ships, waiting outside the „Lido“, coming with hundreds of guests to bring a peaceful culture program, a cultural exchange dialogue concert? Didn’t you?“

„Oh yes, I will never forget this. It was years ago…Oh, Palmina, my Dialogue for Pipa琵琶 and Viola. Do you remember the begining melody?“, Palma asked.

Palmina took her Lute and plugged slowly and smiling with shining eyes, only a girl or a women has, if she is loving…

G-d-e-a

Palmina smiled to Palma and send to his heart a warm and golden, tender light energy playing her lute.

Palma could feel this also in his deep heart.

After that,now Palma took his Viola and plugged:

c-g-d‘-a‘

„Do you remember, Palmina?“

„Yes, your composition you wrote as Dialogue for my instrument and your instrument…It was dedicated as dialogue between the East Cultures and the West Cultures between the Ming Dynasty representatives and Venice.
Yes, Palma, I remember very good and I love this creation from you very much!“

picture 04

picture – (detail) Palma paints his own flat in the 2nd floor on the San Marco Place as autobiographic link

Palmina gave Palma a tender kiss on his cheek and Palma could feel this.

Now Palma composed deep in his heart a music reflection and variation to the main „Dialogue Music Theme“, the main melody of this dialogue composition like that and Palmina put her head and Palma’s side to hear this music coming directly from Palma’s heart and what she listened was this:

VIDEO: (Dialogue Inspiration (Violin+Piano) https://youtu.be/xvh6apJHslM

(to be continued…)

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»Palma il Giovane – The Peony Gondola« here:

ALL CHAPTER OVERVIEW:
https://geraldspitzner.wordpress.com/palma-il-giovane-the-peony-gondola-by-gerald-spitzner

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*) Pietro Loredan

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pietro_Loredan_(doge)

Pietro Loredan (born Venice, Italy 1482 – died Venice, 3 May 1570) was the 84th Doge of Venice. He reigned from 1567 to 1570.

170. Remembering: Creative Afternoons with the Le Zitelle Children (1594)

170. Remembering: Creative Afternoons with the Le Zitelle Children (1594)

 

READ ALSO THE NEW CHAPTER »OF UNCLE VILLY – BACK TO EARTH«:

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picture –  Maria de la Presentatione – Le Zitelle on Giudecca Island, Venice

And they continued to see their Peony Gondola Visions:

»Vienna, 15…

Dear Palma!
We arrived now Vienna, the world city of music and culture!
How beautiful it is there!
It is a complete other world than on my island.
On Giudecca-Island in Venice there I love to live there and in Venice, but Vienna is also beautiful!
The travel from Venice to Vienna was hard.
I am not used to travel with a coach, I prefer to move with Gondolas.
(It is more soft and harmonic to move with a Gondola)

And I miss you sitting together with you in our Gondola.
But today at 23 o’clock we will meet each other and I give you this letter because it is faster to send a letter via the Peony Gondola.

And something special happened today, listen Palma:

There was a false Body-guard ho tried to pay 2000 Swiss Franken to the president of the society which is organising our concert in Vienna against international-child-prostitution.
But the President, he is not from Austria, is strong and made a criminal report to the local authorities.
The secret service of our Republic of Venice found out that this false body guard tried to steal the identity of a real body guard and he wanted to sell dark sugar to the girls of our little fine Le Zitelle Chamber Orchestra.
The police came an arrested him and all girls were happy because this body guard started to touch the girl in an un-fine and respect-less way and the girls were afraid from him because his father is a rich man, a big member of the dark sugar network administrators who steals the letters of girls and also from us.

As protest against the sabotage of our little concert in Vienna the president announced to organize a BIG CONCERT with philharmonic musicians with your »Cantico delle Creature« in a Franciscan church in Venice. It could happen that in Venice in the church chiesa dei »Frari« where the big painting of Master Titian »Assunta Maria« is and where your famous and large painting of the Saint Catarina is.
Wooo, I am so looking forward to this concert in Venice, I hope I can play your 8 Lute Soli which you dedicated to me in your »Cantico delle Creature«.

It will be a big manifest against international child prostitution! The European and Asian musicians of our Island are standing behind you, Palma!

Today we will have our first concert here in Vienna,

Looking forward to see you again on our Peony-Gondola at 23 o’clock…

with much love

your Pigeon, your inspiration,
your little canary bird,
your angel
your Saint Cecilia,
your little Pipa Princess Wang Chun Chao
your Y…ou loving Palmina«

                    * * *

Palma smiled as Palmina finished reading her short letter to Palma from Vienna.

He put his strong arm around Palmina and she gave her head on his side.

»Thank you, Palmina. Such a nice letter.
And such nice news. The false body guard is arrested…«

»…How was my day today:
Here is my letter to you, today I wrote for you:
Venice, 15…

Dear Palmina!

Today I had my teaching lessons in the gardens of the Chinese Ming-Dinasty family on Giudecca-Island.
They learn to draw and paint in European tradition. Also they are learning European music instruments, and they are very talented. Two Asian women I started to paint as Saint Women. Later I will show you the paintings. They explain me the Asian music instruments and I like the Asian music also. My painting students came also to the lesson there in the gardens.
The Asian musicians want to found a Dao-Ying-Yang-Chinese-Garden-Orchestra combined with European musicians and they are asking me to compose an Eurasian-Artwork in music like I painted the Asian women a little bit Eurasian in my paintings. You remember my painting of princess Lin…?

Today we see us in the Peony Gondola at 23 o’clock.

Your, You deeply loving
Jacopo Palma il Giovane«

»Oh, great Palma!
I have so much remembering on the »Creative Music Afternoons« at Giudecca-Island with you and your mother teaching the poor little children without parents music and the »Cantico delle Creature«.
I am so proud of you, Palma!«, Palmina said and gave Palma a tender cheek kiss on his right cheek and smiled very friendly.

»Yes, I remember the concert in late spring of the year 1594 at the Le Zitelle.
The Le Zitelle Institution at the Jesuits on Guidecca was sponsored by the famous family Loredan ¹«

Christ in the Garden of Gethsemane by Palma Il Giovane (Jacopo Negretti) (1548-1628) Santa Maria della Visitazione Zitelle, Venice, Italy Italian
        picture - Palma painted the founder family Loredan¹ 
        of the le Zitelle Institution on Giudecca  
        (chiesa Maria de le Presentatione) 

¹ The founder of the Le Zitelle Institution on Giudecca-Island.
Linkhttps://www.gioiellinascostidivenezia.it/i-gioielli/chiesa-delle-zitelle/
»Chiesa collegata al pio luogo delle Zitelle, fondato a metà del 1500, destinato all’educazione di giovani donne povere ma molto belle per le quali la propria avvenenza poteva essere motivo di perdizione e di avvio prostituzione.«

»Le Zitelle (officially Santa Maria della Presentazione) is a church in Venice, Italy. It is part of a former complex which gave shelter to young maidens („zitelle“ in Italian) who had no dowry, and is located in the easternmost part of the Giudecca island. « – wilipedia – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Le_Zitelle


»I remember all the girls and musicians….

There was little Irena – she learned to play the Viola by me like little Petra – and it was Irena’s inspiration to play the A-Sting and the D-String on the Viola during the »sora aqua« part of my Cantico delle Creature.
We had then the idea to let all little children play on their children-Violins (my mother organized the little-children violins for the children) only on the A-String and the D-String.

»Yes, it was a very creative afternoon at this year. We played also the beginning of the Cantico with the »ad te solo-Melody«. Yes and the very little children clapped with their hands around going in the circle and Mrs. Petja from Bulgaria helped them. She was a painting student of mine in the Titian-Art-School and painted Jesus very well. I asked her to support the La-Zitelle music-social projects because the children are poor and needy.

»Yes, she did her job very well.«, Palmina said

»And I remember Mrs. Elisabetha, also a Le Zitelle Girl….«, Palmina exited said.

Yes, she was forced by her sever father to sing in restaurants and to stay with old man in a room alone. The man wear false priest cloths to hide his identity. As Elizabetha run away, and as she escaped from her sever father, who always beat her with violence and tried to give her dark sugar, she took a Gondola to Giudecca Island at the Jesuits and asked if she can stay at the Le Zitelle for the next years not to be a child-prostitute.
Therefore she got a singer and music education and was soon a member of the Venice-Titian-Art-Gallery and could also support music-projects with her voice.

»Yes, she sung with the little girls at this Creative Music afternoon your Cantico and the »Kyrie« of your »Prager Messe«. Cardinale Carolus Boromaeo liked this music so much as he visited Venice once and held his sever speech against international child-prostitution.«

»…and I remember the girls, Manuela, who learn so good to play the Lute – my best lute – student!«, Palmina said proud.

»…Yes she is a good musician, but she also learned very good to play the Violin, and the harpsichord. I think she liked you Palma. Women can feel this…«, Palma added

»…also little Sonja, she sung very good in our children-choir and little Petra, but she was tall grown…She learned Viola da braccio from me…and little Nino – he learned Violin…So much children grew up there and also the children without parents – the Le Zitelle institution sponsored also creative music-social projects for children without parents²…«


² an institution like a modern children-village


And the Peony Gondola showed them the remembering-visions of the year 1594 at Venice.

»The children look all so happy to do this CREATIVE MUSIC AFTERNOON…«, Palmina said and hugged Palma with her left hand and Palma could feel her and was happy.

»…no wonder that the criminal organisation of the »Church of Secure Crime – CSC« or and its children-prostitution networks form the dark sugar network administrators wanted to pay over 25.000 International Dollars to destroy this Institutions with lies and intrigues and tried to sabotage of their concerts in Vienna. «, Palma said.

»I am so proud of you Palma for composing this Cantico delle Creature for children.«

And Palmina put her soft hand tender on Palma’s left hand, smiled and looked Palma into his eyes.
Palmina said »Pi-«
Palma answered »-Pa«
Now both said »Liu – to – kiss!« and kissed soft and tender on their lips and closed their eyes.
And as they did so they saw a Peony-Vision of a CREATIVE-MUSIC-AFTERNOON with children at the children Village at Vienna in exactly 400 years in the future and they say this little Peony-Vision of the »Cantico delle Creature« for Children and they saw this:

    VIDEO: [1994 - »Cantico delle Creature
 for children without parents at 
the children village (near Vienna)«³ ]
  https://youtu.be/7XLdXP90FTI
 
                       (to be continued...) 

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³ This historic villa was donated to give to the children without parents a house and to create a children village in Hinterbrühl near Vienna in Austria.

The Creative-Music-Afternoons had been organized since the 12.April of 1980 by Prof. Renate and Gerald Spitzner


Fondamenta Zitelle, Giudecca

Chiesa di Santa Maria della Presentazione “Le Zitelle”

 

»Realizzata su progetto di Andrea Palladio, gode di una delle più belle e privilegiate viste su Piazza San Marco.

Chiesa collegata al pio luogo delle Zitelle, fondato a metà del 1500, destinato all’educazione di giovani donne povere ma molto belle per le quali la propria avvenenza poteva essere motivo di perdizione e di avvio prostituzione.

Le prime quaranta “zitelle” si stabilirono nell’isola della Giudecca (nel palazzo appartenuto alla famiglia Loredan) nel 1561, riunite in comunità da alcune nobildonne veneziane su ispirazione dei padri Gesuiti. Nel 1574 fu presentato un primo progetto di costruzione del nuovo ‘collegio laico’ dove le giovani avrebbero trovato vitto, alloggio e istruzione fino al raggiungimento della maggiore età.
Il progetto palladiano

La chiesa venne edificata dopo gli anni della peste, dal 1581 al 1585, con l’assistenza dei proti Bartolomeo Manopola e Simon Sorella, per poi essere consacrata nel 1588. Nonostante la mancanza di documenti si può attribuite il progetto ad Andrea Palladio, anche se la prima pietra fu collocata in loco un anno dopo la morte del noto architetto.«

»L’interno, a pianta poligonale, è arricchito da dipinti di Jacopo Palma il Giovane (Orazione nell’orto con, ai piedi, i committenti Pasquale ed Elisabetta Foppa), di Antonio Vassillachi (San Francesco inginocchiato al cospetto della Vergine con il Bambino e il procuratore Federico Contarini) e di Francesco Bassano (Presentazione della Vergine al tempio).«

L’architettura

L’architettura si rifà alla forma del tempio votivo a pianta centrale, trasformato in fase di costruzione per rispondere all’esigenza di inglobare la chiesa entro le ali dell’ospizio. Ciò che possiamo vedere oggi è una facciata a tempio sormontata da una grande cupola affiancata da due campaniletti: la parte inferiore della facciata si apre su due piccole, mentre in quello superiore è movimentata dall’apertura dell’ampia finestra termale a semicerchio.
LINK: https://www.gioiellinascostidivenezia.it/i-gioielli/chiesa-delle-zitelle/

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Uncle Villy – Back to Earth  Blog (chapter 3)

 

Posted on December 4, 2018 

[3.] Orange Light, blue flames and Organ Music

I remember at one evening as we came back from our little walk at the near wood.
We had to cross the high-way bridge to come back to the streets where all the villas are, the diplomatic district of the city.
After a while, it was going to be evening, uncle Villy, uncle Pepi, Aunt Bea, Aunt Zdenka, uncle Pavel (her husband), mum suddenly stopped, Our little dog Mischa looked up to the sky.
We all looked now up to the sky. There was a little red point.

We all knew it, this is Planet Mars.

Uncle Villy made a big and long sigh. All knew it, but nobody wanted to talk about in the public, on the streets.
Although nearly nobody was on the street…but the Mars-Story of our family is not for all to know…

Only special readers are allowed in a few decades to listen to my little remembering.

Uncle Pepi took his hand and laid his hand on his shoulder and smiled to him.

His eyes said to him wordless: »You did your best…Now they are all heroes…It is a miracle that you are today with us…we are all very thankful for that…«

Uncle Villy looked back up to Mars and made again a long sigh.

As I saw them standing there I asked suddenly in this silence:
»Ludevit will come today and show us his new paintings from Planet Mars…«

And I jumped in the air very happy trying to reach Planet Mars with my little hands as little children sometimes do.

* * *

As we came back on that evening, going down the silent, peacefull diplomat-district to our family villa, I went a little round in our garden and played cosmonaut with my children toys.

I sniffed again on our garden roses from aunt Fanny and aunt Sophie – they were botanic specialists – then I went into our house to be with our family at the dining salon.

They spoke about literature and music till Ludevit came.

* * *

Later as Ludevit was also ready with evening dinner he went up with Uncle Villy to show him his new paintings from planet Mars.

»This I like very much…«, Uncle Villy said.

picture - painting of planet Mars landscape

picture – Planet Mars painting

And they talked and talked about their new book about the Mars Mission.

I did not understand them, it was to complicate for me as a little child.
But as they spoke about three orange suns and blue flames and Organ Music on Mars I was very interested.

»And there are really 3 Orange Suns and blue flames on Mars, and, and organ music…?«

»Oh, Gerald, we are now discussing if we should write it in the book or not because some could say this is not scientific enough…«, Uncle Villy said.

»But Villy, you wrote, that as you saw the 3 suns on Mars it was like a WELCOME on MARS…«, Ludevit said as positive argument.

»Yes, we write it because we think that the reader can interprete the feelings of the astronauts by themself…It reflects also the feeling they had as they saw this miracle…«, Ludevit answered.

Villy said: »To say that the astronauts saw these 3 orange suns is for them like to be welcome on Planet Mars…«

»Ludevit, you are a space-artist and I am a space-astronomer, a scientist. We are working together to write down this story of the first men on Mars in modern history. I understand that we can not write only the scientific facts that I wrote down in these hundreds of papers I had to write down and to calculate.
There must be something which is MORE then only a daily logbook of a space astronomer, (in our story a log book of a space-doctor). Only an artist can describe how astronauts had seen the surface of our brother planet Mars…Your painting is great…
Gerald…, Ludevit paintings are amazing, Isn’t it Gerald?«

»Yes, they are looking like real photos…«

* * *

(to be continued…)


158. The big deal, the honour of three women and the saved friendship

158. The big deal, the honour of three women and the saved friendship

And Palmina thought on Palma. Palma could feel it and smiled.
She touched in her thoughts Palma’s right hand and Palma could feel it.
Palma was lucky and smiled. In her thought at their Peony-hour Palmina gave Palma a little cheek kiss on his right cheek and Palma could feel it and smiled.

»My Du Liniang«, Palma said in his Peony-dream.
»My Liu Mengmei«, Palmina said to Palma in her Peony-dream.

Palma plugged on this Viola:

c – g- d‘- a‘

Palmina answered and plugged on her Lute:

A – D – E – a

Both smiled in the same moment.

Palma hugged her with his right arm. And Palmina hold Palma with her left arm.

»Now we saw two different visions…from two different moments«, Palma said.

»I remember,… that 2nd vision is nearly 11 years earlier then that first vision in 1593…«

»Oh, Palmina, my soft innocent Pigeon. I love you as you are…«
And in that moment they saw again a vision, sitting together in their soft seats of their Peony Gondola and they saw this:

* * *

Palmina was very sad that the priest did not like Palma’s artworks.
This day she went her way carefully to the Island Giudecca in Venice.

She took an other way with the Gondola so that she will not suddenly meet the priest on the streets of Giudecca.

At a little Pizzeria the restaurant owner greeted Palmina:
»Ciao, Palmina. Principessa, tutto bene? Fa bene? Are you ok?«

Palmina shows with her finger on her mouth that he should be silent in this moment.
»What’s up in Venice? Palmina, I heard that your father was seen in the city with an unknown women….«

Palmina stopped walking so fast and then she asked him:
»Porca Miseria! My father is back…!? After so much years….? Sure?«

»I did not see him but an other Pizzeria owner on San Marco Place said today he is back.«

»Hm? Mother did say nothing and at our bakery she was the whole morning alone. And was my brother also with him?«

»Mi dispiace, Io nolo so – I don’t know, Palmina…«

* * *

Palma il Giovane was now teaching in his Titian School and today was the open day for the public. The public was only on this day allowed to enter free this famous Titian-Art-School to see Palma’s famous students getting public painting lessons by him.

A lot of interested people from all over the world wanted to see how the students are getting teaching lessons by Palma il Giovane.

Palmina’s father said to a women: »Come, let us visit the Titian School. Let us see how the teaching painting lessons are. Normally no one can enter this famous Venice Palazzi…«

As they entered the big representative hall they saw Palma il Giovane teaching.

Palma said: »…And there is a beautiful legend here in Venice about a Lute player women, she was very beautiful and Titian wanted to have her playing for his painting school. And she played very beautifully. But there was a priest who did not want that. He went on one day to her father to talk with him secretly…«

As Palmina’s father heard that legend he was very nervous and the women beside him looked surprised at him.

»What is with you?«, she asked him.

* * *

In the meanwhile Palmina went slowly along the long Promenade on the little Giudecca Island in the direction to the „La Zitelle“.

There was a pure women on the house side sitting and opening her hand for something because she is poor and needy.
For a moment Palmina did not see the needy women.
Then her pure and friendly heart was stronger: She went back and gave to the needy women some of her fresh white fine breads.

Now she has something to eat.
The women was very thankful and Palmina made a little sigh and looked how lucky the women was to get such a good food, such a fine little bread, handmade and baked by Palmina’s mother.
She wanted to caress the head of the poor women and she smiled very lucky.

As she stood there Palmina heard the voice of two man from a window of the 1.floor of this house.
There are the rooms of the priests and a priest said:

»No thank you, we don’t buy any dark sugar from your institution. How often I told you: We do not make a business with the devil, your dark-sugar-earth organisation…«
»Oh no, father…today I want to tell you that a Millionaire asked me to ask you if you can make it possible that Palmina will not play Palma’s compositions in the next time, you know. Today he said you will get several millions of money if you can influence Palmina’s father to tell his daughter that he, her father, will finance her music career with his own money if she promise him that he will not play the compositions of Palma il Giovane in the next future.
And if he agrees then he also will get some millions and he can finance Palmina’s music career with that money. – Hm??«

For a moment the priest looked left, then right, if there is no one else here in this room.
»How much will I get? How much will Palmina’s father get?«
And the men from the church of the dark sugar earth social network whispered him some words.
»Ooooh, so much…I am sure this is enough money to make him agree. He will believe every lie for money. I will tell him some lies about Palma il Giovane. If a priest says that then he believes it for sure.«

* * *

»…and Master Titian was surprised that his Lute Playing Women did not come to the Titian school. But as he asked her why she should not play lute at the Titian school she answered Master Titian: „I am so sorry, but I had to promise my father not to play for you in the Titian School“ – „Why?“, Master Titian asked her. And she answered: „My father took a lot of money from a priest and he promised to take this money to pay for a big concert for me for a tour abroad, outside of Venice“, Palma explained to the painting students.

»And you can see that our big Master Titian had problems with a priest who did pay a lot of money against that connection.

And Palmina’s father started to shake nervous like he is afraid and suddenly he stood up from the seat and went straight ahead in direction of the exit of the big hall.
All the spectators looked surprised an started to whisper:

»Isn’t that the father of Palmina Albina, the best lute player of the Republic of Venice?«

»Look the baker from the Campo Bandiera e Moro is back from his Island…«

»Oh, whole Venice are talking about him…he left his wife because of an other wife from that island, isn’t it?«

»He left his wife and his daughter. He took with him his sun on that island…«
»And I heard he and his sun is member of the Church of Sec…how was the name?«
»Oh, yes, look, he has a new women with him…«
Palmina’s father was very nervous and wanted to go.
»Hm…the Chinese emperor had also several woman…«, Palmina’s father thought by himself.

He took the woman on his hand and tried to force her brutally to leave the hall.

»Let me, let me, I don’t want to be hurt by you again…Let me.. What are the others telling? You have a wife and a daughter? – What, YOU are still married with an other women – YOU LIER! – You hurt my feelings and my honour as women!!!«

And she gave him a loud slap in the face…«.

And the Venetian and Italian people are clapping with their hands:

»Bravi, bravi …amore! Give him another slap… He hurt two women’s heart and an innocent beautiful daughter…«
»Bravi.. Bravi!«
And there was a big applause in the big hall.
Palmina’s father run away.

The unknown women shouted loud behind him: »You lier!!! Porceria! Today I will find your wife and will tell her how cruel you have been to me…«
And she also went fast away and all people said »Bravi, Bravi…« and applauded.
A lot of whispering was in the hall and some said:

»Does the lute player made the concert tour with the money of that priest? And who was the talented young lady who played on Titian’s death bed in the year 1576?«

Palma smiled as he heart the question from the audience.

* * *

As Palmina realized what the priest and the man spoke, standing under the window, listening she realized also that the poor women stood up and was looking like a very, very beautiful Chinese women, with white cloths, like a saint.
She smiled and went slowly away.
Palmina looked behind her a little bit wondering.
Then she went up in the 3rd floor where she has her music teaching rooms at the la Zitelle.

After a few hours Palmina looked out of the window and saw down on the promenade her father speaking with a priest.
She listened carefully, not to be seen by them.
The priest and Palmina’s father does not know that Palmina has her three Windows to that Promenade.
Palmina shook her head and could not believe what she heard; what those both are speaking.

»Oh, no…my father takes money from the priest. Oh no, poor Palma il Giovane…
Oh, father left mother only for money. But I will stand with my lonely mother!
Oh, father payed a lot of money against Palma il Giovane’s artworks. But I will stand with Palma il Giovane!
Oh, the people are taking money to destroy the »La Zitelle« Institution and it’s girls choir and orchestra – I will stand with the poor ladies!«

* * *

And after they saw this Vision Palma said to her:

»Palmina that’s why we are here in our Peony Gondola.

We have to learn and to remember what in these years happened against our relation.

Especially around the year 1582.

It was not your father who supported your music career with his own money.
It was the money from the priest.
And the priest got the money from the members of the Criminal Security Organization, which is trying to destroy our Republic! Think on Cyprus-Island.

Your father took a lot of money from that priest who did not want that I compose for you and that you play for me on your lute.
The Peony Gondola will help us to understand what happened behind our backs.
To understand what people are doing for money.

They even lie to their own children, only to get some millions for their secret private life.
And as your father got the millions from the priest he left your mother and he left also you to go to that island, to start a new love with an other women.
Don’t forget that. Why you should not also have your own friendship with a famous artist?
He promised your mother to stay with her and what he did to her?
He started a relation with an other woman.
And the women did not know that he was married and has two children.
She thought that she is the only women loved by him.
So your father hurt the feelings of three women! The feeling of your mother, who supported his baker tradition with her family money, the feelings of the unknown other women and the feelings of you, Palmina.
You trusted him, you promised him not to play…
He is not the nice sugar-daddy that loves his daughter and is supporting her career.
You can not get his love back, what he did is not a »promise« worth.
He took the money from the priest to have a new secret life with an other women to leave your family in Venice.
He supported also the Church of Security, they maybe expected this from him, with its connections to the Dark Sugar Earth Social Network Administrators. They are erasing the letters of other people, they read the letters of other people, and they are selling the letters to those who pay for it. They sell dark sugar to little children so they also sell the children for men who want to be alone with them in a room.

It was our luck that some one from the Dogan’s Palace found out these crimes against children. There are world-wide protests against these Criminal Administrators of the Dark Sugar Earth Social Network. The Europeans founded in these days new commissions to avoid these crimes against privacy and to bring them now into prison. Today they arrested a few of them. The founder will have a big hearing in the public and all the people will hear what the crimes of this so called »Security Organization« are – Whole Venice is expecting the big trial against this criminal organization and all are expecting results against these crimes.

And it was also our luck that some one from the government of the Republic of Venice tried to repair our friendship with protecting the honour of the »La Zitelle« – Institution.
And it was our luck that they make it possible that you, Palmina, could see me officially daily at the Jesuits at the »Ospedaletto« where I painted during 10 years. These concerts were not supported by your father, but by the Republic of Venice. Your career was not at an end, it continued now in little fine concerts, playing for poor women, teaching poor children, and playing the openings of my painting presentations in famous churches of Venice, famous palazzi and also outside of Venice, which is a big honor. And only the best music artists can play for these events for the Republic of Venice. I arranged it also that your mother’s bakery gets more interest by the pilgrims for San SABA at Chiesa San Antonin. With my paintings of the life of San SABA the miracle was »Miracolo del fornaio«², the bakers-miracle…« was documented and the pilgrims had to come to this church and to eat the breads of your mother’s bakery.
So your family is financial independent from your father.«
Palmina cried a little bit because of the big shame of her father.

VIDEO: [ Violin and Organ and AGNUS DEI ] https://youtu.be/jN7tpvVgMS0
https://youtu.be/jN7tpvVgMS0

Her heart now understood that her father was not fair to her mother and to Palma and to the unknown other women. And now she understood that not her father supported her music career; it was only money against the relation of Palma il Giovane and Palmina Albina. And this was also not fair. How often he was violent to her and she was afraid from her father. With brutal violence he tried to force her to do after his will. What father did endangered Palmina’s place in the music history. But the miracle of the Peony Gondola saved all.
Now her heart understood that this was not correct.

He caress her head and hold her like a big brother, like a father, like a husband, like a good, old friend and a deeply loving soul.

»Oh, Palma you saved my music career and my honour! The big money deal between father, who was so violent and brutal to me, and the Organised Security, the „Security Organisation“ could have destroy our music-painting friendship and my position in the Republic of Venice. Thank you Palma, thank you Palma, you are a hero, you are my hero!«

And she gave him a tender cheek kiss and laid her head on Palma’s side.
And she heard how strong Palma’s heart is beating, beating for her.

This was a soft music: Yes, Palma is forgiving her, she is not responsible for her father. She was innocent and not knowing about the million money deal. Palmina, his big love, did not know that she was promising her father not to play a composition from Palma if he is supporting her music career with the money from a dangerous priest, a priest who gave him money for an other 2nd unknown women, to leave Palmina’s mother.

Yes, Palma is a very, very good music-painting friend. In good times and »in evil times…«

Now all misunderstandings had been cleared by the Peony Gondola.
(But our story is not finished; it is only an important moment of our story)
Now they can go their tender Peony-Gondola-Way, together.
Together, from Heart to heart, blessed by the heaven.

And both smiled and hugged, sitting in their soft seats of their Peony Gondola at 23 o’clock at 11 p.m.

Palma touched with his nose her nose and both smiled.
Palmina touched with her sweet nose Palma’s nose and they smiled.

And as they made this several times they looked like two Pigeons which love themselves with their heart, like pigeons who tender bill and coo.

And they heard the music »Peony Gondola Song« like this:

VIDEO: [Peony Gondola Song] https://youtu.be/4YfXRwOwHWE

( of course to be continued…)

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¹ the word »father« is also used if you mean a priest. In the Western tradition a Christian monk or priest is often called »father« not because he is a father of a child, because he is thought to be a spiritual father.

² 1593, paintings by Palma il Giovane about the live of San SABA:

Episodio della vita di San Saba

* Sant’Antonio e San Spiridione;
Esequie di San Saba

* Morte di San Saba

* San Saba visita gli ammalati

* Miracolo degli abiti del fornaio


154. Music and Painting – Friendship (3 Peony Roses)

154. Music and Painting – Friendship (3 Peony Roses)

And they continued to dream and they saw this in their Peony Gondola Vision at 11 p.m.:

* * *

During this music they heard together these »3 Peony Roses«, the Peony Gondola flew soft and slowly over the Landscape of Planet Mars.

»Look an interesting light reflection in this crater…Interesting to Paint, hm, Palma…?«

Crater on Mars

picture – Crater on Mars

As they flew again over the »Sciaparelli Crater« they saw this huge gigantic landscape like huge mountains, but it was the border of the Crater.

Later Palmina said: »You composed such beautiful Music Roses for me Palma. I love you…«, Palmina said very thankfully and full of love and was strongly smiling.
Palma smiled also.
In this moment they saw 3 orange suns over the horizon on Planet Mars *)

»Oh, Look, Palma… They have here tree suns. So yellow-Orange coloured…«

Palma looked surprised.

And now they both heard a voice speaking like that:

»Palma and Palmina!
You are the first who are kissing here on Mars in historic time…
We can see that you think on each other every day and that’s why you got the Peony Gondola…«

Palmina and Palma looked at each other wondering, but they are not afraid.

»… The mystic Peony Gondola should help you to overcome all what is against your friendship, your love, your common love for music, painting, arts and spiritually growing…

Palmina we ask you:

Palmina Albina, a Baker’s daughter in the Republic of Venice, the last secretly known East-Byzantium-Princess and the best Lute player of the Republic of Venice:

Do you want to inspire Palma il Giovane for the rest of his life?
Do you want to play his compositions?
Do you want to compose little compositions to inspire him daily?
Do you want to play your Lutes to inspire him, to give him love, to give him hope, to inspire him for new images, paintings, compositions, writing stories?
Palmina Albina, will you inspire him to paint
the golden-orange heaven in his paintings,
the saint spirit pigeons,
the light-beam from the heaven,
the saint virgin,
the life of the saints…?
Do you want to help him to see the beauty of the spiritually word…?

Do you really want to do this deeply from your heart?

In good times and evil times…?

Even if someone has something against this friendship and connection?
Even if criminal organisations try to destroy your music and painting friendship and love?
Even if Palma has maybe crisis, as it is usual for artists, like painters, composers, writers or explorers…?
So you want to compose for him endless variations, even if some of your artwork will not be named in the history and are maybe „Anonymous“.

Do you want to support him to paint the St.Lucy in a orange-coloured heaven?

Do you like to be with him, even he run with simple painting-cloth trough the streets of Venice, so that some think he is a „Nobody“?

Do your really want to support him deeply from your heart…?

…then answer clear and loud „YES, I WILL“«

Palmina smiled and said without hesitating fast and clear: »YES, I WILL!«

Palma looked now also to the three yellow-orange suns of the horizon and smiled.

A lot of mystic little blue flames came slowly to them and surrounded the Peony Gondola like in a secret ceremony.

»and Palma, we ask you:

Jacopo Palma il Giovane, Negretti, famous Master Scholar of the famous Painter Titian, the last secretly known West-Byzantium Prince.

We also proofed your heart like we proofed Palmina’s heart.

Do you want to be inspired for arts like painting, composing, writing by Palmina, the best Lute Player ever?

Do you want to be inspired be her innocent smile and lute playing and her secret compositions for new paintings with the golden orange heaven, saint virgins, saint angels, saint spirit pigeons.. by Palmina the Rest of your live?

Do you want to compose for her, even if your composition will be performed as „Anonymous“.
Do you want to compose for her even if others want to destroy your music friendship with Palmina Albina?

Do you want to be inspired from her lute playing even if criminal organisations, who hurt little children, who sell them to rich people, wants to erase your letters and you can therefore not communicate with her in written form.
Even if this will last for months or years…?
Do you want to compose, paint and write for her in Good Days and Evil Days?

If you want to do that then answer clearly and loud: „YES, I will!“

Palma looked to her side, smiling in Palmina’s smiling shining eyes and said loud and clear:

»YES, I WILL !!!«

The voice continued:

»So from that moment you are official Music-Painting Friends«

Palma and Palmina smiled and they are holding their music instruments, he: the Viola and the painting colour palette and she: the Pipa Lute.

»Now you can…

…compose and paint for your Proud – Music-and-Painting-Girl-Friend«

And they took their music instruments and started to play together
and they heard a huge applause here on Mars and
they played the new composition „Three Peony Roses“ **) like that:

VIDEO: [Vl+Va »3 Peony Roses«] https://youtu.be/FfG1EgqHjkw

(to be continued…)


*) See also the next Chapter of »Uncle Willy – Back to Earth«. It will soon be written there as Chaper 3

**) The music score is at chapter 152 – https://geraldspitzner.wordpress.com/2018/10/26/153-three-peony-roses/