162. Palmina wrote a short message

162. Palmina wrote a short message

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picture – traditional Chinese Wood-engraving Artwork

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

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Palmina took her Pipa Lute and played the »Thinking on each other Melody« which Palma composed for her. Always if Palmina thought intensive on her Palma il Giovane she played this melody on her Pipa Lute or Venetian Lute.
Suddenly Palma felt a warm tender feeling in and around his heart. It felt like a Peony-Pink-Cyan White light.
Palm felt that Palmina is able to huge Palma only with her love and light fully thoughts.

Palma started suddenly to smile as he realized that and he started to think on her and he played the same Melody on his Viola to express his love for her.
After that he wrote:

»Venice, 15 – –

Dear Palmina!

Today I could feel deeply in my heart that you wrote me a message.
Sure the criminal administrators of the dark sugar earth social network erased it so I will not get any message. Maybe European laws will soon control them and judge them as we all expect it.
How good that we meet today in our Peony Gondola.

I miss you so much. I can’t wait to meet you again in the Peony Gondola.
Today I will hold my painting lesson at the gardens on Giudecca Island. I hope my students can follow my teaching.
I will also learn about Asian painting traditions, especially about traditional Chinese Wood-engraving Artwork. And sure Master Lao will tell us more about cultural traditions…
There are also a lot of Buddhist nuns, some are very,very young and they will held a prayer ceremony in the rooms of the Gardens of the Ming Dynasty Family on Giudecca Island in Venice.
That remembers me on Marco Polo.
Marco Polo was long time in China and was also a high grade politician and governor, personally selected by the Chinese Emperor.
On his way to the Emperor Marco Polo felt in love in a little young buddhist nun, the Chinese Princess. Later he married her and brought her to Venice and lived secretly there in the Gardens of Giudecca Island behind the well protected Walls.

Yes, Palmina, Marco Polo loves her, I mean he loves you, I mean he is still loving you, my inspiring Pigeon and secret princess.

Today a Pigeon was flying and looking like the saint spirit pigeon. She flew directly over me. Maybe a sign or an inspiring moment…

I am writing down the music we heard as we hugged so long in our Gondola.

I love you, my Pigeon, my Inspiration.

Your Jacopo Palma il Giovane.«

VIDEO: [ »Evening Inspiration« 2017-11-17 (Violin+Piano) ] https://youtu.be/_9egsyMSFbc

 

(to be continued…)


 

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95. Formosa Inspiration – traveling from the Island to the concert

Formosa Inspiration – traveling from the Island to the concert

And as their Peony-Gondola flew their way back to Venice, Palmina and Palma had a warm feeling in their hearts.
They know that their decision in their hearts brought them more together and will bring them again together in their real live.
Palmina smiled as she heart Palma playing their secret melody for her.
Palma smiled and felt that she said »YES«. She looked a little bit shy and thought about their future in Venice.
Palmina’s beautiful hairs moved in the soft wind of the flying Gondola along the pink white clouds. Both looked at the clouds and smiled. Palma put his arm around Palmina and loved her.
They observed the beautiful landscapes, the mountains of Italy below them.
They tried to see over which cities they are flying so soft and fast.

Now at their 23rd hour of the day (11 p.m.) Palma and Palmina saw this new vision:

Video: [Mandolinsolo inspiration III ] https://vimeo.com/250977540

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Palma went waiting at the promenade the »Riva degli Schiavoni« (It is only a few steps from the living place from Palmina in Venice at the backers shop at »Campo di Bandiera e Moro« in the 16th century) up and down. He went up and down there in the morning and in the evening.
He looked every day at this promenade, where he went so often with her at the evening and early morning, for something coming along the waters of the Laguna of Venice.
»The concert is in two days… Where is the ship?«
Palma made a long neck to see if there comes a new ship from the south of Venice.

Every day he went to the »Chiesa Santa Maria Formosa«*) and prayed.

Bellotto - Campo Santa Maria Formosa about 1742

01 picture – painting Campo Santa Maria Formosa by Belloto


*) Santa Maria Formosa – Wikipedia – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Santa_Maria_Formosa

»Santa Maria Formosa is a church in Venice, northern Italy. It was erected in 1492 under the design by Renaissance architect Mauro Codussi. It lies on the site of a former church dating from the 7th century, which, according to tradition, was one of the eight founded by San Magno, bishop of Oderzo. The name „formosa“ relates to an alleged appearance of the Holy Virgin disguised as a voluptuous woman

Interior – The artworks in the interior include the St. Barbara polyptych by Palma the Elder (Palma il Giovane’s uncle), one of his most celebrated works. The Conception Chapel houses a triptych of Madonna of Misericordia by Bartolomeo Vivarini (1473), while in the Oratory is the Madonna with Child and St. Dominic by Giambattista Tiepolo (18th century). There is also a Last Supper by Leandro Bassano.«


 

There is an organ and a painting of Palma’s uncle »Palma Vecchio«.

02 picture - painting of Palma's uncle at Santa Maria Formosa
02 picture – painting of Palma’s uncle *) at Santa Maria Formosa


*) Palma Vecchio – Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palma_Vecchio

»Palma Vecchio (c. 1480 – July 1528), born Jacopo Palma and also known as Jacopo Negretti, was a Venetian painter of the Italian Renaissance. He was born at Serina Alta near Bergamo, a dependency of the Republic of Venice, but his recorded career all took place in or near Venice. He is called Palma Vecchio in English („Palma the Elder“, in Italian Palma il Vecchio) to distinguish him from Palma il Giovane („Palma the Younger“, 1548/50-1628), his great-nephew«


 

He played now every day something »For Palmina« on the organ and Palmina could feel the moment he plays for her in her heart. Her little finger of her right hand made some pains from her hard rehearsal with the tremolo on her Pipa Luta.

In this moment she smiled secretly and her smile was so beautiful that it was worth living only for her lovely smiling.

Every time he went to the organ at »Formosa«, every time Palmina stopped to rehearsal on her Pipa Lute, closed her eyes and listened to Palma’s Organ playing.

She smiled and she was connected with her heart to him in this secret moment.
Now some birds flew above the ship which is heading to Venice from Palmina’s Island in the east.

She is thinking on Palma’s composition for Pipa solo:

»The 8 Image of the I-Ching 易經«
VIDEO: [ »The 8 Image of the I-Ching 易經« ] https://youtu.be/M9yPwdJuQrg

»It was if the birds wanted to say to Palmina: »He is thinking on you… He is playing a music piece for you… He is expressing his love for you…«
Palmina understood and smiled.
The ship in which she is travelling to Venice since weeks is moving a little bit left and a little bit right. Palmina’s mother saw that Palmina stopped her hard rehearsal for the recent concert on Sunday. She left the cabin, so Palmina could be now alone with her »heart-to-heart communication« with her love Palma il Giovane. Palma’s mother slowly understood how important the relation between Palmina and Palma il Giovane is and what is depending on this artwork for the history of the Republic of Venice and Europe.
Palmina had pains at her left hand, especially at her left wrist.
Palma’s love-waves direct from the heart of Venice, direct from »Formosa« reached Palmina at her »inner-heart« journey to Venice, sitting in the moving ship.
She had her eyes closed and smiled beautifully – her wrist did not hurt any more. She know: It is his love to her – It is her love to him.

Secretly she took the music score – it was not a secret any more that Palmina decided to play Palma’s composition in Venice – and she kissed now the paper on which Palma wrote his composition for her. »His hands wrote this fro me…«
Palmina got all ‚love-letters‘ from Palma by a friendly women who travelled to her island and gave them all to her personally. And there where a lot of music scores for Palmina:

A few composition in Venetian / Asian style like the

* »Marco Polo Love Song (Palmina il Giovane)« – https://youtu.be/aPXhQVjYMsU

* »8 Soli for Pipa and Viola« (Peony Gondola Version )
VIDEO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5QzmYcEXM7A&list=PLBr_c49ajzY99w8-TftI2aV7xqsX9Ewq6&index=1

(see also part 8. –
https://geraldspitzner.wordpress.com/2018/01/28/8-palmas-and-palminas-great-chance-the-venetian-chinese-concert-palma-il-giovane-8/ )

* Pipa solo »Planets on the evening sky«
VIDEO: https://youtu.be/rqXFQts8x-c

* Solo A + B for The Finale if the Cantico delle Creature

* »Dialogue for Pipa and Viola« (3 movements)
* »Dialogue for Pipa, Violin and Viola« (3 movements)
* »Concert for Pipa and Strings« (3 movements

… which are all dedicated to Palmina

and so forth…

Palmina had all this music score on her table in her cabin now.

The ship moved left and the ship moved right – it is like the feeling inside of Palmina. She is preparing for the concert and she is looking forward to see her Palma il Giovane.
The first time she decided to say YES, I want to play this music, even if others don’t accept that.
So she had to face some turbulences because of this decision. But Palmina was now clear: She loves his Palma il Giovane and she wants to follow him during his whole life to support him as human and artist. YES, she wants to play on her lute as much as possible in Venice.

Palmina’s mother was proud of Palmina for this clear decision. This decision made the future between Palma and Palmina much clearer then before.
Palmina opened her eyes and looked on all music scores on her table and smiled so lucky.
Sometimes she lifted a sheet of music paper and kissed it and sometimes she put it on her cheeks to be »a little bit near to her Palma, to her composer, to her painter and to her writer«

Palma felt in this moment that she did this and smiled during he played at the beautiful organ at »Formosa« for her.

03 picture - Palma plays Forma Inspiration on this Organ in Venice

03 picture – Palma plays Formosa Inspiration on this Organ in Venice

Some pigeon sat down at a window at the church to listen how Palma plays for his beloved Palmina.

04 picture of 2 Pigeons by Palma il Giovane - detail of Venus and Mars

04 picture of 2 Pigeons by Palma il Giovane, detail of Venus and Mars

The Pigeons understood how deep Palma is loving his Palmina Albina. Today two white pigeons sat at the window of the church.

Palma plays and played with all his heart thinking on her.
He prayed that the ship comes good and secure home to Venice.
Palma il Giovane asked the monks to pray.
Palma il Giovane asked Mihaela (Palma’s cousin) to pray.
Palma il Giovane asked princess Lin and their friends and Asian monks to pray for her.
Palma il Giovane asked the Jesuits at the ‚Zitelle‘ on island Giudecca in Venice praying for her. (Their special mission was supporting talented women to have a good and independent cultivated life ) and
Palma il Giovane asked his mother to pray for Palmina.

Now Palma’s mother came with her Violin into the church »Formosa« to play together with Palma at »Formosa« for Palmina.

Palmina smiled as she felt the music now.

And Palmina heart a music like that:

 

VIDEO [‚Santa Maria Formosa Inspiration for Organ and Violin (Palma il Giovane)‘] https://youtu.be/M8VzPDYH1fw

(to be continued…)


50. Palma send Palmina a sweet Pigeon-post on her birthday-morning

50. Palma send Palmina a sweet Pigeon-post on her birthday-morning


And this very secret and important day goes on with this in their Peony-Vision at their common 23rd hour of the day (11 p.m.):

* * *

Palma is now sitting this morning at his writing table, looking to his white sweet Pigeon, who opens and closed her beautiful eyes, sitting in her little cage.

„Grooo, Groooooooooo…“, she made and Palma listen to her.
Again she made: „Groo, Grooooooooo…“

„…This is it!… I have to send her a pigeon-message! Not only the flowers can send her beautiful thoughts, also the animals like the birds, like this sweet Pigeon can bring her a little letter!“

Palma took smiling a little paper pigeon-post letter-paper, which is much smaller than a normal letter paper.

He kissed the paper and started to write on it:

„Dear Palmina,
mia dolcissima,
wode zuì henkeàide, xinàide baisède geze!

Today in the morning, the first thought was to think on you and to wish you for today’s birthday all the best, much health, luck and music.
I am so glad since the moment I met you again.
Our music inspirations lead me to so much new creations: music and painting.
As I walked once at the Giardino-Garden there was a little bird talking to me and he sung a the happy birthday melody in several variations – as I answered him with melody, similar the way we often made some music dialogues with lute and Viola, I had the inspiration to make today a little music surprise for you today…
But don’t tell it to anyone before the Dogan’s Palace guardians of the Venice-Titian-Art-Gallery will bring you today the official invitation:
They will invite you to come to present your lutes for special guests of our republic.
A ship has announced to come to Venice today with the delegation from the Emperor Rudolph II, which is very interested in art, and wants to order paintings from me. He will be amazed from your Lute playing. He heard that you are the best Lute player of our Republic of Venice – mum informed him and she arranged it that today will be an art-meeting-event with him in our Gallery.
He will bring a lot of Bohemian colorful Glass from Prague and if this event will be fine the Republic will have in the future a good economic relation**) to the Emperor Rudolf II.*)


*) Rudolf II, Holy Roman Emperor – wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rudolf_II%2C_Holy_Roman_Emperor

Rudolf was born in Vienna (18 July 1552 – 20 January 1612), he was Holy Roman Emperor (1576–1612), King of Hungary and Croatia (as Rudolf I, 1572–1608), King of Bohemia (1575–1608/1611) and Archduke of Austria (1576–1608). He was a member of the House of Habsburg.“
**) Venice is also very famous for his glass artworks. The Bohemian glass producers sent them their glass materiel to Venice, so Venice became very famous because of that economic cultural relation between Bohemia and Venice.


This is a possibility that we can see each other!
I cant wait to hear and to enjoy your concert today…
I love you so much, my Pigeon!
If you agree to accept my music surprise, after the official reception ceremony with Emperor Rudolph II, I will be very glad:
Mum ordered a Gondola to bring you to the music surprise:
And we will see us again today a 2nd time at a place where the Gondola is bringing you for my music surprise for you.
And please greet today also your mother from me and my mother.“

Your Palma il Giovane, Venice …th of May 15..“pigeon

Palma closed the little envelope kissed it tender and gave the letter to the Pigeon after he gave his pigeon a soft tender kiss.
He said some very soft words to her and then he let her fly and she flew friendly saying „Grooo… Groooooo..“ directly to the ‚calle de la Pieta“ where Palmina’s little garden was under her window, where Palmina was sitting at her window rehearsing at her lute.

The Pigeon landed on her window very fast and said friendly „Groo, Grooooo…“

Palmina smiled, took her and kissed the Pigeon, finally she stroke her tenderly.
The Pigeon was so lucky to see Palmina again and went voluntary into the cage…

And as she opened the pigeon-letter she slowly smiled more and more and heard soft music with her heart…

* * *

Palma laid himself back into his bed in his little room to dream a music, a music that he composed for her in his dream so that he could tell her a little music message with playing an instrument that will be, in its basically form, invented and created in more than hundred years…

And both could now hear this music dreaming with their heart:

VIDEO: [ ‚Piano solo for Palmina‘ ] https://vimeo.com/269512620 new: https://youtu.be/01wJYXQ8OF4

(to be continued…)

32. Unexpected concert in the church in Venice – and Palmina’s Idea – the present of Prinzess Lin

picture: 2 white pigeons of ‚Mars and Venus‘ by Palma il Giovane

 32. Unexpected concert in the church in Venice – and Palmina’s Idea – the present of Prinzess Lin

And after they heard the musics of the spheres Palmina gave Palma a tender soft kiss.
„I am proud of you, Palma!“
And Palma felt again inspired and started to write down the music of the spheres.
He had only to write down the music they heart at the spheres around them.
Palma’s kiss and her smile and her tender words gave him the power, and he felt it around his heart, to compose this eternal music inspirations.

There was no time-dimension and no space-dimension in this Peony Gondola. So Palma wrote this composition so fast in this 23rd (11 p.m.) hour of the day.

Palmina laid again her had on Palmas side and he put his arm around her sitting in the soft seats of their Peony-Gondola.

He kissed her tender on her cheek and she kissed him tender also on his cheek.

And again they had a vision:

* * *

They saw themselves again in this church in Venice where Palma is painting on his artwork.

She brought Palma again some food and her Lute to play for him in this lonely church.
Palma realized that if she played for him during he is painting her on his big artworks that he is more and more inspired and he works more efficiently and much faster.

And: Palmina’s secret wish was to play with Palma on that Organ.

So she tried to tell this with her smile and with her lute playing.
And she stood up during she played, and played on an other place in the church.
Palma smiled and tried to understand why she is hiding behind the column.

Then he stood up to see where she is.

There was no Palmina – Where is she?

Palma looked around and didn’t find her…

He went around in the church and his smile was not so strong now.

„Palmina?…. Palmina?…Palmina? Mio amore, my pigeon… wode bai sede gezi.. Ni zai nar? Ni zai nali?“

Palma was a little bit sad because he suddenly remembered on that days he didn’t get answer of his letters. Someone stole his letters he thought. And he didn’t find her in Venice for a long time….
BUT he had a heart-to-heart connection to her during this long time. And their hearts could communicate every day, during day and night.

Suddenly Palmina played the „Spring Melody of the 8 Images“ from the Organ like that:

‚Spring Melody of the 8 Images‘

VIDEO: old: https://vimeo.com/261534433 – (password ‚dgpa‘)

new: : https://youtu.be/rrUiJxY4ksc

And she smiled down to him. Now his fears went away. He took a long breath.

„Oh, Palmina wants to play music with me at this Organ“.

Palma went fast the steps up being very lucky about this music idea.

Both knew: This is a secret music meeting in the church.
the church is officially closed because of Palma’s painting working.
So also no priest will realize that they are both at the Organ.*


* For women of the 16th century there and all over Europe it was not allowed to enter the the organ place, where the choir and only boys are singing, during a religious ceremony in the church.
This will not change till the composer time of Joh.Seb.Bach, 100 years later, brings her future wife to the Organ.
As Bach made an official performance with her playing at the Organ he tried to enforce that women can make music at the organ – But this was very difficult, even 100 years after Palma il Giovane…
Only if the female musician was a V.I.P. it was allowed for a women to make music in a church during a religious ceremony or an official concert.
Also Vivaldi had later problems with his female orchestra and girl’s orchestra in Venice.
They where only allowed to play behind a wall and not allowed to be seen by the audience.
( This was much later after Palma il Giovane’s century )
So we can imagine how protected Palmina was by the Dogan’s Palace to play as women in Venice in the public – for a special circle of public – special guests of the Republic of Venice.

* Joh.Seb.Bach (1685 – 1750)- wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johann_Sebastian_Bach

Johann Sebastian Bach (31 March [O.S. 21 March] 1685 – 28 July 1750) was a German composer and musician of the Baroque period. He is known for instrumental compositions such as the Brandenburg Concertos and the Goldberg Variations, and vocal music such as the St Matthew Passion and the Mass in B minor. Since the 19th-century Bach Revival he has been generally regarded as one of the greatest composers of all time.

* Antonio Vivaldi (1678 – 1741)- wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antonio_Vivaldi
Antonio Lucio Vivaldi (4 March 1678 – 28 July 1741) was an Italian[2] Baroque musical composer, virtuoso violinist, teacher and cleric. Born in Venice, he is recognized as one of the greatest Baroque composers, and his influence during his lifetime was widespread across Europe. He composed many instrumental concertos, for the violin and a variety of other instruments, as well as sacred choral works and more than forty operas. His best-known work is a series of violin concertos known as the Four Seasons.


 

* * *

Palmina and Palma are knowing that and so their secret atmosphere here on the organ was a very magic moment.

Palmina started to play the ‚Spring Melody of the 8 Images‘ sending Palma a love-golden-light wave to his heart.
And Palma felt this and answered on the organ with this free-style playing and
„in-between“ she repeated the ‚Spring Melody of the 8 Images‘.
And she played it in the same tempo as she played it in the Venice-Titian-Art-Gallery as sound example for Palma’s speech.

And if we could reconstruct this secret moment today maybe it would sound like that.
No one could see this here; only the sweet pigeons who sat there at the church-windows – the pigeons did bill and coo.

So after they tried out the first time to play Organ and Pipa here in Venice in the 16th century they looked wordless in their eyes.

Now the golden-light was around their hearts. A light Palma often draw in his pictures also in the „Asian Virgin with Child and Saints“.

But their heart had connected deeply during the music so that they looked at each other is only a result of the silent heart-to-heart communication.

Palmina made her mouth to a kiss saying silent „Liuto“.
And he said silent to her with his mouth „Pi – pa“.

Palmina smiled very heart fully.
Palma loved her smile.

„I have an idea“
– „What idea? shèn me yise ma…?“

Palmina came with her sweet mouth very near to Palma’s ear and said tender in his ear something….

Palma moved his head saying „YES!“

* * *

And as Palma and Palmina saw this from their Peony-Gondola he hold Palmina a little bit stronger but tender with his arm and they continued to dream their common dream:

* * *

The next day at the same church:

They saw now the over hundred of people of Chinese delegation coming in that church, taking their seats.

This was Palmina’s clever idea:
Invite the guests of the Art-Gallery and to held the speech and the concert in this church which was now closed for the public.

A lot of candles had been lit and beautifully placed in the church for the fine guests.
Princess Lin was also there with her children and her husband.

They made the painting session here in the church to finish the painting where the painting will also stay in Venice.

Master Lao explained again something about Chinese philosophy.
He spoke also about Kungze *)


*) Kungze – „Confuzius“ – Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Confucius
„Confucius“ 551 (BC – 479 BC) was a Chinese teacher, editor, politician, and philosopher of the Spring and Autumn period of Chinese history.
The philosophy of Confucius, also known as Confucianism, emphasized personal and governmental morality, correctness of social relationships, justice and sincerity. His followers competed successfully with many other schools during the Hundred Schools of Thought era only to be suppressed in favor of the Legalists during the Qin Dynasty. Following the victory of Han over Chu after the collapse of Qin, Confucius’s thoughts received official sanction and were further developed into a system known in the West as Neo-Confucianism, and later New Confucianism (Modern Neo-Confucianism)….“

picture: The Analects of Confucius


* * *

Meanwhile Palmina played beautifully her Lute…

Palma explained the drawings of this church and showed how he is painting on his big artworks now.


Interior of Chiesa dei Gesuiti (Venice) – sacristy – San Cleto papa fonda l’Ordine dei Crociferi – San Ciriaco vescovo di Gerusalemme riconferma l’Ordine by Palma il Giovane

* Picture one of the paintings Palma il Giovane is painting
during the Chinese Friends came to look how he is painting…

some painting of Palma in the church of Santa Maria Assunta:
„Alexander III confirms the Crucifixes and gives them the rule – Pius II will give the Crucifixes the silver cross and the blue robe. “


* * *

The Chinese friends came to look how he is painting.
And also Chinese painter Masters studies his techniques very interested.

Palmina started again to play during the painting session very lovely on her lutes.
The whole rooms are filled with the heart-to-heart golden-light between Palmina and Palma.
The Auditorium could feel it.
Palma was so lucky to know that she supports him with all her heart.

„And now Palma will explain for us the instrument and type of the Italian organ…“, Palmina said very inspired.

This is Palmina: If she wants something…., if she wants something what is good, she does not stop to believe in it and she does not stop to fight for it – but decently and very clever.
This is also something why Palma loves her so much…
Palmina believed in Palma’s music talent and his ability to invent compositions and to write it down.

Palma was surprised by her creative idea: „Should I really play on the organ something to show how the organ sounds?…“, Palma thought.

Palmina saw that he was shy but she smiled very secretly to him. With her smile she gave him power to believe in his music talent.
She went fast up to the organ on the right side and played on her sweet Chinese lute the „Spring Melody of the 8 Images“ and made some variations about it.
Palma felt inspired and went smiling also up to the organ where his Palmina, his Albina, his white Pigeon is waiting for him to give together with him a little „free-inspiration concert“ for the very interested audience from Asia, sitting in the church here in the beautiful Venice.

Beautifully they played and played surrounded by a golden-colour-light…

Princess Lin was amazed and also her whole family….

After the little concert the whole church was filled with applause.

„This was the first concert with Chinese Lute and Venetian Organ in music history of the whole world.“, the people of the audience said.

Princess Lin said to the servants silently something into their ears…

After a while they brought two cage with two white pigeon.

The translator said very solemn:
„Our Princess Lin is amazed by your beautiful concert and your speech about the Venetian-Organ and your demonstration of your actual painting artwork and all music here in this ancient church.
She wants also to say ‚thank you – Xiexie‘ with giving you this beautiful two white pigeons*).“
– all applauded –
„…This pigeons are able to transport letters to each other.
In China the people love to have message pigeons.“


*) pigeons post- Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pigeon_post
„Pigeon post is the use of homing pigeons to carry messages. Pigeons were effective as messengers due to their natural homing abilities. The pigeons were transported to a destination in cages, where they would be attached with messages, then naturally the pigeon would fly back to its home where the owner could read their mail. They have been used in many places around the world. “

*picture: women with letter-pigeon


* * *

The audience applauded very friendly and nodded and smiled and where amazed.

The Chinese people did understand that Palma and Palmina are a secret love pair and they are loving each other very decently through their hearts.
The Chinese People can understand such heart fully situation…and they feel and see all through their heart and soul…

Palmina came and took the cage with the white pigeon – and also Palma il Giovane came and took as officially present by the Chinese Princess Lin his white Pigeon.

* * *

And late at the evening, as the stars shine on the evening sky, Palmina’s mum said to her „Write him a letter, Palmina, write him a letter…“

And Palmina smiled silently and she took her lantern and begun to write. Then she looked thinking to her white pigeon on her table: „…And you will really bring this letter to Palma?“

The pigeon made some tired eyes, wanting to sleep and then she made short, soft sounds as if she wanted to answers „YES! groooo… grooo…“.

* * *

At the same time Palma’s mother said: „Write her a letter, Palma, Write her a letter…You have now the letter-Pigeon…“
Palma started to write…
Then he looked at his white Pigeon on his table:
„You will really bring this letter to my Albina, my Palmina, to my sweet white pigeon?…“
And she answered also something like a ‚pigeon-YES!‘

„…and if you fly to Palmina she will put you at her cage… and we can later exchange the cage on a secret place….“

Palmina and Palma, both could not sleep today, both thought about what they want to write each other and how they would exchange their pigeons on a secret place… (Maybe on the Rialto-bridge, which was created especially for them by Da Ponte.)

* * *

And on the next early morning both gave their pigeons the little letter and send them to fly…
Palmina kissed his pigeon saying „Batsi, batsi,..wode baisede xìngē“ and Palma kissed his Pigeon and said „fly, fly to her and tell her that I love her deeply and also greetings from my mother…“

* * *

Palmina’s Pigeon stared to fly to Palma and Palma’s pigeon started to fly to Palmina.

* * *

Palmina could feel that moment Palma did this and started to smile.

* * *

Palma could feel her smile and smiled also.

* * *

Palmina took her Chinese Lute and plugged:

A – D – E – a

* * *

Palma took his Viola and played:

c – g- d‘ – a

And they flyed and flyed and soon they arrived as it was promised.


* picture: painting „Pigeon-post“ by Miklós Barabás, 1843


Palmina’s Pigeon landed at Palma’s open Window.
As she landed secure she made some friendly sounds and: she wanted to have some tender stokes by him.

Palma stroked her and kissed her, opened the letter of Palmina.

The first letter of Palmina after such a long time. They know each other. Yes, they know each other for a long time since centuries.

And of course the content of their private letter is private.
Not even the pigeons did read it, so if they respect their right of privacy, we do also…

* * *

But as they opened their first letter they received after such a long time we are allowed to tell that Palmina smiled like the rising sun…

„Bad rice, bad rice…“ *)

…and Palma smiled like the happiest man in the history:

He also said „Bad rice, bad rice…“


* „Bad rice…“ is an old tradition to express with this sentence, that something good happened, this Master Lao explained at his speech in the church.


* * *

And as Palma and Palmina saw this all in their Peony vision in their Peony-Gondola they dreamed a music like that:

VIDEO: [ 2 Pigeons inspiration ] https://vimeo.com/251713920

music: 2018-01-18 Vl+Kl ‚2 Pigeons inspiration (‚Venus+Mars‘ Palma il Giovane)

(to be continued)

26. THE PIETA – The last artwork of Master Titian – how Palmina helps with her Lute music

Titan’s last painting Pieta, completed by Palma il Giovane

26. THE PIETA – The last artwork of Master Titian – how Palmina helps with her Lute music

After Palmina played so beautifully the „King Fuxi Melody“ together with Palma il Giovane, he was so thankful to have composed an „innovative“ Fugue, a „Fuga a 3“ for 3 voices.
Palmina inspires him so much and this helps him to work inspired as artist.

„It was so tender you played my composition on your Pipa…“, Palma said smiling.
Palmina smiled also and she covered him with her heart-to-heart love like a golden light.

„But you played also very beautiful on your instrument, Palma, my composer!“

* * *

As they are so lovely speaking to each other they had a new vision in their Peony Gondola. Yes, in this 23rd (11.p.m.) hour of the day Palmina now laid her head on Palma’s side. She could hear and feel his heart. Palmina makes him so quite and sure and lucky.
They both saw themselves how they helped Master Titian to paint his last great artwork.
The vision told them to help, to motivate and to inspire Master Titian making his artwork in the next months.
Palma was now holding Palmina with his arm. He gave her also tenter warm sympathy in this moment.
„Look, the vision shows us that we have to help Master Titian to paint again…“
– „Yes, Palma, my composer and painter, …and we will get help for this…“

Palmina seems now again to understand something more then Palma.

And as they both dreamed now they continued to dream their vision:

* * *

Palma stood in the empty Venice Titian Art Gallery at the late morning.
She wear a green cloth. Both are now here alone, only mother was in the long kitchen doing some work.

Palma painted now Palmina in this green cloth.
She hold her left hand very high and her gesture is expressing big exciting.

„Should I stay longer in this position? Palma, it is not easy to stand in that way very long.“, Palmina looked scared.

„Ok…wan de… we are finished for this day.“
Palmina jumped softly from her wooden stage, where she often gives lute solo concerts.
Like a little sweet bird she wanted to came to his easel to see how he painted her.

„Do you think this will master Titian take in his new picture?“

– „Let’s try it, Palma, maybe he says YES, maybe he choose an other variation of it…“, Palmina said very motivated.

„Hm, yes, maybe… important that he raises from his weakness and starts to draw on a new painting…“, Palma answered.

„And the other drafts for Master Titian…?

„Yesterday, you remember, as we visited Master Titian at home, he had suddenly a vision and he stood up. He saw a miracle appearance of a „Pieta“ on the sky through his window. He saw the saint virgin holding Jesus on her knees.
Titian felt on his old weak knees and prayed. Then he tried to look at this vision to paint it.
He wanted to see if Jesus is still alive… Palma saw this scene and Palmina also.

Titian touched Jesus hand *) to see if Jesus is alive after he was taken from the crucifix.

Palmina understood all.
Titian started then to paint fast and the saint virgin-vision did not disappear as long as he drew it. As he was ready he felt weak on the floor.
Palmina and Palma came to pick him up and to help him to come back into his bed.

After a few minutes the weak Master Titian spoke very slow: „We have to draw a ‚Pieta‘.
Tomorrow we start to paint it on a big picture…. Palma help me….and please, Palmina should play her lute…And…, and make some drawings drafts of Maria Magdala, a Moses statue , Saint Helena.., The Pieta I make ready till tomorrow…and..and… Palma finish it if I will die….“
Palma nodded. Palmina nodded. Palma and Palmina looked in their eyes and they felt such a warm heart to heart connection. Yes, they felt: this is a historic moment of the culture and art in the whole history of this solar system.

* * *

„We have to help him…“ they thought both in their heart.

And Palma searched for some models for the first drafts for statues Moses, Saint Helena and living Saint Marie of Magdala.


* picture: Detail of the painting Pieta with self portrait of Titian. Behind him are the drafts of the vision with a ‚Pieta‘ appearing on the sky.

* picture: Detail of the painting Pieta with self portrait of Titian. Behind him are the drafts of the vision with a ‚Pieta‘ appearing on the sky.


And suddenly he remembered as Titian felt on his knees and Palmina thought he felt on the floor because of his weakness and wanted to cry for help.

„Titian should paint himself as self-portrait and:…

Maria Magdala is crying for help like you did yesterday to help master Titian….“

Palmina was not wondering about Palma’s creativity, she is used to miracles…

He made some fast drawing on his paper and said to Palmina. „Yes, Palmina I will draw you as St.Magdalena with a green cloth… Can you come tomorrow on our Gallery so I can paint you?“

„Yes, I will take also my two lutes for rehearsing and preparing some music pieces to play for Master Titian during he is starting with you… to paint on his big „Pieta“-Creation.

And so they did. Palma draw also very fast a men, a member of the big Venice-Titian-Art Gallery as Moses and a women as St. Helena.

He made it so fast because Palmina played so beautiful on her Lute.

During he painted in the Gallery he said also on this day:“ Yes, Titian ordered me to draw all the beautiful fine Chinese family here instead of Titian because he is felling not so strong. But it does not mean that he should not paint any more.
Now we help him to make a big artwork…. St.Mary of Magdala, Moses, St. Helena…“

„And…“,Palmina had an idea, „…draw also him, as he yesterday was on the knees to check if Jesus is still alive… draw him like that… This is it!“

Palma looked questioning.

Palmina took her Chinese Lute and played their „Spring Melody of the 8 images“

Palma smiled; it is their secret love song.

Palma said after the Melody:“Ok, you are right, maybe this will inspire him to have a self portrait in this mystic painting Pieta“.

* * *

And so it did happen:

The next day, as they visited Master Titian, he was lying in his bed very weak but his eyes full of burning live.
The vision on the sky and the fact that his Master-scholar, ho leads the Titian-school since years for him in a good way, will now assist him drawing the „Pieta“ makes him hopeful.

Everyone expected that Titian is to weak to paint again but now the miracles happened…

Palma was his Master Scholar who was since years his „voice“ to the students of the Titian-School here in Venice.
Master Titian checked always the artwork of the painting students without telling a word. Often the students expected some feedback, but Master Titian looked only very serious and always with his eyes looking into the spiritual world without saying any word to them.
Palma seemed to understand Titian’s thoughts and tried to tell the student very carefully what he or she has to make better on his artwork studies.
But Palma was often very diplomatic, not hurting the feelings of a student; some had parents with great influence…

So Master Titian had today really fire in his eyes, eyes of an old weak body who worked hard on his artworks and paintings through his whole life.
Titian was not only artist, he owned also a lot of wood areas in Austria and earned also a lot of money with selling wood. He was an organisation talent, but in his late years he talked not much, but his thoughts where strong and Palma and Palmina understood him very well, maybe this is why he loved them like his own children.

Palma and Palmina sat to his bed, showing Palma’s freshly painted drafts for Master Titian’s Pieta.
Palmina smiled and Titian looked at Palma’s drawings of Palmina as St Maria of Magdala.
Titian looked on the painting and looked to Palma saying with his weak voice:
„This is Palma!… always drawing a fantasy face of his models. Good idea… I will take all your drafts in my Pieta. Let us begin now…Please help me to come out of my bed…
Oh,no….slowly…my bones…slowly…I am an over 97* year old men….oh. no…“


Titian (1476-1576) – wikipedia – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Titian
Tiziano Vecelli or Tiziano Vecellio c. 1488/1490 – 27 August 1576) known in English as Titian /ˈtɪʃən/, was an Italian painter, the most important member of the 16th-century Venetian school. He was born in Pieve di Cadore, near Belluno (in Veneto, Republic of Venice)


„You know, master Titian, we, Palmina and I decided often that I draw Palmina with a variation of her beautiful face, so the people of Venice can not find out that Palmina and I…“

„…I understand you, Palma, the strict honour codex…“, answered Master Titian.

They prepared the big white painting canvas for Titian’s special painting Method:
Grounding – White painting the main figures – Colouring the white paintings – fine painting of the colours (light reflections of other objects)..

As they tried to start to make the red-brown grounding of the big painting Palmina took her Lute and played beautifully.

And suddenly Master Titian had more power to draw…
Palmina played, Titian painted and so they made the preparations for the painting.

Titian made a little draft of his big Pieta and he looked thankfully to Palmina and to Palma. Silently he thought:“They are a miracle – They helped me – They bring me the light to do this important artwork! They belong together… I can feel it…“

* * *

Once, at one day (they worked tree years on this painting!!!) Palmina said to Palma. „Palma, you sould tell Master Titian that it is better to draw the Pieta on the lowest part in that big picture and not at the sky in the upper part…?“

„Why, my dear beloved Palmina, my Albina, my princess….“

„It is because he is not the youngest any more… If he has to draw on the middle or on the upper part of this near square format painting he has always to use wooden stairs or a scaffolding to draw on it…
If he falls down he will break his bones! He must paint from the floor! You can make the rest…hmm??? This painting is also a big change for your future here as artist in Venice. If he can continue we help him and he helps us..he likes us really very much…I think he knows that we are a secret pair…“

„You are an angel, Palmina!…Once you saved also my live, waking me up with your tender lute playing from the scaffolding in the church where I felt into sleep. You saved me from falling down…I remember it today very good…“ *)

– „I also, my Palma, my composer…you are also my first love…“


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


„I will tell him carefully that this is the only way we can finish this artwork…and he can also paint from his bed, lying in his bed, painting the St.Virgin and Jesus and his auto portrait.“

Palma was very careful to tell his master this idea; but he did it very diplomatically:

* * *

„Master Titian, it is important to draw a secret, imaginary line from right-down to the left-up side.


* Detail of image showing the „imaginary line“ from right-down to left-up
[detail picture of Titian’s Pieta]

Imaginary line“ from right-down to left-up (detail picture of Titian’s Pieta)


This line should start at your head – then going on at Jesus – then at St. Virgin – then St. Mary Magdala to her crying hands that are telling: „Jesus is still alive, he is not dead!“

We can put the scene of Pieta after crucifixion on „good Friday“ together with the image of the „Easter Sunday“ at tomb and bring it in a new timeless space in an eternal dimension.

Master Titian opened his eyes very big, then he made a mimic that is very serious.

As Palmina heard Palma talking like that she thought: „Palmina you mean, a timeless space, like we are in the Peony Pavilion, oh… I want to think: in our Peony Gondola!“

Palma nodded to her.

Palma and Palmina had been a little bit shy and afraid like little children…

Master Titian looked at Palma’s drafts and tried to visualize the idea of an imaginary line from his auto-portrait over Jesus his mother to Maria Magdala, which was the Palmina.
He thought, he looked, he thought and looked.

But then Master Titian smiled after a while and nodded „yes to them“.

„He seems to accept our suggestions and ideas…“, Palmina and Palma thought.

Then Master Titian tried to touch his own back with his left hand saying“ Oh,no…my back…oh,no… my bones…You are genius!… I would not be able to paint the ‚Pieta‘ in the upper part of the drawing…my bones…good idea…good idea…I will paint it on my knees as respect and thank you for the big vision…“

Palmina smiled secretly and Palma smiled also.
Palmina took her lute and played a sweet little dance which she composed…
„Oh, beautiful, my sweet Palmina…you composed it very well, I love also your creations very much…Take care on your hands…“, Palma thought by himself and Palmina smiled to him back feeling his thoughts. In this moment Palma thought he want to kiss her hands, but they are not alone and Titian has to start his painting work.

Palma took a cup of tea and also Titian moved his head after Palmina’s music and started to paint on the lower part of the painting.

THE PAINTING WORK ON THE PIETA OF THREE YEARS HAD NOW BEGUN:

So now the Pieta was saved. In a few days Titian will have made is first white coloured basic painting of the red-brown background.

Titian invented this method to draw only first in white, because he said:
„Listen my Master Scholar: If I have not the time to work on this painting any more I made the white basics. If I come later to work on I can do the colours and the fine colours later. But the main idea is done very fast in only white colour.
This is good, listen Palma, if you have once to paint on a lot of paintings at the same time.
It could happen that you have no time to finish it by yourself. Then your students will finish it easier and do not disturb the main idea of the painting….And once Palma, in maybe 20 years you will be the most famous painter in whole Republic of Venice and it will be a big honour to know you, to have a portrait of you – you see: all the beautiful Chinese women wants a portrait from you now… and this means a lot of hard work for your whole live. And teaching… Palma, you will held so much speech here in Venice about my way of teaching and painting…You will speak about so much stories and legends about our Venice… And don’t forget about Palmina, she is your angel, she supports you with all her love…“

Palma was surprised that he found out that Palmina and Palma are loving each other. It is their secret….

„Palma and Palmina, I am an old Master, an old man, …my body is now weak but my spirit can feel Palmina’s strong sympathy and love radiation always in your direction as she plays beautifully on her lute in the Venice-Titian-Art-Galery and in the Dogan’s Palace. She loves you and you are loving her. You both are so disciplined not to show it in the Gallery, according the strict honour codex, but outside it is allowed to have a love relation, it is your private right…“
– and Master Titian continued words of wisdom.
„You should stay in Venice, Palma. Don’t leave Venice, the city of art..In a few years there is no follow-ship of the old masters here in Venice and no one is well educated in the old traditions and secrets of artwork like you Palma…“

Titian painted with his brush in white very slowly, but like an old Master, very sure.

Palmina looked very shy smiling to Palma.

She send him warm heart to heart light and energy.
She wants to send him a little tender kiss and Palma felt it and smiled back.

And so the next months were filled with doing the supporting and assisting painting artwork at Titian’s Pieta.

At that moment where master Titian could sit on a special chair to paint his „Pieta“, Palma and Palmina sat waiting behind him in his big room and sometimes they put both their hands secretly on the fine little round small table and their little fingers are touching each other very tender an secretly.

Their spiritual love could Titian feel, as old Master, who feels also that his live is now entering the last months in being able to work on his last big artwork.

Palmina and Palma smiled at each other. They where lucky to make it possible that master Titian is doing an artwork.
But it was not automatically possible to make this, some basic ideas had to come from Palma and Palmina.

* * * * * *

And now as the days had came, they came but slowly, where Master Titian was not sure if he can draw any more, Palmina and Palma did not give up.

They had a very good idea:

Palmina and Palma moved Master Titian’s bed to the Pieta painting to make it possible for master Titian to go on drawing from his bed.

Palmina and Palma looked each other at that moment of moving the bed into their eyes and looked each other silently during Titian had his eyes closed.
Then he waked up and understood wordless the idea of Palma and Palmina.
All smiled now…

* * * * * *

But on one day he had not the power to hold the brush any more:

Palmina took her Chinese Lute and started to play the „Spring Melody of the 8 Images“ which Palma composed for her and she played it to support his speech.
Palma smiled hearing that and looked at her knowing „This is our secret heart to heart love melody.“
The love energy from heart to heart between Palma and Palmina made it also possible that master Titian could move his arms to draw for a few minutes…. and he painted a little bit during the power influence of Palmina’s Chinese Lute playing.

And after a few hours Titian took Palma’s hand and lead slowly the paint-brush , now in Palma il Giovane’s hand, together with him painting on the Pieta.
Titian felt very weak, but he fought very strong to paint and not to give up.
He was like Jesus carrying the cross and Palma was his ‚Simon of Cyrene‘ helping him to carry it.

It is Titian’s „via dolorosa“ he is now going through.
And Palmina-Albina is now like the Saint Veronica receiving the Vera Icona – the true image of Jesus on her canvas.

Palmina tried to support them and played and played without stopping.

So slowly the master Titian showed only Palma where he has to paint and he let the paintbrush only be directed after master Titian’s thoughts. Then he moved only his hand in the air and Palma followed the moving without telling a word.

Palma painted and painted – Palmas hand is now Titian’s hand.

Later master Titian only watched how Palma draw after his orders.

Palmina played, Palma draw and silently, slowly, peacefully master Titian closed his eyes with a little smile in his face…

The next day all the family of master Titian came to surround him: „We let him sleep now, he is tired… He gave his master paintbrush to Palma il Giovane to finish his master-work.“

And the next days Palma painted. Palmina played on her Lute and Titian only silently looked how Palma il Giovane is doing finishing his big artwork.

* * *

„He gave Palma il Giovane his master paint brush to finish his Pieta…“, all the Venetian People now talked all around.

In the churches all people begun to pray for master Titian that he has the power to finish his artwork: „And we pray now for Master Titian and his Master Scholar that they can finish the big artwork of the Pieta…“

And also people with other religions traditions prayed in their tradition for him.
Especially the 600 persons of the Asia delegation from China prayed in Taoistic, Konfuzian and in Buddhist tradition for them.

And also the Dogan, who was mightiest then the catholic pope*), prayed silent in his Dogan’s Palace with his servants.

The eyes of the whole Republic of Venice is now sending their hopings and prayers and their good thoughts.


*) A catholic pope is said to be the mightiest person in Europe at this century
and the Dogan of the Republic of Venice is said to be the world’s mightiest person.
That’s why maybe to contact between Asia, especially China to Venice is an old friendship tradition of high cultural meaning.


* * * * * *

„He is still alive…“, Palmina said very excited and she looked like the Saint Maria of Magdala in Titian’s Pieta, like Palma painted her in his draft for in the Titian’s painting Pieta.

Palma looked at her, she wear today exactly the green cloth as she wear once as she was modelling for Palma’s painting.
Palma loves her very much. Palmina was his best model and Titian knew it also. She could inspire Palma very much. Often he painted her with a variation of her face to make it as secret that she is his preferred model for all his paintings.

„You gave him the hope to live and to paint with your lute playing!“, answered Palma.

* * *

„….he fighting against his weakness….he wants not to die until the main idea of the Pieta is finished…“, the members of the Titian-Art-Gallery are whispering.

* * *

A lot of artists are allowed to make a last visit to Master Titian at his bed, where Palma is drawing and Palmina is playing.

There was also the famous architect Antonio da Ponte and he was ordered to create the Rialto Bridge. *) by the Republic of Venice.
He saw the Pieta drawing in Titian’s room and made some drawings of the arc bow which surrounded the Pieta of Titian.


*) The Rialto Bridge was opened on 20th March 1591, created by
Antonio da Ponte (1512–1597) who was a Venetian architect and engineer, most famous for his rebuilding of the Rialto Bridge in Venice.
wikipedia:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antonio_da_Ponte


„It is inspiring here at your Venice-Titian-Art-Galery.
I am impressed how you both are fighting for master Titian’s finishing his last artwork…
You drew a beautiful arch-bow around the Pieta of Titian.
I have dedicated my draft of the big Rialto Bridge to this secret miracle.
Look I will make the arch-bow on the top of my bridge as this…
…Jesus is still living after his crucifixion…
…Titian is still living and his spirit is telling what Palma il Giovane has to paint after his spiritual inspiration and after Palmina’s beautiful playing…so nice compositions….who composed it? It sounds so new…“, asked Antonio da Ponte, who was very interested in arts and especially in music.

Palmina smiled to Palma and Palma showed her: „…silence… who composed it, is a secret…No one knows that I am the composer of the music…I am now so well known as Master scholar in Venice… it could be difficult for me if they see I am also a composer…“, Palma tried to tell her as heart to heart message.

Palmina understood and nodded. Palmina knows all about his heart and Palma knows all about her heart.
They feel if someone is suffering and then they support each other from heart to heart.
Only Palma’s mother knows the secret and: Master Titian AND: Master LAO from China. But they do not talk to others about this secret.

Antonio da Ponte finished his drawing of the arch portal for his new „Rialto Bridge“ *
„Now, my Rialto Bridge is more beautifully created and there are tree ways to go over it: The north steps, the middle steps and the south steps.

And look, Palma, here on this side you can enter the north steps only going to this small street: If a man wants to meet his secret love and to see her, he can meet her standing HERE on the north side and she can come from the south steps… and they can smile to each other unseen from any side…“
Palma looked interested at this Rialto Bridge draft. Palmina looked also interested during she played.

picture: The Pieta Arch-Bow on the Rialo Bridge in Venice (right)

The architect looked at Palma and Palmina and nodded to them as if he wanted to say: „Thank you for your Pieta inspiration… Thank you so much… As „thank you“-present I created for you both a secret way to meet for you both every day secretly at the Rialto Bridge!“

And the secret lovers smiled very, very lucky.

Palmina was sure that reason why this vision in their Peony Gondola came is that this is a lucky moment for the history of Venice.

The Pieta will connect Palma and Palmina more in their live; to live their secret deeply heart to heart love.
Not only Titian had a vision, also Palma and Palmina and now the creator of the Rialto Bridge will help secret lovers to see shortly maybe to exchange music scores and to secret exchange love letters…

Palma continued his painting session always asking master Titian if he did it right.
Master Titian seems always to agree with his doing.

Suddenly he said: „And now… now draw a little angel with a long candle…. here on the right side…here, over the Pieta…and don’t colour Moses and the St.Helena statue. The white colour has a poetic meaning… and draw left down the same painting I made at the beginning as I had the vision as you both where with me.*


* Detail of the Painting „Pieta“ from Titian showing a painting with a visionary Pieta appearing on the sky, with two persons kneeing and praying.

Detail of the Painting „Pieta“ from Titian showing a painting with a visionary Pieta appearing on the sky, with two persons kneeing and praying.


This was a miracle and a sign of the heaven that you where on this day visiting me… don’t copy it exactly! It should only remember my first draft and remember the miracle and the world should know that this old man here on the knees, in the picture was a painter…“

All present people around Titian in his big room smiled and laughed decently.

And suddenly Titian moved his hand and his finger pointed at his big painting.
„And …the angel… here.. is here…“

„He sees an angel…“
„Yes, but he wants Palma to draw an angel there…“
„Palma should finish the painting with an own angel…“, the People whispered

„Come Palmina, Come Palma!“ – Palmina stopped playing.
Palma came to look how Master Titian is.
They hold Master Titian’s hands like being his children.

„I have to tell you both: Stay together…work together…support and inspire important artists with your mothers Venice-Titian-Art-Gallery!
You helped me and you will help more and more talents to go their ways.
Try also to support and inspire important composers, once they will make with their compositions it possible that artists: singers, instrumentalists, dancers, poets, painters are more independent by the state and more independent by the church… Remember my words. You are the blessed who can do this for the future of the cultural development!…
And…“
He took their hands putting them together like a priest.
He made a few hard breaths and said finally:“My blessings you have…The blessing of master Titziano Vecello…“
And after he said that Master Titian closed his eyes and smiled.

MASTER TITIAN DIED.

The doctor came now to the bed to confirm his death.

But all saw: He didn’t breath.

Both sunk their head being very sad. All was quite now.

They both felt like children who lost their father.
They hold Master Titian’s hands…

Palmina laid her head to Palma and they hugged deeply and cried.

The priest gave him the blessings and went out to tell all Venetian to ring the bells.

* * * * * *

All the bells and also the big bell in the big saint Marco church, on the St. Marco Place sung the last melody of Titian’s death.

All the Venetian prayed and made their cross.

Also the Chinese friends of Venice where touched by this special historic moment and to see how the Republic of Venice is treating a big artist respectfully.

All Gondolieri said“ From this day on we will paint our Gondolas in black colour! We will never forget the Master Titian!“

„And I will dedicate the arch bow on the new Rialto Bridge* to the painting of the „Pieta“


* Rialo Bridge in Venice
will be finished in the year 1591 in Venice an looks today like this:
(picture: painting from Canaletto)

picture:Rialot Bridge,  painting from Canaletto


Slowly all bells in Venice begun to move and to sound mystically. (Only if a Dogan or a pope dies this happens in Venice)

The sound of hundreds of bells meaning Master Titian is dead.

All people where silent the next days and wearing black colours and praying for him.

„Palma il Giovane finished the painting Pieta,… and the Rialto Bridge will be like the Pieta-arch-bow…“, the Gondolier in whole Venice told to each other.

– „All Gondola will be painted in black colour to honour master Titian!…“

– „Palma il Giovane is the next Master of the Titian School!“

„He leads the school since nearly tree years alone with his mother and some students. Master Titian made only short controlling visits to his school….“

„Palma is his most important scholar. We should ask Palma to draw for our „Ospedale“, a big, big artwork to do for us…“
-„Yes, and the Republic of Venice – the R.O.V. is planing the order big images of Palma in Giovane…“ the friends of the Dogan of the R.O.V.

This could Palmina and Palma see in her vision now in their Peony hour, in their Peony Gondola.
Palmina laid her head again on Palma’s heart to hear it so smile to him.
Palma again hold his arm around her and gave her a little kiss on her head remembering her little kiss as he played his new fugue and she kissed him during he played on his cheek and then she played with him on her Pipa during he played the harpsichord.

She said: „My Palma…“
He answered: „My Palmina…Your love full lute playing made this, all this miracles possible.“

They saw two shooting star on the sky.

Palmina and Palma smiled.

„let us make a secret wish…!“

And both wished to meet again in 300 or 400 years.

They hold their hands and closed their eyes and smiled giving from heart to heart warm love-full energy.

And they both silently wished to see each other again on a bridge.

A bridge which connect the east-part and the west-part. The Ying and Yang.
And she will play Chinese Pipa again and he will continue to compose for her.

„My sweet. little Chinese princess! Wode xiaoxiaode zhongguode gongzi… My Liuto“
And she repeated „Wo shi nide Liuto“ and she made with her mouth saying „Liu-to“ a kissing mouth in his direction.
And Palma made it also and gave her a little, tender kiss.

Then he played on istrument which is unknown in this century, a little personal concert like this:

VIDEO: Pianosolo „Pieta“

new: https://youtu.be/-yprVqNorfA

(old: https://vimeo.com/262575839 )

(to be continued…)


 

8. Palma’s and Palminas great chance – The Venetian-Chinese Concert (Palma il Giovane 8)

8. Palma’s and Palminas great chance –

The Venetian-Chinese Concert

(Palma il Giovane 8)

left: Doge’s Palace on the Saint Marco Place

4th of September. Now the big day.
Palmina was well prepared for her big international performance to represent her culture with her beautiful Lute.
Only special guests where invited. Only V.I.P.s and the mightiest persons of the State where allowed to enter to this „one in a life time event“ and a lot of Chinese friends.
After a lot of friendly introduction speech and applause in the audience came a big silence.

Doge’s Palace in Venice whit paintings by Palma il Giovane

Palmina entered the little wood stage and started to play. Very clear and beautifully. She played a very soft an slow melody.
She is sitting on the right site of the little stage.
A female dancer with white-pink dress entered from the left side of the stage holing a pink flower which seems to radiate pink light. Palmina played wonderfully.
Behind them a big painting of Palma il Giovane was visible.
After her, step by step, came also with white-pink dress a few other female dancers on the stage, also holding a pink lighting flower.
They described with their aesthetic slow poetic moving the poesies of the language of flowers. They where all dressed in beautiful byzantine-Asian style.
This Style should represent also the idea of her culture: A culture that combines East with West.
Venice culture is also strongly influenced by the Byzantine culture and also by the West-European culture.
The Byzantine royal family was also at the audience. So they felt very touched that the Chinese concert has a very decent dedication to the Byzantine-Asian culture which defines itself as a Bridge-Culture between Asia and Europe. (East and West)
Palmina’s culture was defined in being like an isolated little island, surrounded by the sea water. But exactly this situation makes it possible that a special East-West culture could develop through its great painters, musician, and all artists. It is an island of the art.
Palmina is now representing this cultural idea like an cultural ambassador…
And then Palmina played some variations: She combined very well known traditional music-pieces into one piece.
The Byzantine prince liked her playing and their dancing and said to his mother: „Hm, this is a very beautiful performance: Asian-European Style. Look, at the byzantine-Roman-Asian-Chinese-Style the dancers are wearing!“. His mother liked it also and understood his son very well without saying any word.

Painting: Palma il Giovane at Doge’s Palace

And Palmina played Palmas composition which was a combination of old Venetian and old Chinese style.

The Chinese people in the audience liked also the performance of Palmina, the dancers and Palmas artwork.
They are very proud of her: „She is the best Lute player! What a big talent she is! And the music, this is a dedication to us…“
They looked at each other and feld very, very honoured that a European famous artist like Palma made them such a respectful dedication to her old traditional and very beautiful culture which has so much wisdom and spiritual knowledge to teach to Europe…
And now he will paint them in agreement of his master Titian.

The audience made a big applause than the ceremony master
announced the next music piece:
„The next music piece has the name „The 64 Hexagrams of the I-Ging – The Marco-Polo love song“
It is a special dedication to the Chinese culture in describing the 64-Images of ‚I-GING, The Book of Change‘ also known as ‚Book of Wisdoms‘.“
– The translator translated all words direct into Chinese language –

Doge’s Palace in Venice with paintings by Palma il Giovane


„We have in Venice an old tradition: If a man wants to express his love to a woman he sometimes comes to her window with his music instrument – a Lute or a mandolin – and playing music for her. Often his word are: ‚Princess Gogatine, open your heart, I, I (Marco Polo) play for you…“ (s.bar 72 and bar 92 )

The Chinese women in the audience smiled and nodded to each other, some laughed very shy and held their hands upon their mouth.
„And in this composition…“ – the ceremony master continued – „…between the Chinese Hexagrams the composition describing Marco Polos first love feelings as he meet his love and his future wife in the boat. She was painting in Chinese style and he played an Venetian melody for her not knowing that she is a Chinese princess. But their souls found themself inside their heart again, as if they know each other since thousands of years. She painted traditional Chinese and he played traditional Venetian style on his Mandolin for her. Both together in a fer-boat travelling to the Chinese emperor falling in love. The Venetian people like this scene of the Chinese boat very much because it remembers them going with a Gondola here in Venice.“

„Ohh…ooh, Hen Hao, HenDuo GanDongDe…“ said the people „Oh, very good, very moving and touching …“

Painting: Palma il Giovane at Doge’s Palace

And Palmina started to play this special composition.

Also V.I.P.s of Venice from now on opened their heart as they heard Palmina wonderful interpretation.

Palmina could transform HEARTS OF STONE into HEARTS of FLOWERS…

Palma who heard her playing thought: „She played with all her heart and it touches me very much.“
Palmina understood his secret love message in that music: He is Marco Polo with the Mandolin and she is the drawing Chinese little princess.
None at the audience would figure out that this is his love declaration to her. But they all could fell there is something real in the room.

A golden light, the mystic golden light which is the higher love between him and her, which he expresses also in his hundreds of paintings. Also here in the Dogan’s Palace it is visible at the big paintings of Palma.

Doge’s Palace in Venice with paintings by Palma il Giovane

Without Palmina and her magic Lute playing there would not be this magic golden light in his paintings. („Golden Heaven Light“)

San Geremia (Venice) Annunciation by Palma il Giovane 1628 with „golden heaven light“

Palma remembered how often Palmina did come with her Lute assisting him as he was painting. Often till the evening alone here at his big artworks at this giants Dogan’s Palace. She came and brought him light with her lantern, brought fine fresh breads and her music…
During the painting this gives him so much power not to give up and to work and stay on.
And often she played the ‚Marco-Polo-love‘-melody for him in his earlier version Palma composed for her.
And how often he understood her playing this melodies. Sometimes, during the painting-work there where a lot of painting students from the Titian-Art-Gallery helping Palma painting at the huge paintings. They did not know what this melodies are like. Only Palmina and Palma did know the meaning. So it was possible to express with music their love to each other without being observed by others although they where in the same room“.
Palmina also played sometimes the „Are you hungry? Should I bring you some food?“-melody and Palma answered with a melody which has two variations, in major meaning „Oh, yes!“ or in minor meaning „Its ok, thank you“.
The other students should not realize that Palmina has access to the Doge’s Palace cooking rooms and was able to bring some food for him.
Palma thought also about their secret art-projects at the „Spring-Moon-Light-River-Island“ – her first tender kiss to him who inspired him to draw „Mars and Venus“. The first moments as he stood under her window of her little garden with the mandolin and the day meeting her in the small street after a long time.
All this Palma was thinking while she played for the Chinese audience of over hundred people.
Palma smiled – none knows that he is the composer – for Palma it was enough honour to be the famous painter of Venice who will paint for 44 Chinese Women…
The Chinese women had tears in their eyes. They might think what a beautiful moment: A man from Venice like Marco Polo bringing the Peace-Message from Europe expressing his feeling to his Chinese princess Gogatine without knowing that she is a princess.
The Chinese men nodded looking very seriously and listened to the European-Asian composition with big respect.
After that music performance Palmina stood an bowed herself in front the audience. The Venetian Government also was proud of Palmina being such a friendly representative of her country and culture.

And now the Chinese people made some presents.
They over-handed Chinese paintings, and a Chinese lute.
They over-handed it to Palmina with friendly smiling.
Palmina was now very, very lucky to own an original traditional Chinese Lute.

„Our princess Lin liked your Lute playing very much. She wants to learn European Lute playing from you during the years the paintings are made by Palma il Giovane. And the princess also is a good music teacher: She wants to teach you to play the Chinese Lute.“, the translator said.
„Oh, yes I want to learn it… it is a big honour for me to learn it from you.“, Palmina said.
Palmina took that instrument, which was very heavy. She hold it on the stage and the audience applauded very strongly.
„And if she learned it she will play here the Chinese Lute for us!…“
And also the Venetian made presents to the Chinese: The Paintings which Palma will draw, a Venetian Lute for Princess Lin and handwritten copies of old masters, books and music and some music compositions of Palma.

Now the Chinese instruments where playing with a little chamber ensemble presenting traditional Chinese music to the Venetian people.

„And now our Venetian Government is inviting you all to the big dinner here at the Doge’s Palace in-front of our big paintings by Titian, Palma il Giovane and all famous painters.“
They showed them the paintings on the walls and on the top.
The Chinese people where very impressed. It is the first time they see such impressive artful European paintings.

After that they spoke all friendly altogether at eating and drinking very fine cooking special made for the friends from Asia.

They decide to make more inter-cultural exchange meetings in the next months. They should take place at the „Titian-Art-Gallery“ which is organized by the mother of Palma here nearby in a very beautiful little palace. At this palace of Palmas mum will Palma draw each of the 44 Chinese woman with the assistance of his students and with the music assistance of the artists and musicians of the members of „Titian-Art-Gallery“.

This will be a very great inter-cultural productive time!
The Chinese wanted also to held there some speech about the Chinese Philosophy and Art, especially about the I-Ging which is a 5000 years old book with nature-philosophical-images inside.
This speeches will be held by old Chinese masters live translated into Venetian language.
And they wanted some more composition by the artist who composed the „Marco-Polo-love-song“ which was Palma. But his new compositions should be for Pipa, the Chinese Lute.

Palmina and Palma looked and nodded at each other.
Palma thought that he will call her „Princess Gogatine“ if they where in the city together so that none could know her real name.
Palma’s name was famous here in Venice but he was not often seen in the public so that not every Venetian knew how Palma is looking like if they meet him on the street. But Palmina knows him very well:

„Much work is awaiting us, learning lute, composing and drawing, my dear Marco!“
Palma was surprised that Palmina called him now Marco.
Did she read his thoughts?
Yes, sure, she is his personal angel, directly from the golden coloured heaven…

Listen to the „Marco-Polo-love-song for Princess Gogatine“
(The 64 Hexagramms of the I-Ging)

VIDEO: https://vimeo.com/253107247

 

(to be continued…)

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mögliche Szene aus dem Leben Mozarts nachempfunden

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mozart-Coffee-Talk HIER ANHÖREN:

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

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

Click to listen Coffee-Talk

Click to listen Coffee-Talk

Remember Gulf Oil Spil? Artwork remembers Dolphin babies…

Remember #GulfOilSpil ?

Our Artwork remembers remembers the #Dolphins – Please watch + sign #petition:


„For the Dolphin-babies of the oil-spil at Gulf of Mexico 2010“
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#NODeepSea #Oil #STOPDeepSeaOil #Greenpeace #Umweltschutz #OnlinePetition #STOPOilDrilling
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‚For Nelson Mandela‘ (Artwork dedication)

Nun habe ich als Österreichischer Komponist
eine Widmung für Nelson Mandela gespielt:
„For Nelson Mandela“
(Bitte Link unten anklicken um das Musikstück zu hören)

Artwork dedication ‚For Nelson Mandela‘
(click to stark Art-work-Video)

[https://vimeo.com/81539502]