364 . The Best Instruments for the best Musicians of Venice

364 . The Best Instruments for the best Musicians of Venice

 

02 La Pieta Orphan Girls Orcestra Venice.jpgpicture 1 – ‚THE LA PIETA GIRLS ORCHESTRA OF THE REPUBLIC OF VENICE‘

They continued their Peony Gondola Dream and it was like that:

The Gondola moved soft in the evening waters of the Canale Grande and Palmina put her head on Palma’s side and felt so secure.
During their common Music Vision she felt surrounded by thousands of roses – All the Roses – All the music light roses she saw and felt in her heart!

Palmina wanted to ask Palma for the music score of this music piece and Palma could feel it.
Palma smiled. During that he remembered that today a bird sung at 4 a.m. in the morning bringing Palma a bird message, Palma stood up and looked out of the morning to listen every tweet of Palmina.
(Palmina tried to send him 3 times Messenger and he could feel and hear it).

„Here I have the music score, my Palmina, mia docissima Mia!“

Palmina feels that this music touched her heart very, very much and Palmina looked into Palma’s eyes and Palma looked also into her shining eyes.

„This evening you played so beautiful on my new lute. How do you like it? Is it a good instrument, Palmina?“

„Oh, yes, I love it. It is so nice to play on it. It is a master work – From the best lute maker from Venice…“

Palma took the instrument in his hands lifted it a little bit and said: „This lute is for you Palmina, ordered by the best lute maker of Venice, the most famous in whole Europe, from the whole World!“

„Woooh“, This is for me?“
Her eyes looked like a little deer.
„Oh, thank you! Really? Oh, Palma!
Such a good instrument! Oh, Palma! This is sure the most expensive lute in the world!?“

Palma smiled shy as if he does not know what she means and looked up to the soft evening sky over Venice.
Palmina hugged Palma like a little girl and kissed him shy and tender on his cheeks several times – and: Palma could feel it and smiled.

* * *

The next day Palma il Giovane was at the La Pieta Music School where the orphan girls waited all together in the music rehearsal and dining room.

Palma made it possible that Palmina can give music lessons for the girls as music teacher there at the music school, which is near to her family house, the bakery shop along the cale de la Peieta.

„Now, my dear angels…“, the nun said to all the orphan girls,
„…Signore Palma il Giovane, who composed for us a lot of artworks in the last years is here and he has announced that every girl who is playing or learning music instrument will get new a high quality music instrument made from the best instrument builder from the Republic of Venice!!!“

The girls looked at each other – after a moment of silence they smiled, jumped and cried of joy and luck and made a long applause for Palma il Giovane.

01 LA Pieta Orphan Girls Orcestra from Venice

picture 2 – The La Pieta Girls Orchestra playing on their new music instruments

„Graaaaazie! Mille, mille grazie, Maestro Palma il Giovane!!!“

-„Really…we will get new instruments!!! We will be the best girls orchestra of Europe, of the whole world!“

And Palma gave a sign to Palmina to bring the music instruments builder which waited outside.

„Oh, so much new instruments, all for us…“

„This is for me, I play Cello!“
„This is for me, I play the Violin“
„and I play the Lute!
“ I play the harpsichord – oh a new harpsicord – for me!!!“
„…an Oboe for me and for you a Mandolin, look!“
„and there they bring a Viola, and all Viola da Gamba!!“
„Trumpets, Clarinets, a Mono-chord for theoretic music studies!!
„and, and this is a flute for me!!!“, a younger little girl said!

And all their cheeks get light red and all their eyes shined.

Now this seems Christmas in summer.
Palma observed like a father how the orphan girls where lucky.

The nuns where surprised by so much new music instruments and hold their hands over their open mouth and could not believe that Palma il Giovane is supporting these girls orchestra so much.

The elder superior nun whispered to her colleague:“Once we all thought Palma will adopt or marry one of our girls. Now he supports our orchestra….Last month he sponsored us a golden tablet which has the words on it:

‚THE LA PIETA GIRLS ORCHESTRA OF THE REPUBLIC OF VENICE‘

We are so lucky to have him as sponsor. Soon we will make a concert tour to Vienna, Austria with our choir and Orchestra. At the Renaissance Palais Ferstel in the 1.District“

„..Yes, but our girls are really good musicians, aren’t they?“
„And they like Palma’s compositions, so they will perform his artworks…“.
„Sometimes he is like a father, often he comes and tell to the girls good-night-stories for the girls in our rehearsal hall…
Often legends from the Life of Master Titian and his secret love the lute playing musician… she lived here in Venice…“
The older nun listened and nodded understanding.

* * *

Again at the 23 p.m. in the Gondola under the evening stars of Venice:

Palmina plays on her new lute and Palma listened very interested.

No one bought Palmina in her whole life such a beautiful and high quality music instrument not even her father.
But Palma did it. Palma il Giovane said: „I wanted to give you this Lute in the public. But we decided to make our Gondola tour…

Palmina played and Palma listened and the golden light was again between their hearts.

„…Yes…yes….I need these moments of pure music and art inspiration, Palmina. There are so much honor guests in our Palazzo…
I can not concentrate there….sometimes… because I feel so tired after the painting work…“

„…I know Palma, Often the honor guests are asking to see the famous Palma il Giovane, Mihaela said, wondering where you are…
Mihaela told them that you are working on an art inspiration…“, Palmina said with her soft voice.

„Yes, this is the truth…“

And both looked at Palma’s music score and they heard this Peony Gondola Music Vision like that:

VIDEO: (music score video) The Mystic Light Rose by Gerald Spitzner – https://youtu.be/Qy-4AoBantk

(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/

 


 

364 . The Marco Polo Dialogue

364 . The Marco Polo Dialogue

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picture 1 – painting by Palma il Giovane (Palazzo Ducale in Venice)   „Doge Pietro Loredan Beseeching the Virgin“ (Palmina as model)

   After they dreamed this Peony Gondola Vision they continued to dream like that:

Every day Palmina appeared as Pigeon in his daily life and he feels that she is helping him like an angel.

Sometimes she asked the saint virgin that sometimes on the sky there is a little heart formed from clouds.
If Palma looks up to the heaven he realizes often this fact and he smiled lucky.

Often she brings him fresh fine white breads to his working place – this year (1596) he workes in the St. Antonin Church at the little San Saba Chapel on a wide scaffolding.

Today he makes no brakes, waits till Palmina will come with her basked with fresh little breads.

At evening she will play his composition on her lute in the Palazzo Ducale on San Marco Place.

She learned all his notes by heart so she does not need to use a music score to play it.
Around midday she will make a little rehearsal for Palma in the San Saba Chapel so Palmina could feel with her heart if the tempo was correctly taken and the interpretation was perfect after Palma’s intentions.

Palma smiled as he was looking forward to hear her playing only for him in this San Antonin Church, near her flat at her mothers bakery shop on the Campo Bandiera e Moro in Venice.

And Palmina came silently in the church, Palma did not realize it, and she took her Pipa and played very soft the „Thinking on each other melody“.

Palma looked up from his big painting artwork and though „Am I dreaming, or is she really playing the Chinese Pipa lute – here in this church in Venice? – only for him – the Thinking on each other melody?“

Palma looked around in the church, if there is a saint angel playing.

* * *

Later after the evening concert Palmina came to pick Palma up.

„Palma it is too dark to paint, even with a lantern? Come Palma let us make a Gondola tour along the evening in Venice? I will play for you on your lute…“

„Oh, Yes Palmina. I will order a Gondola and will be sitting in it in 12 minutes and you can enter it in the Calle de la Pieta at the little bridge.“, Palma whispered to her and he put his painting brush down and cleaned it with terpentin.

Now he went down to order the Gondola at the bridge at Furlani which was also over the rio de la pieta like the bridge where they will meet.

As Palma entered the Gondola  he thought the words „..till we meet us again at the bridge…“

The Gondola started along the Rio de la Pieta and Palma il Giovane felt like Marco Polo who is taking his Chinese princess in the Chinese city Suzhou the so called „Venice of the East“

Palmina entered now the Gondola, coming from her evening concert, wearing a beautiful expensive Renaissance cloth, which Palma bought her once.

After a while both had the same Peony Gondola Vision.
Palma transformed into Marco Polo and Palmina transformed into the Chinese Princess.

Palmina felt that Palma is dreaming from the century of Marco Polo without saying a word.

Yes they could see the Water City Suzhou, which is known as the Venice of the East.
There they have also water streets like in Venice. How amazed was Marco Polo to visit this city with a Chinese chunk (like a Gondola in Venice) and he said to his Chinese princess „Oh, my princess, will you come with me to Venice? We are both from different cultures but we are learning from each other – Tell me something from your culture…“.

Palmina and Palma looked now up to the stars over Venice.
They looked now together to Sirius-Sotis.

This star you can see from the 4th of September to the 5th of May at different evening or night time.

Both remembered without saying a word that looking to these stars this makes Palma and Palmina connected between their hearts.
Even they are separated through space, maybe thousands of Miles / Kilometers they would look every day if it is possible to Sirius-Sotis to send a smile each other.

And the Chinese princess told Palma the story of the Chinese traditional Novel of the fate of Wang Hsian Ko and Wu Schuang (a Work of Xing Jian Bai (776 – 826) at the time of Tang-Emperor Te Tschung (780-805) Marco Polo listened very interested.*

And Marco Polo said „…till we met again at the bridge…“

Palma felt very touched and the story about these two loving was this:

They could see each other only A FEW MINUTES on an ANCIENT BRIDGE.
A group of fine 30 palace ladies came in carriages this way along this bridge.
Wang Hsian Ko could see her as she lifted the curtain of her carriage and she smiled to him and he smiled to her.
Then they were separated and had to wait a long time to see and speak each other again, but they always thought on each other.
Wu Shuang tried to write Wang Hsian Ko a letter, but it was very difficult.
They always thought on each other although they could not see, could not speak, could not write to each other.
Nevertheless their „heart to heart“ – connection was stronger than the fate: THEY FOUND A WAY TO EACH OTHER…
Marco Polo was touched by the fate of this deeply in their heart loving people. But then the way was open for them to go together through their life, full of love and luck.
Palma looked shortly at Palmina’s eyes. She looked also into his eyes and smiled.

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* this story is printed in its german translation by Franz Khan at „Chinesische Novellen“, p.519 („Vom Totenhemd ins Brautkleid“), Insel Taschenbuch (848), 1985 (a novelle byXing Jian Bai 白行简)
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suzhou-Venice of the east

picture 2 – The Marco Polo city in China Suzhou (Venice of the East)

They looked around the beautiful Water City Suzhou (picture  above) and Marco Polo counted all the bridges. They saw a lot of lanterns and light which are reflecting in the water and the atmosphere was like in Venice.

She played then again on her Pipa lute the „Spring Melody“ and had sweet innocent light red cheeks because she expressed her feelings to her beloved Marco Polo.

Later Marco Polo told her the love story of Dante and Beatrice in the „Divina Commedia“

„And there was a rose of light in the heaven they both saw in a Vision (Beatrice leads him to this vision)…“

„Oh a mystic light rose? This is interesting in my culture there are a lot of links to mystic light roses – the Lotus Rose – the Peony Rose – „The Secret of the Golden Flower“* and they are important in Buddhism, Taoism, and so fort…


* „The Secret of the Golden Flower“,
Richard Wilhelm translated this old mystic text into German Language / English


 

Marco Polo hold her hand and kissed her carefully, as if he wants to heal he hands (she plays a lot of time on her Pipa and has a lot of pain sometimes on her fingers:
„My Pipa- princess…“

„My Marco Polo“

„My Wu Schuang…“

„My Wang Hsian Ko…“

„Our hearts are connected…“

„Our hearts are connected…“

And during they felt to be in a Chinese Chunk they realized that they are in Venice.

And Palma holds still her hands and kissed them soft and he observed her beautiful shy shining eyes.

Slowly the Gondola moved along the San Marco Place where Palma has his flat left beside the astronomical clock house in the 2nd foor.

It is still light there because there are a lot of important special honor guests of the republic of Venice. Palmina often played (most daily) there after the evening concert as opening of the evening dinner in the big representative rooms („Palazzo“).
After that music opening ceremony Palmina was finished and could leave the event to pick up Palma from his painting work place (now in the San Saba Chapel of San Antonin).
They saw Palma’s both daughters standing at the window.
The elder Crezia, she is now 14 years old, with her younger sister Giulia, holding her on her arm like a mother.

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  picture 3 – (detail) Palma’s flat in the 16th century

„Oh, look, Crezia and Giulia are at the window… Let us greet them…“, Palma said.

Palma and Palmina wanted to wave to them but it was to dark for them to see Palma and Palmina sitting in the Gondola.

„Crezia is now 14 and she takes care of Giulia like a mother. Amazing she helped everywhere, as if she is the head of the family…“, Palma explained.

„You are proud on her isn,t it? You have to paint her, hmm? Paint her also as Samaritan women at the fountain with Jesus, like you paint me once.

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picture 4 – Palma’s doughter as model in his painting „Jesus and the Samaritan“ (1599)

You painted me once as young lady with the yellow white cloth. I am 38 and she is 14.“

„Do you remember? Once you wanted to adopt a 14 year old girl from the orphan music school „Ospedale de la Pieta“… Now you have an own 14 year old angel!
The Orphan girl sung in the famous la Pieta choir – the most famous choir in the world – and the orphan girls did expect that you will choose a girl to marry or to adopt it as daughter…“

„Yes, I remember Palmina, I remember the eyes of all the talented music orphan girls.
They looked deep into my eyes and into my heart, asking me wordless:
»Will you take one of us to marry?..Me or her, or an other girl?
… Will you take one of us to adopt as own daughter?«

– Sometimes I was not sure which feeling I should have »Like a father or a future husband ‚in spes’*)«
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*) ‚in spes‘ means in ‚hope‘ to marry
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Palma looked thinking a while and said „Perce no? Why not? Wei shen me bu?“ (Marco Polo once could speak Chinese language)
Palma was lucky to make these evening walks with Palmina, like it was today.
Sometimes the representative evening dinners in Palma’s flat are a little bit taking to much energy or concentration and Palma is often very tired after painting the whole day and he needs Palmina’s lute playing to be recreated from the hard working day.

Slowly the Gondola moved to the left side in direction to Giudecca Island.

„Here you lived in the Marco Polo time, do you remember, Palmina?“

„Palmina looked smiling and nodded shy… There, over there in the gardens… and we meet in the Gondola…
Often we took the Gondola like today and, and I…
…. I remember the gondola had a little bit an other design and, and an other color…“, Palmina said like a little girl.

Palma took from his bag a music score and showed it to Palmina.

Palmina holds her lantern near to Palma’s music score and was interested to look at it and it seemed that she wished nothing more than to hear Palma’s new music creation.
Her cheeks turned again light-red color and Palma could feel this.

Both had now a vision of a mystic music light flower and it was like this:

VIDEO: The Mystic Light Rose by Gerald Spitzner – https://youtu.be/O5nJJ88P_EQ


(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/

362. Remembering about the Marco Polo century

362. Remembering about the Marco Polo  century

Palma Il Giovane, La Crocifissione, 1595, olio su tela. Foto Luigi Anzalone.

Palma Il Giovane, La Crocifissione, 1595, olio su tela. Foto Luigi Anzalone.

           picture – detail of painting by Palma il Giovane with secret
hint to Palmina Albina

   And after they saw this Peony Gondola Vision they continued to dream
like that:

        * * *

At this morning Palma looked out of his window and saw a Pigeon sitting
on a roof. She made soft “Groo, Groooooooo, Groo”.
Meanwhile a little bird came and sung twice his morning bird message
from Palmina to him and Palma listened.
Palma looked up from his table while he was composing for Palmina.
“Where is she now?”, he thought on her and sent her an imaginary tender
kiss.
In this moment Palmina could feel this thought and smiled.
She is doing rehearsal on her lute but Palma felt also that her hand
have some stronger pains.
He send her also on her hands some healing kiss and Palmina could feel it.
Palmina smiled, send him 3 times some hearts and smiles on her »Messenger«.
Palma’s handy made 3 times a sound, he looked on the facebook chat
protocol, but an extremist-administrator from the church of »social
media« erased his message and Palma’s display stayed empty.
Nevertheless deep, deep in his heart he felt that Palmina was sending
him deep love and he felt her deep long »heart-to-heart« hugs.

    * * *

Later as they meet again at 23 p.m. in their Peony Gondola, where their
hearts secretly are meeting, Palmina asked whispering:
»Palma?«
»Hm?«
»You painted my hands like I am playing the lute on your painting…«
»Yes, Palmina, it is a secret dedication to you.«
»…as I looked longer on this painting I realized a lot of secret things.
Oh, such secrets, Palma…«
She pointed with her finger on the right shoulder on the foulard
(scarf) of the Maria Magdalena which was standing under the cross under
Jesus.

»This, this brown scarf looks like a Mandolin, isn’t it, Palma?«
»Oh, really. You found my secret hint to music, Palmina.«

Palma and Palmina smiled.
Both remembered that Palma often played a certain Melody on his
Mandolin especially for Palmina – the »Spring Melody« (3)
Often they played »Marco Polo and the Chinese Princes« in the 16th
century together in the Gondola in Venice like two innocent children.

Now Palma took his Mandolin and played his composition
VIDEO: Mandolin solo »Spring Melody Hymnus « (3)

After that Mandolin solo Palmina was happy and hugged Palma and
understood: This is an old remembering of the time as he lived as Marco
Polo and she was his Chinese princess who grew up in a Buddhist
monastery (she was only a time in the monastery like princess Miao Shan
from the 7th century) also educated to be the wife of a great man or prince.
As she hugged him they saw a lot of remembering in their secret heart
from the 13 century:
As Marco Polo went from Venice out in the world to bring the »peace
message« from the Pope in Europe to the Chinese Emperor in the East he
saw his Buddhist nun the first time.
He saw how they felt love for each other from the first sight.
As Marco Polo was long time a Mandarin (a Governor) in China.
As she came like a miracle back into his live as princess on the West
Lake in the Chunk.
How they married each other in Asia.
As they sat together in the Chinese chunk and she played on her Pipa and
Palma played on his Mandolin from Venice1 and made music variations
about this »Hymnus« – Melody.
And they promised each other that they will find each other in later
centuries with playing this melody.

And they remembered also that she came with over 600 people from China
to Venice, to live there secretly in Venice, a lot of them lived on
Giudecca island there with their families at the gardens.
It was like in the 16th century as a part of the Ming Chinese had to
move to Venice to live there also on Giudecca Island a secure live.

Palma remembered also that his little princes which grew up in a Chinese
monastery also taught him to orientate and to focus to a spiritual life,
especially with her Pipa Lute- and Gu Jin- playing inspirations.
»I learned from you: Life is not only business or politics – I decided
to orientate  to art and spirituality  –  I wanted to became an artist
in my next life in Venice – and musician or painter, composer or writer.
You have been blessed and inspired by the Chinese princess Miao Shan«,
Palma said to Palmina and gave her a tender kiss an.

  And Palmina had light-red cheeks because she also remembered the time
of the 13/14th century and was very shy.

Palma kissed again her painful hand to heal her and he asked: »What is
with your hands – This pains are not coming only from doing rehearsal
too much, what happened?«
»Oh, my Pigeon,
my yellow canary bird,
my inspiration,
my saint Cecilia,
my Buddhist-princes-wife,
my old deep love«

»My Palma,
my composer,
my writer,
my painter,
my Marco Polo,
my Mandolin player,
You composed the »Hymnus of Cultures« (3) as old remembering and performed
it to send again a peace message in the worlds cultures.
»Pi-«
»Pa-«
»Liu-to-kiss«
»bacci- bacci«

(to be continued…)
read also the other chapters…

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(1) See also chapter Nr. 24 – https://geraldspitzner.wordpress.com/2018/03/25/24-first-tender-love-feelings-on-the-lake/

(2) Marco Polo (1254-1324)
(3) The Main Melody of the »Hymnus of Cultures« is also used in:
»Cantico-Hymnus«,
»Marco Polo Variations«,
»Spring-Melody«,
»Mandolin solo about the Cantico Hymnus.«
»Cantico delle Creature«
»Dance of Planets«

 

355. Happy birthday Palma !

355. Happy birthday Palma !

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picture – yellow canary bird

And they continued to dream their Peony Gondola Dream like that:

  Palma dreamed that a little canary bird sung in the morning the Spring
Melody.
Palma was lucky and he smiled.
He felt that the bird sent him 5-heart- messages. (His mobile rung 5 short
times but the administrators erased her 5 happy-birthday- messages
before he could read it)

In his  morning-dreams the little bird came near to Palma’s ear and
whispered tender and soft:“Happy birthday, Dear Palma! Peep-peep-peep!“

Now the little yellow canary bird played on its Pipa Lute beautifully
the Spring Melody like that:

VIDEO: [»Spring Melody« of Pipa solo 4] https://youtu.be/YbumhbqHxkM
(Recorded for DGPA-Speech)

Palma answered: „Thank you, my little yellow canary. This is so nice and
sweet!
Let me play a music answer to you, my Pigeon, my inspiration!“

And after she played the Melody Palma took his Mandolin and he played
for her
his variation of this melody – the „Spring Melody Hymnus“ like he played
this for her in the 16th century (See chapter 147)

     Yes, and it was like that, Palma played:

            VIDEO: [2018-10-15 Mandolin solo »Spring Melody Hymnus –
Palma il Giovane 147« by Gerald Spitzner] https://youtu.be/PNgiJ_cT7Jo

music:
composed by Gerald Spitzner
Mandolin solo: Gerald Spitzner

                (…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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353. Dreaming flight over Venice in the Peony Gondola

353. Dreaming flight over Venice in the Peony Gondola

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   picture – Planet Venus and the Pleijades at the evening Sky at West

And after this Palma and Palmina went along Venice till the evening came.

„Look, at the West Horizon! Palma Loook! Which Planet is this and the stars around it?“

Palma pit his arm around Palmina and said:“ Oh, so beautiful! This is Planet Venus surrounded by the Plejades!“

„Woooh! So great! Did your Uncle Vily also explore this Planet?“

„Yes, Palmina. As I was a young boy he showed me how they landed on planet Venus, on the morning‘ A Planet Venus day is 243 days long! So they saw a very slow Sunrise…“

„Wow, really? You have to write this rememberings down  on your blog at UNCLE VILY – BACK TO EARTH!“

„Oh, Palmina you are inspiring me so much. Oh, I love you me Pigeon!“

And he huged her and the dreamed to fly with the Peony Gondola over Venice.
Palmina’s hairs where moved by the soft wind during the flying over Venice and the saw also Planet Venus and the Pleijades.

Palmina holds Palma’s hand and smiled to him.
Palma smiled also and both felt the golden light between their hearts‘

Palma will write down his remembering on the flight to Planet Venus…

And they dreamed to hear this music:

  VIDEO: „Dreaming flight over Venice –  https://youtu.be/6JFbhFJcoJc

(to be continued…)

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Read also the other CHAPTERS of this story »Palma il Giovane – The Peony
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351. „Waiting on the Rialto Bridge“

       351. „Waiting on the Rialto Bridge“

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            picture 1 – view middle Steps of Rialto Bridge during the
Corona-Virus-Epidemic with closed shops

   So they continued to dream their Peony Gondola dream and it was like
that:

                * * *
– He saw her smiling in an old remembering vision sitting there with
her traditional bakers shop cloth of the 16th century, holding her lute,
playing his composition and smiling into Palma’s eyes.

  – She dreams that Palma wears a beautiful traditional cloth like the
16th century in Venice it was usual and he came to buy some fresh fine
little white breads from her.

  And during their hearts were connected dreaming Palmina dreamed that
Palma is holding Palmina on his arms and carrying her up to the Rialto
Bridge – step by step –  while she is holding her arms around his neck
and smiling lucky.

Palma dreamed this scene also and he saw that Palmina smiles very lucky.

Palma also remembered that he composed a Mandolin solo about
„Waiting-Melody“. He played it standing at the Rialto Bridge so that she
can hear it down to her baker market stand while she is selling her
breads at the marked stand.

  Palma remembered also the music score of the Lute-part Palmina
composed for her.
He remembers that she came up the steps to him, there on the Bridge
with his Mandolin and painting utensils..

Palma played also today, in the 21st century, the „Waiting-Melody“ on
his Mandolin and Palmina said after she heard it:

„Wooh, now I remember…this Melody…you played it for me…I listened
it and came up to the bridge… We were often up there and sometimes:
One was waiting for the other.
You played this Melody so I could hear it on my marked stand. As I
heard it I realized that you came with your painting utensils to paint
there under the arc of the bridge…“

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„Yes, Palmina. Sometimes you waited for me on the south side of the
bridge and you played this Waiting-Melody on your Venetian Lute…“

Palmina and Palma went talking step by step along the south side of theR ialto Bridge.

  „And at the Peony Gondola – where our souls meet – we made together
music:  You on your Mandolin and I on my Lute…“, Palmina whispered
Palma in his ears.

They moved slow but continuous step by step upwards to the highest point
of the bridge.

  „…Here in the 21th century we have now the Corona-Virus-Epidemic.“

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    picture 3 – view from Venice without people

„…No tourists are in this mounts in Venice.
10000 people died in Italy!“

„These poor people. It is a so dangerous time!
We often thought in the 16th century about the poor victims of the
Pest-Virus-Epidemic in Italy and in the whole World.

… We often made a prayer with our music instruments for them.“,
Palmina said with a sigh in her voice.

„…So no one is allowed to go out of the streets in Venice.
Only we both – we are in our dreams here…“, Palma said.

They went step by step up to the bridge.

„…the people can only make music alone at home.
Record themselves and send the music to them they like or love….

This remembers me, Palma. As I recorded own audio-files with my
I-Phone.  I recorded myself on my lute and I send It to you for your
speech….“, Palmina said friendly like a Pigeon.

„…Now is the time for home recording music, because all concerts in
the world are cancelled these days and no one is allowed to make music
in these days with ensembles….“, Palma said thinking „Palmina?“,

„Hm, did you know that I send you a few hearts these days on facebook
Messenger?“

Palma answered: „My handy made sounds but as I looked on our
Chat-protocol…you know…
But, I felt your positive energy… I felt that you also are sad that
your message to me are erased by someone…

This morning I heard a sweet bird singing in the garden.
I listened 5 minutes to this singing bird and was lucky to have a
heart-to-heart message from you, my pigeon, my Saint Cecilia!
I told also to this bird he should send you a sweet bird message if you
look short out of your windows…“

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         picture 4 –  View from the Rialto Bridge

As they arrived the highest point of the Rialto Bridge Palma took his
Mandolin and played his creation for Palmina „Waiting on the Rialto
bridge“ and Palmina took her lute and played with him like that:

          VIDEO: „Waiting at the Rialto bridge“ by Gerald Spitzner
Mandolin (Violin or Pipa) +Guitar (Lute or Piano ) –
https://youtu.be/HggoNeJE7K4

„Waiting at the Rialto bridge“

   music: composed by Gerald Spitzner

       Mandolin: Gerald Spitzner

       Guitar: Gerald Spitzner

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348. Little bird solo inspiration

348. Little bird solo inspiration

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picture 1 – view of Gondola die Venezia (behind Rialto bridge in Venice)

They continued to dream their Peony Gondola Vision like that:

* * *

Master Titian asked Michelangelo:“How much statues did you made for the thumb of Pope Julius II?“

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  picture 2 – Thumb of Pope Julius II made by Michelangelo

Michelangelo said“ 40 statues  I had to make as sculptor…it was very expensive to buy the marmor…“

During this Palma il Giovane’s little cousine Mihaela entered  the little wooden stage where Palmina was playing her first accords on the lute.

„…And this is Palma’s talented cousin Mihaela. She will today sing the aria ‚Il mio cuore’…“, Master Titian said proud.

„…she also members our famous Venice Titian Art Gallery. She sings at the openings of new fresh paintings…“

„Oh, well, I see…“, Michelangelo said.

And she sung and the secret Model of Titian’s famous painting ‚Venus of Urbino from Rome played on her Lute beside her. Little Palmina observed all movements of her fingers on the lute and learned all…

  * * *

And after they saw this Peony Gondola Vision Palmina looked at the new music score of Palma for her.
Palmina had light-red cheeks as she saw this art creation.

„And this I composed also: Little bird solo for Pipa.
It describes the sweet sound of a singing bird…“

Her cheeks turned more light-red then ever and she smiled:

  Palmina was lucky as she saw this Lute solo:

„Oh, Palma! Thank you so much, my composer, my painter and writer…“

„Pi -„

„- Pa“

„Liu to – baci!“

And at 23 p.m. Palmina made music and she played this little bird solo and Palma will hear it and he will be lucky.

       pictures 3-4 – Music score of „Little bird solo for Pipa“ by Gerald Spitzner

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347. Michelangelo’s big love and inspiration Tessina

347. Michelangelo’s big love and inspiration Tessina

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    picture – painting at the Sistine Chapel in Rome, Vatican by Michelangelo

And they continued to dream their Peony Gondola Vision like that:

  * * *

The next morning Palma opened at the early morning his window to his little garden-view.
It is rainy and cloudy, darker as usually, sometimes a wind touches Palma’s face.

Never a bird would sing at this weather, but: suddenly a little bird sat on a roof and started to make music  very sweet and loud, sweet and innocent.
The bird sung a music message from Palmina directly to Palma’s heart.

Now he heard in his heart that Palmina is playing the „Thinking on each other Melody“ which Palma composed once for her. She should play it if she is thinking on him.

Palma smiled and huged Palmina in his thoughts and send her also some heart-to-heart kisses as answer to her’s in his last dreams.

Now he remembers the talk of Michelangelo and Master Titian in the year 1563 in Venice like that:

* * *

„…and I had a lot of intrigues to face in Rome because I had to paint the huge artwork in the famous Sistine Chapel…“, said Michelangelo.

„Oh, really? I know these problems here also in Venice. What helped you to overcome these problems – Contesina Medici?“

„Yes, yes – Tessina! My deep inspiration, my deep love, my reason why I continued to paint on this Creation paintings in Rome…I still love her…“, Michelangelo said with a deep sigh in his voice,
„…Pope Julius II allways asked me in the Sistine Chapel:’When you will come to an end?‘ And I answered  always: ‚When I am finished!‘
Sometimes it was sad and Tessina helped me with inspiring me and calming down and encouraging me…
Years later her brother became the new Pope Leo and he payed me good to finish the huge tomb of Pope Julius the II in Rome in Saint Peters Dome.But Tessina arranged it for me….“

„…Yes, I understand you Master Michelangelo…My secret love (he looked on the stage), my secret inspiration, she helped me also all the years with her music lute playing concerts. There is a healing energy in her music. I hope that she will have a Master Student and her way of music therapeutic talent will be learned by someone in the future.“

Master Michelangelo and Master Titian looked now silent at Palma’s fast drawing of the scene on the little wodden stage.

Michelangelo nodded agreeing as if he wants to say: „Yes, Palma is a talent…“.

Little Palmina tried her first tones on the lute and the beautiful lady said: „Oh, well done! You should learn this instrument. I feel you are talented and interested to learn music…“
Palmina smiled shy and had light-red cheeks.

Palma il Giovane smiled and started with an applause and Titian and Michelangelo started also to applause.

* * *

After they saw this Peony Gondola Vision Palmina put her head to Palma’s side and Palma huged her.

„Look, I composed a 2 minutes Lute Solo for you, my sweet inspiration“, said Palma.

And Palmina showed him her heart which she send him today from her handy.

And the music score was like that:

   pictures – music score ‚Impression  for Pipa solo‘ by Gerald Spitzner

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343.  Michelangelo, Titian, Palma and Palmina

343.  Michelangelo, Titian, Palma and Palmina

 

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Picture – view along the Rio de la Pieta at Furlani in Venice nearby the bakery shop from Palmina“s parents and the future Atelier owf Palma il Giovane (right side) and the Scuola (in the middle)

Palmina studied the new music score very interested and exercised some parts, especially the part (3) of „Water, Thunder, Wind“.
Palmina understood that this is the „Thinking on each other Melody“ (see par 1-2) in the „Mirror“-Version:  Melody moving down is mirrowed and transformed moving up and melody up is mirrowed to notes moving down.

Palmina smiled and Palma could feel it.

Now they saw this Peony Gondola Vision:

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1563, Venice.

A little 6 year old girl is bringing a little basket toa palazzo of the old wise Painting Master Titian.
She is wearing a typical bakery shop working dress and smiled friendly.
Before she could enter the fine Palazzo, suddenly she saw a few man carrying a long itter with a famous old man inside.
She stopped and saw that whole Venice had orange oil lamps in their windows.
She rememberes that her mother said today to her that this is done to honour the great and famous artist architect, sculptor, painter, writer and composer Michelangelo (1) who will come today to visit Master Titian in his  famous Titian School.

Later Palmina entered the rooms to bring fine fresh breads for master Titian he loves so much.
Very shy but smiling she stands with her basket.at the door of the huge room.
„With best wishes and greetings from  our bakery shop…“, Palmina said innocent and waited till she was allowed to bring the basked to old Master Titian.

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    Picture 2 – Pieta of Michelangelo

  Master Michelangelo was now also there and they had an important talk about the future of the Venice Titian Art School – about the question who should be the keeper of the Venetian painting shool.
During the Pest Pandemy they had often, to close the school and a lot of people died in Venice (30 percent).
A hard time for whole Europe.
Master Titian feels more and more weak because he had also the Virus but survived.
Now he is only feeling weaker and weaker.
So the little breads are giving him a little bit joy and light in his old days.
He took a bread and asked Michelangelo also to take one.

„..This is my student Palma il Giovane…“ Master Titian said to Master Michelangelo.
The very young Palma il Giovane smiled and nodded shy to Master Michelangelo.

„Since one year he is working in the closest circle of my best students…I asked him to move from Rome back to Venice to stay here…
Here are some good paintings and his amazing drawings and some made by him. I am so proud to have him…“.

  Palmina looked shy to Palma il Giovane and to his paintings while she is holding her little basked with her breads.

Suddenly a lady with a lute came in the big room and tuned her music instrument.

She nodded friendly and sat down on her chair which was on a little wooden stage on the other wall of yhe big room.

Michelangelo whispered to Titian:“Oh, She is your secret model?“ Michelangelo wanted to know.
„She lookes like the women on your beautiful painting „Venus of Urbino“ which is now in Rome at Guidobaldo II della Rovere, Duke of Urbino.
„Yes, I know, Duke Rovere bought my painting…“ Master Titian said and all his heart and all his weak eyes looked expecting to his secret love his model and musician „Venus of Urbino“.

Now she started to play full of heart and full of love.

Michelangelo, Palma il Giovane and of course Palmina Albina could hear this beautiful house concert.
Palmina opened her mouth and eyes and looked fascinated to the talented lute playing female musician.

The music touched her heart deeply and she listened to every single note.
After a few minutes she observed that Master Titian is feeling better and better like a miracle. The colours of his white-grey skin transformed to white-light-red.
She hold her hand in front of her mouth not to show her emotional surprise about the miracle of music.

Music was like a living, energy like a golden light.
Palmina felt deep in her heart that she wants also to learn to play the lute like her, to give love and light with music.

She wants not only to be a baker shop girl, she wants to became an artist in Venice.

Palmina smiled and then she looked at the student of Master Titian, Palma il Giovane.

Palma smiled back to her and she was lucky.

And after they saw this Peony Gondola Vision of the year 1563 Palma composed 4 new parts for her:

   pictures – music score part (32-35) of Dialogue for Pipa and Viola by Gerald Spitzner

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(1) Michelangelo – Wikipedia – https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michelangelo

(2) Guidobaldo II della Rovere, Duke of Urbino  –  Wikipedia – https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guidobaldo_II_della_Rovere,_Duke_of_Urbino

336. Palma as creative Indian Peacook

336. Palma as creative Indian Peacook

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picture 1 · Planet Venus and Moon at the evening sky

„Look Palmina the stars at the evening sky…“

Palmina put her head on Palma’s side and Palma put his arm around her.
Later, at 23 p.m., as their souls met again in their Peony Gondola, Palmina could get the whole music score of Palma’s new music creation.

She looked very impressed at the music score and was lucky; so she hugged Palma with her whole love.

And suddenly they heard the music of this creation again and it was like that:

VIDEO: „Longing – Sehnsucht“ for Violin and Piano by Gerald Spitzner – https://youtu.be/rNNzpGZsz48

 

She gave Palma several tender kisses on his right cheek and a very long kiss on the right side, and: yes, and Palma could feel it and he smiled. It felt as if she did this for an eternal time.

„So beautiful, Palma! You touched deeply my heart. I will never forget this music inspiration, my Palma. my composer, my painter, my astronomer, my writer….“

After Palmina’s sweet compliments Palma il Giovane felt to be like an Indian Peacook.

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picture 2 · Indian Peacook

Palma felt all as if she is direct beside him in the Peony Gondola and again: there was this golden light between their hearts.

„You can play it with your instrument… you see, the instrumental parts have middle, deep and very high passages… What about playing it Violin, Piano and your Instrument for special parts?“

„Oh, I will try several parts of it on my instruments. Oh, Palma I love it so much!“

Amd again: Palma felt like an Indian Peacook and smiled.

And Palmina tried to play it on her instrument several times.

And Palma remembered that , today a bird sung in the morning in the little garden a wonderful melody.
For Palma it was a message from Palmina.
„Yes, Palma I send you a heart-to-heart message via this bird messenger!“

„…and,and, I have composed for you 4 pages of our „Dialogue, look my sweet Pigeon! “

And Palmina looked also at this music score which Palma started to compose at San Marco Place.

pictures – music score part [9-12] from the ‚Dialogue for Pipa and Viola by Gerald Spitzner

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