364 . The Best Instruments for the best Musicians of Venice

364 . The Best Instruments for the best Musicians of Venice

 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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:

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323. Pythagora’s fine morning concert on the hill

323. Pythagora’s fine morning concert on the hill

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picture – Theano⁵) (looked like this Statue)

And after they saw and listened to this Peony Gondola Vision they suddenly saw a dreaming Vision in the 5th Century BC like that:

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Pythagoras, the famous music philosopher, and founder of the Philosophical Music School of Croton, dreamed.

He saw the beautiful Chinsese Princess, Princess Miao Shan.
Now she looked like Santa Lucia.
Santa Lucia looks now like the famous Delphic priest.
She warns Pythagoras with a sever voice:
»Milo should not marry your daughter Myia.
Oh, he is a Sportsman and wants to become a student in your school.
Oh, he has a lot of money and wants to sponsor your school.
Oh, but: he is observed influenced by the O.S.
The The O.S. wants to spy and destroy the Philosophical Music School of Croton. Even he wants to give money as listener in the Philosophical academy he will be killed by the magic influence of the O.S.
So he will try to make something dangerous:
Oh, A huge tree will give him the end.
Oh, wild animals and Wolfs will rip him apart.«

»But, Mia has made engagement with him. What shall I do?«

»Warn her! As fast you can see Myia. She should not make a long travel with him. The O.S wants to know details about your School asking your daughter during this travel.
She has to be silent.
In the next time the O.S. is attacking Europe and Asia. (The life of Millions will be endangered by the criminal activities of the O.S.)
This is the warning of the heaven to all cultures of the world.

If the School is attacked or destroyed you have to travel along the Tyrrhenien sea to north Italy (etrusc.: tuscania) to the land of the Etruriens, the land of the artists and engineers and astronomers, the land of the teachers of culture of the ancient Europe and Asia.
The oldest high-culture of Europe and the friends of Asia.
They have no central government, they have a 12 city cooperation.
They are peaceful.

Take Master Lao and his master students like his musician and secretary Xuan Ming with you to Etruria. There is no persecution for musicians and there are no hidden-political-collaborations with the O.S. in this country.«

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Later in the family flat of Master Pythagoras:

»Theano, what did our servant observe today at the AGORA?«

»He said: 2 Members of the O.S. talked about that they want use sportsman Milio of Croton to spy informations of our Philosophical music school here in our City – One Man said: If he marries Pythagora’s daughter he will sure give informations to the Church of the O.S. – They pay for every information very much and: they want to destroy music and culture in the world….«

»Oh, no Theano. We have to protect our daughter from the O.S. But how?“

»There is no way which is secure. We can only protect our philosophical school if no one talks any information to lower level students.. We have to talk with our daughter and tell her to be careful; we are V.I.P and the O.S is specialized the plunder V.I.P.-families to take their family Jade…«

»….Theano…«

»Yes?«

»I had a warning dreaming about Myia.
Come, the morning is coming and we have to make our morning music with the higher level-students. I will tell you about the warning dream during our walk along the nature to the music-hill … the music-students are waiting and preparing their music instruments.«

* * *

After they talked about the warning dream they passed the entrance to the secret garden (picture 1).

Pythagoras and Theano with daughter Arignote³), beside them little sun Telauges ⁴) / Τηλαύγης observed that someone is speaking with Myia at the entrance of the secret garden.

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»Stay out Milo! Please, why you followed us?
You are not a music student of our philosophical music school.
You are only beginner student.
And even you say you are my ‚Body guard you are not allowed to enter these secret gardens here.
The Master will now teach his music students. Wait till your time will come and attend the official academy as usual, hm?«

»I am sportsman. I am a hero. I am famous. I am strong. I am a prominent Greek athlete. I am rich.
I am engaged with you…why can I not listen to this morning concert…?«, Milo said wondering.

Myia told him not to enter this area and he went away.
But later he tried to follow them secretly and he hide himself in the background.

Mia went respectful with her wise sister Arignote slowly up to the hill where they are making music during the sunrise at this early morning.

Here in Croton, in south-Italy the morning-weather is not cold at this time.

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The musician played soft and Myia was fascinated.

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She did not move and looked a long time how the musicians played harmonic and cosmic together – she is also a musician and she likes that way of creativity much.

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Mia’s little brother Telauges, said soft and touched her left arm, not wanting to disturb her intuitive listening:

»Psst… Myia. Myia. Pssst… The Athlete Milo came secret in our secret gardens and he followed you… What does this man want here…? It is forbidden for him as low-level-student. I think he is a spy. You know the O.S. uses prominent persons to spy famous schools, like ours….«

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Behind them, behind Myia’s little brother and her wise sister Agrinote, slowly the Athlete came and hid himself in the background (not on the image visible) and wanted to see where they are making music together to tell it to the O.S.
He hopes to get a lot of money for that, so he can make a successful career as sports-man in his future and to make a long and expensive travel with Myia.

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But the power of authentic music was stronger. The sun raised soft and the music seemed to express the cosmic spheres, which are known in all spiritual cultural traditions in the world.

The music students on the hill felt that a spy was here, but they know that he does not understand the deeper meaning and the deeper secrets of the sacred music tradition and they will not speak any word since the concert.

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So they did not stop to make music and the hidden-listener had respect although he was a spy for the O.S.

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The music was very fine and coming deep from the heart.
Myia wanted also to play with them. She waited till Master Pythagoras will finish his morning music Inspiration.

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Pythagoras sung the Canticle of Creation – The Cantico delle Creature – The Canticle of brother sun and his little student orchestra accompanied his Cantico-singing very soft and fine.

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Myia was fascinated, she knows to be an artist of this musicians was a big honour and she knows that she has to be careful that no spy is trying to come in her near.

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Myia and Agrinote are very proud of her Master. He is the famous director of this famous philosophical scientific music art school – all generations will know this man and his music family, even 2000 Years later in Venice..

Myia’s mother, Theano, has now to warn the whole music family about the different secret attacks of the Church of O.S.

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picture 12 – Pythagoras with music students at the Sunrise

painted by Bronnikov-gimnpifagoreizev

(to be continued…)

VIDEO: ‚5 Elements in the worlds culture music by Gerald Spitzner‘ – https://youtu.be/jVKJBxYiuzU

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Pythagoras had 3 daughters:

Myia Μυῖα¹), Damo Δαμώ ²), Arignote Ἀριγνώτη³) and one son Telauges Τηλαύγης ⁴):

¹) MYIA (Phytagora’s daughter)

Myia (/ˈmaɪ.ə/; Greek: Μυῖα, literally „Fly“; fl. c. 500 BC) was a Pythagorean philosopher and, according to later tradition, one of the daughters of Theano and Pythagoras.

Myia was married to Milo of Croton, the famous athlete. She was a choir leader as a girl, and as a woman, she was noted for her exemplary religious behaviour. Lucian, in his In Praise of a Fly, states that he could say many things about Myia the Pythagorean were it not for the fact that her history is known to everyone.

One letter attributed to Myia is still extant. It is spurious, and probably dates from the 3rd or 2nd century BC. The letter is addressed to a certain Phyllis, and discusses the importance of fulfilling the needs of a newborn baby according to the principle of harmony. According to the writer, a baby naturally desires moderation in all things, such as food, clothing, heating, etc., and a nurse of that baby must be moderate also.«

²) DAMO (Pythagora’s daughter)

»Damo (/ˈdeɪmoʊ/; Greek: Δαμώ; fl. c. 500 BC) was a Pythagorean philosopher said by many to have been the daughter of Pythagoras and Theano.

Life

Though references to Damo can be found in the works of Diogenes Laërtius, Athenaeus and Iamblichus, little is known about her life. Tradition relates that she was born in Croton, and was the daughter of Pythagoras and Theano. According to Iamblichus, Damo married Meno the Crotonian. Some accounts refer to her as an only daughter, while others indicate that she had two sisters, Arignote and Myia (married to Milo of Croton). With their brother Telauges, they became members of the Pythagorean school founded by their father. As the school credited Pythagoras with authorship for members‘ work, it is likely that Damo contributed to the doctrines ascribed to the philosopher. According to one story, Pythagoras bequeathed his writings to Damo, and she kept them safe, refusing to sell them, believing that poverty and her father’s solemn injunctions were more precious than gold. Damo, in turn, passed the writings (memoranda hypomnemata) on to her daughter Bitale and Telauges, and to her mother’s brother. The writings, as well as those by Damo herself, are not known to have survived. According to Iamblichus, she was a sister of Telauges.«

³) ARIGNOTE (Phytagora’s daughter)

»Arignote or Arignota (/ˌærɪɡˈnoʊtiː, ˌærɪɡˈnoʊtə/; Greek: Ἀριγνώτη, Arignṓtē) was a Pythagorean philosopher from Croton or Samos who flourished around the year 500 BCE. She was known as a student of Pythagoras and Theano and, according to some traditions, their daughter as well.

Life

According to the Suda, Arignote wrote:

Bacchica (Βακχικά, Bakkhika, „Of Bacchus“)
The Mysteries of Demetra (Περὶ τῶν Δήμητρος Μυστηρίων, Peri ton Demetros Mysterion)
A Sacred Discourse (Ἱερὸς Λόγος, Hieros Logos)
Mysteries of Dionysus (Τελεταὶ Διονύσου, Teletai Dionysou)

Writings attributed to her were extant in Porphyry’s day.

Among the Pythagorean Sacred Discourses (Ἱεροὶ Λόγοι, ΄΄Hieroi Logoi΄΄) there is a dictum attributed to Arignote:

The eternal essence of number is the most providential cause of the whole heaven, earth and the region in between. Likewise it is the root of the continued existence of the gods and daimones, as well as that of divine men.«

⁴) TELAUGES (Pythagora’s son)

Telauges (Greek: Τηλαύγης; fl. c. 500 BC) was a Pythagorean philosopher and, according to tradition, the son of Pythagoras and Theano. Little is known about his life and works other than a scattering of remarks from much later writers.

Life

Little is known about the life of Telauges. According to tradition, he was the son of Pythagoras and Theano. Iamblichus claims that Pythagoras died when Telauges was very young, and that Telauges eventually married Bitale the daughter of Damo, his sister. It was said that Telauges was a teacher of Empedocles, perhaps in an attempt to link Empedocles to Pythagoras.

Works

Diogenes Laërtius says that Telauges wrote nothing, but then makes use of a supposed letter from Telauges to Philolaus for some information concerning Empedocles. Iamblichus claims that a work of Pythagoras concerning the gods was said by some to have been composed by Telauges, using the notes which Pythagoras bequeathed to Damo. The Suda claims that Telauges wrote four books on the tetractys. Marcus Aurelius, in his Meditations, contrasts Telauges with Socrates.

⁵) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theano_(philosopher)

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310. Palmina’s happy new year greetings for Palma

310. Palmina’s happy new year greetings for Palma

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picture 1 – Venice at evening with Planet Venus and Moon

And after that they continued to dream:

* * *

A few days later the spend also their secret time on that little island.

After Palma painted again Palmina and she played a solo on her instrument for him they took their way back with their Peony Gondola.

Slowly the Peony Gondola moved towards the San Marco Place at this special night.

Left hand there is Giudecca Island and right hand there is Island Giorgio Maggiore.

Palmina hold Palma’s right hand and Palma could feel it. Both smiled and again the golden light was between them.

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picture  2 – Fireworks in Venice, San Marco Place

»Palma?«

»Hmm?«

»What do you think I would write to you if I would now send you a Letter Pigeon with happy new year greetings from my island?«

Palma smiled and took a sheet of paper and started to write and Palmina looked interested holding her lantern to give him light during he was writing.

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picture  3 – Fireworks in Venice, San Marco Place

»Giudecca Island, 31th December 1609, 23 p.m.

Dear Palma!

I am always thinking on you.
I want to ask you if you can send me a copy of your music score, your new creation…
I love your creations so much…«

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picture  4 – Fireworks in Venice, San Marco Place

Palma smiled as he wrote this.

»…I can’t wait to see you again after thousands of years.
Now I know it, I was your female Master Scholar as Master Lao came to south Italy to visit our family and our famous Philosophical and Music school.
Master Lao and you had a good friendship and you could exchange west wisdom and east wisdom and knowledge about the secrets of music of the west and the east music tradition and also about the therapeutical possibilities about composing music.
And Master Lao said to me, „Myia, you are the best student of your Master beside Teano. You will see him again and he will compose for you…even in thousand years and also much later…“

I never forget Master Lao’s wise words. And I liked his secretary and master student playing the Gu zin music instrument. She taught me to play an Asian Monochord-looking-like-music-instrument (It had a lot of strings).
And she learned from me the European music instruments.

Palma, I can’t wait to get a new music score from you.
I love to play it and I know that you can feel if I am playing on my instrument, even I play it alone in my little room and no one, except your heart, is listening to me.

Oh, Palma!
I wish you a happy new year!
I hope to see and to hear you again after such a so long time.

Your Pigeon,
your yellow canary bird,
your Palmina Albina

PS: This year Student Heinrich Schütz is coming to Venice to study at Master Gabrieli. At the Epiphany feast he will come to listen at the San Marco Cathedral and I am looking forward to hear there your Aria „Benedictus“, which you composed for your Cousine Mihaela«

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picture  5 – Fireworks in Venice, San Marco Place

 

(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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