246. Bach’s first secret Inspiration in Arnstadt

246. Bach’s first secret Inspiration in Arnstadt

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

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After 5 weeks a young handsome 18 year old man now stepped in this bakery shop beside the church (Today the Johann Sebatian Bach Church) in Arnstadt and wanted to buy some bread. The bakers daughter was 21 year old, 3 years elder then this man.
Although she did not know that he is the famous Johann Sebastian Bach she was nevertheless very lucky smiling and very friendly as she saw him the first time.
»I take this…and….please I take this little bread, and….could I have this nice little fine fresh breads over there….«
»Of course Sir…«, she said very lucky because he was interested in her new Italian creation.
»…Is this a special creation, this fine bread?«
»Oh, yes, it is a special old baker’s creation from Venice…It was invented by the secret love of the famous painter Palma il Giovane, the Master scholar of Master Titian. She played lute like me…her name was Palmina Albina…«
Johann Sebastian stopped moving as he took the fine white fresh bread in his hands and she was also holding also the same piece with her hands and she smiled. Now he looked up to see her face and to see her eyes, so he realized that she
wear a yellow white traditional cloth.
»Oh, you are a musician! You play the lute…?«, he asked.
»Yes, I studied all the old masters from the 16th century till now and I can play the harpsichord. My mother has one at home…and, and, and I sing Soprano very well..«, she said like an innocent little girl although she was 21 years old.
»5 Weeks ago a great musician played on our new organ as opening concert. He
played so wonderfully. I felt in love but I had never seen him again.«
Johann Sebastian Bach smiled and looked for a long while into her direction. Yes, they are completely alone in this moment, in this little fine bakery shop at Arnstadt beside the church where Bach played.
»Can I have a fresh coffee?«, the young famous organ virtuosi said.
»Of course, sir, please, take a seat over there on the little table I will cook for you fresh coffee«.
Johann Sebastian sat down to the table and felt very inspired.
Inside his heart he heart a storm of music and sound. At this moment something changed inside his heart. Till today Bach wanted only to be a famous Violinist, a famous Organist and a famous harpsichord player.
But now he hears music in his heart and now in this moment he would like to compose a little piece for lute maybe a „Praeludium in C-Major“.
Johann Sebastian Bach understood: Palmina did not only do her Job as baker to make traditional bread every day, SHE CREATED A NEW CREATION: The little fine white fresh breads in Venice – which are known also today in the 18th century at Arnstadt.

This is like a musician not only playing music, but is also making own creation as music compositions.

Johann Sebastian Bach is inspired: »I have to create also an own composition like
the creative bakers daughter…«.
During she cooked smiling the coffee and prepared it so nice Bach felt „at home“,
now sitting here. He took a piece of paper and started to write a piece which is known in the future as „Praeludium in C-Major“ of the „Well tempered piano – part I“.
But in its version for lute. (Bach wrote later several versions about this praeludium in the future).
The bakers daughter stopped working as she saw that his handsome man is now writing his first composition in his life. Yes, this moment is the beginning of over thousands of compositions he will write in the future.

246 Praeludium in C BWV 846

picture – manuscript of Bach’s Praeludium in C- Major, BWV 846

The bakers daughter understood and could feel „SHE is the women who made Johann Sebastian a composer“, she is his Saint Cecilia and she is his inspiration.
Now she brought him the fresh coffee in a nice can and smiled as she saw how fast Bach wrote on his music sheet and that he wrote „Praeludium“ and he wrote „Lute“ on it. She got red on her innocent cheeks and she felt now that she is not a little girl any more.
A mystic warm energy came from heart to heart between him and her.

Bach smiled and the bakers daughter smiled.

VIDEO: ( Bach Praeludium in C- Major , BWV 846, Version for Lute ) https://youtu.be/5Tj9T9BFaJc

   https://youtu.be/5Tj9T9BFaJc

(to be continued…)
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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

227. Palmina helps as music therapist

227. Palmina helps as music therapist

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

picture 01 - Palma's window's in the 2nd floor beside the building of the astronomical clock.png

picture 01 – Palma’s window’s in the 2nd floor beside the building of the astronomical clock

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Palma stood slowly up and opened the cage of his Letter-mail-Pigeon to give her the Mail for Palmina.
He took the snow-white Pigeon in his hands and kissed her tender and he let her flew over the San Marco Place.

picture 02 - This view is seen a little bit more left than from Palma's windows in the 2nd floor

picture 02 – This view is seen a little bit more left than from Palma’s windows in the 2nd floor

After she made a little round she flew directly over the Lagoon water to Palmina’s official music-teaching flat at the »Le Zitelle«.

picture 03 - View from San Marco Place in Venice to Giorgio Maggiore (ready edification at 1510)

picture 03 – View from San Marco Place in Venice to Giorgio Maggiore (ready edification at 1610)

Palmina is now ready with all her music lessons and the Gondolier will come in a few minutes to pick her up and bring her to Palma’s family flat on San Marco Place.

Suddenly someone knocked on her wooden door of her flat.

picture 04 - View to Palmina's flat at the »Le Zitelle« in the 3rd floor on the left side (in this picture there is light at two windows)
picture 04 – View to Palmina’s flat at the »Le Zitelle« in the 3rd floor on the left side (in this picture there is light at two windows)

Palmina asked and heard the voice of the last music student from today coming back very excited.

Palmina opened the door and let her again in her flat back:

Palmina has lit on the candle light because the day is slowly turning to a nice evening – Palma’s birthday…

But the girl was excited and said:
»Dear Signorina Palmina, my music teacher! I have an urgent question to you.
I come here only for the music lesson and I am not yet living here at the Le Zitelle like the other girls here but, but, but…«, The young beautiful but shy and sad girl asked.

»Oh, normally I have to go after I have finished my music lessons on le Zitelle and I will celebrate the birthday of our Jacopo Palma il Giovane…«, Palmina answered.

»…no,no, only short, I have only a short important question. I do not know what I should do now.«,

»So what is your question to me…«

»..yes, the friend of my (father/brother?) is urging to give me liquid sugar in my drink and always saying this is healthy for me…
But, but…after a few hours I am loosing my remembering. So I do not know what happened with me in the last hours… I feel so strange, by body…what happened with me…«

»..you are not remembering…?«

»Yes, It is always after I drink a glass of water with that sugar…It feels so strange«

»Hmm…?«

»..yes it is strange, isn’t it? I can not remember what happened…and the next day a person wearing false priest cloth like it is usual at the Carnevale in Venice, is getting a lot of money from the (friend/brother) of my father…and this happens very often the last years….Palmina, Palmina, who can help me?….«

And the girl felt on the knees, like being in-front of a Saint.

»Oh, come up..sit down here…I can give you a contact here on the Le Zitelle which can give you professional help. You know this foundation, which was founded at 1500 here in Venice from the Mighty Doges Family Loredan and especially this church building was later also founded from a fine family member of the Loredans. They give you professional help in that case – Here you are secure – We have body guards from the Republic of Venice to protect all girls we are helping, some are living here, you know…«

The girl hugged Palmina as if she is her spiritual mother and Palmina closed her eyes and understood the dangerous situation in which the beautiful girl is now living with his family.

»One question? Is this sugar called „dark sugar earth“…«

»Dark sugar earth? Yes, I could listen the words of the false priest, wearing actor priest cloths, speaking of the World Wide expention of the Church of Dark Sugar Earth…
I read in the newspaper that this illegal church is a dangerous social network, with contacts to dangerous administrators… one was arrested, a cardinal or so and all his criminal helpers earning money from child-prostitution…with that money they are expanding their fake-religion. A Mrs. Cambridge founded it in Spain or so, inspired by non-christian radical religions business group from south Spain or so, I am not sure…«, the girl excited said.

»Oh, I see…I know, I read it in the newspaper, they arrested a ‚big fish‘ of the administrators of this social network… The criminal administrators wanted that the good Cardinal, Cardinale Wang, or is his name Cardinale Carolus Borromäus*) should be arrested because he helped to save all these poor girls, girls like you and our Le Zitelle Girls he at »Santa Maria de la Presentatione«, here on Giudecca Island…Here I give you the name and address…Don’t talk to your brother…or was it your father?..your father’s brother?,…or your fathers friend…Talk to nobody …AND DO NOT DRINK WATER with SUGAR!!!«, Palmina said like a sever teacher but very friendly with her soft and beautiful voice

»…But wait, today at Palma’s birthday the Person will be at the special guests concert in Palmina’s family flat where I am living now…You can come with me to the feast and I will arrange the contact…«

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*) Carolus Borromaus, was arrested because of helping children against child-prostitution with founding helping institutions within the catholic church
(Official there was told that he helped ill people too much so they made this as ‚reason‘ to arrest him).
He saved the Sacred Music Tradition of Europe within the ‚Council of Trient‘ while the radical groups wanted to shut down any religions music in all churches worldwide.

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»Woow, what, I, I…your little poor music student girl..? I can come to the fine V.I.P. concert on Palma’s birthday on San Marco Place!!!«, the beautiful and poor girl said and jumped in the air several times.

»But, I will give you some cloth from me. Over there, you see these fine cloth?… you should wear it this evening. it is a very fine family, you know…
Jacopo Palma il Giovane is a very fine man and has the biggest heart of Venice, especially for the Le Zitelle girls….
I think he will also give you a job as model in the Titian Painting school and he will paint you beautifully as saint or saint virgin and so…«

And the little girl jumped again several times in the air and hugged Palmina smiling and she was so lucky to have Palmina as her music teacher like a music therapist.

In this moment Palma’s fast Letter Pigeon flew on Palmina’s window in the 3rd floor.

picture 05 - view at Palmina's music teaching flat at the »Le Zitelle« on Giudecca Island (A 'Gondola' is arriving to pick Palmina up)

picture 05 – view at Palmina’s music teaching flat at the »Le Zitelle« on Giudecca Island (A ‚Gondola‘ is arriving to pick Palmina up)

»Come! Palma wrote me a letter…
Go and try this beautiful cloth…
hurry up..we are late..
The ‚Gondolieri‘ is coming, I see him from the window…He is coming to pick us up and he will bring us to San Marco Place in a few minutes…
Hurry up…
Yes, take this cloth and I will read fast the Signore Jacopo Palma’s Letter….«, Palmina fast organized.

Yes, Palmina was clever and fast organizing. She could be decent an carefully with her music students like a music therapist. Always she takes care, also not only of the music pedagogic development; also she takes care of the psychic situation of her girl students.

Palmina read the letter slowly and smiled standing on her window and looking to the direction of the San Marco Place.

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Palma stood also at the window and felt that Palmina is reading his letter and it felt so warm in his heart to be connected with her.

picture 06 - View direct to the San Marco Place (the windos of Palma's flat are visible)
picture 06 – View direct to the San Marco Place (the windows of Palma’s flat are visible)

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And after they saw this beautiful Peony Gondola Vision, Palmina put her head on Palma’s side and she wanted to hear what Palma’s heart is now composing music for Organ and Violin and they saw a Vision and they saw musicians at an Organ standing in 300 or 400 years in the future.

The music was like this:

VIDEO: (Organ and Violin ) https://youtu.be/mOLy2Q3c74k

(to be continued…)

160. Again their the last hours and a white angel

160. Again their the last hours and a white angel

picture - La Pieta by Palma il Giovane (See also »Lacrimosa« by Gerald Spitzner

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

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And the Choir and the Musicians continued to make music during the feast mass in the San Marco Cathedral in Venice.
Palmina smiled from the music-gallery on the left upper side down to Palma who is very lucky to see her and to hear her performing his artwork.

The famous Cardinale Borromeo listened to Palma’s music compositions very interested.

»He is not only painting very good, he is also composing sacred music…Why a so famous painter of Venice, like Jacopo Palma il Giovane is composing this music…?
Hm, maybe he is in love and he is composing for a women to express his love for her… Composing for love…So beautiful…
Maybe a music dedication to a musician like the Lute Playing Girl? Or it is a dedication to Emperor Rudolf II or also a dedication to me? Hm, interesting, interesting… Yes, yes, I learned now something from him: Music will save the world once… I am sure! Palma is right – Palestrina, the famous composer in Rome; I have to order that he has to compose a Holy Mass for Rome! – That’s a good idea, Palma…«, Cardinale Borromeo was inspired to hear that music and was silently thinking.
And they heard also the »Benedictus« which was sung by Mihaela, Palma’s talented cousin, and she was very lucky and she smiled and smiled as she wants to jump of luckiness in the air because she is the first Mezzo-Soprano to perform this music in music history. Palmina played the Lute-part (it can be played also by a Pipa lute).

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VIDEO: [»Benedictus« of »Prager Messe«] https://youtu.be/zicEEF45hJw

 

 

see also: LINK PLAYLIST »Prager Messe«: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLBr_c49ajzY9LqTB5Bx-kVXxj61AN_psJ

 

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And as they listened this music in their Peony Vision Palmina smiled and looked into Palma’s eyes.

And they saw now this in their Peony Vision:

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Palmina had a big success in the San Marco Cathedral and in order to that she got an official Invitation to play with the »La Zitelle Chamber Orchestra«, the LZCO to have a concert in Vienna, Austria, the city of music.

But that means again an new sponsored concert tour.
But sponsored by whom? Who gives so much money to lead again Palmina out of the Republic of Venice? And again Palma can not see Palmina for a long time. What a pity!

Palma was lucky that his »Benedictus« was a big success in Venice, also for Palmina, but it means also that Palmina is on concert-tour for long.

She will not be in the morning at the little fine bakery store to sell mothers fine fresh little Venetian breads and to meet Palma there in the morning to smile for him.

And for her: It means not to see Palma painting in the San Antonin Church and not to play for him at the scaffolding.

It means also not to see her in the little atelier at the »Fondamenta dei Furlani« House Nr. 3291« where Palma paints during Palmina is playing for hours for him to inspire him.
It means also for them: Not to see each other at the beautiful Garden of »Giardino«. Not to speak to each other. Not to write to each other (As long the criminals of the dark sugar earth Administrators are not arrested by the Republic no letter will be un-stolen by them).

But they have the Peony Gondola !!!

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Today Palma will finish his famous painting »La Pieta« and Palmina will play the last day before she is invited to travel to Vienna, to give a concert for mighty Emperor Rudolf II, the emperor of Austria.

picture - La Pieta by Palma il Giovane (See also »Lacrimosa« by Gerald Spitzner
picture 2 – »La Pieta by Palma in Giovane«

»Palmina, you played so beautiful here in my little atelier… Your little sweet compositions for me are so amazing. I love you Palmina!
He laid his paint brush to the side and looked a last time on his finished painting.
Palmina said: »Well done, Jacopo Palma il Giovane. You painted me also wonderfully with my red concert cloth and with golden hairs like on Master Titians »Pieta«.
And Palma took Palmina’s talented hands and kissed her carefully several times.
»And I have to thank this talented hands that they played over 40 minutes music for me now. Thank you my Pigeon.«

»Oh Palma, its ok. I like you Palma, you know, it makes me lucky to inspire you and to help you to go your way here in Venice.«.

»Yes, my pigeon, my inspiration, my deep love.«
Palma kissed her arms several times.
Now they are the last time alone and they hugged deeply and tender and long.
Yes, after today’s invitation at the Giudecca Island, and they will go there, there where the gardens of the Chinese friends are, there where the members Family of the Ming Dynasty are living, after that concert they will not be alone. Tomorrow Palmina will leave Venice for a long time to travel to Vienna with the »La Zitelle Chamber Orchestra« to make it famous in Europe.

Today they will meet at afternoon tea time at the Chinese Ming Family, with princess Lin and all the famous artists of the Ming Dynasty who survived the military attack against the Ming in the year 1583.
Maybe in later years, at peaceful times, they can go to China an live there as artists with big honours.
Today there will be a friendship concert – for a friendship between the mighty Republic of Venice and family members of the Ming-Dynasty.
The Chinese musician will play traditional Asian Music and the La Zitelle Chamber orchestra will play European and traditional Venice music pieces.
Today they can speak with Master Lao, who is a wise old man who can tell them some of his Visions he had last night.

mnigPalma and Palmina, after they hugged and kissed full of sympathy and love, they went both along the »Fondamenta del Furlani« along the San Antonin Church, along the big place »Campo Bandiera e Moro« to visit mum in the bakers shop, to get some fine fresh breads, to go along the »Calle de la Pieta« in the direction to the long Promenade »Riva degli Schiavoni«.
They went slowly along the clear sea water in the south direction to the famous »Giardino« garden.
There was also the bank to sit in front of the statue and they sat down again like on other important days in their life.
Palma hugged her. He kissed her on her cheek. She smiled but both were silent and they know, these are their last hours to be alone together.
How often they sat here on this bank and looked to the stars. How often they drove with the Peony Gondola to the Moon-palace to visit the Moon Princess Chang’e and how often they visited planet Mars to great the Mars princess there in their common Peony-Dreams.
Yes, their dreams are sometimes more real then some real days which seems to be sometimes unreal and hard.
How much people died in the last century in Venice on the pest… 30 precent of the people died in Venice. Therefore the Venetian Republic build the »Chiesa Il Redentore« Church on Giudecca Island as »thank you« for surviving that hard time and the Republic ordered also paintings by Palma il Giovane for that beautiful Church.

¹ »Chiesa Il Redentore« – Wikipedia – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Il_Redentore

»Il Redentore was built as a votive church in thanksgiving for deliverance from a major outbreak of the plague that decimated Venice between 1575 and 1576, in which some 46,000 people (25–30% of the population) died.«
»Il Redentore contains paintings by Francesco Bassano, Lazzaro Bastiani, Carlo Saraceni, Leandro Bassano, PALMA IL GIOVANE, Jacopo Bassano, Francesco Bissolo, Rocco Marconi, Paolo Veronese, Alvise Vivarini and the workshop of Tintoretto. «

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Exactly this thoughts were also spoken at the friendship concert at the Gardens on Giudecca Island where the Chinese People are living under the protection of the Republic of Venice.

»…and we also are thankful for surviving the pest and also the attacks by the dark sugar earth network here in Venice like you, my Chinese friends, you also survived the war attacks of the Qing Dynasty, who will now own whole China for a long time. So we are thankful for your invitation and your beautiful friendship concert…«, Cardinale Carolus Borromeo continued to speak:
»…and we can announce that there will be a charity concert in Vienna against child-prostitution by our La Zitelle Chamber Orchestra and if some of you will come with them to Vienna to see this beautiful old city and to listen our concerts there the Republic of Venice will send a lot of Bodyguards to protect you during your travel. Palmina Albina, our best Lute player will have 6000 Varanguards to protect her during her concert travel to Vienna…«.

And all spectators applauded here in the big wild gardens of Giudecca-Island.
The buildings and gardens are surrounded by walls and a lot of Soldiers are protecting all entrances: Chinese Soldiers in traditional Ming-Dynasty-Uniforms and Venetian Soldiers, and also some Varanguards for Palmina are standing to protect them all.

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The afternoon concert went very well. Palmina played also a solo composed by Palma and a solo composed by Palmina on her lutes.
After the concerts a lot of Chinese servants brought fresh cooked Chinese traditional food, some specially adapted for the European taste.

Palma went to the stage to see Palmina and he asked the musicians if he can try out the traditional Asian Instruments.

»Oh, you know how to hold a traditional Pipa¹ lute and to make a few tones…?« a very young Chinese musician in white traditional Asian cloth said friendly smiling.
She allowed him to play on her Pipa and Palma played and (he tried it) played.
»Thank you, Xie Xie«, Palma said smiling after he played (tryed) a long time
Later Palma tried the traditional GuZheng² instrument and made some tones.
»Oh, that’s interesting…I would like to learn to play…«

¹ Pipa – Wikipedia – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pipa
² GuZheng – Wikipedia – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guzheng

The musician smiled and said »Signore Palma il Giovane, you painted us so beautiful in the last years here in Venice. If we can take painting lessons from you, here in our gardens we would feel very honoured. If you like, our talented princess can teach you and show you the secrets of our Asian culture and arts, especially of our music. They would love to explain you how this instruments are played. And…, and if you like you can write some music for our little Ming-Dynasty-Orchestra…«
And Palma was surprised for this friendly invitation.
»Palma, say yes! This is a big honour…!«, Palmina said.
Palmina was 2 years in China at the pacific island and learned not only the language a little bit, she knows how Asian people are fealing inside their heart.

»During I am in Vienna you will be here with the Ming Dynasty Family, here on that little beautiful secure Island in our Republic.«

Palma made a big sigh because he will miss Palmina and agreed to that big honour of cultural exchange.
Yes, Palma wants to learn about Asian cultures. Palmina lived on that Pacific Island for years. It is now a part of Palmina’s live and experience. He wants to understand this because he loves her.
»Yes, we have to learn from each other. The East from us West and we, West from your Eastern traditions.«

The little musician in the white beautiful cloth said: »Marco Polo was a Venetian and he married a Buddhist nun, a real Chinese Princess and lived here on that Island with her, the Chinese legend is telling.«

And as he saw that her eyes shined very beautifully Palma begun to study her eyes to be prepared to paint her and to teach her and to give her painting lessons in the future.

»I see you both are understanding very well, hm?«, Palmina said and hoped that Palma will manage now the time without her here in Venice.

»And..and…can I have some Violin lessons by your mother…Xíng ma?« the little Chinese Princess asked innocent and hoped that Palma will say yes.

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The beautiful and ceremonial afternoon transformed into a long evening with lanterns – Chinese lanterns and Venetian Lanterns – with Chinese music and Venetian music from the 16th century.

It was a little fine feast and all enjoyed it but Palma did know that if Palmina will now go to Vienna with her orchestra and some Chinese delegation Palma will be again lonely for a long time.
Again it is a sponsored concert tour. Will Palma again have to wait on Palmina for years?

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And after they saw this Peony-Vision at this 23 o clock time (11 p.m.) they dreamed what they say today at the »Giardino«-Garden. Palmina and Palma remembered this and they saw this in their Peony Vision sitting together now at the Peony-Gondola:

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Today they saw a white Pigeon at the Giardino of South Venice and the Pigeon landed on a leave.

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picture 3 – white pigeon

In their dream the Pigeon spoke to them with a soft voice:

»Dear Palma and Palmina! Be careful the next time! The Criminal Church of Security took money from the Administrators of the Dark Sugar Earth Network to make an attack to you. Don’t go alone on the streets of Venice. Stay at the Chinese Family at their gardens. For a while the Titian Art School should take place there. Till the secret service of the republic found out and arrest the criminals of the international child-prostitution network stay at them as long as you can. There are good security Elite-soldiers protecting you. Chinese Soldiers and Venetian Soldiers and Varangian Guards¹!«


¹ Varangian Guard -Wikipedia –
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Varangian_Guard

»The Varangian Guard (Greek: Τάγμα τῶν Βαράγγων, Tágma tōn Varángōn) was an elite unit of the Byzantine Army, from the 10th to the 14th centuries, whose members served as personal bodyguards to the Byzantine Emperors.«


Palma and Palmina looked surprised to the white speaking pigeon.

»And you Palmina, be careful: One of the Bodyguards is a FAKE BODYGUARD and he is paid by the international child-prostitution-network of the Dark Sugar Earth Dealers. He wants to isolate you and destroy your concert-career in Vienna. He has orders not to allow cultural exchange with the famous artists of Vienna so that no one will know your name as lute player in music history. Don’t trust him, don’t eat his dark sugar earth. He cancels your artist contacts and meetings without your permission! And don’t be alone with a man or a fake priest (an »Ostary³« which wears false priest cloth). The false Bodyguard will try to isolate you the whole concert in order to destroy your future music career. Don’t be alone with any man in a room also if this bodyguard said that this is expected from you otherwise you will loose your position as solist. Order always two, listen: two soldiers to protect you: A Chinese Soldier and an European Soldier. Good luck Palma and Palmina. Groo, Grooooo.«.

³ »Ostiarius« – Wikipedia – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ostiarius
Is NOT priest, »In the Roman Catholic Church, this „porter“ became the lowest of the four minor orders prescribed by the Council of Trent. This was the first order a seminarian…«

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picture 4 –  starting white pigeon

After that the white Pigeon started to fly high in the heaven and was not seen after a while.

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picture 5 – heart leave

As Palma looked down to earth he saw that old leave.
It had a tiny hole like a heart.

»The white Pigeon showed us to find this symbol of an old, old, old love, my Wang Chun chao – my Marco-Polo Princess, My Du Liniang, My Palmina, my white Pigeon.«

Palmina laid her head on Palma’s beating heart and Palma reacted with putting his strong arm around his little Palmina Albina.

She thought also on the old vision of the little yellow canary bird in the wooden cage who will inspire the most famous composer of Europe to do his artwork in over 100 years.

And they heard now this mystic music:

VIDEO: [Violin and Organ »Lacrimosa« ] https://youtu.be/lzQ5Y_IS_98

(to be continued….)


 

133. First confrontation with creativity

133. First confrontation with creativity

And they continued to dream their common dream and cat Kalu purred friendly and they saw this Vision at their Peony Gondola:

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Palma was standing at the window in the 3rd floor of the left building-part of the »La Zitelle«.
Two Byzantine Pigeons flew directly from the direction of the San Marco Place over the Lagoon water and landed soft beside the windows of Palmina’s new official rooms as music-teacher.
Palma smiled and saw how tender the two Pigeons are sitting side-by-side, looking also in the direction of the San Marco Cathedral.

»You have a beautiful view from here to San Marco, Palmina…«, Palma said turning left side smiling.

Palmina smiled holding her Pipa Lute with her right arm, supported by her left arm. »Yes, very beautiful…«, Palmina kissed Palma on his left cheek very tender and soft.
Here I am secure…every girl gets an own bodyguard if it wants to go around the City of Venice. ..So often a little group of girls are going together with one or two bodyguards…It looks funny, people are thinking the girls are princess, who have an own safety guard…«

Palma put his arm around Palmina and looked at the two Pigeons on the window and then he looked at his Palmina.
»As music teacher you are very respected here in Venice…«
Palmina smiled into Palma’s direction. She knows very well that Palma made all this possible for her. He arranged it with the government that the church »La Zitelle«,constructed by architect Palladium *) could be realized.


*) Andrea Palladio – Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andrea_Palladio

Andrea Palladio (Italian pronunciation: [anˈdrɛːa palˈlaːdjo]; 30 November 1508 – 19 August 1580) was an Italian architect active in the Republic of Venice.


Now the music lessons of Palmina will be paid and the compositions of Palma will be played by the »La Zitelle Girls orchestra and Choir«.

»When did you give your first music lessons to the girls, Palmina?«

»Oh, It was on the 12th of April in the year 1580… «, Palmina started to remember.

»Your mum and I and a few members of the »Venice Titian Art Gallery-Esemble« made a little concert on that evening here at the ‚La Zitelle’…»Yes, I remember, in the old rooms where now the new church is build inside….«
»Oh, yes…this was before your long China-Concert Tour in the year 1581. …The old concert rooms…They were beautiful but a little bit small…Now there is the room of the little new church…They had to destroy the middle part of the building…The little girls came looking with beautiful eyes… and all of them wanted to learn a music instrument. Violin, Viola, Flute, Lute, singing, Harpsichord, Harp, Oboe…«, Palma answered also remembering.
Palma and Palmina are standing at the window and looking over the lagoon waters in the direction of the San Marco Cathedral.
»Yes, your mum organizes voluntary music teachers to educate the girls in music basics and I played my Lute as evening concert after the ensemble played…they all took NO MONEY FOR ALL THE YEARS OF MUSIC LESSONS…I also took no money for the music lessons…it was a voluntary charity act by us artists and musicians….we wanted to help the poor girls…«

»They often had no shoes, I remember, …hmm….their naked legs…., beautiful naked legs…«

»Palma?…did you dream to paint their naked beautiful legs…hmmm?…«

They both laughed.

Yes, it was a beautiful time, the time of the first music lessons, here at the beautiful, poor girls at the »la Zitelle«.

»I remember also that my mother allowed a La Zitelle-Girl to work at our backers shop to sell breads, but my father was very strict controlling her if she does all perfect…«, Palmina remembers that time.

»I also remember that time…We helped her…and explained her job…«

Now we have 10 years to see us every day at the »Ospedaletto« and in the Church and here in the »La Zitelle« and, and, and…in our Peony Gondola«, Palmina said with her innocent sweet smiling.

»And in the future, after these 10 years, in the year 1593….«, she continued asking.

»Till that year I hope I can arrange it that I can paint some paintings of the life of Saint SABA. Especially the painting of the miracle with the backer…Do you think your…hm, hm, hm, will agree…How he will react if the church is asking him to be the model of my painting: Positive or negative…Hm, hm, hm…«

Palma and Palmina were thinking, but they have time…

And suddenly both heard a melody which describes the confrontation with these thoughts.

They saw a lot of paintings of Palma he will finish there for the sacristy of
Chiesa dei Gesuiti at the Ospedaletto in Venice.

VIDEO: [2018-09-16 Violin+Organ »First confrontation with creativity«] https://youtu.be/7dL2JawFi4U

picture in this video (1- 11) – paintings by Palma_il_Giovan –  Chiesa dei Gesuiti

(to be continued…)


 

96. Palmina’s concert in Venice

96. Palmina’s concert in Venice

picture - pigeon painted by Palma il Giovane

picture – pigeon painted by Palma il Giovane

Palma kissed Palmina’s left wrist, where she has some pains from her concert in Venice. Palmina had now no pains, because of Palma’s helping love to her.

Now they sat again together in their 23rd hour of the day (11 p.m.) in their Peony Gondola in their soft seats.
Beside they had their music instruments. Palmina her lutes: The Venetian Lute and the Chinese Pipa-Lute; Palma his Viola da braccio and his Mandolin (with double strings, invented and inspired by Palmina’s ‚tremolo‘ from her »Pipa tremolo«

»Palmina?…«
»Hm?…«
»How was your concert today in Venice?«
Palmina wondered about his question and without saying Palma could feel her thoughts.

She smiled and said: »I felt that you where today with your heart with me…«

»I am always with my thoughts with you since we meet us again, after century’s…I only think on you…Day and night…You are my first love in this life…and I am so lucky that you performed 40 minutes of my compositions…It makes my life lucky and all problems a life can have is nothing if I know that I had the luck to meet you again…«

And Palma and Palmina remembered now how their day went and they saw together their beautiful day in this Peony-Vision:

* * *

The ship was today, at the day of Palmina’s concert, now only a few miles away from Venice.

Suddenly the ship came into a big storm. The ship was moved left and right.
As all the Venetian who expected Palmina’s arrival saw the coming storm they started all intensive to pray. They went into the churches of Venice and prayed.
As the storm came to Venice all people ran into their houses and prayed.

On the ship are a lot of international people of all religions and cultures.
They also started to pray, every one in his tradition.

As the storm seemed not to end, suddenly a miracle happened:
The dark clouds opened a round whole on the sky. The sun shined as small beam direct to the ship where Palmina was.
Palmina took her Pipa-lute and played, and played….
She played a music Piece from Palma.
She played the Pipa solo 4 »Thunder« to calm down the nature powers.
She played the Spring melody by Palma.
Palmina played the »Thinking on each other melody« by Palma il Giovane.
She played finally a variation of the „Peony Gondola Song“ composed by Palma il Giovane.
All the people on the ship prayed in their religions and saw that Palmina could open the heart of the heaven with her unique Pipa-Lute playing.

She looked like the Chinese princess Wang Chao-Chun 王昭君.
This princess could do miracles with her Pipa lute since thousand of years.
A lot of saints from heaven appeared on the sky. Saints from a lot of traditions.
As Palmina played the storm suddenly stooped in the area where the light beam came from the heaven.
The Venetian could see this miracle.
A light beam from the heaven came through the dark clouds and the stormy see turned to be quite miles around the ship.
The ship moved slowly but secure to Venice. At the »“Riva degli Schiavoni« Palma stood now smiling and expecting his Palmina Albina with her ship.

The storm ended now also in Venice because the light beam around the ship followed the ship to his position in Venice. Venice was now protected from the big storm.
All Venetian could see the miracle. The Saint Virgin, the Saint Lucy, Saint Princes Shan and a lot of Saints appeared on the clouds for a moment.
Now Palmina could play her concert in Venice!
If this storm would have killed a lot of people this would be a hard fate for Venice.
So much people died in the last years because of the pest. Also Master Titian was weak from that time was very weak to paint)

As big »thank you« they ordered paintings of the famous Palma il Giovane for this church on the island Giudecca in Venice.

But now the storm has stopped and no one died.
Palmina came with her lutes, her mum and some servants carrying private things.

The ship stopped directly at the promenade at the right bridge at the Pieta at the »“Riva degli Schiavoni«.
Now Palmina and her mum with their servant only to go only a few steps through the little street to be on the »Campo Bandiera e Moro, where her family house stands at the »Calle de la pieta«

They went only 2 minutes to be there from the ship.

As her mum opened the door they could hear the G-Magior version of Palma’s »I wait for you in the Gondola Melody“. Someone played this melody on a mandolin.

Palmina looked to the right side where the little street is, where Palma and Palmina meet after such a long time…
Palmina started to run along this small street and searched from where the music is coming.
Palmina took her Pipa lute which she carried on her back and answered with music and she played the »Thinking on each other melody«.
Palmina waited if an answer came.
Then the answer came from the end of the little street where the bridge was.
There was a Gondola under the bridge waiting and the music came and the melody was »I wait for you in the Gondola«.
Now Palma knows »This is my Palma! He is still waiting for me in our Gondola«.
She went over the steps over the little bridge and turned right to the steps leading to the Gondola.
She entered the Gondola. Palma and Palmina looked at each other and smiled wordless.

Palmina plucked on her Pipa Lute slowly smiling:

A – D – E – a

and Palma answered on his Instrument also slow and smiling

c – d – a‘ – e‘

Now they hugged very intensive.

»My Palmina…«
»My Palma…«

»My Inspiration…«
»My painter….«

»My Pigeon…«
»My Composer…«

»My only, unique love…«
»My only and unique love…«

»You are back to our Venice…«
»I am back to our Venice…«

»You decided to stay with me… «
»I decided to say with you…«

She gave him several cheek kisses very fast and smiling, she knows that he loves that – she strokes his head and her heart surrounded his heart with so much love that this love seemed to radiate not only around the ship and Venice, yes it surrounded also the whole world with love.
Even the Planets on the evening sky could see this intensive love – Yes, the heaven and also saints and angels saw this love.
Palma kissed now Palmina also on her head, on her cheeks. He took her talented hands and kissed them, also her arms.
Such a long time of waiting. Such a long time of not seeing each other. Such a long time of not getting the love-letters, because other stole it here in Venice and there on Palmina’s island.
But the criminal organisation is now banned in all countries of Europe.
Mr. Cambridge is now arrested and will be judged. All the money they stole rich families and stole poor families will be given back to the victims worldwide.
No letters will be stolen by this organisation in the future.

Palmina was so lucky to hold his Palmina in his arms – to see her and to hear her.

And now today she will play a concert in the Gallery: Compositions by Palma il Giovane.

* * *

Yes, the concert went fine. It was a big success to play Palma’s compositions.
Even the young composer Claudio Monteverdi was amazed by the music ideas of Palma il Giovane.
A lot of famous artists like Monteverdi had been inspired from the cultural events in the Venice-Titian-Art-Gallery.
This concert was very, special and unique.
A lot of artists wanted to hear Palmina Albina.
Even the mighty Dogan came to listen the concert (The Venetian Dogan’s was mightier than the Pope in Rome – If he says something it counted more than what others said)
So the high position Palma il Giovane could give Palmina here in Venice was a result of his old eternal love for Palmina and her big talent and her consequent decision play Palma’s artworks here in this famous city of art and love.
Palmina’s decision to come back to Venice and to be with Palma and to play in this Gallery made the future for them.

Palmina will be now with Palma in Venice for their whole life.
She decided to inspire him for his whole life.
Palma will be able to be inspired from her Lute playing in Venice.
His painting artworks, his compositions, his speech at the Titian-painter-school and so forth…

VIDEO: [‚Inspiration 2018-07-22‘ Organ an Violin] https://youtu.be/IJJNsI_yiWY

(to be continued…)


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

* * *

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…)