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.

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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.

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.

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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…)

 

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»Palma il Giovane – The Peony Gondola« here:

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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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(to be continued…)

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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