297. Music Inspirations in Venice

297. Music Inspirations in Venice

And suddenly Palma had a music inspiration.
Palmina listened to the music and put her head on Palma’s right side to be with him in their Peony Gondola.

»Oh, so beautiful, this Inspiration, Palma.
I saw the Gondola slowly moving to the Giudecca island.

And I saw the stars over Venice.

I saw Johann Sebastian Bach with his family, with his daughters.

I saw Vivaldi with the talented Orphan Girls musician, his spiritual daughters, with all their Gondolas also moving to Giudecca Island.
And every Gondola has a lantern to shine in the late evening in Venice.

All were happy to visit the Chinese family with their musicians«, Palmina said like dreaming,

»Exactly I had also this music visions, Palmina! We are dreaming the same dream…«

The music inspiration and the music was like that:

VIDEO: Violin and Piano (59d) – https://youtu.be/G_kx8dVLLqY

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After that the Peony Gondola moved in the 16th century.

Palma was painting this year intensive every day on his new creations about the life of San Saba.
Palmina came in the church where Palma is now painting every day.
She has fresh breads and she has also her music instrument, her lute.

As she saw that he does not make a break to eat she wanted to take her lute to play for him, but…
In this moment she discovered a new music score which was beside Palma’s music instrument Viola da braccio on a little working table.

01-04 picture – Ave Verum (San Marco – Venezia) by Gerald Spitzner (facimile)

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She took the music score and wanted to play it.
She read: »Ave Verum. Oh, it is for Choir and Organ and Instruments ad libitum.«

Palmina started to play the music score on her music instrument.

Palma stopped painting and smiled in her direction.
He realized that Palmina discovered Palma’s new music score.

Palmina played the four voices on her Lute and made soft ‚arpeggios‘ of the 4 Voices as accords like a harp.

Palma looked intensive to Palmina, he saw her playing like an angel, he saw her innocent smile, so peacefully, like the Saint Cecilia, sent by the Santa Lucia.
He saw her beautiful hairs, her cheeks, her eyes, her talented hands,…

Inside his heart he painted her, her whole body, her talented hands, her eyes, everything,…an eternal moment.

Palma heard all the voices of the angels as Palmina played his »Ave Verum« for him, here in the little Church Chiesa San Antonin, a few steps from her baker’s shop where her family house is and from where the little fine, fresh, breads are made at the ‚Campo Bandiera e Moro‘ in Venice. (A few steps from the Ospedale La Pieta where the famous music school is.)

And now the eternal smell of the fresh backed breads are in the air and Palma completely forgot that he was hungry since two hours.

»Such a beautiful Choir Compositions. It fits to every ‚Missa Presta‘ at the ‚Communio‘, isn’t it, Palma? I will ask the choir Master Claudio Monteverdi if he can perform it every morning in the San Marco Cathedral…«, Palmina said like a little sweet bird who wants to fly direct to the San Marco Cathedral and to bring the new music score to the famous Choir Master Maestro Claudio Monteverdi.Palma smiled. He was lucky that Palmina is his music inspiration, innocent white pigeon, his sweet clever yellow canary bird, his eternal Palmina Albina!«

And Palmina took now her basket with the fresh, little, fine, white breads and she lifted the basket so that Palma could sniff on them.
During this she smiled and made thin Asian- like eyes.

»Wonderful!«, Palma il Giovane said after he sniffed the fresh smell of the fresh backed breads.
She gave him one and moved her head meaning »Eat, Palma, eat it fresh and warm. Today you worked so much and hard. You are hungry,I can feel it«

Palma took it and made two parts of the warm bread and looked into Palmina’s eyes.
He gave her one half and she smiled.

Now both started to eat the bread, smiling and with much respect.

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And as Palma and Palmina saw this Peony Gondola Vision they heard the composition for the Choir of San Marco in Venice:

VIDEO: „Ave Verum (San Marco Venezia)“ [music score] – https://youtu.be/3Bk25TiAZds

(to be continued…)

Read also the other CHAPTERS of this story
»Palma il Giovane – The Peony Gondola« here:


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149. The secret common music dream

149. The secret common music dream

In their Peony-Gondola-Vision they saw this:

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And as Palmina also laid down beside Palma il Giovane, in the nature, under the stars of Venice, on their secret little island, she looked up to the stars. Then she gave Palma a little kiss on his cheek during he slept, but carefully, not to wake him up…

The stars seemed to shine a little bit brighter and the silent red-orange Planet Mars seemed to be more colourful then ever.

Palmina whispered with a sigh: »Oh, my Palma, my composer and painter…«

And they dreamed now together a music and it was like that:

VIDEO: [Piano solo 2018-10-18 »Marco Polo Variation«] https://youtu.be/vCbhn6j4Umk

(to be continued…)


142. Music wishes of the moon princesses

142. Music wishes of the moon princesses

picture – View in the direction of the moon from the Dogan’s Palace in Venice

Palmina was proud about his Palma, that he can play the organ on the moon palace of the moon princess Chang’e without preparations.

All the moon princesses and also the little 2 year old moon princess baby of the little moon princess mum gave a fine applause on the moon palace.

»Oh, Signore Palma il Giovane can you play again the organ solo for Palmina’s birthday which you played so full of love for your beloved Palmina….? We heard it once here on the moon as you played it in Venice for her birthday.«

Palma looked smiling a little bit questioning in Palmina’s direction.
Palmina smiled and she could read in his heart and his heart asked Palmina »should I…?«

Palmina send him again so much love from her heart to his heart that he felt strong enough to play the Organ solo for Palmina which was dedicated for her birthday.

»Oh, fine, master Palma will play for us the happy birthday organ solo for Palmina…« all the fine moon princesses with beautiful traditional Chinese cloths whispered decently.

Palma prepared the organ with switching the registers on that moon palace organ and played after a moment of silence like that:

VIDEO: https://youtu.be/ccxX2WFXcTM

(to be continued…)


141. Organ solo at the moon palace

141. Organ solo at the moon palace

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picture – Organ at Chiesa San Zulian

Palma was long very silent.

Palmina, sitting beside him in the Peony Gondola at 23 h (11 p.m.), she realized that and she thought on the beautiful high inspiring moments they had together…
»You are so silent in the last time, Palma…?«
»Oh, my beloved Palmina, my inspiration…
You are inspiring me so much, also now.
I am thinking always about you and me.
Signore Ridolfi is now coming in a few days to Venice.
He has interest to write a book about my live as artist or a longer biography about my live.
And he will listen to my speech in a few days in Venice.
I will tell also about the beautiful time as you played your Lute in the year 1574-1576….«
Palmina put her head on Palmas shoulder and then she kissed soft his cheek.
»Oh, Palma…You will really do that?
You will tell about me playing at Master Titian during he was painting at the very famous artwork ‚Pieta’…?«
»Yes, my Pigeon, my Inspiration, my deep love…
Do you want again to play your Lutes during my speech in Venice…?«
»Oh yes, Palma! I am so looking forward to play for your speech in Venice…«
Palmina’s cheeks went a little bit red being shy.
And Signore Ridolfi*) can not write all I will write it so that even the people in 300 or 400 years will hear about you, my inspiring Lute playing Angel…«

*) Carlo Ridolfi – Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carlo_Ridolfi
Carlo Ridolfi (1594–1658) was an Italian art biographer and painter of the Baroque period.

Ridolfi is Palma’s Biographer who printed the first biography of his live in the 17 century
»Le maraviglie dell’Arte ovvero, Le vite degli Illustri Pittori Veneti e dello Stato.«

And Palma put his strong arm around Palmina and he gave her a good hold and kissed also her cheek.
Palmina smiled and Palma smiled.

And now they continued to see their Peony dream and Vision and it was like that:

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After Palma gave a copy of the music score to the moon princes all the beautiful moon princesses beside her looked and whispered.
»We want also to have some copies of Palma’s music score – we love his music…«
A little moon princes with a 2 year old girl-baby came and pointed to Palma il Giovane.
»Oh, look, she likes you, Palma«, Palmina said.
And as the little moon princess with her baby came near to Palma with his Mandolin the princess said:
»Dear Palma il Giovane, we heard you Organ playing here from the moon…
Can you play on our moon-palace-organ some music for us all?
This is was my little baby daughter princess wanted you to ask…«
Palma made a very respectful Venetian gesture in front of the little princess mother and her baby.
»Yes, It is a big honour to play for you on your organ here on the moon…«
And Palma went to the Organ which has not been played long time.
The moon princess whispered and said: »Ooooooh! An Organ Concert for us!«
»Palma looked into Palmina’s eyes.
»I am proud of you, Palma«, Palmina said smiling and sending him Inspirations from her heart to his heart and it felt so warm in his heart to get her deep love every evening at 23 h ( 11 p.m.)

And Palma sat down at the Organ and played some Inspirations like that:

VIDEO: [2018-10-06 »Organ solo at the moon palace (Palma il Giovane 141)«] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wTaFjWhUkH8

(to be continued…)


134. New Pigeon-Mail from/for Palmina…

134. New Pigeon-Mail from/for Palmina…

picture 01 - Palma il Giovane paints himself with his secret body guard (Palmina)

picture – Palma il Giovane (2nd from right) paints himself with his secret body guard (Palmina, 3rd from right)

Now they continued to see their Peony Vision at 23 h ( 11 p.m.) and they saw this:

Palma was today at 6 a.m. waking up. He heard Byzantine Pigeons calling with their soft innocent voice.
»Oh, this is so nice…
they are talking in their language…so sweet«
Now Palma painted in his fantasy these two Pigeons…
Later he will paint them in his big artworks.
Palma thought about the colours he will use in his paintings. Then he went to Palmina’s bakery shop.
The colleague of Palmina was selling today the fresh »Chiffle«.

»Palma looked like looking through walls. In his imagination he saw the correct colour he will use for painting this tender two Pigeons as he heard the voice of these two talking pigeons at the window.

»Ts,ts,ts,…«, said the young bakery lady as Palma left the shop and after he greeted her friendly.

»…Palma always is dreaming of his Palmina… ts, ts, ts… I can see it in his eyes.. He, the famous Jacopo Palma il Giovane, he dreams from her, he wants to paint her and to kiss her beautiful hands, and this is sweeter for him than sugar….ts, ts, ts…«

And as Palma went along the big place before the bakery on the »Campo Bandiera e Moro«
he went the little street along who leads directly to the big promenade.

As he could see on the right side, far at the horizon, the building of the »La Zitelle« he smiled.
»There is now my little Pigeon teaching the very beautiful poor girls and giving them music lessons…«

Palma made a deep sigh and looked long over the waters of the lagoon.
He took the fresh »Chiffle« and as he thought on her the taste was very good.
He sniffed on the Chiffle and remembered the moment as Palmina sold the first time in her life in the bakery shop and the first was Palma who entered the shop on this day. Palma and Palmina sniffed both on the fresh Chiffle and were very lucky.

Palma could see this scene in his heart. (Palmina had also this remembering in this moment during her music-teaching lesson and she smiled secretly)

»My Pigeon, my Palmina, my Lute, my inspiration, my eternal and deep love…
..I have to send her a Pigeon-Letter…“.

After a while Palma made on his notepad some short drawings of the »La Zitelle« building with some Gondolas on the water.

Fast he went home to his little room to write a new »Pigeon-Letter« for his beloved Palmina.
Sitting on his table, ready to write, he smiled and thought on his Palmina, sending her a little music flower Impression in white and purpura colour directly from his heart to her heart.

VIDEO: [2017-09-19 Music Flower Impression (ADEa-cgda)] https://youtu.be/LCfhbX6u5Ks

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In this moment, Palmina has now a little break between her music lessons, she felt Palma’s lovely music-flower thoughts in her heart and smiled.

She also felt that he writes now a Pigeon-Letter to her.

»I have also to write him a Pigeon Mail today…«
she said and sat beside her table under her little window.
She played some accords on her lute and looked to the cage of her Letter-Pigeon.
She smiled and looked out of her window to see in the direction of the La Pieta Church.
In this direction will the Letter Pigeon fly to bring Palma her letter.
And she smiled and started to write her letter….

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Palma wrote now in this moment this:

»Dear Palmina!

(Letter 134)

Today I heard 2 Pigeons speaking in their language. This is symbol of our secret deep and unique love. The Pigeons never will forget to think on each other from that moment their hearts united in deep love.
I will paint them in my Painting ‚Mars and Venus‘.
This Pigeons will be the symbol of our deep love.
In the bakery shop I missed you this morning but you are today teaching the little poor girls of the ‚La Zitelle‘.

I am looking forward for the concerts with the girls.
Some of them, the elder ones, are students in my Titian Art school.

They are so beautiful, that sometimes they are allowed to be model in paintings of saints, saint virgins Mary and so on…
We have to take care of the girls that no man with big influence touch them in a bad way. So it is good that we have good body guards from the government of Venice to protect them.

How is your job as music teacher going on there?

I am so lucky that you are with me in the Peony Gondola. The last trips had been so great. We could hear mystic music.
I wrote the music now down and I call this music piece »The mystic Peony Gondola«
It is for Violin or Pipa Lute and Organ.

Today if I pick you up with the Peony Gondola I will give you the music score to you.

Can’t wait to see you again today…

Your painter, your composer, your writer,
Your you deeply loving Palma il Giovane.«

And after he gave the Letter to his Pigeon the Pigeon started to fly directly to the »La Zitelle« in the 3rd floor at the window in the middle at the left part of the building.

The Pigeon flew only within 2 minutes to Palmina’s window.

Palmina smiled and opened the cage where the Pigeon went to the other Pigeon.

She took and opened the letter.
After she read it she smiled like the sun and continued to write her letter:

»Dear Palma!

In this moment I got your Pigeon-Letter!

How, I love it to hear from you.
Yes, I like to teach these beautiful gifted girls and I am so lucky that they are not forced to be a – – – – (you now what I mean).
No one has to touch our innocent girls!

…yes, it is good to have body guards, but yesterday they found out that there is a fake body guard.
A girl told me during the music lesson, that a false body guard wanted to give her dark sugar. She refused to eat the sugar because she read the book of ‚Diabetics‘. Now she knows that sugar is dangerous for innocent girls.
As she refused to eat dark sugar the false body guard tried to touch the girl in a not fine way.
She asked him not to touch her body, because she doesn’t like that.
He did not stop to touch her and she cried for help. A real body guard came to help the La Zitelle girl and saw that the false body guard had dark sugar, which is forbidden.
They arrested him and found out he is member of the Church of Security, which is a criminal organisation, trying to sell children for prostitution.
Our Government will arrest all of them soon…

I am so looking forward to get your music score so I can play a little bit between my music concerts and lessons and them, and then, Palma we will play this music piece together:
You and me with Pipa-Lute and Organ…

I love you so much, Palma, my painter, my composer, my writer and deep love…

Your Palmina, your little Pigeon

PS: Today I had the Idea if I would secretly go with you as secret Bodyguard and we can see us a little bit more…«

Palmina smiled and looked at the 2 Pigeons.

Then she gave the letter to the other Pigeon and opened the door of the cage.

The Pigeon said »Grooo, Grooooo« and flew directly over the lagoon waters of the Canale Grande directly to the direction of the church »La Pieta.

Palmina stood up and waved behind the Pigeon with her hand then she played a little composition of Palma to send him love from her heart to his heart.






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 (4)davdav(above) page 4a – (now with Violin / Pipa – part)



VIDEO:  »The mystic Peony Gondola (Palma il Giovane (132)« – https://youtu.be/gVFZGRCaS4s

(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…)


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

Formosa Inspiration – traveling from the Island to the concert

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

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

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

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

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

Bellotto - Campo Santa Maria Formosa about 1742

01 picture – painting Campo Santa Maria Formosa by Belloto

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

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

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


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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A few composition in Venetian / Asian style like the

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

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

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

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

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

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

… which are all dedicated to Palmina

and so forth…

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Palmina smiled as she felt the music now.

And Palmina heart a music like that:


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

(to be continued…)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

And again they had a vision:

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

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

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

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

Then he stood up to see where she is.

There was no Palmina – Where is she?

Palma looked around and didn’t find her…

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

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

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

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

‚Spring Melody of the 8 Images‘

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Palmina smiled very heart fully.
Palma loved her smile.

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

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

Palma moved his head saying „YES!“

* * *

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

* * *

The next day at the same church:

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

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

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

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

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

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

picture: The Analects of Confucius

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Meanwhile Palmina played beautifully her Lute…

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

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

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

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

* * *

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Princess Lin was amazed and also her whole family….

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

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

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

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

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

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

*picture: women with letter-pigeon

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

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

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

* * *

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

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

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

* * *

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

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

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

* * *

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

* * *

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

* * *

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

* * *

Palma could feel her smile and smiled also.

* * *

Palmina took her Chinese Lute and plugged:

A – D – E – a

* * *

Palma took his Viola and played:

c – g- d‘ – a

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

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

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

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

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

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

* * *

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

„Bad rice, bad rice…“ *)

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

He also said „Bad rice, bad rice…“

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

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

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

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

(to be continued)