349. Michelangelo plans to construct the Rialto bridge

349. Michelangelo plans to construct the Rialto bridge

Accademia - Miracle of the Holy Cross at Rialto by Vittore Carpaccio

Accademia – Miracle of the Holy Cross at Rialto by Vittore Carpaccio

picture 1 – Accademia – Miracle of the Holy Cross at Rialto by Vittore Carpaccio

And after Palma heard Palmina playing at 23 p.m. in their Peony Gondola Palma was lucky and smiled.

Yes, the Peony Gondola is connecting them from heart-to-heart.
Palmina was also lucky feeling that Palma is lucky and smiling.

Now they are sitting side by side in their secret Peony Gondola and they are dreaming together and it was like that:

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Again in the year 1563 at Master Titian’s Palazzo in Venice:

After Mihaela sung her aria perfect she got also an applause.
Palma il Giovane finished his drawing and Master Titian was also lucky to see Palma’s new drawing creation.
He was a little bit proud of his Master student, because he and Master Michelangelo know how hard it is to have a very good master student in this time – a time after the big pandemic pest.

Palmina liked Mihaela’s performance and smiled.

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 painting 2 – by Palma in Giovane (painted in early years)

Now Master Titian invited all his guests, also Palmina, to have with him a meal on the long table.

They talked about their earlier years in Rome.
Master Titian told a few secrets about his famous painting ‚Venus of Urbino‘.
Palma listened very interested.

Much later Michelangelo asked:
„…I wanted to ask: How is the Le Zitelle foundation going…? I remeber it was 63 years ago the mighty doges family founded it to protect poor girls from…“

Titian answered fast: „…oh, yes it was in the year 1500 but now we have a big donation from a rich women and so it is possible that a little church is also build inside the building on Giudecca Island – The Chiesa Santa Maria de la Salute by the famous Palladium…“

„…and does the church support the Le Zittelle girls…?“, Michelangelo wanted to know.

Master Titian made a sever face and he looked suddenly 10 years elder then during the music and concert.

Suddenly Palma il Giovane answered in his name:“…Here in Venice, the le Zitelle Institution is independent from the church so we have strong donations which helps to protect the girls from…“

„…from radical Celibacy fanatics…“ the Venus of Urbino model and lute playing women said smiling.

All on the table laughed decently knowing that this topic is very problematic.

„..oh, I see, well, Venice is nevertheless a city also of morality values…“, Michelangelo said laughing.

„Master Michelangelo…didn’t you construct the new Rialto bridge a few years ago?“

„Oh, yes…the Rialto bridge…oh, don’t remember me.
Oh such a story: Because of the Pope Clemens I had to flee as refugee to Venice once. The Doges of the Republic of Venice asked me to make the construction of a new Rialto Bridge.
I made than this with the idea of creation shops beside the steps for tourists and visitors of Venice.
But some spy of the catholic church found out that I am the architect of the Rialto Bridge so the pope’s sun mad intrigues against me and my official commission.

The republic of Venice wanted to wait till an other pope will be in the church and then they want to build the bridge after my plans.

„I hope they will soon start with the work…“, Palma il Giovane said.

As Palma spoke and little Palmina heard Palma’s voice, Palmina looked to Palma with shining and smiling eyes.

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picture 3 – view of Rialto bridge in Venice painted by Canaletto

„…The financial administrator of the Vatican has a lot of money and if he pays priests and persons acting against me to make intrigues so the bridge will be build by an other architecture bureau.
They will build it nevertheless after my ideas and after my construction without telling my name…“

Michelangelo made a long sigh and Master Titian asked: „…this is hard to understand…such a clerical intrigue…
Didn’t you compose once a Latin mass as music dedication for Pope Julius II – The P J 2 – Mass?“

„Yes, I composed the mass for Pope Julius II…“

„Didn’t they perform it in Rome after the Pope died?“

„No, they didn’t perform the music, not even after the Pope Julius II died…“

„Such a shame…They have so much money and cannot give orders to their choir leaders to sing and play the music?“, said the Venus of Urbino Model lute playing lady.

„Here in Venice, we are more independent from the church.
I composed several music pieces for the orchestra and choir for the talented orphan girls here in Venice at the Ospedale La Pieta music school shelter….“, Palma il Giovane said.
„So, next time I will compose for orphan girls in Venice and not for a pope…“, Michelangelo said and lifted his glass of wine ceremonially, „…Long lives the art and music in Venice!!! Long life our Le Zitelle and La Pieta Music Girls…“

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And after they saw this Peony Gondola Vision Palmina put her head on Palma’s right side and he put his arm around her to give her a good hold.

Palmina had again light-red cheeks as she lifted the music score with the little bird solo composition with her right arm.

Palma felt that between them was the golden light.

Palma smiled. Palmina smiled.

(to be continued…)

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347. Michelangelo’s big love and inspiration Tessina

347. Michelangelo’s big love and inspiration Tessina

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

And the music score was like that:

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

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(to be continued…)

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323. Pythagora’s fine morning concert on the hill

323. Pythagora’s fine morning concert on the hill

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picture – Theano⁵) (looked like this Statue)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Later in the family flat of Master Pythagoras:

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

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

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

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

»….Theano…«

»Yes?«

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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The musician played soft and Myia was fascinated.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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picture 12 – Pythagoras with music students at the Sunrise

painted by Bronnikov-gimnpifagoreizev

(to be continued…)

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Pythagoras had 3 daughters:

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

¹) MYIA (Phytagora’s daughter)

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

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

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

²) DAMO (Pythagora’s daughter)

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

Life

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

³) ARIGNOTE (Phytagora’s daughter)

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

Life

According to the Suda, Arignote wrote:

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

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

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

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

⁴) TELAUGES (Pythagora’s son)

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

Life

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

Works

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

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

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✮ 315. Palma as supporter of artist in the 16th century ✮

✮ 315. Palma as supporter of artist in the 16th century ✮

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

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picture 1 – view of the different places where composer Gabrieli and composer Monteverdi placed his several choirs (often 3 or 4) and instrumental groups within the same composition in this San Marco Cathedral in Venice

After Cousine Mihaela sung so beautiful her Sopran Aria, Master Gabrieli stood up from the Organ to conduct several Choirs.

They sung also a composition of Gabrieli composed for several choirs and instrument groups, standing at different positions in the Church Basilica San Marco in Venice.

»It sounds to be like in heaven!«, Giulia, Palma’s younger daughter said.
Palma was lucky that his daughter’s are interested in arts and music. Giulia is also making progress in her study of painting in the Titian academy.
Giulia is finishing Palma’s painting with landscapes, trees, the buildings etc… in the background part of his paintings.
Palma smiled to his Giulia proud.

From all directions, from up left and from up right, there is coming choir- and ensemble music.

»Did Master Gabrieli compose this music piece for 4 choirs, standing on 4 different positions in our golden Basilica?«, Palma thought and looked around the golden Basilica to find the place where the musicians are making wonderful music.

During the music he begun to think about the recent private concert in Palma’s flat with its big private concert hall: »Hm, Heinrich Schütz could play the Harpsichord at this concert… Hm, hm, and Palmina could play the Lute part…
…at the actual performance of Claudio Monteverdi’s¹) L’Orfeo²) in our palace on San Marco Place, in the 2nd floor.
There will be special honour guests of our republic of Venice.
Hm, hm, hm,… and if Claudio Monteverdi says that he is a brilliant musician, then I can tell this positive words about Schütz as musician to Master Gabrieli at our next tea time meeting…«, Palma thought silent and smiled.

Palmina smiled because she also thinks »That is a good idea, Palma…«

»..how can I make Heinrich Schütz to be not only Master Gabrieli’s music student, but to be his Master Student?
Maybe with this idea…!«, Palma il Giovane thought.

There are a lot of music students coming with money to study in Venice, to study music or to study painting; but to be a Master student, this is a big privilege.

You have not only to be a very, very good music student, you have to be also choosen by the Master himself.

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As they saw this Peony Gondola Vision, Palmina and Palma sat beside in the Peony Gondola at 23 p.m.

Palma could feel that Palmina’s left hand ring finger is painful because of doing rehearsal so much.

Palma took her left hand and kissed her tender and soft to heal her hand and her ring finger.

Palmina smiled shy and her pain was gone.

»Palmina?«

»Hm?«

»You are preparing a new concert?«

»Yes, Palma, my Master. I want also to play a composition of you in my next concert and I send you a messenger to inform you.
Hm, but it seems that the Administrators of the church of social media have stolen my letter to you…«

»Palmina…« and he kissed her hand again soft and tender, full of love and light, full of golden light, »…in my heart I felt your positive thoughts towards me. In the nature a little bird sung a melody from you and I listened to the bird lucky. I am very lucky that you want to play a composition of me.«

»…you remembered that Master Lao said to you 1000 years ago that we will met again… I give you from now on your old name Mia. I was your Master once and I was your…«

Palmina smiled and hugged suddenly his old Master and said with her soft voice:
»Oh, Master. We have now the chance to work together in inspirative way as artists and you have given me back my old name: Mia«

»Yes, Mia!
Si certo, mia dolcissima Mia!«

»Oh, my old Master P…«

»Psst, don’t say my name!«, Palma said fast.

»Oh, wo de dà shi G…«

»Psst, don’t say my name!«, Palma said also fast.

»Oh, mio maestro Palma il Giovane!«

And Palma hugged her now stronger and both had tears in their eyes.

Now they saw suddenly Master Lao on heaven and he showed them a interesting Vision about the century of Mia (before Lao tze came to the West); the moment as Xuan Ming was choosen as Master Student of Lao tse and his personal writing-secretary and his personal taking-care-of him-secretary:

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picture 2 – musician and secretary Xuan Ming is lucky

And they saw suddenly a Vision:

VIDEO: (Lao tse and his new master student) https://youtu.be/myAwsBoWq6Q

(to be continued…)
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¹) Claudio Monteverdi (1567 – 1643) – Wikipedia – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Claudio_Monteverdi

»Claudio Giovanni Antonio Monteverdi (15 May 1567 (baptized) – 29 November 1643) was an Italian composer, string player and choirmaster. A composer of both secular and sacred music, and a pioneer in the development of opera, he is considered a crucial transitional figure between the Renaissance and the Baroque periods of music history.«

»[…] Monteverdi’s early musical training, or evidence that (as is sometimes claimed) he was a member of the Cathedral choir […]. Monteverdi’s first published work, a set of motets, Sacrae cantiunculae (Sacred Songs) for three voices, was issued in VENICE in 1582, when he was only fifteen years old.«

²) »L’Orfeo – Wikipedia – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/L%27Orfeo
L’Orfeo, sometimes called La favola d’Orfeo [la ˈfaːvola dorˈfɛːo], is a late Renaissance/early Baroque favola in musica, or opera, by Claudio Monteverdi, with a libretto by Alessandro Striggio. It is based on the Greek legend of Orpheus, and tells the story of his descent to Hades and his fruitless attempt to bring his dead bride Eurydice back to the living world. It was written in 1607 for a court performance during the annual Carnival at Mantua. While Jacopo Peri’s Dafne is generally recognised as the first work in the opera genre, and the earliest surviving opera is Peri’s Euridice, L’Orfeo is the earliest that is still regularly performed.«

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230. Tender Messages from the Island of the „Daughter of Saint Mark“

230. Tender Messages from the Island of the „Daughter of Saint Mark“

„Love is not a illusion,
Love is not only a feeling,
But Love will remain if all other things are gone.
Gerald Spitzner“

 

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picture – Caterina Cornaro, Queen of Cyprus, Queen of Armenia, Byzantium Princess and „Daughter of Saint Mark“ *) painted by Master Titian

At this eternal Peony Gondola Hour at 23 o’clock Palmina was lucky to hear that music from Palma“s heart.

After this music vision Palmina raised her head, smiled and said now with her soft innocent voice:
„Oh, Palma, my composer! You made me so happy with your 4 Strings variation…“
Palma smiled and answered „Oh, my Pigeon my inspiration, even if we would live on two different places, we would be connected with the help of our Peony Gondola.“
„Yes, Palma, we would think on each other every day, every moment.“, Palmina said with a big smile.

„Can you remember the years between 1578 and 1580 or so…you have been several times in Cyprus Island and wanted to write a letter to me?…“

„Yes, Palma, how could I forget this…“

And now they saw this Peony Gondola Vision:

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Palmina sat on her little table on her little window, her music instruments beside her, and looked out of her little window over her little garden.

She saw a bird flying from tree to tree.
„Oh, I want to write a letter or message to my Jacopo Palma il Giovane, I love him so much…“

And she started to write a nice, beautiful letter to Palma. After she did this she moved her head a little bit left and a little bit right to proof if it is written good and nice.

She wrote:“

Cyprus Island, 15..
Dear beloved Palma!

Today I thought all the day how I can send you a message.
There is no secure way to a message from my island since the island was taken 1572, and the Christian Church had been destroyed from the „holy war worrier“.

Today in the north over 300 citizens had been attaked and killed, over 500 citizens are injured at the north part of the island.
I think the island will be divided in a north and a south part in the future.
I am living in the south-west part and there is no war here and no terror but they are stealing our letters.
Palma, during my concert tour here I suddenly found out that my father, who left mother for an other women, started secret business relations with the enemies of our republic of Venice. Isn’t it terrible?
I am not sure, but I feel that the dark sugar earth social network administrators have secret business relation to the Vatican State. The people here say a mighty cardinale will be arrested soon.
But to write a secure letter it is not possible, also here in the south west part of my island.
We all feel isolated here if we get not soon HELP FROM EUROPE.
Palma, I want to communicate with you.
Why we can not get rid of the letter stealing dark sugar earth organisation?
Communication should be a basic right!
I visited the historic place of my ancient relatives from the 14th century. How beautiful Master Titian painted the relative of my mother…
Here is a copy of the painting and it is also very good.
My beloved Palma, I want to tell you that I am planing to play some compositions from you, especially your „Loredan Mass in G-Major“ for Choir and Orchestra.
I found a nice Choir Master and he wants to perform parts of your composition from you, here on my Island here.
I remember as you composed the first movement on your Mandolin solo, standing under my little window in the „Calle de la Pieta“ in Venice to express your inspiration and love to me.
Oh, Palma, I want to come back to Venice. I think the Vatican-business-friends from the north are reading my letter and controlling my private contacts.
We have to see us today again in our secret Peony Gondola to make music over a big distance, to speak with each other over a big distance and to hug over a big distance.

Hope you will get my message.
Il tell this message as music message to my birds in my garden.
Their communication system is more secure and faster than the human mail system.

With much love
Your you deeply loving
Palmina Albina“

And Palmina took her music instrument and started to play wonderfully.

The little colorful bird landed on her window and wanted to listen to her music message. Palmina transformed her music message into a beautiful melody.
The other birds on the trees looked interested and stopped to sing just to hear Palmina.
After Palmina ended the bird flew lucky away, made a little round in the air and flew to another bird far away.
Then the bird sung Palmina’s melody and the other bird listened.
Later this other bird flew lucky away and flew far, far away to another bird over the sea and landed at another bird and sung the Melody.
Yes, and also this bird brought the secret music message for Palma to another bird, and so on…
After a few days a bird landed at Palma’s window in Venice, the city of love and art, and tweeted friendly and lucky.
Palma stood up from his new drawing he was in that moment creating.
He smiled and understood.
Very heartfelt and exactly he is listening to the sweet music love message from his Pigeon Palmina.
Palma understood every word of her letter and thanked to the little Pigeon, who brought the message from Cyprus Island.

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As they saw this Peony Gondola Vision Palma said with a sigh in his voice:

„Yes, this was a miracle, I suddenly understood the bird language, Palmina, I love you…“,

„… the message as secret music from the birds: This was a funny idea, Palma.“

And suddenly they saw a new Peony Gondola Vision in another century:

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„You may not speak with Pamina now…“ a priest voice said.

Suddenly they saw the famous composer Mozart sitting beside his sweet sister Nannerl on their family piano.

Mozart took the beautiful talented hands of Nannerl and kissed them tender and said:
„Natschi, Tschini fibi!
… Nannerl, how do you love my creation „The magic flute“, hmmmmmmmm? “

And he kissed her cheeks fast, hoping she likes it.

Nannerl, was shy and smiled:“ Oh, Amadeus. I love it very much…the music but, why the prince can not speak with his deep tender love Pamina at the beginning?“

„Oh, Yes, my inspiration, my sweet yellow canary bird. The Prince and Pamina are not allowed to speak with each other because they should learn to communicate from heart to heart without words.
But, one thing is allowed for them:
To make music during the time of spiritual growing and spiritual development – the time of silence.“

Nannerl said : “ But, Pamina loves him and she wants to talk with him. The prince can not explain her that this time of silence is only a short time…so he composes for her little music pieces on his instrument…“

Mozart said fast:“ …they are going to be a spiritual pair and they are having a spiritual marriage at the end of my opera!“

„A spiritual marriage? Woooo, like Saint Cecilia made it once? Like the saint of music did it…?“, Nannerl said beeing very lucky and inspired,
„But, they made music for each other during the time of silence, to feel each other inside their hearts, to learn to love each other outside the body., inside their hearts and dreams.“

VIDEO: (Mozart, scene from „The magic flute“, fire and water proof during flute music) https://youtu.be/OpIbH2kl-tU

(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

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*) „Daughter of Saint Mark“ is a symbolic honour titel (read more below)

Catherine Cornaro – Wikipedia – https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catherine_Cornaro

Catherine Cornaro (Greek: Αικατερίνη Κορνάρο, Venetian: Catarina Corner) (25 November 1454 – 10 July 1510) was the last monarch of the Kingdom of Cyprus. She was queen consort of Cyprus by marriage to James II of Cyprus, regent of Cyprus during the minority of her son James III of Cyprus in 1473–1474, and finally queen regnant of Cyprus. She reigned from 26 August 1474 to 26 February 1489 and was declared a „Daughter of Saint Mark“

Her live was the topic of 5 composed Opera:

* Franz Lachner (Katharina Cornaro, 1841, Libretto von de Saint-Georges),
* Donizetti (Catharina Cornaro, Neapel 1844),
* Jacques Fromental Halévy (La reine de Chypre) and
* Michael William Balfe (The daughter of St. Mark, 1844)