355. Happy birthday Palma !

355. Happy birthday Palma !


picture – yellow canary bird

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

  Palma dreamed that a little canary bird sung in the morning the Spring
Palma was lucky and he smiled.
He felt that the bird sent him 5-heart- messages. (His mobile rung 5 short
times but the administrators erased her 5 happy-birthday- messages
before he could read it)

In his  morning-dreams the little bird came near to Palma’s ear and
whispered tender and soft:“Happy birthday, Dear Palma! Peep-peep-peep!“

Now the little yellow canary bird played on its Pipa Lute beautifully
the Spring Melody like that:

VIDEO: [»Spring Melody« of Pipa solo 4] https://youtu.be/YbumhbqHxkM
(Recorded for DGPA-Speech)

Palma answered: „Thank you, my little yellow canary. This is so nice and
Let me play a music answer to you, my Pigeon, my inspiration!“

And after she played the Melody Palma took his Mandolin and he played
for her
his variation of this melody – the „Spring Melody Hymnus“ like he played
this for her in the 16th century (See chapter 147)

     Yes, and it was like that, Palma played:

            VIDEO: [2018-10-15 Mandolin solo »Spring Melody Hymnus –
Palma il Giovane 147« by Gerald Spitzner] https://youtu.be/PNgiJ_cT7Jo

composed by Gerald Spitzner
Mandolin solo: Gerald Spitzner

                (…to be continued)

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Peony Gondola« here:


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342. Thinking on each other music inspiration

342. Thinking on each other music inspiration

Picture – Thinking on each other Melody by Gerald Spitzner

And Palma wrote on the music sheet also this Melody one cctave higher (see music score) octave


Thinking on each other Melody by Gerald Spitzner

Palma played this Palmina could feel that Palma il Giovane is making music for her.

Even they are thousans of kilometers divided, this makes no difference.
The golden light knows no distance. Real heart to heart communication would even work if they are together in the 16th century and there is no modern way of communication like handy or social media.

Nevertheless Palmina send him the next day also a heart and Palma could feel it – also a bird sung a special melody in the morning a message from Palmina.

Palma played on his Viola da braccio the „Thinking on each other Melody“ with much love for her.

Palmina smiled. Yes, he played for her on his instrument.

They remebered how often Palmina played for Palma in the 16th century.

Often Palma felt weak or ill or tired.
As Palmina played on her instrument Palma felt suddenly better.
Often Palma painted very long and hard. His eyes and arms and his back was full of pain. If Palmina came with her lute and played for him he felt better.

Often Palmina played the „Thinking on each other Melody“ to send him love.

Palma was lucky that Palmina played for her  his little music creation.

Palma feels her positive music energy so he writes again new parts of  their music Dialogue.

Palmina smiled and waited till Palma finished writing his new parts.

  Pictures – music score (29-31) of „Dialogue for Pipa and Viola“ by Gerald Spitzner :







„Woooh! Thank you Palma, my composer…“, Palmina said lucky like a sweet yellow canary bird.

Palmina looked interested all this music score.

Palma was lucky and smiled.

„Palmina?“, Palma asked after a while


„What about I write a new composition about this ‚Thinking our each other Melody‘ Should I try it…?“

„Oh, yes Palma, please write a composition about out Meldoy!
It makes me so lucky if you are creative…
..if it is possible with a Pipa part…?“, Palmina said very shy and innocent.

Yes, Palmina is a real musician. She can touch somone’s heart and she can heal with her music – it is more than sound – it is love.

Palma started to work on a new Variation „Water, Thunder, Wind“ a Variation of the „Thinking on each other Melody“ :

  Pictures – music score (1-4) of „Water Thunder Wind“ by Gerald Spitzner


Water Thunder Wind (1)_ by Gerald Spitzner


Water Thunder Wind (2)  by Gerald Spitzner


Water Thunder Wind (3) by Gerald Spitzner


(4)  Water Thunder Wind (3) by Gerald Spitzner

   (to be continued…)

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336. Palma as creative Indian Peacook

336. Palma as creative Indian Peacook

picture 1 · Planet Venus and Moon at the evening sky.png

picture 1 · Planet Venus and Moon at the evening sky

„Look Palmina the stars at the evening sky…“

Palmina put her head on Palma’s side and Palma put his arm around her.
Later, at 23 p.m., as their souls met again in their Peony Gondola, Palmina could get the whole music score of Palma’s new music creation.

She looked very impressed at the music score and was lucky; so she hugged Palma with her whole love.

And suddenly they heard the music of this creation again and it was like that:

VIDEO: „Longing – Sehnsucht“ for Violin and Piano by Gerald Spitzner – https://youtu.be/rNNzpGZsz48


She gave Palma several tender kisses on his right cheek and a very long kiss on the right side, and: yes, and Palma could feel it and he smiled. It felt as if she did this for an eternal time.

„So beautiful, Palma! You touched deeply my heart. I will never forget this music inspiration, my Palma. my composer, my painter, my astronomer, my writer….“

After Palmina’s sweet compliments Palma il Giovane felt to be like an Indian Peacook.

picture 2 · Indian Peacook.jpeg

picture 2 · Indian Peacook

Palma felt all as if she is direct beside him in the Peony Gondola and again: there was this golden light between their hearts.

„You can play it with your instrument… you see, the instrumental parts have middle, deep and very high passages… What about playing it Violin, Piano and your Instrument for special parts?“

„Oh, I will try several parts of it on my instruments. Oh, Palma I love it so much!“

Amd again: Palma felt like an Indian Peacook and smiled.

And Palmina tried to play it on her instrument several times.

And Palma remembered that , today a bird sung in the morning in the little garden a wonderful melody.
For Palma it was a message from Palmina.
„Yes, Palma I send you a heart-to-heart message via this bird messenger!“

„…and,and, I have composed for you 4 pages of our „Dialogue, look my sweet Pigeon! “

And Palmina looked also at this music score which Palma started to compose at San Marco Place.

pictures – music score part [9-12] from the ‚Dialogue for Pipa and Viola by Gerald Spitzner









(to be continued…)

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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…)

70. Their common way of Light and Hope

70. Their common way of Light and Hope

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And Palmina opened her beautiful Chinese umbrella, a present of Princess Lin from China. After that she took her Chinese Lute Pipa and played the »Spring melody« beautifully like that:

VIDEO: [spring Melody on Pipa played] old: old: https://vimeo.com/272241145 new: https://youtu.be/YbumhbqHxkM

All musicians and artists on the St.Marco Place and the honour guests of all over the world, standing at the balcony of the Dogan’s Palace, applauded.
Palmina smiled and played the melody again.


VIDEO: [spring Melody on Pipa played] https://youtu.be/YbumhbqHxkM

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As Palma and Palmina saw this in their Peony Gondola at the 23rd hour of the day (11 p.m.) both continued to hug each other.
»How much beautiful music and painting adventure we had here in Venice…«
– »Yes, my Palma… my Painter.. my big and unique love…
Let us stay together… no separation… I missed you also at our long break, as my parents moved to Cyprus Island.
…It is a beautiful Island, but Mr. Cambridge stole all letters of the people living there. So we lived unfree and isolated till we had to leave that island and came back to Venice. It was too dangerous and the influence of the »Church of Security« from Mr. Cambridge was too dangerous for our family. They wanted always our family’s money… I am sure Mr. Cambridge and his »Security Organisation« will be made responsible for the lost of that island and will be made responsible that the R.O.V. is no more the government of that beautiful island.
…Every day, I missed you, my Palma, my composer, my painter, my only love…«
»I missed you… But as I looked to the stars I thought always about you and your beautiful lute playing. I wished only to see you again…That I can continue to compose for you…to draw you…that you are my secret model for all my sacred paintings…“
»I painted so much women, but you are the first who opened my heart…especially with your lute playing…

002 picture – San Marco Place (above) and »Le Zitelle« (below) with green gardens

Did you remember the day as you played in the church »Le Zitelle« *) nearby the San Giorgio Maggiore on Venetian Island Giudecca, direct on the opposite side from the Saint Marco Place?
A Jesuit from the monastery came, and asked you…«

– »…Yes, yes…I remember.. he asked me what the music is about…
and I said to him that this music piece is describing a painting of Palma il Giovane…and then the Jesuits wanted also to have a painting from you for their new church…«

Yes, Palmina played beautifully in that church on her lute a music composed by Palma and varied by Palmina, and this lead to a painting**) for that church…
Earlier Palmina was invited to play for the poor women to educate them in singing and musics. The Jesuits helped young women to get education and to prevent prostitution.***)

*) The Zitelle – observatory for the arts: http://www.observatoryforthearts.com/web/places/church-of-santa-maria-della-presentazione-known-as-zitelle/?lang=en

003 picture – The Zitelle

»The Zitelle almshouse and the church of Santa Maria della Presentazione were founded with the noble purpose of offering refuge, assistance, and an honest trade (lace making) to poor girls who, for their good looks, were likely to be forced into prostitution. […]
A first project for the construction of a new lay almshouse providing room, board, and an education to girls who had still not come of age was presented in 1574.«

004 picture – Chiesa di Santa Maria della Presentazione (Le Zitelle)

Chiesa di Santa Maria della Presentazione (Le Zitelle) – wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Le_Zitelle

»Le Zitelle (officially Santa Maria della Presentazione) is a church in Venice, Italy. It is part of a former complex which gave shelter to young maidens („zitelle“ in Italian) who had no dowry, and is located in the easternmost part of the Giudecca island.
Generally attributed to Andrea Palladio, the original design dates to 1579-1580 and the construction to 1586. Its housing edifice surrounds the church in a horseshoe shape, with a court behind the apse.«

005 – 007 picture:

005 – 007 picture

»Chiesa annessa al pio luogo delle Zitelle, fondato a metà del 1500, dove venivano educate ragazze povere la cui bellezza poteva essere motivo di perdizione«

»Fondamenta Zitelle, Giudecca – 1581-1585 by Andrea Palladio«

**) 02 picture – Jacopo Palma il Giovane (Orazione nell’orto con, ai piedi, i committenti Pasquale ed Elisabetta Foppa) [ev. sw-foto]

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Now at this 23rd hour of the day (11 p.m.) they continued to dream their dream and they saw this:

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011 picture – Venice light evening impression (St. Marco Place is left outside of the image)

As Palma entered again the big Gondola in which the smiling beloved Palmina waited for him, they saw together all musicians and singers standing on the St. Marco Place.
Now the 30 Gondoliers went with their mandolins to each gondola with a few shining lanterns in different colours.
15 Gondolas of them drove now to the small long island Giudecca, starting from the left side of Palma’s and Palmina’s Gondola, and 15 Gondolas drove in the same direction starting from the rights side of them.
As Palmina and Palma looked into the direction of Island Giudecca they saw the lanterns of the 30 Gondolas forming 2 lines, driving on the lagoon waters of the »Canale Grande«.
So the 30 Gondolas made a beautiful street of lanterns in the water directing all Gondolas from San Marco Place to the place where the Zitelle*) in 4 or 8 years will be build, where the Jesuit monastery and the beautiful gardens are there.

010 picture – Gonoliers moving the Gondola

Palma knocked 2 times and the Gondolier started to drive along and between the water street of the 30 Gondolas with their lanterns.
Palmina smiled and said:
»My Palma…my painter…my composer…my big and only love…
How creative you are. You are so creative to make this beautiful ceremony for me on my birthday…«
– »Yes, thank you, Palmina..you know, I love you also so much…
I want to carry you in my arms…with your Pipa.
…and with your Gondola…I love you so much…«
– »Palma?… Me and my Pipa… AND my Gondola…?
Isn’t that a little bit to much…Palma?«
»Ok, I will hold and carry you, on my arms with your Pipa, my princess…«

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Palmina smiled and played on her Lute the »Spring Melody« which Palma composed for her.
The Gondolier tried also to play this Melody on their Mandolin, standing on their Gondolas with the lanterns, holding their positions on the Canale Grande.
Palma was so lucky to see all the lanterns on the Water, left and right to her Gondola which is heading to Guidecca at the Zitelle*).

012 picture – here will be build within 8 years the church »Chiesa di Santa Maria della Presentazione (Le Zitelle)«

Palmina put her head on Palmas side. Palma put his arm around her and moved his head to her head.

»How did you arrange this. Palma?«

»It is a secret, but I love you and it is our common secret:
I have connections to the R.O.V. – The Republic of Venice – and they make it possible that the Jesuit monastery will now realize your idea: You know, it was your idea,.. years ago, as we had a walk there, as usual and you spoke with the Jesuit monks, you asked to create some plans of building a church there….The Government of Venice will support them now to built it very fast.
As »thank you« they will allow to use their gardens for special welcome evening events of the Dogan’s Palace. Today, on your birthday, we will celebrate the first opening feast here with all honour guests of Venice, which also wants to celebrate your birthday with our artists…The Jesuit monastery will make this using of their gardens possible for »all life-time« also for our Venice-Titian-Art-Gallery as »thank you« for supporting the building of the church ‚Zitadelle‘. Maybe in 4 or 8 years the church will be finished….«

013 picture – by Canaletto – left San Marco Place and right Giudecca with the ‚Zitadelle‘

– »Oh really…?
Palma, this is fantastic!
My idea!…To build a church for the poor women and to make concerts there in the garden for them and in the church… Thank you Palma, you made this possible…
This are good news on my birthday!…
I love you… my painter…my composer…my one and only love…«

Palmina kissed him tender on his cheek several times.
Suddenly a little firework started from S.Marco Place and behind the Gardens of the monastery on the little, small island of Giudecca.
Palmina looked like an innocent dear and kissed Palma again.
»You are so sweet to me…«

014 picture – left San Marco Place and right Giudecca with the ‚Zitadelle‘

As they looked behind their Gondola they saw that all guests and artists followed them with their big Gondolas along the »30-Lantern-Gondola-Water-Way«.
They all came:
The Dogan, the emperor Rudolf II, Princess Lin from China, the Queen of Thailand, Prince and princess of Bangladesh, from Nepal, and a lot of Asian and European countries came with their Gondola driving behind them.
»So beautifully…Palma, so beautifully..thank you…thank you…thank you Palma!«

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As they reached the gardens behind the monastery and all the honour guests arrived, the feast continued with cultural dedications from all countries of the friends of the Republic of Venice.
The Jesuits monks and the sisters made today special cooking for this beautifully evening.
Michaela (Palma’s beautiful Cousin) brought her very young little talented son and he sung an aria for Palmina.
All representative of their culture showed their culture: dancing, singing, playing their instruments from Europe and Asia. They repeated the „Inspiration“-music piece which Palma composed for Pipa, Violin and Viola.
Palmina was very, very, lucky to see how Palma loves also to compose for Pipa-Lute.
Finally all wanted to hear a short piece from Palmina played on her lute.
And Palmina played wonderfully and her eyes shined and her heart was deeply connected with Palma’s heart and the golden light was again all over around here, in the garden with all the lights of the hundreds of lanterns in different colours and the mystic light…

And as the late evening came and all stars shined above them the sung again this for Palmina:

VIDEO: [ Peony Gondoly Song ] old: https://vimeo.com/275380598 new: https://youtu.be/4YfXRwOwHWE

Palmina smiled and Palma smiled

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(…to be continued)

66. Little surprise in the Dogan’s palace and the Queen of Thailand

66. Little surprise in the Dogan’s palace and the Queen of Thailand

As Palma remembered all this, during Palmina played on her Lute in the Dogans’s Palace, Palma looked secretly to his beloved Palmina on the stage.

After the long applause for Palmina the Queen of Thailand brought also a few artist’s with her ship, who performed a traditional dance with traditional costumes and music of Thailand.

After this cultural performance the Queen send a greeting message to all honour guests in Venice and announced that she will held a short speech about her county, culture and special traditional medicine, this after the dinner in the Venice-Art-Gallery and after the little concerts and presentation of Venetian Paintings by Palma il Giovane.
And now, a little surprise on Palmina’s birthday: Three musicians came on the stage and performed a little music INSPIRATION for Chinese Lute Pipa, Venetian Violin and Venetian Viola.

VIDEO: [Inspiration for Pipa+Violin+Viola]: old:https://vimeo.com/274465580 new: https://youtu.be/VStoAuuPmiA

Palmina knows: this music piece she heard as ensemble-version and she loved it.
»Oh, my Palma… he made a little music surprise for me – today on my birthday…I understand his secret music-message: INSPIRATION, how nice…a friendly message from an European composer to an Asian culture tradition…«

Palmina sat with her Lute in the Audience and looked secretly to her Palma il Giovanne.
How nice he was dressed…but I know him and like him as he is … also with his ‚painting-clothes’…I love him…mum likes him also… I love him, no matter if he is dressed well or not…«, Palmina thought and smiled to him.
Palma smiled back and thought: „… For my Palmina, a little music message without words… Music can say more then every stolen letter by the criminal Mr. Cambridge… – How beautiful she is… – beautifully dressed…loving her fine, sweet smiling…I love her as she is…If she would be dressed simply, I would love her nevertheless…My Palmina, she inspires me in every moment of my live…This is a music surprise for Palmina. I did not say to her before… «

– »I am SO LOOKING FORWARD to hear also the secret music surprise from Palma after the Gallery concert…But where? Where he will bring me with his Gondola to perform for me the big music surprise….?«

Palmina could not guess. Ok it is a music-secret. Palma always loves to have music-secrets with her secret princess Palmina, Albina, Altina.

* * *

Palmina and Palma saw this in their common Peony-Gondola, sitting in their soft seats, at the 23rd hour of the day at 11 p.m.
Palmina kissed Palma’s cheek tenderly, holding her Pipa and Palma hold her talented hands and kissed them soft and decently, holding his music instrument Viola.
„My Palma il Giovane…“
-“ My Palmina il principessa…“

(to be continued…)

63. The isolation of an island and the Chinese Princess

63. The isolation of an island and the Chinese Princess

Michaela (Palma’s Cousin), Palma il Giovane and Princess Lin looked up to the big heart over Venice. – They felt it was a »miracle«.
Both looked smiling to Palma and nodded worthless.
Both are believing in „miracles“, both in their traditions.
But both looked to him as if they could know that this is a heart which connects Palmina and Palma secretly.

After they finished their rehearsal for the concert at this Art-Gallery they went down to the street. Michaela went with Princess Lin in Michaela’s Flat. She invited her for little tea and they spoke about culture and about Palma and Palmina’s future.
Princess Lin asked her if she got her letter years ago as they where at the Island of Cyprus (during the Government R.O.V.).
Michaela said that she did not receive ANY of her LETTERS from Cyprus-island.
The Reason is and all Venetians tell it here: The »Church of Security« had at this time a big influence on that island. They read all letters and 90% of the letters had been destroyed, exchanged, stolen, copied and sold to the enemy of that beautiful island.
So after years of influence the »Security Organisation« of Mr. Cambridge sold the letters to the military enemy of the island of Cyprus – So the Island was invaded in 1570 – And he earned much money, so he is now the richest man of Europe.
Today Mr. Cambridge will be officially judged for being responsible that the State of Venice lost their island of Cyprus. They make him responsible for the so called „Cy-pr ex-it“.

The »Church of Security« will now be forbidden in whole Europe, because of criminal reports. Michaela said also: Mr. Cambridge stole the letters of the rich family H.T.C, so that »Church of Security« is now owning all the money of the H.T.C.
Princess Lin was surprised to hear that »Security Organisation« of Mr. Cambridge was able to isolate a lot of rich people of the island with controlling all their letter communication and telling wrong »stories« and »lies« about their international contacts. So Venice could not send any military help against the 60.000 Troops who invaded Cyprus-island the year 1570.
All Venetians say today: If the letter was not destroyed by members of Mr. Cambridge big Organisation, the beautiful Cyprus-Island would be still a part of the Republic of Venice – The R.O.V. – and Cypriots had not to move to other countries.

* * *

During the pretty and well educated ladies spoke at their Tea-Time, Palma was now alone in the Gallery – For a moment – He thought on his Palmina, his big and one love and smiled – Palmina covered him with an energy of love and sympathy, he could feel this and he loves this moments of »heart-to-heart connection« with her.

Again he saw a second heart over Venice. Yes, this is from my music-princess Altina – Albina – Palmina.

* * *

After a while the next musicians came and greeted Palma friendly:
And he greeted them also friendly back:

„Chiao, Natalia“
– She was from Russia, she studied Russian art-history but loves to play Organ in Venice.
»Chiao, Elisabetha«
– She is from Austria, Vienna. She sings also Palma’s music creations here in Venice and she was author of a secret book about her live.
»Lucy, Chao!“«
– She is a very good Pipa Player – She learned Chinese Pipa-Lute from Princess Lin and wants also to perform a composition of Palma here in Venice. This Month she plays in an ancient palazzo in Venice together with a harpsichord player.
»Sabina, Chiao«
– She is also from Austria, but she is more a model for Palma’s ancient mythology paintings, like »The Three Gratias« and later he will paint her maybe as »Saint Virgin«,
»Chao, Ilona« – She is also member – like the others – of this Gallery’s Artist – and is painting Landscapes and flowers.
And a few more artist’s came to rehearsal also Palma’s happy birthday song for Palmina. They all will sing together with the Gondoliers on the St. Marco Place after the concerts today. (at Dogan’s Palace and Venice-Titian-Art-Gallery).

* * *

After Palma and Palmina saw this in their Peony-Vision on the 23rd hour of the day (11 p.m.) Palma kissed Palmina’s hands and said »…Palmina…carefully rehearsing with your talented hands…you need them at your concert…« and he practised – Palma called is for fun »kissing acupuncture« – along her meridians (TCM) on her arms, starting with her fingers. Palmina smiled. His tender kisses along her hands and Meridians along her arms – this was an interesting idea – only Palma could have such tender ideas.

Then he kissed her cheeks full of tenderness. Palmina closed her eyes and saw a lot of Peony-flowers, some flowers lighting soft in pink colours.

And as they dreamed this together and their hearts connected so strongly, they saw a Vision:

* * *

Saint Lucille (Palma will Paint her and Palmina will be his inspiring Model) appeared in their dream.
She transformed herself into a Chinese Princess in the history of China.
The beautiful Princess lived with her poor family, who adopted her, in the nature and grew up far away of the King’s Palace far away of her real father and her real mother – The Chinese King and the Queen.

Evil priests tried to kill her as baby – So the King allowed to escape her »lady-in-waiting« with his baby-daughter as she was born. So she grew up at poor, but friendly people on the Mountain and could speak with the animals.
But the Safety Guards had been informed that she is still alive and wanted to find her – The official orders seemed to be: The King (her father) ordered to bring the Chinese princess to a secure place – officially…

And they saw in their Peony-Vision this short sequence in Chinese Language:

VIDEO: (Video starting at 33:06) – old: https://youtu.be/FX57ZkGoVBw?t=33m6s new: https://youtu.be/vfR9KMK9wXg?t=33m6s


(to be continued…)


46. Noodle-Tradition and new Mandolin tremolo-Tradition in Venice

46. Noodle-Tradition and new Mandolin tremolo-Tradition in Venice

So they started to play Palma’s composition.

Then Palma stopped and said to the Gondoliers:
„O Signori,…signori,…per favore… ancora una volta, cari amici….I must ask you to play the Mandolin with the tremolo like it is tradition playing a Chinese Pipa-lute which Palmina loves also to play like the Chinese Princess Lin from China at our famous Venice-Titian-Art-Gallery…“

-„But Master Palma,… mi dispiace… We are sorry,…we don’t play Mandolin with tremolo…We did not learn to make a tremolo… the tremolo like the Chinese music Tradition…“

„Yes, but, we learned also for Chinese Culture…We have our Spaghetti-Noodles-Tradition. And our Venetian Marco Polo brought us this Chinese Noodle as our future „Spaghetti“-Tradition! You see….
And now Palma il Giovane brings the new tradition of playing tremolo on the Mandolin in Venice to remember the secret deep-love of Palma il Giovane and Palmina – Albina!“

The 30 Gondoliers talked to each other saying:

„…Hmm – Chinese Noodle?“ –
„…Venetian Spaghetti Noodle?“ –
„…New old music tradition?“-
„…Marco Polo?“ –
„…Love of Palma il Giovane?“ –
„…Chinese Lute Pipa?“ –
„…Secret of the Republic of Venice?“ –

„Yes, ok, we eat and love Spaghetti-Noodles, which is an old cooking tradition brought by Marco Polo…
Why should we not learn a music tradition from an other culture? The Pipa-tremolo on our Venetian Mandolin! Let’s try it…For the love of Palmina and Palma!!! E viva Marco Polo!“

„Yes, for the Love of Palma and Palmina!! – E viva Marco Polo“, the 30 Gondoliers said very enthusiastic and smiled.

(to be continued….)


Mozart-Coffee-Talk: Hat Mozart eine Violastimme zu KV 306 gespielt?

Mozart-Coffee-Talk: Hat Mozart eine Violastimme zu KV 306 gespielt?


Mozart-Coffee-Talk: Hat Mozart eine Violastimme zu KV 306 gespielt?


„Mozart hat sich gemeldet und will seine Violastimme…“,
„das wäre die Erklärung warum wir nur EIN Kegelstatt Trio [von Mozart] haben…“,
„Eintragungen von Mozart selbst [in der Klavierstimme], offenbar von der neuen Mozartausgabe anerkannt“.

Der heutige Venite-Mozart-Coffee-Talk ist ein musisch-soziales Projekt und stellt sich musizierend die Frage: Hat Mozart eine Violastimme zu KV 306 (KV=Köchelverzeichnis) gespielt? – Was bedeuten Eintragungen Mozarts in der Klavierstimme? – Dachte er an eine Zusatzstimme „ad libitum“?

 Mozart-Coffee-Talks gibt es schon seit 30 Jahren in Wien

„Liebe Musiker und alle Zuhörer und Gäste, die hier gemütlich bei Kaffee sitzen, darf ich die Noten durchreichen?…“, so eröffnet der Komponist Gerald Spitzner, selbst ein Venite Musiker, den Mozart-Coffee-Talk (den es in verschiedenen Variationen seit 1984 in Wien gibt):
Es werden Noten der anerkannten neuen Mozartausgabe weitergereicht in der ein schriftlicher Beleg für eine zusätzliche Violastimme aus der Feder Mozarts enthalten zu sein scheint. Somit wären die Violinsonaten auch als „Kegelstatt-Trios“ in der Besetzung (vgl. Köchelverzeichnis, KV 498) für Violine, Viola und Klavier zu spielen.

Neuentdeckte Mozart Eintragung einer „geheimnisvollen Zusatzstimme“ in der Klavierstimme durch die neue Mozartausgabe

Die alte, Jahrzehnte bewährte „Universal Edition“ der 18 Violinsonaten von Mozart enthält DIESE EINTRAGUNGEN Mozarts NICHT. Erst mit Hilfe der NEUEN MOZART AUSGABE kann man, so meint Spitzner, eine Eintragung Mozarts (Siehe Abbildung) in der Klavierstimme der D-Dur Violinsonate (KV 306) als eine vermutete Violastimme erkennen.

Mögliche Szene aus dem Leben Mozarts nachempfunden

Diese Entdeckung wird auch durch folgende gedachte Szene aus dem Leben Mozarts vorstellbar:
Mozart unterrichtet mit seiner Schwester Nannerl einen Geigenschüler anhand der Violinsonaten (siehe besonders die „Facile“-Sonate).
Mozart belohnt seinen Schüler für das fleißige Üben mit seiner Schwester Nannerl indem er eine 3. Stimme auf der Viola dazukomponiert und mitspielt.

„Violinsonaten Mozarts durchaus auch als Kegelstätter-Trios denkbar“,

meint Spitzner, der selbst ebenfalls die Viola (Bratsche) bei diesen Trio-Rekonstruktionen mitspielt.Mozart könnte die Violastimme immer wieder zu seinen „Violinsonaten“ (gemeint sind die Mannheimer- (KV 301-306), die Auernhammer-, die großen Wiener-, besonders auch die „Facile-Sonate“(KV 547),…) innerhalb von kleinen Privatkonzerten (Musizier-Projekten, „Musizier-Coffe-Runden“) selbst als Ergänzung zu den Violinsonaten dazugespielt haben. (Als Trio für Violine, Viola und Klavier)

Rekonstruktion der Violastimme zu Mozarts Violinsonaten „sind eine Widmung an Mozart“

„So wie wir jetzt sitzen wird wohl Mozart auch gesessen sein, vielleicht mit einem Schüler, oder vielleicht mit [seiner Schwester] Nannerl oder mit zwei Schülern, mit einem Fortgeschrittenen oder einen Anfänger, die „facile-Sonate“ in F-Dur (KV547). Mozart bezeichnet  tatsächlich KV 547 „Für Anfänger… „. hier wird wohl Mozart als Ergänzung eine Violastimme mitgespielt haben. So unterstützte er seine Schüler indem er mit ihnen die Violinsonaten als Trio praktizierte, möchte Spitzner anhand der neuen Mozartausgabe belegen.

Seit 1984 wird diese Ergänzungsstimme in der Mozart-Stadt Wien mit Musikern gepflegt.

„Aus der Musikpraxis hat sich gezeigt dass die Zusatzstimme sowohl für den Pianisten als auch für den Geiger eine Unterstützung ist“, fügt Prof. Renate Spitzner, Venite-Präsidentin hinzu.

Mozart-Coffee-Talk HIER ANHÖREN:

Hören Sie dazu unser VENITE-Audio-Projekt (siehe Live-Mitschnitt):

VIDEO: https://youtu.be/15Mda_YLbik

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