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Did you know ...

... that David Timm, the director of music at Leipzig University,
recorded his Jazz-Messe together with Reger's Der 100. Psalm?

... that the Leipziger Universitätschor,
part of centuries of music at Leipzig University,
received an Echo Klassik for a recording
of Hugo Distler's Liturgische Gesänge??
(19 February 2019)

February
The Hidden Valley, Negev, February 2018.jpg
The Hidden Valley, Negev
... with thanks from QAI
Die Fliege
despised and rejected
Ubud Cremation 4.jpg
singing the praises of
Raymond Arritt bio photo.jpg
Raymond Arritt
go on with life, have a laugh,
don't get too upset over this

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2019Edit

ITN recognition for Amos OzEdit

 On 30 December 2018, In the news was updated with an item that involved the article Amos Oz, which you updated. If you know of another recently created or updated article suitable for inclusion in ITN, please suggest it on the candidates page. Pawnkingthree (talk) 15:58, 31 December 2018 (UTC)

DYK for Carsten Koch (musician)Edit

 On 1 January 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Carsten Koch (musician), which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Carsten Koch conducted all Beethoven symphonies at the historic Unionskirche, and shared Bach's Christmas Oratorio there in an ecumenical project (performance pictured)? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Carsten Koch (musician). You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Carsten Koch (musician)), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

— Maile (talk) 00:01, 1 January 2019 (UTC)

Bach cantata notationEdit

thanks for correcting me on my edit to the new year cantata article, however now seems that https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bach-Werke-Verzeichnis (and other articles of works with both notations) needs a clarification on that same point. 94.253.248.92 (talk) 09:33, 1 January 2019 (UTC)

Go ahead, do it, wherever you read that the traditional BWV numbers are of the past. I am busy, so can't help, sorry. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 09:35, 1 January 2019 (UTC)
Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben, BWV 147a - when I see it in articles I watch I correct it. Today, I have several more urgent things to do ;) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 10:59, 1 January 2019 (UTC)

2019Edit

...Als festlich hoher Gruß, dem Morgen zugebracht! Many thanks and very best wishes to you too. I am still stuck in the 16th and 17th centuries. The Belcea played the Cantabile from op. 130 wonderfully at the Wigmore Hall and I haven't quite shaken off the reverie yet. Why should I want to? Eebahgum (talk) 21:41, 1 January 2019 (UTC)

Indeed ;) - Monteverdi for us next, - come 1 September, you'll like it! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 21:44, 1 January 2019 (UTC)

Thanks and congratulationsEdit

Dear Gerda
Thank you for your New Year greeting, and how appropriate to have Die Zeit, die Tag und Jahre macht as the featured article. Your contributions here are priceless.
best wishes, --Michael Goodyear   22:46, 1 January 2019 (UTC)

Thank you, so are yours, regarding Hannah Arendt. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 22:49, 1 January 2019 (UTC)
I came here to say mostly the same thing as Michael. Congratulations on starting the new year with a featured article! 78.26 (spin me / revolutions) 23:08, 1 January 2019 (UTC)

Au hasard BalthazarEdit

Atheist or not, this is a perfect rendition of spirituality. It's better understood if one has already seen the movie. Hint: The donkey is a Saint. Best wishes for 2019. LouisAlain (talk) 18:32, 2 January 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Gert WestphalEdit

 On 5 January 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Gert Westphal, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Thomas Mann's widow (couple pictured) praised Gert Westphal for the authenticity that he brought to his recitations of Mann's novels? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Gert Westphal. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Gert Westphal), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Alex Shih (talk) 00:01, 5 January 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Raymond ArrittEdit

PanydThe muffin is not subtle 00:01, 12 January 2019 (UTC)

Thank you for the good news, Panyd, and good to see your name again. I wanted this hook for 1 January, including its good resolutions, but then wasn't sad about having our music pictured instead. Not too late for resolutions, New Year or not. DYK that he probably kept me on Wikipedia, by the line - which brought him to my attention - that I added to my editnotice, in fond memory? Happy New Year! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 11:11, 12 January 2019 (UTC)
Thanks for the link. Happy New Year to you too.Thoughtfortheday (talk) 15:45, 12 January 2019 (UTC)
Arritt had a great beard and a wonderful smile. I'm sure I would have liked him. Finetooth (talk) 18:24, 12 January 2019 (UTC)
So am I. I forgot to mention that he wrote the ultimate guide to arbitration, - if only I had known that ;) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 19:33, 12 January 2019 (UTC)
Thank you for the Happy New Years card! Felt good to get stuck in on DYK again and I loved the quote! PanydThe muffin is not subtle 10:31, 14 January 2019 (UTC)

You're funny!Edit

Hi Gerda Arendt, A funny thing happened this morning. You thanked me for updating my user page. LOL! You've made my day wonderful. Yes, I added the infobox purpose link just in case someone asks me why I keep doing those boxes. SWP13 (talk) 02:19, 14 January 2019 (UTC)

SWP13, I can't do them, so am happy if others do ;) - I thank a lot, DYK? I even made thanks a main topic for this year. It's good for me. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 09:24, 14 January 2019 (UTC)

SchicchiEdit

I didn't know other Wikipedias were not trusted sources since I've seen references for using translated materials. More interesting to me is the difference between the two Schicchi images: same costume, but one is sly and sleek, the other cheerfully spry and clownish. Thank you anyway. Cheers! Shir-El too 20:40, 14 January 2019 (UTC)

PS as you love music, suggest you look up "BIRD SONG OPERA" - and have a Good Year! Shir-El too 20:43, 14 January 2019 (UTC)

Shir-El too, translating is fine, but it needs references. Translate an article without coverting them to inline citations, and you get into trouble, - just ask LouisAlain. The police is more after new articles than established ones, but Gianni Schicchi is a featured article = highest quality class. The Italian Wikipedia should have an independent source that can be used, instead of citing only that Wikipedia. And if not, you can hopefully find one ;) - Thank you for the bird song opera! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 21:41, 14 January 2019 (UTC)
Adding: the topic "infobox" is hot, - I won't know why. I try to stay away, and recommend to avoid discussions. You will hear the same things again and again. My thoughts were written in 2013: help those who don't read English so well, are vision-impaired, need a certain information fast, - it doesn't hurt. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 08:31, 15 January 2019 (UTC)

2019Edit

 


Die Zeit, die Tag und Jahre macht

Happy 2019

music and memories

Never too late to wish someone a Happy anything. I am looking for a time & a place of honor for the sapphire. Thank you again. X1\ (talk) 21:42, 14 January 2019 (UTC)

HelloEdit

Hi Gerda. It's me really, alt account, don't ask! Whilst trying and slightly-failing to take a break I have done one good thing on-wiki – please see a lovely new photo of Emanuel Hurwitz that I just added a day or two back. Well when I say new, I mean yes obviously Manny died 12+ years ago so new to the article! But I do feel it's nice to have. It's not even a good photo technically but I do like what it captures. Thanks for the messages – I have emailed you in Real Life or what I like to think of as somewhat related thereto. Cheers DBaK-photo (talk) 21:37, 15 January 2019 (UTC)

Thanks for sharing. Reminds me of my earliest days on Wikipedia, when I filled the red link for a friend whose father was a member of the Melos Ensemble, and then created some more about other members, receiving nice comments from their relatives (the violist and an oboist). Hurwitz, however, had an article already, so I didn't touch that much. Today I'm expanding a hymn, and what do I read in one of promising sources? My older version of the article ;) - It's in honour of my dad for whose funeral we sang it, as for weddings in the family. He died some 15 January, DYK? --Gerda Arendt (talk) 21:53, 15 January 2019 (UTC)

A barnstar for you!Edit

  The Writer's Barnstar
Thank you for Henri Hinrichsen. I appreciate your work. Always. 7&6=thirteen () 16:48, 19 January 2019 (UTC)
Thank you, - couldn't believe he had no article yet. It's only a translation, in my Reger series, did you know? --Gerda Arendt (talk) 19:22, 19 January 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Fallt mit Danken, fallt mit Loben, BWV 248 IVEdit

 On 23 January 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Fallt mit Danken, fallt mit Loben, BWV 248 IV, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Fallt mit Danken, fallt mit Loben (Fall with thanks, fall with praise), Part IV of Bach's Christmas Oratorio for New Year's Day 1735, celebrates the naming of Jesus? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Fallt mit Danken, fallt mit Loben, BWV 248 IV. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Fallt mit Danken, fallt mit Loben, BWV 248 IV), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

PanydThe muffin is not subtle 00:01, 23 January 2019 (UTC)

ITN recognition for Wilma LippEdit

 On 28 January 2019, In the news was updated with an item that involved the article Wilma Lipp, which you updated and nominated. If you know of another recently created or updated article suitable for inclusion in ITN, please suggest it on the candidates page. — Martin (MSGJ · talk) 21:30, 28 January 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Werner BardenhewerEdit

 On 30 January 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Werner Bardenhewer, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that a clinic in Mopti, Mali, is named after Werner Bardenhewer, born 90 years ago today, who was for decades priest of St. Bonifatius, Wiesbaden, and then founded a charity group? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Werner Bardenhewer. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Werner Bardenhewer), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

PanydThe muffin is not subtle 00:02, 30 January 2019 (UTC)

Many thanks...Edit

...for your kind words. GiantSnowman 08:52, 31 January 2019 (UTC)

You are welcome, - I have a box for the rejected above, and hope it will stay short this year, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 08:54, 31 January 2019 (UTC)

It is better to light a single candle than to curse the darknessEdit

I just wanted to thank you for all you do on Wikipedia. I don't really understand why people get so up in arms about things. In the end, I think most users are here to contribute, and people need to let things go, and focus on not getting overly angry. My personal philosophy is that if it's something I really care about enough to make me angry on Wikipedia, it's something I shouldn't be editing; if I feel tempted to attack another editor, I simply leave the site until I am calmer. Anyways just wanted to say, if you ever want help with awards and stuff, let me know-- I have a lot of free time. Eddie891 Talk Work 13:16, 31 January 2019 (UTC)

Lovely, Eddie, thanks for the encouragement. Just the other day, I said when someone really annoyed me (on the German Wikipedia) that life is too short to get angry over it. (I still think it was unfair, though.) Sure, you can help me with awards. You can look today (because I have no specific one in mind) if someone deserves Precious, check if they already got it, then please no ;) - Then you look at their contributions, from when to when, articles, especially of higher quality, something nice they said, helpful they did, - and word something, put in the template you can find on the talk. Then add it to the archive (Recent), saying by you. Want to start with something more mechanical? Do the 10 year anniversaries. In 2009, three people gave "Awesome" awards, Rlevse began in 2008, Bibliomaniac15 in January, and Dylan620 in March. So typically, 2–3 people could be given the template which you can also find on the talk. I did it for today. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 13:52, 31 January 2019 (UTC)
After looking around I think that user:zawed is deserving, and hasn't gotten it yet... let me know what you think and I'll word the template Eddie891 Talk Work 14:16, 31 January 2019 (UTC)
Good choice! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 14:20, 31 January 2019 (UTC)
Will be up at their talk page momentarily- feel free to ce. Eddie891 Talk Work 14:30, 31 January 2019 (UTC)
I did, to match style: no link in header, one sentence, avoid repetition. - I try to make a header so that I when looking in a year, will remember, - your's - cute as it is - told me nothing, sorry ;) - You may want to look at User:Kasuga for tomorrow, awesome ten years ago but not yet precious, while the 2 authors of tomorrow's TFA have it already, - that's where I look first. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 15:50, 31 January 2019 (UTC)
Eddie, I looked: the present Kasuga joined only 2015. Find out if s/he was the same as 2009, or find someone else ;) - Today also requests moving last month to the bottom. I am quite busy today. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 09:11, 1 February 2019 (UTC)
The Kasuga from 2015 is now Kasuga~enwiki. I will try and get to it but might only be available at around 2:00 EST (7:00 UTC) Eddie891 Talk Work 11:56, 1 February 2019 (UTC)
Done- You can ce if you feel the urge... I think User:animalparty could be a possible recipient to come... Eddie891 Talk Work 21:51, 1 February 2019 (UTC)
Thank you! I try to be a little longer, but never mind for a user who left ... - I try to add the user name in the edit summary, in case I eventually want to find an edit in the history, but of course we can simply go by date. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 22:08, 1 February 2019 (UTC)
Good choice, the animal party. Can go tomorrow. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 22:29, 1 February 2019 (UTC)
sounds good! Eddie891 Talk Work 23:44, 1 February 2019 (UTC)
Eddie891, perhaps Mike Searson today, 10 years awesome, several FAs. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 06:27, 2 February 2019 (UTC)
Mike Searson done Eddie891 Talk Work 13:22, 2 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Would you like to join me in keeping the lights on WP:TRM for 48 hours here while TRM is blocked? it just is looking for errors in the main page, and the readers will thank you (even if they don't know it). Don't feel like it you need to. Eddie891 Talk Work 02:17, 3 February 2019 (UTC)
Yes, but. Firstly, sad about the block (but saw it coming). Secondly, extra sad because I came to celebrate a birthday, Mendelssohn, on said Main page, will sing two of his pieces (clever choice by Roman Twardy for his debut), want to write an article on at least one, so: little time. It's on my watch anyway, - I'll do what I can. Block noted in the sad box above. What did I write about collegues just a little below. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:08, 3 February 2019 (UTC)
──────────────────────Could Chris G be today? Eddie891 Talk Work 13:21, 3 February 2019 (UTC)
Yes! Could you do the 10 years also, please. Just copy from the talk, and change the link for the Bibliomaniac one. Busy ... --Gerda Arendt (talk) 13:43, 3 February 2019 (UTC)
Gerda Arendt, sorry, got a bit caught up, but I did the precious-- see you did the 10 years Eddie891 Talk Work 22:25, 3 February 2019 (UTC)
Thank you! No sorry needed, - it's all voluntarily. I almost did it myself, but see that Chris G was little active recently. Had enough other things. Singing was called a "good premiere". I should eventually update the choir's article. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 22:29, 3 February 2019 (UTC)
I won't be able to get to award anything today... too busy with real life :( Eddie891 Talk Work 21:20, 4 February 2019 (UTC)
Same for me, birthday concert above. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 23:06, 4 February 2019 (UTC)
I did one, so late that it fell on 5 Feb. Want to do Pedro? 10 years today. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 09:44, 5 February 2019 (UTC)
I did it. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 23:03, 5 February 2019 (UTC)
Sorry, didn't realize that it could be awarded twice a day if necessary... I can get tomorrow in approx. 50 minutes from now when it is Feb 6 Eddie891 Talk Work 23:09, 5 February 2019 (UTC)
No tough rules ;) - I gave two a day by mistake, or in this case on purpose, and there are months with only few. As you like it! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 23:12, 5 February 2019 (UTC)
just letting you know that I added Ray's Rules to my userpage -- Not something I do often at all, but I completely agree with them... Eddie891 Talk Work 23:15, 5 February 2019 (UTC)
I like that! - Shoemaker's Holiday for 6 Feb suggested, TFA. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 23:17, 5 February 2019 (UTC)
──────────────────────Will do... A shame they had to leave in 2010 :( Eddie891 Talk Work 23:44, 5 February 2019 (UTC)
Done, along with the 10 years today Eddie891 Talk Work 00:16, 6 February 2019 (UTC)
Did 10 years ago today. SandyGeorgia archived theirs so quickly that you did it as well yesterday :) Do you have anybody in mind, or could I squeeze animalparty in today? Eddie891 Talk Work 00:12, 7 February 2019 (UTC)
Yours is good for today. SG was part of what we opposed, I should have checked the history and not have templated her a third time. Understandibly, her view on TFA development is different, as she just xpressed on her talk. I have no problem giving the 10 years reminder to people who were decorated before I even joined Wikipedia. As for giving precious myself, I avoid(ed) people who supported here, - but rarely look anymore, and not strictly. If you look at our sad list, the key word is letting go. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:18, 7 February 2019 (UTC)
Thanks for today's 10s. For the Bibliomaniac archive, please change the link to "Bibliomaniac, 2009", - it would be hard to find in the other's archive, on top of the other being an unwanted editor for many. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:36, 7 February 2019 (UTC)
Precious
 
two years!
And it's my own, sort of ;) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:49, 7 February 2019 (UTC)
Lenticel 10 y deservs, but I will do Aude for the TFA today. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 06:50, 8 February 2019 (UTC)
maybe DannyS712 sometime soon? relatively new user, already great work particularly on scripts Eddie891 Talk Work 20:37, 10 February 2019 (UTC)
could be tomorrow ;) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 20:49, 10 February 2019 (UTC)

Günter KrämerEdit

Bravo for your interventions on this one but don't put yourself in harms way. There are some happy triggers around here. I'm sorry to cause you so many troubles.   LouisAlain (talk) 21:04, 31 January 2019 (UTC)

That last one wasn't caused by you, but someone who didn't look for a moment at the content, only at "no reference". You could do me a favour: when you see an article with all these details a loving fan thinks are neccessary, summarize brutally, and only what can be sourced, for a first step. Ute Vinzing was the first example, and Krämer will not be the last. - I've been through the hell of arbitration enforcement, nothing can frighten me any more. Did you know that Martin just sat his last block out, so did Joe with his last ban, - only I will not understand what good it should do to block and ban content editors. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 21:29, 31 January 2019 (UTC)
It has a whiff of Überwachen und Strafen in it. LouisAlain (talk) 04:55, 1 February 2019 (UTC)
... and the problem is that it's people who should be equal and colleages who do it. When missing any references, instead of writing a note, they could simply find and add one. Too practical? Less feeling of superiority? "Baking a cake is an act of love" - adding a ref the same. Do it often! (I mean everybody reading this, please.) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 08:40, 1 February 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Im Frieden dein, o Herre meinEdit

 On 2 February 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Im Frieden dein, o Herre mein, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that when Friedrich Spitta (pictured) revised "Im Frieden dein, o Herre mein", a 1530 German Lutheran communion hymn based on the biblical Nunc dimittis, he completely changed the meaning? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Im Frieden dein, o Herre mein. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Im Frieden dein, o Herre mein), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

— Maile (talk) 00:01, 2 February 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Psalm 96Edit

 On 4 February 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Psalm 96, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that "Joy to the World" is one of the hymns based on Psalm 96, "Sing to the Lord a new song"? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Psalm 96. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Psalm 96), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Amakuru (talk) 00:02, 4 February 2019 (UTC)

ITN recognition for Leonie OssowskiEdit

 On 6 February 2019, In the news was updated with an item that involved the article Leonie Ossowski, which you nominated. If you know of another recently created or updated article suitable for inclusion in ITN, please suggest it on the candidates page. Pawnkingthree (talk) 00:18, 6 February 2019 (UTC)

A barnstar for you!Edit

  The Barnstar of European Merit
For tirelessly participating the WPEUR10k Challenge. 😇 JeBonSer (talk | sign) 14:47, 7 February 2019 (UTC)
this WikiAward was given to Gerda Arendt by JeBonSer (talk | sign) on 14:47, 7 February 2019 (UTC)
Thank you, appreciated! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 14:49, 7 February 2019 (UTC)

John HutchisonEdit

I just thought you might be amused to hear this. In the article, as far as I know, I have said nothing that cannot be verified. However it's often great fun to include here and there parts of a set of verifiable elements which, put together, can beg a question. It's part of the fun of keeping very carefully to WP rules, I think. You may have noticed that I've juxtaposed images of the patron Fraser and the student Hutchison. Fraser spent years rebuilding his house, and paid for Hutchison to go to Rome - one paper said that J.H. studied there for three years. The great mystery about Hutchison for me has been that although his life was in the papers a lot, his parentage was never mentioned - except in one obit. which said his father was "a builder" in Edinburgh. Storye book (talk) 13:56, 8 February 2019 (UTC)

Yes, thank you. - The youth of historic people often remains a mystery. Today's TFA has nothing until age 20. The article I am improving, Alfred Jerger, mentions no year until he starts work. - I made some comments about DYK's rather recent quest to have every fact verifyable on the nom of Ildikó Raimondi. In the old days, only contentious facts needed a source ;) - I looked at Sophie Karthäuser today, which had translated facts about her youth, but all recent bios begin when she was noticed internationally. Thank goodness one of the smaller concert agents never updated, so I found a source for her beginnings. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 14:15, 8 February 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Goldberg Variations (play)Edit

 On 9 February 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Goldberg Variations (play), which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that George Tabori wrote Goldberg Variations as a play within a play, presenting biblical scenes satirically as a series of disasters? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Goldberg Variations (play). You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Goldberg Variations (play)), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

 — Amakuru (talk) 00:02, 9 February 2019 (UTC)

Wachet aufEdit

EnjoySca (talk) 03:20, 9 February 2019 (UTC)

Sca, how nice to wake up to so much rhythm! Thank you! But - see above - the perfect piece for today would have been Goldberg Variations, while tomorrow will be a Kempf day ;) - please come back then. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 08:27, 9 February 2019 (UTC)
Well, your Kempf has only one f. Also, Mein Kempff ist besser. Ha. – Sca (talk) 16:32, 10 February 2019 (UTC)
One of the first records I ever bought (many years ago) was a DG album of Kempff playing Beethoven sonatas. His photo on the album jacket looked so quintessentially German. I still have it – somewhere in a box in the garage. It's quite worn. Sca (talk) 13:34, 9 February 2019 (UTC)
Lovely! One of the first record in our house was Beethoven's First Piano Concerto, played by Friedrich Gulda. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 13:36, 9 February 2019 (UTC)
If Gulda was Austrian did he insist on playing a Bösendorfer rather than a mere Steinway? Sca (talk) 13:43, 9 February 2019 (UTC)
I don't know. I heard Richter play his Yamaha. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 14:33, 9 February 2019 (UTC)
Not sure about my first records bought, likely Il trittico, because of Gianni Schicchi, with Renata Tebaldi in all 3 parts. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 14:36, 9 February 2019 (UTC)
The only famous classical musician I ever heard was Segovia; he was wonderful – without any amplification at all. Sca (talk) 16:34, 10 February 2019 (UTC)

Thomas TallisEdit

I am sorry for adding an overlink, I did not realize it linked only to choir. I don't think this link was very useful. I am looking for a separate example on the English sacral music of this period, but I do not know any examples other then Tallis to create one. I learned a lot about Tallis and the political context of his music from reading this article. Thank you for editors for their work on this excellent article.Agamede (talk) 11:58, 9 February 2019 (UTC)

No problem at all, - there should be an article for English choral music. Want to write it? Nice to meet you! - Tallis: I'm also just a reader, hope the authors watch here. You could put your thanks on the article talk page, to reach more of them. I only wrote If Ye Love Me and couldn't believe it wasn't yet covered. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 12:06, 9 February 2019 (UTC)

Nun bitten wir den heiligen GeistEdit

This [1] is the version I am listing to. The way the choral voices come in...wow. Ceoil (talk) 23:56, 9 February 2019 (UTC)

Thanks for sharing, - the choral Kyrie is extra, of course. Nite. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 00:03, 10 February 2019 (UTC)
Morning. Ping when there has been more work and a further review would help. Ceoil (talk) 08:41, 10 February 2019 (UTC)
Ceoil, yes, I will, but ... -Today, besides real life, I want to expand the boys' choir that the bishop founded who introduced "spiritual discourse and open dialogue" in his diocese (which is where I live). "spiritual" = "geistlich" is a difficult word, in German not the same as "spirituell", while "Geist" means "spirit" or "(Holy) Spirit", and "inspired" is close. Then we have the biographies which (blocked) LouisAlain started (blocked because he tried to help me, but admittedly in a way seen as disruptive, and what can I say? AGF is sometimes in short supply, as we already know), and the articles need copyediting and referencing before going to DYK (and some were sent to draft space). Then (probably also not today) I'd like to expand the article of a great singer whom I heard yeaterday, Christopher Maltman. I also want to finish the Rossini-PR. I'll see when I'll get to what I want to do ;) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 08:55, 10 February 2019 (UTC)
He he, know the feeling...so many articles and interests and so little time, and priorities change day to day. I always like reviewing your pages as it means new music, so whatever:) No pressure or rush Gerda. Ceoil (talk) 09:00, 10 February 2019 (UTC)
Feel understood ;) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 09:45, 10 February 2019 (UTC)
Ceoil, and then Tomi Ungerer died, and I changed all my plans ;) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:31, 11 February 2019 (UTC)
Seems like he was an interesting man. New to me. Ceoil (talk) 00:09, 16 February 2019 (UTC)
Ceoil, he made the many illustrations for Das große Liederbuch , the great songbook (really!), which I recommend to everybody who wants to introduce a (German-speaking) child to music. Now Hans Stadlmair dies whom I met and whose article I began, in 2011, DYK? --Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:59, 16 February 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Wilhelm Kempf (bishop)Edit

 On 10 February 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Wilhelm Kempf (bishop), which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Wilhelm Kempf, Bishop of Limburg from 1949 to 1981, took part in the Second Vatican Council and introduced its innovations in his diocese, including spiritual discourse and open dialogue? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Wilhelm Kempf (bishop). You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Wilhelm Kempf (bishop)), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

 — Amakuru (talk) 00:02, 10 February 2019 (UTC)

Well done, Gerda, and thank you for the encouragement. You are a star! Bermicourt (talk) 20:07, 10 February 2019 (UTC)
Thank you! Now we should introduce open dialogue to Wikipedia ;) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 20:16, 10 February 2019 (UTC)

ITN recognition for Tomi UngererEdit

 On 10 February 2019, In the news was updated with an item that involved the article Tomi Ungerer, which you nominated and updated. If you know of another recently created or updated article suitable for inclusion in ITN, please suggest it on the candidates page. — Martin (MSGJ · talk) 21:06, 10 February 2019 (UTC)

PsalmsEdit

Psalm 93: OK, I finished my expansion. In the lead, I wasn't sure about the words it's known by in the KJV, or its Latin title. If you like the image, I could ask someone to enlarge the plaque. Best, Yoninah (talk) 00:02, 11 February 2019 (UTC)

Thank you, will do my share ;) - The first thing should always be the English, on the English Wikipedia, to tell people they arreived at the right one, because some will know Psalm 93 as what for us is Psalm 94. (I confess that in a few cases when we list a composition which only gives a number, I wasn't even sure.) The immage is fine, not overly majestic, and I think we need some wall for context, and a translation of at least part, - people seeing it will not yet know what a verse says, - + sometimes even the verse numbering is not the same. - I make this the header for our psalm conversations, trying to limit entries on this talk. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:31, 11 February 2019 (UTC)
(page stalking again) The Latin seems to be "Dominus regnavit, decorem indutus est". See [2] and [3].--Ipigott (talk) 12:37, 11 February 2019 (UTC)
I see the article identifies it as a royal psalm but it is not included in the wiki article although it is identified as such here.
Don't think "Dominus regnavit" is sufficient, cf Psalm 99.--Ipigott (talk) 12:50, 11 February 2019 (UTC)
"Dixit dominus", "Dominus regnavit", "Miserere", thats what they are known by. The link has the complete Latin text. Don't know about the royal psalms ... - thanks for helping! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 13:06, 11 February 2019 (UTC)
OK, see it's ambiguous, will add. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 13:08, 11 February 2019 (UTC)
Yoninah, help please, we have Royal psalms here, and the statement that psalms 93 to 99 are the Royal Psalms there. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 15:37, 11 February 2019 (UTC)
OK, I'll look into it. BTW when you're ready to nominate for DYK, here's a QPQ: Template:Did you know nominations/David Johnson (photographer). Yoninah (talk) 20:25, 11 February 2019 (UTC)
I added Psalms 93-99 as royal psalms to that article, with refs. Yoninah (talk) 20:41, 11 February 2019 (UTC)
Reminder: we have to nominate Psalm 93 by Sunday. Yoninah (talk) 11:37, 15 February 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Ildikó RaimondiEdit

 On 12 February 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Ildikó Raimondi, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that soprano Ildikó Raimondi, who appeared at the Vienna State Opera in more than 40 roles including Pamina and Mimì, sang the role of Marzelline in the opening season of the Valencia Opera? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Ildikó Raimondi. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Ildikó Raimondi), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Amakuru (talk) 00:02, 12 February 2019 (UTC)

Thank you, LouisAlain! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:38, 12 February 2019 (UTC)

ThanksEdit

Thanks for all the kind words on my talk page! It's exciting to see all that old work get recognized even nowadays. I can't believe it's been 12 years since I was sitting with my laptop on my kitchen table trying to conquer the world, haha. Tempus fugit! —Deckiller (t-c-l) 02:50, 12 February 2019 (UTC)

Deckiller, thank you for coming over! I remember my first editing, filling a red link and thinking that would be the one and only article, only then it came with a red link for Siegfried Palm, - I couldn't believe he had no article, and ... --Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:38, 12 February 2019 (UTC)

Thought of dropping by and saying thanks as well. I used to be quite obsessed with editing until things in RL started getting a bit rough (hopefully things will change for the better). The precious messages reminds me of the cool things I've achieved in the past - there are numerous websites that currently uses images, diagrams, and information which I contributed on wiki, on their websites - mostly about renewable energy. Your periodic messages keeps boosting my motivation to return to full swing as soon as I am able to. Thank you, Gerda. Rehman 13:15, 15 February 2019 (UTC)

Great to hear that, thank you! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 16:14, 15 February 2019 (UTC)

Four AwardEdit

  Four Award
Congratulations! You have been awarded the Four Award for your work from beginning to end on O heilges Geist- und Wasserbad, BWV 165. Gog the Mild (talk) 15:04, 13 February 2019 (UTC)

Long overdue recognition. Congratulations. Gog the Mild (talk) 15:04, 13 February 2019 (UTC)

Are you going to nominate Die Zeit, die Tag und Jahre macht, BWV 134a for a Four Award as well? Gog the Mild (talk) 15:28, 13 February 2019 (UTC)
Yes, but not right now, and several others before that one. Thank you. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 16:01, 13 February 2019 (UTC)

Mendelssohn as prodigyEdit

(I'm sorry, I don't know the right place to "discuss" this.) I recently put Felix Mendelssohn's reputation as a prodigy into the lead paragraph of his Wikipedia article. Then I saw that my edit was reverted and it was YOU who reverted me! I was amused and rather pleased to find that it was you, as it means our paths crossed again -- we have similar interests, and you have been a kind correspondent. I only dabble in Wikipedia editing, but you contribute so very much!

Your reason for reverting was that the lead should be a summary. So, I moved my "offending" material into a lower part of the piece, down in the weeds, so to speak.

I submit to your reversion, knowing you are an experienced editor. However, I would like to suggest that Mendelssohn's prodigy-ness may truly be worthy of being in the lead. Searching for support, I found the Oxford University Grove Dictionary of Music. Here is how it begins:

Mendelssohn(-Bartholdy), ( Jacob Ludwig ) Felix ( b Hamburg , Feb 3, 1809 ; d Leipzig , Nov 4, 1847 ). German composer . One of the most gifted and versatile prodigies, Mendelssohn stood at the forefront of German music during the 1830s and 40s, as conductor, pianist, organist and, above all, composer. His musical style, fully developed before he was 20, drew upon a variety of influences, including the complex chromatic counterpoint of Bach, the formal clarity and gracefulness of Mozart and the dramatic power of Beethoven and Weber.

In other words, his prodiy-ness is the FIRST thing mentioned after the simple fact/phrase that he was a German composer.

Maybe at some point we could reconsider putting such a comment into the lead paragraph about Felix?David Couch (talk) 20:06, 13 February 2019 (UTC)

Thank you for your inquiry, and short answer: the right place to discuss this is the article talk page. A bit longer answer: I reverted on simply formal grounds, had nothing to with the "fact" and its mentioning in the lead. Any lead should ideally be a summary of sourced information in the body. Even more so if - as in this case - the article is a featured article, so passed a community reviewing process. I have no time for a long answer ;) - So please copy the concern to the article talk, and Smerus is the editor who did most for the article recently. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 20:16, 13 February 2019 (UTC)

Durham DYKEdit

Hi Gerda -- Thanks for your suggestions on this. I'm rushed off my feet now until the weekend, but I'll get back to it then, hopefully with some more attention-piquing suggestions. (I never know what people will read -- the really popular hooks are those on sport or pop culture that don't appeal to me one iota.) I think it's a really interesting topic, and I have some thoughts of pushing this towards Good article, perhaps, in the longer term. Cheers, Espresso Addict (talk) 23:09, 14 February 2019 (UTC)

Thanks, and have a happy weekend! Would you have any way to use the incipit instead, or in addition to the awfully short Durham? The first step to more attention. I try that for psalms, because Psalm 93 says nothing about the content. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 11:43, 15 February 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Megan Marie HartEdit

 On 16 February 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Megan Marie Hart, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Megan Marie Hart has performed on stage in Detmold, Germany, as Puccini's Tosca and was soprano soloist in Mahler's Resurrection Symphony? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Megan Marie Hart. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Megan Marie Hart), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

 — Amakuru (talk) 00:01, 16 February 2019 (UTC)

Thank you, OrestesLebt

ITN recognition for Hans StadlmairEdit

 On 16 February 2019, In the news was updated with an item that involved the article Hans Stadlmair, which you nominated and updated. If you know of another recently created or updated article suitable for inclusion in ITN, please suggest it on the candidates page. Thryduulf (talk) 12:54, 16 February 2019 (UTC)

ITN recognition for Bruno GanzEdit

 On 16 February 2019, In the news was updated with an item that involved the article Bruno Ganz, which you updated. If you know of another recently created or updated article suitable for inclusion in ITN, please suggest it on the candidates page. Ad Orientem (talk) 19:42, 16 February 2019 (UTC)

Four AwardEdit

  Four Award
Congratulations! You have been awarded the Four Award for your work from beginning to end on Requiem (Reger). Gog the Mild (talk) 22:39, 16 February 2019 (UTC)

And another one, this is very impressive. Do you realise that you are probably eligible for several Triple Crowns as well? Keep them coming  . Gog the Mild (talk) 22:39, 16 February 2019 (UTC)

I don't think crowns would be becoming ;) - Mourning becomes ... - see all these people above who recently died. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 22:45, 16 February 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Siegfried GeißlerEdit

 On 17 February 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Siegfried Geißler, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that in 1990, hornist, conductor, and composer Siegfried Geißler opened the inaugural session of the first Parliament of Thuringia? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Siegfried Geißler. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Siegfried Geißler), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 19:28, 17 February 2019 (UTC)

List of compositions for horn uswEdit

You might be interested in participating in the open discussion at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Classical music#Flute sonata and Flute Sonata.

IMO that whole broad subject-area is a mess, and could do with a radical shake-up and standardisation. The discussion has been poorly attended so far. I am not WP:CANVASSing, I will respect whatever you might say. Narky Blert (talk) 23:11, 17 February 2019 (UTC)

Seen, but reluctant. As long as we say he composed Flute Sonata No. 3, but she played a flute sonata, all doors are open. We have so strange redirects, met today Lord Have Mercy and Lord, Have Mercy on Us, and made Lord, have mercy. Mercy needed ;) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 23:17, 17 February 2019 (UTC)

Music conductorsEdit

Hi Gerda Arendt, I noticed that some music conductors don't have a subcategory in WikiProject Biography. I think musician-work-group=yes is appropriate using examples such as Colin Davis and Paul Daniel. I wanted to get your confirmation before I start inserting that to people listed at Category:Women conductors (music). SWP13 (talk) 04:51, 18 February 2019 (UTC)

SWP13, please ask project Classical nusic. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:37, 18 February 2019 (UTC)
>>I will do that. Thanks.SWP13 (talk) 16:41, 18 February 2019 (UTC)

Heinz HenschelEdit

Gerda, I recently created the biography for Heinz Henschel, and I thought you might want to read. If you want to see the DYK nomination, it is here: Template:Did you know nominations/Heinz Henschel. Tschüß! Flibirigit (talk) 18:14, 18 February 2019 (UTC)

Thank you, will look when I need the next qpq. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 18:19, 18 February 2019 (UTC)

Elliott GalkinEdit

Hello. You may find this interesting: Elliott Galkin.Zigzig20s (talk) 19:11, 18 February 2019 (UTC)

Yes, thank you! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 21:25, 18 February 2019 (UTC)

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DYK for Leipziger UniversitätschorEdit

 On 19 February 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Leipziger Universitätschor, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the Leipziger Universitätschor, part of centuries of music at Leipzig University, received an Echo Klassik for a recording of Hugo Distler's Liturgische Gesänge? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Leipziger Universitätschor. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Leipziger Universitätschor), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

— Maile (talk) 00:02, 19 February 2019 (UTC)

DYK for David TimmEdit

 On 19 February 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article David Timm, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that David Timm, the director of music at Leipzig University, recorded his Jazz-Messe together with Reger's Der 100. Psalm? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/David Timm. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, David Timm), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

— Maile (talk) 12:01, 19 February 2019 (UTC)

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