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Did you know ...

... that Eli is an opera by Walter Steffens,
who based the libretto on a mystery play by Nelly Sachs
which dealt with the suffering of Israel?

(24 October 2020)

... that Hainer Hill, who took hundreds of photographs
documenting Brecht's Berliner Ensemble,
created the stage design for Hindemith's Mathis der Maler
at the new Opernhaus Dortmund in 1966?

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October
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Erntedank
Geh aus, mein Herz, und suche Freud
3 October
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Barber: Adagio for Strings
21 October
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Die Fliege
in memoriam
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Jerome Kohl

2020 · illumination, enlightenment and visionEdit

 

Did you know ...

... that Ave Maria, an obscure piece for two men's choirs
by Franz Biebl published in 1964,
became a choral standard after Chanticleer
made it part of their holiday programs?

(1 January 2020 · listen to Chanticleer, 2015)

... that John Rutter wrote the text and music for
Angels' Carol, a choral piece for Christmas,
using the Latin "Gloria in excelsis Deo" as a refrain?

(24 December 2019 · listen to us, 2019)

A barnstar for you! - thanks in 2019, visions in 2020Edit

  The Special Barnstar
Happy New Year, Gerda Arendt! You are receiving this barnstar because, according to this Wikipedia database query, you were the #3 most thanked Wikipedian of 2019, with 1418 entries in Special:Log/thanks during 2019. Congratulations, and, well, thank you for your contributions!   Cheers to 2020. Mz7 (talk) 01:12, 1 January 2020 (UTC)
Thank you, Mz7, that's nice, just a statistical number, but nice, especially concluding 2019, a year I designated to be the year of thanks. I thank those who thanked me, - it always feels good to receive this little token of one's work being noticed and even liked. I'll transfer the barnstar to project WP:QAI for which I work. We had three topics in 2019 which are ongoing, and you can help (you all, I mean, member or not) to work on them:
What really counts for me are written thanks is prose such as those from Voceditenore and Coffee.
Let's make 2020 a year of vision, together! Article for today Psalm 103. Happy editing in 2020! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 08:18, 1 January 2020 (UTC)
Awesome! Another interesting statistical number: according to a different database query, you were also last year's most thankful Wikipedian, with 4246 uses of the thank tool in 2019. If you meant for 2019 to be your year of thanks, you certainly achieved it.   Mz7 (talk) 01:43, 2 January 2020 (UTC)
You read my mind that I was more interested in giving than receiving ;) - Of course it's also just a number, - I regard the clicks as a lazy expression of thanks, and count more what I do in thanking users in prose.

I hope that visions for 2020 will be as successful as the thanks in 2019:

... that missed friends return (... banned, blocked for no good reason, just given up ...)

... that edit-warring is replaced by discussion - I am on voluntary 1RR

... that people realise when they dominate a discussion too much - I try to stick to 2 comments

... that infoboxes added in good faith (now or in the past) are not regarded as vandalism

... that we'll live up to the legacy of Brian Boulton, in article creation (Percy Grainger and Lost operas by Claudio Monteverdi coming to mind), reviewing the work of others, willingness to seek compromise, and respectful attitude

... or in summary: that good faith and IAR are applied more generally, - just look at Ray's Rules and "go on with life, have a laugh, don't get too upset over this".

I may add to this list later - this is just a spontaneous wishlist. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 08:06, 2 January 2020 (UTC)
ps: The (missed) Rambling Man is with us again! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 17:16, 10 January 2020 (UTC) and the (missed) Begoon at least edited his user page. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 19:35, 12 January 2020 (UTC)
Kirsten Flagstad - Liebestod - 1936 Covent Garden
Please let me offer my best wishes to you for the year 2020. May all your whishes and aspirations be fulfilled and many thanks for being so patient with heavy cases such as me. In other terms, thanks for being here, so helpful and ready to spare you time to help other users. On my part, I'll try to advance from inept to less inept. Respectfully yours, LouisAlain (talk) 08:56, 2 January 2020 (UTC)
love-ly, thank you! - just began "your radiance consumes all darkness" on my grandparents' wedding anniversary, composed for 2 January 1735, - and more articles about light to come ;) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 19:12, 2 January 2020 (UTC)
As Wayne Newton said, "Danke Schoen". SchreiberBike | ⌨  21:35, 21 January 2020 (UTC)

DYK for Ave Maria (Biebl)Edit

 On 1 January 2020, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Ave Maria (Biebl), which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Ave Maria, an obscure piece for two men's choirs by Franz Biebl, became a choral standard after Chanticleer made it part of their holiday programs? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Ave Maria (Biebl). You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Ave Maria (Biebl)), 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.

Gatoclass (talk) 12:01, 1 January 2020 (UTC)

222,222Edit

Congratulations! Jmar67 (talk) 01:31, 4 January 2020 (UTC)

in 2020, the things you see ;) - thank you for copy-editing, must be a high number of repeated mistakes! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:18, 4 January 2020 (UTC)

DYK for Nun lässest du, o HerrEdit

 On 13 January 2020, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Nun lässest du, o Herr, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the hymn "Nun lässest du, o Herr", written by Georg Thurmair as a paraphrase of the Nunc dimittis, appeared with a 16th-century melody in the first Gotteslob, but with a modern one in the second? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Nun lässest du, o Herr. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Nun lässest du, o Herr), 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) 12:01, 13 January 2020 (UTC)

DYK for Psalm 85Edit

  On 28 January 2020, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Psalm 85, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that a verse from Psalm 85 inspired artworks depicting the kiss of Justice and Peace (example shown)? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Psalm 85. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Psalm 85), 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) 12:01, 28 January 2020 (UTC)

kiss of Justice and Peace --Gerda Arendt (talk) 12:18, 28 January 2020 (UTC)
Nearly 5,000 clicks! Great job on the hook! And the image is beautiful. Yoninah (talk) 14:22, 29 January 2020 (UTC)
thank you, - you wrote the most interesting part of it: that the famous kiss may be a misunderstanding ;) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 14:24, 29 January 2020 (UTC)

Jesu meine FreudeEdit

Thanks for the edit summary reminding me of BWV227. BHG should certainly "Trotz dem alten Drachen" :-) Guy (help!) 09:11, 31 January 2020 (UTC)

yes and yes, defy the old dragon, and fear on top ("und der Furcht dazu") --Gerda Arendt (talk) 09:34, 31 January 2020 (UTC)
the section back then was User talk:Gerda Arendt/Archive 2013#Stand and sing --Gerda Arendt (talk) 09:44, 31 January 2020 (UTC)

You're the sweetestEdit

 

You always make me smile, thank you for your nice words of encouragement.

I brought you some `Atayef cos baklava is too mainstream ~ Elias Z. (talkallam) 12:57, 31 January 2020 (UTC)

This is so especially sweet, thank you, ~ Elias! How did you know that I just typed a comment that said "Sad." twice? Perfect timing! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 14:10, 31 January 2020 (UTC)
I am sorry for that. Looks like I'm missing out on a lot of Wikidrama. Anyway, I hope WP treats you nicely and you don't consider quitting ever again. ~ Elias Z. (talkallam) 10:45, 1 February 2020 (UTC)
As I said there: I stubbornly stay ;) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 10:49, 1 February 2020 (UTC)

DYK for Die Himmel rühmen des Ewigen EhreEdit

 On 2 February 2020, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Die Himmel rühmen des Ewigen Ehre, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that "Die Himmel rühmen!" ('The heavens praise'), which begins an 1803 lieder collection by Beethoven setting Gellert's paraphrase of Psalm 19 to music, is also the title of a concert series by pop singer Heino? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Die Himmel rühmen des Ewigen Ehre. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Die Himmel rühmen des Ewigen Ehre), 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) 12:02, 2 February 2020 (UTC)

The first in 2020 topic Beethoven, and second in psalms, for a pic of the composer from that year see above. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 12:53, 2 February 2020 (UTC)

preciousEdit

Hi Gerda, Thankyou for my Precious birthday card, which I always enjoy receiving!! You must be kept fairly busy now that you have found so many deserving recipients, trying to think up things to say to everybody. My Quaker upbringing taps me on the shoulder to warn against taking too much notice of birthdays, but I permit myself a moment of satisfaction and just remember my first edit back in 2006 when (as I now notice) I was passing myself off under another alias. I trust all is well with you? Kind regards, Eebahgum (talk) 22:05, 9 February 2020 (UTC)

Thank you for another lovely note, Eebahgum! Actually, I take less time for Precious these days, passing no longer every day but only when I see a new name. The birthdays are almost automated, preparing a time after me. I work on this list of memory, - everybody welcome to help: look at Deaths in 2020, see a name whose article is not yet in good shape, change that, and then she or he (just look above) will be mentioned on our Main page, giving them the attention their achievements deserve. My New Year's greting (wishes - flowers - music) is linked on top, and my visions for 2020 will stay for the year. The motto of vision is derived from project Vision 2020, "eliminate avoidable blindness", did you know? It's also a Beethoven year. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 06:49, 10 February 2020 (UTC)
"Deaths in 2020" is a bit ominous. I remember there were three real old rustic fellows who always used to sit together in a pub near here. After the first of them died, somebody put a little brass nameplate on the settle where he used to sit. When the second one died, the same thing happened. Then both the nameplates disappeared, because the third man came in with a screwdriver and took them off, saying "It will be me next!" I looked at the article this morning, and February 10 was (at that moment) still invitingly, enticingly, alluringly, menacingly BLANK: but to judge by all the precedents, the resident's list will be full up by tonight. I do not like such chilly hospitality: makes one think of the Wirtshaus in the Winterreise, but I intend to plod on a little further yet, crows, icicles, organ-grinders and all - "Excelsior"! Very best wishes, Eebahgum (talk) 09:46, 10 February 2020 (UTC)
The title isn't by me ;) - Mirella Freni, la soave fanciulla ... - so the hospitaliy of throughing out dead and unreliable sources, searching for better ones, with Mimi's singing in my head. Will go outside before doing more. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 10:16, 10 February 2020 (UTC)

DYK for Maria, Königin des FriedensEdit

  On 10 February 2020, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Maria, Königin des Friedens, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Maria, Königin des Friedens (pictured), a Brutalist pilgrimage church in Neviges, Germany, has become architect Gottfried Böhm's signature building? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Maria, Königin des Friedens. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Maria, Königin des Friedens), 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.

Gatoclass (talk) 12:03, 10 February 2020 (UTC)

The architect just celebrated 100! I took one of the images, but not the lead ... - album here --Gerda Arendt (talk) 12:14, 10 February 2020 (UTC)

A helloEdit

Just popping in to leave a greeting. First, thanks for all your excellent work on the wiki. I appreciate all the encouragement you've given me. --LilHelpa (talk) 00:44, 16 February 2020 (UTC)

LilHelpa, thank you, great helper! I remember how you made the very beginning easy for me! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:47, 16 February 2020 (UTC)

BeethovenEdit

 
Beethoven in 1803

Good morning! Other than Bach, Beethoven is my favorite classical composer. The first time I heard 'Moonlight Sonata' was when I was eight years old when my Mom played it on our piano. It touched my heart deeply. God bless. -- Gwillhickers (talk) 04:43, 22 February 2020 (UTC)

Thank you, Gwillhickers! Rather similar memories: at age 10, I began piano lessons, and one of the first records my mother bought contained that 14th sonata, performed by Friedrich Gulda. I played Für Elise rather soon, and it became my father's favourite, played on all his birthdays. I learned the first movement of the sonata in self-study, but wouldn't manage the third which impresses me the deepest. - I chenged the header, - it's his year! Memories of singing Die Himmel rühmen des Ewigen Ehre and Choral Fantasy date back to age 12. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:07, 22 February 2020 (UTC)

DYK for Verleih uns Frieden (Mendelssohn)Edit

 On 25 February 2020, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Verleih uns Frieden (Mendelssohn), which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that in his 1831 chorale cantata Verleih uns Frieden, Mendelssohn set Luther's German prayer for peace to a new melody? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Verleih uns Frieden (Mendelssohn). You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Verleih uns Frieden (Mendelssohn)), 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) 00:02, 25 February 2020 (UTC)

DYK for Alte LiebeEdit

 On 28 February 2020, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Alte Liebe, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Alte Liebe (Old Love) is a novel about a couple married for 40 years, told by a couple married longer but separated, with chapters written alternately by wife and husband? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Alte Liebe. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Alte Liebe), 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.

Wug·a·po·des 01:24, 28 February 2020 (UTC)

ALte Liebe - old love. In the book, a couple married during the German student movement. - In memory of Käthe, married in the 1970s. Part of my February flowers. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:20, 28 February 2020 (UTC)

 
German authors and former spouses Elke Heidenreich and Bernd Schroeder on the Blue Sofa, 2001.
So I found this photo of the authors together. It's not very good, but is it better than none? Also for the Bernd Schroeder article? --GRuban (talk) 16:08, 28 February 2020 (UTC)
Yes!! thank you! - We have a rather good one of her but I found it unfair to use for the joint venture. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 16:14, 28 February 2020 (UTC)

Infobox bookEdit

I am helping with Sixto-Clementine Vulgate. I do not want to italicize the IB title but cannot resolve the problem. There is a parameter to force it but it doesn't seem to work. Any ideas? Otherwise I will ask on the template's talk page. The idea here is that the English title is an informal one and should not be italicized. Jmar67 (talk) 22:52, 28 February 2020 (UTC)

Good idea to ask on the template talk. It should not have the title italic, when the article title is not, per the parameter. Never had that problem, sorry. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 23:22, 28 February 2020 (UTC)
Perhaps RexxS would know? - We don't talk about the article title style - which works - but the title in the infobox itself. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 23:26, 28 February 2020 (UTC)
I have a solution, but it will need consensus to change the main infobox template. --RexxS (talk) 02:41, 29 February 2020 (UTC)
Thank you, both! - see also WP:QAI/Infobox, - and once we are there can we also install a parameter Image_upright? ... which actually should be in every infobox with an image. - Rossini's birthday today, a rare thing ;) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:14, 29 February 2020 (UTC)
RexxS and all: once in wishlist mood, for Precious anniversaries, I copy a template, and manually change the user name, the image size and the years. I like to do that, because it's moments of remembering that I/we are thankful for a user's contribs. However, for fewer typing errors and life after me - returning from a funeral ... - I could imagine to call a template with a year as the only parameter, which fetches the basepagename and adjusts the imagesize accordingly, 1 year 0.2, 2 - 0.25, 3 - 0,3 ... - so far we have eight, and need to find a way for 10 and beyond to not get much larger ;) - --Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:52, 29 February 2020 (UTC)
Precious
 
Eight years!
I've made Template:User QAIbox/auto that you can use like this: {{User QAIbox/auto|years=Four}}. You give the number of years as a capitalised word. It scales up to ten years, but stays at upright=0.65 for anything beyond nine years. It should still accept the other parameters as well, but you shouldn't need them for Precious Anniversary. If you get a chance to test it (maybe just preview it on some pages) and it's okay, perhaps you can add a little documentation to Template:User QAIbox/auto/doc, indicating how you'd like to see it used? --RexxS (talk) 20:27, 29 February 2020 (UTC)
That's lovely, thank you! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 20:31, 29 February 2020 (UTC)
... and used, and modified here to eight, because that's what it is for me know, thanks to a friend. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 08:16, 2 March 2020 (UTC)
RexxS, I was pleased all the time, but fail to find the right id (in the list) for pablo X, - seems to be something about capital or not. - Help? --Gerda Arendt (talk) 09:03, 24 August 2020 (UTC)
I'm not really sure what problem you've run into. If you remember, we only made the sizing to go from one to nine years, and let ten and more all be at the same large size. The template works fine with sixteen years: {{User QAIbox/auto|years=Sixteen}}, but its size is no bigger than for ten years. Capitals make no difference to the template. --RexxS (talk) 16:50, 24 August 2020 (UTC)
RexxS, I tried to describe. The id in the table, for a user's entry, has to be equal to basepagename in the template, or the link from the years doesn't go to the right position. I managed for all so far since we use the template but not for pablo_X (or Pablo_X), and don't know what my mistake is. It's eight years for him, - he was recommended to me by Br'er Rabbit for his eighth anniversary of editing. I remember as if it was yesterday. and liked all encounters with pablo, from that first on, sadly becoming more and more rare. Just look at his present talk page. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 19:45, 24 August 2020 (UTC)
Okay, found it. Pablo X likes to style themselves as "pablo X". But the template uses {{BASEPAGENAME}} to pick up the name and make a link to the id in the table at Wikipedia:WikiProject Quality Article Improvement/Precious, and their BASEPAGENAME is actually "Pablo X". Because links to anchors are case-sensitive (and the id creates an anchor), the link generated (Wikipedia:WikiProject Quality Article Improvement/Precious#Pablo X) didn't have an id (anchor) in the table that matched. I've just changed the id in the table from "pablo_X" to "Pablo_X" (their real name). The anchor now matches the link and it works as intended. It looks like you need to make sure that values for id in the table match the actual BASEPAGENAME (which almost certainly begins with a capital). Cheers --RexxS (talk) 20:28, 24 August 2020 (UTC)
Thank you for confirming that. I was sure I had tried that as well, but shouldn't be too sure. Thank you! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 20:31, 24 August 2020 (UTC)
Wow, I never knew that you were such a Machiavellian mastermind. You've been behind everything, haven't you? lol ~ HAL333 15:02, 2 September 2020 (UTC)

DYK for Jessye NormanEdit

  On 29 March 2020, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Jessye Norman, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that soprano Jessye Norman (pictured), whose voice was described as a "grand mansion of sound", performed at U.S. presidential inaugurations and sang La Marseillaise at the French Revolution's bicentennial? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Jessye Norman. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Jessye Norman), 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, 29 March 2020 (UTC)

I feel blessed, having heard her in person at Carnegie Hall. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:14, 29 March 2020 (UTC)

RequestEdit

 
Detail of the Gobnait window, 1916

Planning on taking the Honan Chapel article to PR in 14 days, and would be very appreciative if you could take a look, given how helpful you have been in the past. Have a strong connection to the building; lived (in a hovel) for two years literally 2 minutes walk from it as a student, and for the last 20 years the Gobnait window works for me in about a million ways. My best friend was married there in 2005. Anyway, if you get a chance. Ceoil (talk) 21:56, 4 April 2020 (UTC)

Thank you, Ceoil, for an irresistible invitation. Once someone said to me "whatever works for you" and how true that is. The Opera house pictured was 2 minutes away from where I lived as a student, and I visited frequently. Back then, we sang St. Matthew Passion one year, and St. John Passion the other. This year, It would have been Matthew again, see above. What works for me is the song of defiance, also see above, which I sang even before, in Bach's incredible version. GA nom failed. Lyrics so suitable to these times: "weg mit allen Schätzen" - away with all treasures - and he composes weg, weg, weg, weg ... - but "ich steh hier und singe" - here I stand and sing. (I used it in defiance of arbcom already, as you probably know, and I was recently reminded.) - What keeps me busy is making articles decent of people who recently died - many. I haven't looked today yet. Then, I'll turn to that wonderful image, please be patient. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 05:54, 5 April 2020 (UTC)
I looked now - only looked, and it's another one with many pictures which make placement tricky. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 09:25, 5 April 2020 (UTC)

(more in the archive)

DYK for Three Latin MotetsEdit

 On 7 April 2020, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Three Latin Motets, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Three Latin Motets, Charles Villiers Stanford's only church music not in English, was dedicated to Alan Gray, who succeeded him as organist at Trinity College, Cambridge, and the college's choir? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Three Latin Motets. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Three Latin Motets), 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.

--valereee (talk) 00:01, 7 April 2020 (UTC)

One of them is Beati quorum via integra est. - Difficult to translate, the tricky word being "integra" which is not easy in both English and German, - looking for an adjective related to integrity, for the way, which is the way of living, not just walking. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 06:18, 7 April 2020 (UTC)
We sang it last on 8 March. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 08:46, 7 April 2020 (UTC)
I found this about it: “I am always delighted when I hear sung the words from a psalm, “Beati quorum via integra est” – blessed are they whose way is “whole”. “Integra” is full of resonances: uncorrupt, integrated, wholesome, complete. Yet perhaps our splendour, if humanity has any, ultimately lies in the split in our nature, and how we handle it...“ [Chris Clarke, “Wholeness”, in Knowing, Doing, and Being: New Foundations for Consciousness Studies (2015), p. 157]. His Latin may be better than his wisdom, but if I were you I should use his translation. Moonraker (talk) 02:30, 8 April 2020 (UTC)
Thank you, taken. Now I'd also be interested in the meaning in Hebrew. Yoninah? --Gerda Arendt (talk) 05:51, 8 April 2020 (UTC)
The Hebrew word, תְמִֽימֵי־דָ֑רֶךְ, can be literally read as "pure in the way." El_C 23:57, 8 April 2020 (UTC)
That sounds great, but would need some explanation for me. I like a positive word like "pure", compared to "blameless", "undefiled", and also to the frequent "perfect", because nobody is ... - The recordings sounds pure ;) - Yoninah, I think some of this should go to Psalm 119, even if we can't quote the whole long thing. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 06:19, 9 April 2020 (UTC)
The Hebrew word תְמִֽימֵי means as Moonraker says "wholesome", also "straightforward", "sincere". "Purehearted" would work. Yoninah (talk) 18:16, 9 April 2020 (UTC)
I had better add that the word “via” has most of the meanings of “way”, and in this psalm it plainly doesn’t mean something you stand on! So the word way might as well be kept. It’s a matter of which other word to use for the metaphor, and wholesome may be better than whole. Moonraker (talk) 19:21, 9 April 2020 (UTC)

On infoboxesEdit

Gerda, are you not still limited to two comments per infobox discussion? (I'm thinking of here). I should not like to see you getting into any trouble. Best--Smerus (talk) 12:23, 10 April 2020 (UTC)

That provision has now expired (although I hope I don't need to remind you all that arguing about infoboxes is never going to end well for anyone). ‑ Iridescent 12:46, 10 April 2020 (UTC)

Gerda's dreamEdit

... has expired in 2015 - I wonder when the new times begin when those boxes are treated nothing special, like tables and images, - it could be now, imagine ;) ... imagine how much editors' time could go to something more useful than debate if something meant to help readers (and could be opted out if not wanted) is permitted to help or not. - ps, and see my New year's intentions on top: I normally try to stick to 2 comments voluntarily, in ANY discussion, because it's more polite to other participants (and - selfish - it limits my waste of time). - Today's topic: Psalm 31, DYK? --Gerda Arendt (talk) 12:51, 10 April 2020 (UTC)
I think you are wise - I will try in future to limit myself to two comments as well. Hope you are keeping well - I am finding lockdown very tedious. Best--Smerus (talk) 15:20, 10 April 2020 (UTC)
I answered below. and gave it a Passion header. For the infoboxes, I began hoping in 2013. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 06:08, 11 April 2020 (UTC)

St John Passion 2020, in defianceEdit

Thank you ;) - Normally, we would have sung St Matthew Passion, instead, I sang along in the St John Passion from Bach's burial place in the Thomaskirche, and sometimes cried. Exceptional tenor who took ALL roles, with keyboard (switching harpsichord and organ) and percussion. They left out some arias. Great moments! (... such as "kreuzige" hissed to drums, and "es ist vollbracht" first as Jesus, then an octave lower than in the alto aria, and at its end high, as if uplifted ...) - link Carus bachfest --Gerda Arendt (talk) 18:09, 10 April 2020 (UTC)
A header for it: Passion trotz(t) Pandemie, which is hard to translate. Suggestions welcome. Trotz (defiance) is a key word in Jesu, meine Freude (which I quoted after the arb case, to connect to the beginning). --Gerda Arendt (talk) 06:08, 11 April 2020 (UTC)

DYK for Thou knowest, Lord, the secrets of our hearts (Purcell)Edit

 On 17 April 2020, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Thou knowest, Lord, the secrets of our hearts (Purcell), which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the second of Henry Purcell's two settings of Thou knowest, Lord, the secrets of our hearts was composed in an earlier style for the funeral of Queen Mary II of England? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Thou knowest, Lord, the secrets of our hearts (Purcell). You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Thou knowest, Lord, the secrets of our hearts (Purcell)), 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.

--valereee (talk) 00:01, 17 April 2020 (UTC)

Finally. We sang it on 8 March, and put the secrets of our hearts into it, "spare us, Lord!" ... --Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:02, 17 April 2020 (UTC)

Did you know ... that Henry Purcell
composed basically two settings of
Thou knowest, Lord, the secrets of our hearts,
a complex one early,
and a simple one for the burial of Queen Mary?

(in memory of B.W.)

PreciousEdit

  The Barnstar of Diligence
I'm back from a really long Wikibreak, and I am absolutely astounded at how you single-handedly continued the tradition of recognizing fellow Wikipedians for their great work at Wikipedia:WikiProject Quality Article Improvement/Precious for the past eight years. Absolutely stunning. I truly wish you could have met Phaedriel; you really inherited her spirit of fostering WikiLove! bibliomaniac15 23:34, 17 April 2020 (UTC)
Thank you, Bibliomaniac15, blushing to a colour like the strawberries below, and mostly: welcome back!! - You may have noticed (look for the Yogo above) that I try to prepare the award for a time after me, and you are most welcome - as some others do already, and everybody is invited to - to pass the award. We sometimes have two one day, and miss days, - doesn't matter ;) - It's good for me to do first thing in the morning: to look around for the many reasons to be thankful. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 06:28, 18 April 2020 (UTC)

Thank you!Edit

  Thank you!
Your untiring work to let people know that they have been seen and appreciated makes this place better. Thank you. bonadea contributions talk 22:51, 2 May 2020 (UTC)
Thank you, blushing. I took the liberty of enlarging the pic, because while I recognized it, it may have been too small for others. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 22:58, 2 May 2020 (UTC)
Good idea. I did think that the image was a bit small, but it was almost 1am when I posted it and I was too tired to think of doing that! In my opinion, the Mass in B Minor is one of the most wonderful pieces of music in the world (if you can call that huge work a "piece of music"!). I have been privileged to perform it twice with my choir, and I think our choir director is considering it for the spring of 2022 again. I am very much an amateur chorist, but am fortunate to be part of a rather good choir. I hope we'll get back to rehearsing and performing again in August, but who knows... --bonadea contributions talk 13:11, 3 May 2020 (UTC)
bonadea, I agree about it's magnificence. Sung unforgettably in a concert for Peace here, at the Wiesbadener Bachwochen, again unforgettably here the day before the Iraq war ultimatum (you should have heard us sing Dona nobis pacem!!!), and last in 2013, my perspective pictured in my work of love, here, promised. Dona nobis pacem, - same music as Gratias, very meaningful. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 22:10, 3 May 2020 (UTC)

DYK for Hans Herbert JörisEdit

 On 15 May 2020, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Hans Herbert Jöris, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Hans Herbert Jöris conducted the world premiere of Giselher Klebe's one-act opera Das Rendezvous, composed for the 125th anniversary of the Staatsoper Hannover? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Hans Herbert Jöris. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Hans Herbert Jöris), 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, 15 May 2020 (UTC)

Did you know that Hans Herbert Jöris conducted the first church concert I ever heard, with a Bach cantata? - 15 May is his birthday, and Monteverdi's. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 06:47, 15 May 2020 (UTC)

A kitten for you!Edit

Might I offer you another kitten?

El_C 09:51, 15 May 2020 (UTC)

yes but not left, she should look "in" ;) - List of operas by Claudio Monteverdi on my mind today, not passion hymns. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 09:54, 15 May 2020 (UTC)
Well, me and the kitten can help with the vandalism, at the very least! El_C 10:03, 15 May 2020 (UTC)
Great especially since I will be outside for most of the day. Another DYK going to come up shortly, - sometimes nothing for days, and then two on one ;) - thank you and the kitten for watchful eyes! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 10:06, 15 May 2020 (UTC)
Of course. It is my pleasure.   El_C 10:10, 15 May 2020 (UTC)

DYK for Doktor Johannes FaustEdit

 On 5 June 2020, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Doktor Johannes Faust, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the opera Doktor Johannes Faust by Hermann Reutter, which was premiered by the Oper Frankfurt in 1936, is based on a puppet play? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Doktor Johannes Faust. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Doktor Johannes Faust), 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.

Cwmhiraeth (talk) 00:01, 5 June 2020 (UTC)

I wrote the article in memory of a friend, with whom I saw Faust II in Frankfurt. I should have written his article. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 06:42, 5 June 2020 (UTC)

Prächtig!† Encyclopædius 10:34, 12 July 2020 (UTC)

ITN recognition for Anna and Bernhard BlumeEdit

 On 23 June 2020, In the news was updated with an item that involved the article Anna and Bernhard Blume, 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. Stephen 02:26, 23 June 2020 (UTC)
 

Did you know ...

... that the art photographers Anna and Bernhard Blume
created Kitchen Frenzy and Pure Reason?

... that in 1968, the German artist Bazon Brock created
a sign in the style of a high voltage warning saying
that "death must be abolished ..."?

A birthdayEdit

Happy birthday? El_C 05:13, 27 June 2020 (UTC)

not mine today (but close) - want to add? - Today is the birthday of one with the river Rhine. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 05:20, 27 June 2020 (UTC)
Cool, sounds primordial. El_C 05:42, 27 June 2020 (UTC)
What can you do in restricted times? I'm on my way to make the meetings real, in portions, a hike to that meadow, another around the rose town, a bike tour along the Rhine from Oppenheim and another to the Kreuzkapelle, a lunch overlooking the Rhine in Mainz, and church services happened already, more hikes and even organ concerts are planned, and for me, that's even better than seeing them all the same day as 2 decades ago. It helps to live in a blessed area where others come for vacation. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 06:23, 27 June 2020 (UTC)
(Belated apologies.) That sounds absolutely serene. Petting a chipmunk is also nice. Anyway, A very merry Unbirthday to you! To you! El_C 01:30, 29 June 2020 (UTC)
Happy petting that happy chipmunk! - Thank you for the wishes, coming a good day, 20 years OTD that the Chanticleer sang at Unionskirche, Idstein, as part the Rheingau Musik Festival, and I was permitted to take photos during their rehearsal, - such wonderful and still vivid memories of walking around in a great building filled with unbelievable harmony. I wanted to make a box above but perhaps better to keep it down here, modestly. What I did was begin the years with their sounds, DYK? Look above for Chanticleer. - This year, a cellist - subject of my first article here, and I never wanted to write any other, only there was this red link ... - wants to play for me and my guests, as many birthdays before, which is more tricky to arrange. My favourite church (pictured above) is too small (36 people right now), the next holding 100 but too resonant (looking forward to an organ concert there on Saturday, which was planned for March), - perhaps I'll ask Unionskirche ... - Would you like to tell me a place and a song for my virtual sing-along? --Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:11, 29 June 2020 (UTC)
I found the 2000 program, - first half sacred music by William Cornysh, Tomás Luis de Victoria, Vasily Polikarpovich Titov and John Taverner, and then music by Alberto Ginastera, Benitez Valencia, Astor Piazzolla, George Gershwin, Nacio Herb Brown, and spirituals. We were taken by the black voice of Eric Alatorre, who retired only last year, as I found out today. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 18:45, 29 June 2020 (UTC)

DYK for Meine engen GrenzenEdit

 On 12 July 2020, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Meine engen Grenzen, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that "Meine engen Grenzen" ("My narrow limits"), a new hymn with text by Eugen Eckert and a melody by Winfried Heurich, was recorded with a band? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Meine engen Grenzen. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Meine engen Grenzen), 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.

Cwmhiraeth (talk) 12:01, 12 July 2020 (UTC)

Happy First Edit Day!Edit

Thank you, - I remember well, first article deleted within minutes, but then I received great help, first by Cmadler, then Michael Bednarek (see above), LilHelpa (see just above), Jerome Kohl, and all you others (in the order of appearance). Thank you! (If I think I missed you, let me know, right here. )-Gerda Arendt (talk) 05:20, 2 August 2020 (UTC)

Happy First Edit Day!Edit

  Hey, Gerda Arendt. I'd like to wish you a wonderful First Edit Day on behalf of the Wikipedia Birthday Committee!
Have a great day!
Megan Barris (Lets talk📧) 09:38, 2 August 2020 (UTC)
 
Thank you, more detail above ;) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 09:40, 2 August 2020 (UTC)

Today's Wikipedian 10 years agoEdit

Awesome
 
Ten years!

Thank you for your many years as one of Wikipedia's shining stars. Your exemplary work is greatly appreciated! MANdARAX  XAЯAbИAM 07:15, 3 August 2020 (UTC)

Thank you, blushing. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:16, 3 August 2020 (UTC)
Congratulation! Grimes2 (talk) 08:22, 3 August 2020 (UTC)
Thank you, and even more for updating Leon Fleisher! A nice gift: Monteverdi's operas are a featured topic now!! We can't thank Brian enough for being such an inspiration, still! DYK, today is also his day of Today's Wikipedian 10 years ago ;) - Thank you, Aza, for the initiative to honour him. Giants2008, letting you know for the FLN above. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 13:58, 3 August 2020 (UTC)

Bon anniversaire.Edit

I got a reminder.

So I hope you are well, and you can't say I forgot.  

Take care.

Begoon 19:01, 3 August 2020 (UTC)

How lovely to see you "alive". 'cause missing the dead is bad enough. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 19:07, 3 August 2020 (UTC)

A barnstar for you!Edit

  The Random Acts of Kindness Barnstar
Thanks you for your constant positivity and friendliness. This platform needs more people like you. Hope you're having a great day! ~ HAL333 20:50, 11 August 2020 (UTC)
Thank you, blushing a bit. Did you see 3RR above? I enjoy the softer tones ;) - DId you know that Erich Gruenberg was the lead violinist for Sgt. Pepper? I didn't , and keep learning? --Gerda Arendt (talk) 21:02, 11 August 2020 (UTC)
No I didn't - that's very interesting. I'm actually currently burning through the discography of another great British band: The Kinks. ~ HAL333 02:05, 16 August 2020 (UTC)

Article Rescue BarnstarEdit

  The Article Rescue Barnstar
For rescuing Anton Jivaev, which I didn't think was notable, but you have proven otherwise. Thank you! 78.26 (spin me / revolutions) 01:01, 16 August 2020 (UTC)

My third article was about a viola player, and someone thanked me for the DYK, and I remember ;) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 06:07, 16 August 2020 (UTC)

@Gerda Arendt: Congrats! 🤣 Camy (talk) 14:08, 17 August 2020 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Nun jauchzt dem Herren, alle WeltEdit

The article Nun jauchzt dem Herren, alle Welt you nominated as a good article has passed  ; see Talk:Nun jauchzt dem Herren, alle Welt for comments about the article. Well done! If the article has not already appeared on the main page as a "Did you know" item, or as a bold link under "In the News" or in the "On This Day" prose section, you can nominate it within the next seven days to appear in DYK. Bolded names with dates listed at the bottom of the "On This Day" column do not affect DYK eligibility. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of Aza24 -- Aza24 (talk) 22:41, 28 August 2020 (UTC)

DYK for Rhythm Is It!Edit

 On 31 August 2020, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Rhythm Is It!, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Rhythm Is It! is a 2004 documentary film about 250 public school students trained by Royston Maldoom to dance Stravinsky's Le Sacre du printemps with the Berlin Philharmonic? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Rhythm Is It!. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Rhythm Is It!), 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.

Cwmhiraeth (talk) 00:02, 31 August 2020 (UTC)

I remember well. Education of an energetic kind, for kids from many cultural backgrounds to work towards one goal, - a model for us all. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 08:42, 31 August 2020 (UTC)

TFA Monteverdi Vespers 1 SeptemberEdit

Vespro della Beata Vergine
 
Magnificat from the alto partbook of Monteverdi's
Vespro della Beata Vergine kept in the Vatican Library

This article is about the Vespers for the Blessed Virgin, or Vespers of 1610, by Claudio Monteverdi. His opera L'Orfeo, premiered in 1607, is the first opera still widely performed, and the Vespers are similarly exceptional. Monteverdi, aspiring to a better positiom than court musician in Mantua, demonstrated the broad range of his abilities, writing with a post in Rome in mind, but instead went to San Marco, Venice, a few years later. We don't know if the music was ever performed completely during his lifetime, nor if he actually expected it to be performed that way. Certainly musicologists and musicians have been fascinated from the 20th century on. Monteverdi set much more text than the usual 5 psalms + Magnificat, and required a 10-part choir in one psalm, and a rich orchestra. He combined the ever-present Gregorian chant with dramatic and virtuoso elements from the emerging opera, and offered a great diversity in musical styles and expression. Here is a short introduction, - in the background you hear an extreme performance, a recording which renders only the music Monteverdi wrote (and no additions to make it a proper liturgical vespers service), with 10 singers, and soloists for all instruments. I heard them in concert at the Rheingau Musik Festival which will be missed this year.

The article is the work of many over many years ... The main inspiration came from Brian Boulton who wrote the articles about the composer and his operas, and who generously left me the sources he had collected, the greatest honour I received in my ten years here. (from the FAC)

(1 September 2020 - 1 September was the day of the dedication in 1610, and of our concert in 2019)

CongratsEdit

On your TFA. I have enjoyed reading it. Altamel (talk) 06:52, 1 September 2020 (UTC)

Maybe one day you could do the same for Selva Morale e Spirituale? I think the Beatus Vir Primo is the best walking bass in musical history (fight me!). When we were rehearsing this, our conductor was ill one day so we had Robert Hollingworth dep for him. The band for the performance included the English Cornett and Sackbut Ensemble, and I am still friendly with some of them now, since my friend Catherine often books them for the concerts I do with her. Guy (help! - typo?) 07:52, 21 September 2020 (UTC)

I wrote Selva, but would rather take the Brahms Requiem to FA. Struggling with Mass in B minor, since 2012, and Jesu, meine Freude (which I find even more defiant than the Brahms) right now. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:57, 21 September 2020 (UTC)
Guy, what do you think about the thread a bit above, named Silence (which was much longer, archived), or - similar topic on ARCA which I revived today because I believe we really need to call a war ended that ended long ago, only some overlooked that. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 09:33, 21 September 2020 (UTC)

Yesterday's horrible newsEdit

What a huge huge loss. I didn't even know him that well, but I am devastated. DBaK (talk) 08:57, 7 September 2020 (UTC)

So am I. - We talk about the memory of Jerome Kohl, with whom I had good conversations over ten years, - many topics, such as Schnebel (he said: "Sad to see another great music maker gone") and Stockhausen's Originale which I saw, and he said "Fantastic! What an experience it must have been! Thank you for telling me!". --Gerda Arendt (talk) 20:52, 7 September 2020 (UTC)

SilenceEdit

While I agree with the sentiments of this post, I think it's worth quoting a bit of Wikipedia:Ignore all dramas : "Say something there only if you can say it well and politely, and it helps all concerned, causing no further harm." I have to say that for those who understand what you mean, you're telling them something they already know, and for those who don't (or don't want to), you're just going to antagonise them : "none so deaf as those who will not hear". Let those who want to tear each other's heads off do so and go about your business improving the encyclopedia; hopefully when the dust is settled around the charred remains of burned-out editors, some may think "you know what, we really should have looked at that picture of a kitten after all". Ritchie333 (talk) (cont) 13:12, 7 September 2020 (UTC)

You just caused further harm sadness. I replied to a post on your talk, where I had mentioned silence, and (instead of silence) was questioned further. Silence please. I miss a great person. There's a picture of a kitten, - hope you like it. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 18:07, 7 September 2020 (UTC)

...

It crossed my mind that Licht - Jerome's great work - matches my topic of the year - vision - perfectly. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 05:20, 9 September 2020 (UTC)

It crossed my mind further that perhaps I should not be silent about being just an observer of the infobox wars (or however they might be called). I was wounded, and had enough, deciding to step away in 2015. - Let's look at the current discussion. It could have been so short. Nominator presents reasoning per the MoS to uncollaps an infobox, asking for good reasons not to follow the MoS in the specific case. There are no good (= factual) reasons. So instead, we argue about not so good reasons, on several noticeboards, with rising heat. I try to be silent but sometimes the level of frustration is too high. It's a complete waste of everybody's time. The simple answer to a good proposal could be "Why not?" - The Autobahnkirche Siegerland is a place for silence. Thank you for watching, made nice stats. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:25, 10 September 2020 (UTC)

DYK for Matthias HölleEdit

 On 8 September 2020, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Matthias Hölle, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Matthias Hölle, a regular bass singer at the Bayreuth Festival, appeared in the world premieres of Stockhausen's Donnerstag aus Licht and Samstag aus Licht at La Scala in Milan? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Matthias Hölle. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Matthias Hölle), 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) 00:01, 8 September 2020 (UTC)

This DYK was worded as a greeting to my friend Jerome Kohl who wrote all we know about Stockhausen and works. It became a tribute in memoriam, In Freundschaft. The piece was played at a concert dedicated to William Waterhouse. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:36, 8 September 2020 (UTC)

 
a minute of silence

a minute of silence

Did you know ... that Matthias Hölle,
a regular bass singer at the Bayreuth Festival,
appeared in the world premieres of
Stockhausen's Donnerstag aus Licht and Samstag aus Licht
at La Scala in Milan? (8 September 2020)

... that cellist, composer, and conductor Rudolf Hindemith
was the brother of the famous Paul Hindemith,
with whom he played in the Amar Quartet,
but later used pseudonyms to hide the relation? (7 September 2020)

DYK for Autobahnkirche SiegerlandEdit

  On 9 September 2020, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Autobahnkirche Siegerland, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Autobahnkirche Siegerland (pictured), a 2013 road church on the A 45 that looks like a piece of folded paper, is always open? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Autobahnkirche Siegerland. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Autobahnkirche Siegerland), 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.

Cwmhiraeth (talk) 00:01, 9 September 2020 (UTC)

Thank you, - one of my places ;) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 05:20, 9 September 2020 (UTC)

As you did ask for me to keep a look out, I fixed the fact tags. Ritchie333 (talk) (cont) 12:21, 9 September 2020 (UTC)
That's excellent, Ritchie, thank you! Biking Weikersheim to Wertheim, a first for me, also excellent. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 20:34, 9 September 2020 (UTC)
I took almost the same pic, evening, someone leaning out the right window, - perhaps I'll upload it, - of course I believe that mine is better ;) - nice stats for the place of silence, 9.707. Thanks all for interest! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:31, 10 September 2020 (UTC)

Thank youEdit

Der Tod ist verschlungen in den Sieg.   Tod, wo ist dein Stachel, Hölle, wo ist dein Sieg? For the very interesting article about Franz Leuninger --Maleschreiber (talk) 03:47, 12 September 2020 (UTC)

Thank you, just what I needed. (Funeral 17 September, in Munich, where the memorial is.) Thank you also for excellent copy-editing. The article is the result of many users working together, - I hope they watch here. I couldn't believe - prompted by the death of his nephew - that he had no article. I love that music, sung in Hannover and Wiesbaden. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 06:00, 12 September 2020 (UTC)

I like the setting of this text in Brahms' Ein Deutsches Requiem. Guy (help! - typo?) 07:46, 21 September 2020 (UTC)
That's what we mean. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:48, 21 September 2020 (UTC)

DYK for Moop MamaEdit

 On 15 September 2020, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Moop Mama, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Moop Mama, a band of seven brass players, two drummers, and a rapper, began "guerilla concerts" in Munich's Englischer Garten in 2009? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Moop Mama. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Moop Mama), 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) 12:04, 15 September 2020 (UTC)

 

listen to Meermenschen (people from the sea), in rehearsal --Gerda Arendt (talk) 12:43, 15 September 2020 (UTC)

DYK for Solang es Menschen gibt auf ErdenEdit

 On 21 September 2020, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Solang es Menschen gibt auf Erden, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the rhythm of "Solang es Menschen gibt auf Erden", a Dutch hymn translated into German, has been compared to a tango? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Solang es Menschen gibt auf Erden. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Solang es Menschen gibt auf Erden), 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.

Cwmhiraeth (talk) 12:01, 21 September 2020 (UTC)

DYK for NerotalanlagenEdit

 On 26 September 2020, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Nerotalanlagen, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Nerotalanlagen, a park along a creek in Wiesbaden, was built in the late 19th century to enhance the town's spa quality? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Nerotalanlagen. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Nerotalanlagen), 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, 26 September 2020 (UTC)

I took two of the images in 2020. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 06:30, 26 September 2020 (UTC)

DYK for Organ Symphony No. 3 (Vierne)Edit

  On 8 October 2020, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Organ Symphony No. 3 (Vierne), which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Louis Vierne (pictured) completed his Third Organ Symphony during a summer vacation with the family of Marcel Dupré, who played the world premiere in Paris in 1912? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Organ Symphony No. 3 (Vierne). You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Organ Symphony No. 3 (Vierne)), 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.

Cwmhiraeth (talk) 00:01, 8 October 2020 (UTC)

... on the composer's 150th birthday, who has been celebrated at St. Bonifatius, Wiesbaden, including a performance of the Messe solennelle in 1987, and of the Troisième symphonie in 2020, thanks to Marlene Kempin and Gabriel Dessauer

Some recognitionEdit

  The Music Barnstar
Thanks for all the work you have done on music articles! Amitchell125 (talk) 21:55, 8 October 2020 (UTC)
music in my ears ;) - thank you, enjoying the birthday celebrations for a man with a tough life and the death he wanted - listen to a friend playing his music --Gerda Arendt (talk) 21:58, 8 October 2020 (UTC)

DYK for Anna TifuEdit

 On 11 October 2020, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Anna Tifu, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Anna Tifu, a violinist from Cagliari, Sardinia, who won the 2007 George Enescu International Competition, plays a 1716 Stradivarius? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Anna Tifu. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Anna Tifu), 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.

Cwmhiraeth (talk) 00:01, 11 October 2020 (UTC)

 
Thank you, happy to have heard her, back to listening to a symphony concert, on 3 October, with the orchestra that made Der Ring in Minden possible. She played a Bach encore! (... in the second concert of the orchestra's second series of the season, while in was Eugène Ysaÿe the first , and George Enescu the third. Listen to the first movement in 2012, the article has a Ravel Tzigane YT, and there's one out with her at age 8. Thank you for the image, GRuban! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:30, 11 October 2020 (UTC)

You're very cleverEdit

L'infobox infernale
Opera semiseria in 25 acts by John Smith
 
The final scene
TranslationThe Hellish Infobox
LibrettistJane Doe
LanguageItalian
Premiere
23 December 2005 (2005-12-23)
Wikipedia
WebsiteInfobox wars

I must say you're very clever to be able to align the pictures nicely without Br'er Rabbit or RexxS helping. I always make futile attempts and then end up asking RexxS. Very envious of your skills! Little Stupid talk, 09:36, 14 October 2020 (UTC).

PS, yikes, I see a picture of Darwinbish on this page. Hope she hasn't been bothering you! Little Stupid talk, 09:36, 14 October 2020 (UTC).
Gerda has an adequate supply of apples, so fret ye not. Ritchie333 (talk) (cont) 10:08, 14 October 2020 (UTC)
(ec) Darwinbish has stolen grabbed some apples, but I have a large supply. All my technical cleverness comes from the two you mentioned, and Alakzi who showed me how to have pics in one line as here. Thanks to them as long as I can remember, - one banned, one ill, one given up! Look above, RexxS made me a neat template to remember Precious by just changing the number of years celebrated, imagine! (If I'd organise the dates, that might even run without me.) Feel free to use the QAIbox, modeled after the popcorn Br'er gave me as a farewell gift, eighth anniversary now as he mentioned then. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 10:13, 14 October 2020 (UTC)
I would also say that although good editors leave the project, if you look around carefully, you'll see new editors coming up through the ranks and starting to contribute more, like zmbro. Let's show our appreciation for those as well. Ritchie333 (talk) (cont) 10:16, 14 October 2020 (UTC)
Thank you, I like hints for Precious. (I also like others to pass Precious, - no need to wait for me.) I think I do my share of appreciating newcomers, greeting red links on my watchlist, and passing Precious for a first DYK. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 10:21, 14 October 2020 (UTC)
I stole my cutest infobox opera from the 2013 arb workshop pages, image by Br'er, title idea by Voceditenore who also was instrumental in creating the template with Andy, facts somewhat updated. I think we just reached kind of peace there, - imagine (that I was invited to restore "my" infoboxes). All operas by Rossini have an infobox now, not only his latest. Much room for improvements: more appropriate images, for example, and many composers not yet improved. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 10:42, 14 October 2020 (UTC)
ps: 1201 transclusions of the template as of now, but I guess 1 is what you see here ;) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 10:45, 14 October 2020 (UTC)
I thought the image on the right was the result of putting the wrong sort of dash in an FA candidate. Ritchie333 (talk) (cont) 11:01, 14 October 2020 (UTC)
Highly suitable. Jen probably thinks the same about ref details. Thanks for helping her with the flowcharts. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 11:05, 14 October 2020 (UTC)

A kitten for you!Edit

  Just for being you and everything you do here. Danke für alles. Kudpung กุดผึ้ง (talk) 12:34, 14 October 2020 (UTC)

(  Buttinsky) Can I second and third this? Vielen Dank meine freund - for being who you are that inspires us all to be better than we are. Jenhawk777 (talk) 20:12, 14 October 2020 (UTC)
Such a cutie! Thank you, also for not having to miss you, as some mentioned in the thread above, and many not mentioned. Br'er didn't like left pics, DYK? --Gerda Arendt (talk) 13:24, 14 October 2020 (UTC)

ITN recognition for Jon Gibson (minimalist musician)Edit

 On 14 October 2020, In the news was updated with an item that involved the article Jon Gibson (minimalist musician), 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) 20:37, 14 October 2020 (UTC)

DYK for Eugen SzenkarEdit

  On 16 October 2020, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Eugen Szenkar, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that conductor Eugen Szenkar, who promoted works by Béla Bartók and Gustav Mahler in Germany, Russia, and Brazil, caused a "near riot" with the world premiere of The Miraculous Mandarin? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Eugen Szenkar. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Eugen Szenkar), 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.

Gatoclass (talk) 00:02, 16 October 2020 (UTC)

Fitting to remember this persona non grata on the day I remember that eight years ago, this community banned my friend whose name was not Jack: creative, productive, helpful, witty, charming, a great photographer, a free spirit, miraculous, who said "wikis are not about authoritah they are about collaborations and merit." in September 2012. (You read that in my edit notice, didn't you?) I debated with myself then if I could still be a member of such community.

Agnus Dei - mourning becomes ... (11 April 2012)
Dona nobis pacem - a promise (16 October 2012)

Here I am, still singing in defiance. Darwinbish has stolen the apples. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 08:46, 16 October 2020 (UTC)

Pls explainEdit

So as not to barge in on the page of an editor who is already struggling under several factors, could you please explain this comment here on your page? SandyGeorgia (Talk) 14:21, 18 October 2020 (UTC)

What is unclear? --Gerda Arendt (talk) 18:10, 18 October 2020 (UTC)
1) Why you would stay away from a FAC because I reviewed it. 2) Why you would burden an already burdened editor with this for whatever reason. SandyGeorgia (Talk) 18:16, 18 October 2020 (UTC)
I have have high respect for your knowledge in FAC matters, and would not like to disagree with you. How is it a burden to explain that to the nominator? --Gerda Arendt (talk) 18:29, 18 October 2020 (UTC)
You didn't "explain that to the nominator"; you stated I was one of three reasons to stay away from the nomination. SandyGeorgia (Talk) 18:31, 18 October 2020 (UTC)
I am sorry that I worded it ambiguously. Jen, was it unclear to you that I hesitated and why? - I'll go over to the FAC after writing my article of the day and giving out thanks. Fresh air outside was good. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 18:40, 18 October 2020 (UTC)
Gerda in all the years I have known you I have never known you to be anything but kind and straightforward. I did not read anything negative into your comment as I know you always choose good faith in others. I just try to live up to your example. Jenhawk777 (talk) 20:24, 18 October 2020 (UTC)
Thanks. Since Jen and I first "met" through a mutual problem, for me to get involved at all in that article was and remains risky. Jen expressed elsewhere that he has been "banned forever", which is in fact not the case-- he can request an unban after a year. I wish I could have given Jen stronger advice, but I have been treading very carefully.
With an already tough topic, and a very tough first FAC, my advice would have been (and remains) that the best way forward-- to sort out the existing source-to-text integrity issues-- is to meet all of those editors previously engaged at Peer review and give the article a thorough going over. Had she gathered you, A Parrot, Johnbod, Mike Christie, Axl ... I can't remember them all, but all previously engaged ... on a peer review before re-launching at FAC, she would have had a stronger shot. My formatting fixes were not only stylistic; source-to-text integrity issues were also revealed.
So with all that, and our "mutual" friend, I have felt constrained in being able to give Jen better advice on a most worthy topic, and regret seeing unclear implications about my involvement.
Because I can assure all of you of one thing; you may not be checking every source for source-to-text integrity before you support, but the Dog will. SandyGeorgia (Talk) 19:56, 18 October 2020 (UTC)
(ec - article started, rough so far, but to grow) We may agree more than is obvious, for example that peer review is a great idea. I'll approach the FAC in that intention. I had no time to even look there so far, just noticed frequent comments on my watchlist. Now to a round of thanks. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 20:03, 18 October 2020 (UTC)
@SandyGeorgia: I remembered from the beginning how we had first encountered each other, and yes I know my nemesis can be reinstated in a year, and if that happens, I will probably be gone again. Rather than say all of that, I sometimes just say he is gone. I suppose it's wishful thinking that he will never be reinstated and is gone forever. It's a statement of faith in arbitration. I am saying it forward with hope.
I too have avoided mentioning it to you for reasons of my own. Your reviewing style is always tough and on occasion it borders on harsh. That harshness made me wonder if you were so concerned about showing bias toward me that you erred in the other direction. And I wondered the opposite - if you harbored some bad feelings toward me. I decided that was just an emotional response, so instead, I opted to choose having good faith in you. I hope I have done so. I have endeavored to cooperate with all you have asked. I have been genuinely grateful for what you have taught me. I am distressed to find a negative attitude toward this article continues anyway.
I am surprised that it seems from what you say - and don't say - as though you think all this article has are major problems that can't be simply fixed. If I am struggling, this is why. I don't believe BC's problems are major, and I believe they can be fixed in a reasonable time frame. If all FAC candidates have to be perfect before presenting as FAC candidates what's the point of the review? What's the point of saying five times that I should have done something I didn't know to do? If you want to fail me, go ahead and fail me, but it would help - if that is what you care about - if you would stop going over what you think should have happened that didn't. That needs to be put into FAC instructions because I would have done it if I had known. But I can't undo what is past. I can move forward or I can go away. Your call. Jenhawk777 (talk) 20:24, 18 October 2020 (UTC)
Sometimes I get irritated when people are reading on the page things I never typed; in this case, it's the opposite :) If you will read between all of those lines above, you will see that we all need to be tough on this nom to make sure you don't have problems down the road because of our "mutual friend". As to whether there are still issues, I can't say, because I haven't taken the deep dive. I only know that enough came up during my stylistic issues that I realize that reviewers need to take close looks when they do dig in. And because of our "mutual friend", I'm not wanting to be one of those reviewers to dig in any further. I have no interest in seeing you fail; it's a worthy topic. I am saying all of this because I have an interest in seeing you succeed, but the Single Most Important Aspect of any FAC is source-to-text integrity, and that should always be the first thing checked. When reviewers dig in to fix prose, without first looking at sources, they do you no favors. I am certain that no one involved wants you to go away. I always believe that there is a faster, more efficient way forward (via peer review) when a nomination stalls. But please understand that in everything I say at FAC or about FAC, I am only one person's opinion, and plenty of people disagree with me. It's always your call. And it's never too late for anything; patience is a virtue, ever moreso with FAC! "Slow and steady wins the race." I have done as much as I feel I can at this point, although I will also do a MOS check once others are satisfied. Best, SandyGeorgia (Talk) 20:37, 18 October 2020 (UTC)
Thank you for clearing that up for me. It is a weight off my shoulders to know that you want this to succeed. May I ask what 'Dog' you are referring to? Because I will go ask him to come and review as long as it isn't the absent one. And are you saying I could withdraw my nomination and go ask all the former reviewers to please show up for a peer review? Then nominate a third time once that's done!?! Holy Moly Batman. But I am not in any hurry. Slow and steady is fine with me. I will do as you recommend whatever it is, but please be clear. Some former reviewers have already declined. Perhaps I could ask everyone to come and just do a source review; they could take 25 apiece. What do you think of that idea? Jenhawk777 (talk) 20:47, 18 October 2020 (UTC)
The Dog is the Jyt. Who is probably reading this conversation. Which is just what I wanted to avoid. Yes, you could withdraw and go to Peer review instead, but I am NOT saying that is what you should do unless that whole list of other (previous) reviewers also support that path and might agree to meet you there. If they do, it could be a faster route, because you could show up to FAC the third time with supports already on board. But the last thing you need is a peer review where no one shows up. It is not my recommendation; it is an alternate path worth considering if the FAC stalls. The other problem now is that the FAC is getting borderline long, so you should be careful to use the talk page of the FAC rather than the FAC for anything other than responding to reviewers. Good luck, Jen ... I think what I will do for now, as this is such a spot for me to be in, is unwatch the FAC so no one has to worry about or take me into account. If/when everything is settled, and you want a MOS review, you can bring me back in. All the best, SandyGeorgia (Talk) 20:59, 18 October 2020 (UTC)
SandyGeorgia, srsly? Is Jytdog still around? I feel bad for him. He is a nice guy, but very... overactive. He contacted me off-wiki, we had a chat via Skype. He's not a bastard. But he certainbly crossed a line. Guy (help! - typo?) 22:25, 18 October 2020 (UTC)
Guy there is more context here than I am willing to go in to in this discussion. It's complicated. I have so many sockmasters and other sneaky editors who follow me around and make misrepresentations about me than you can shake a stick at :) But I didn't want to see Jen's good efforts wasted, so I got involved where I would have been safer not to. And I hope that Gerda notes the irony regarding the socks who follow me around to make false statements about me. Bst, SandyGeorgia (Talk) 22:47, 18 October 2020 (UTC)

All this does is make me feel I never should have come back here. Jenhawk777 (talk) 03:24, 19 October 2020 (UTC)

See my message to you way back in April :). You can do this! SandyGeorgia (Talk) 03:52, 19 October 2020 (UTC)
Thank you, Sandy, for "And it's never too late for anything; patience is a virtue." I gave my message in 2013, that we can start today. (This was in the proceedings of our "highest court" misrepresenting me.) "I keep dreaming of a new discussion style in the future, instead of looking back at who made what mistake in the past." Things do look different today. Courage, Jen (and all), and patience. Guy, you talked on ANI about what a friend should do. Be that friend, do it. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:01, 19 October 2020 (UTC)

A barnstar for you!Edit

  The Barnstar of Diplomacy
For you! Grimes2 (talk) 18:35, 18 October 2020 (UTC)
Thank you, Grimes2! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:01, 19 October 2020 (UTC)

Dutch composersEdit

Thanks to a beloved friend I have sung music by Ton de Leeuw, Daan Manneke, Vic Nees, Alphons Diepenbrock, Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck (in the church where he was organist), and probably others, especially if you count Flanders as part of Netherlands (hello Ockeghem and Josquin des Prez!). Who's your favourite Dutch composer of the last 100 years? Do you sing in a choir (or did you, prior to The Event?)

Have you ever heard ro sung Josquin's Nymphes des Bois (déploration de la mort de Johannes Ockeghem)? It is astonishing. Or Vic Nees' Magnificat? Guy (help! - typo?) 22:39, 18 October 2020 (UTC)

Thank you for asking, - for choirs check the infobox on my user page, for more detail of compositions click on "memories" there, several Flemish, - I wrote about Jules van Nuffel's In convertendo. I'm tired right now, past midnight here. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 22:47, 18 October 2020 (UTC)
I have to butt in with how much I adore Nymphes des Bois – part of a popular Medieval/Rennaisance tradition of writing laments when great masters died (see Armes, amours by Andrieu for Machaut, or Ye sacred muses by Byrd for Tallis for other famous examples). If you're interested, this JSTOR article has a list on the page 31. Aza24 (talk) 22:57, 18 October 2020 (UTC)
Aza24, like! Thanks. Aslo mentions Ockeghem's Mort, tu as navré de ton dart, which I have also performed. Guy (help! - typo?) 07:19, 19 October 2020 (UTC)

Template:Did you know nominations/Alma Vessells JohnEdit

As a matter of personal interest, why are you using strings of colons and asterisks in your replies? Why don't you just run a string of colons and end it with an asterisk? Yoninah (talk) 15:46, 20 October 2020 (UTC)

For accessibility, compare essay cited on top of User talk:Drmies, by RexxS. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 18:08, 20 October 2020 (UTC)


DYK for Baptist HoffmannEdit

 On 22 October 2020, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Baptist Hoffmann, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Baptist Hoffmann, a leading baritone at the Berlin Court Opera, appeared as Jochanaan in the first production of Salome there in 1906? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Baptist Hoffmann. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Baptist Hoffmann), 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.

Cwmhiraeth (talk) 00:03, 22 October 2020 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Die güldne Sonne voll Freud und WonneEdit

The article Die güldne Sonne voll Freud und Wonne you nominated as a good article has failed  ; see Talk:Die güldne Sonne voll Freud und Wonne for reasons why the nomination failed. If or when these points have been taken care of, you may apply for a new nomination of the article. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of Amitchell125 -- Amitchell125 (talk) 11:02, 22 October 2020 (UTC)

Thank you, a real treat after I don't recognize the article any more, and it has details about English publications but not about its content. Joy and delight! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 11:27, 22 October 2020 (UTC)
Note to self "go on with life, have a laugh, don't get too upset". Guy, be that friend, do it? --Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:35, 23 October 2020 (UTC)

DYK for Philharmonia Quartet BerlinEdit

 On 23 October 2020, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Philharmonia Quartet Berlin, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the Philharmonia Quartet Berlin, formed by principal players of the Berlin Philharmonic, celebrated its 30th anniversary with a recording of all of Beethoven's string quartets? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Philharmonia Quartet Berlin. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Philharmonia Quartet Berlin), 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.

Cwmhiraeth (talk) 00:03, 23 October 2020 (UTC)

String 4tet list ist pear-shaped gegangenEdit

Hi Gerda. My brain has just exploded, as Sigi Nissel, whom I knew, is listed as vln 2 in Philharmonia Quartet Berlin. Hellllpppppp mmmmeeeeee. DBaK (talk) 08:24, 23 October 2020 (UTC)

How? Do you have a photo. He also has his own article, and the first violinist is pictured in his. GRuban, any photo of the 4 - first or second formation - because showing just one would be unfair ;) - same request may come up for Fauré Quartet, and we thank all these articles LouisAlain! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 08:29, 23 October 2020 (UTC)
Found what seems to be a completely different Faure Quartet: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u2qYWix4ssU ... --GRuban (talk) 14:43, 23 October 2020 (UTC)
Thank you, and indeed, not two people the same. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 15:12, 23 October 2020 (UTC)
This unnamed ensemble in the video plays Fauré Piano Quartet No.1 in C minor, op.15. Grimes2 (talk) 15:27, 23 October 2020 (UTC)
As usual, through the in-laws! I will have a look for a photo, but if I do have one it will only be Sigi, and informal. I must say I did wonder, as soon as I looked at his article ... do you think an informal social photo is better than none?? Cheers DBaK (talk) 08:32, 23 October 2020 (UTC)
Query: are you planning to fix it or shall I? I just wasn't clear whether to use the list as in the body text, or the current people from the website, or what ... Thanks! DBaK (talk) 08:38, 23 October 2020 (UTC)
(ec) By "how?" I meant how can I help you ;) - Informal, - depends, and I would check with him before publishing, and don't publish anyway if not your own work, or someone does it whose work it is. - Nice matching philharmonic colours on top, I must say. My brother is pictured third from right on 3 October. Also here.
After edit conflict: fix what? --Gerda Arendt (talk) 08:44, 23 October 2020 (UTC)
oops sorry about the ec. I mean fix the 4tet list in the infobox. It has Sigi in it and should not have; the body-text vln 2 is listed as viola, the viola is missing, etc. DBaK (talk) 08:47, 23 October 2020 (UTC)
Ah, lovely, you did it, thanks! DBaK (talk) 08:52, 23 October 2020 (UTC)
re photo: it is my photo, and Sigi is dead, so there is not much to check there. Your brother is the bass player??? DBaK (talk) 08:50, 23 October 2020 (UTC)
(ec) oops sorry, my bad, I just noticed and changed, - you see from where I copied ... - and next time, you please fix immediately!
after ec: yes, on both pics --Gerda Arendt (talk) 08:53, 23 October 2020 (UTC)
ps: so when they played Der Ring in Minden, he and a colleague opened the whole thing --Gerda Arendt (talk) 08:55, 23 October 2020 (UTC)
WOW! That is v v cool. DBaK (talk) 10:33, 23 October 2020 (UTC)

Fauré RequiemEdit

Look what I found.[1] The location might seem familiar:) Ceoil (talk) 22:26, 23 October 2020 (UTC)

Note the size of the chapel - the acoustics must have been mind bending. Ceoil (talk) 01:16, 24 October 2020 (UTC)
Imagine! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 06:50, 24 October 2020 (UTC)
Reminds of having sung the Petite messe solennelle at the Berger Kirche, and the Fauré in the two major ones, we rehearsed it for St. Martin, and our dress rehearsal was the sing-along at Chor von S. Bonifatius. I guess I should make sortable lists of my places and songs ;) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:15, 24 October 2020 (UTC)
wow. really. I guess you should! Ceoil (talk) 07:42, 24 October 2020 (UTC)
An unsortable list is here. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:46, 24 October 2020 (UTC)

DYK for Eli (opera)Edit

 On 24 October 2020, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Eli (opera), which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Eli is an opera by Walter Steffens, who based the libretto on a mystery play by Nelly Sachs which dealt with the suffering of Israel? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Eli (opera). You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Eli (opera)), 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.

—valereee (talk) 00:02, 24 October 2020 (UTC)

I remember. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:15, 24 October 2020 (UTC)