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Kurdish civil engineer and politician
Hevrin Khalaf,
who worked for tolerance
among Christians, Arabs, and Kurds,
was killed
in the 2019 Turkish offensive into Syria?

November
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Cassia javanica, Torremolinos
... with thanks from QAI
Die Fliege
26 October
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Dvořák: Stabat Mater
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Raymond Arritt
go on with life, have a laugh,
don't get too upset over this

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2019Edit

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

200 DYK nominationsEdit

  The 200 DYK Nomination Medal
It is my pleasure to recognize the more than 200 articles you have nominated for DYK. These, and your own articles, have helped to build Wikipedia's music pages into a formidable resource. Keep up the great work! Yoninah (talk) 00:08, 20 February 2019 (UTC)
Thank you! Collaboration is the secret for success here, and I am happy that more of my 2019 topics were done with others, such as opera singers with LouisAlain, and the psalms with you, among many others. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 06:24, 20 February 2019 (UTC)
A well deserved award. I am among those who find your well written DYK articles on music interesting and informative. I see you've also recently helped to bring three articles to GA and one to FA. Precious work indeed. And your enthusiasm never seems to wane.--Ipigott (talk) 10:41, 22 February 2019 (UTC)
Thank you! I have several GA noms open, - if anybody looking wants to review ;) - My enthusiasm for music is great, and so many pieces not covered, - no end in sight. Today's plan: The Deer's Cry (Pärt). --Gerda Arendt (talk) 10:49, 22 February 2019 (UTC)

Lasting ImpactEdit

Gerda, I was reminded tonight of your giving me a Precious and it remains perhaps the nicest and most meaningful thing someone has done for me on Wikipedia. I have my Wiki friends who are great and who I get support an encouragement from but to have a "stranger" take the time to really look into me as an editor and capture the good I try to do here meant, and means a lot. I know I thanked you at the time but wanted you to also be thanked for the last impact. Best, Barkeep49 (talk) 02:57, 3 March 2019 (UTC)

Barkeep49, thank you for taking the time to come here and say that, blushing ;) - "encouragement" is among my favourite words --Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:21, 3 March 2019 (UTC)
Eddie, I suggest PrimeHunter for tomorrow - 10 y. I'd like to use this anchor, to archive the long thread above. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 23:17, 4 March 2019 (UTC)
Gerda Arendt, sure-- i can probably do it if you like... Eddie891 Talk Work 23:19, 4 March 2019 (UTC)
I like ;) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 23:22, 4 March 2019 (UTC)
 Y perhaps MrLinkinPark333 soon Eddie891 Talk Work 00:39, 5 March 2019 (UTC)
for women writers user:Victuallers ( 1770 pages, many about women) Eddie891 Talk Work 00:43, 5 March 2019 (UTC)
V first, thought he had it long ago, my mistake. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 06:46, 5 March 2019 (UTC)

Jacques LoussierEdit

Ach, I hadn't realised Jacques Loussier has recently died (I saw a comment you left elsewhere). I had the pleasure of attending a concert by the Jacques Loussier Trio at the Sheldonian in Oxford many years ago. I note our Wikipedia article says "The group was commercially successful but less popular with critics and jazz purists" - how I hate critics and purists! Boing! said Zebedee (talk) 11:43, 21 March 2019 (UTC)

I heard the first trio, and the second twice, last time with the Dave Brubeck quartet on one stage, - quite a night! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 18:41, 21 March 2019 (UTC)
Wow, yes, that would have been special! It was the second trio I heard - I would have liked to have seen the first. Boing! said Zebedee (talk) 11:54, 22 March 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Jörg StreliEdit

 On 23 March 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Jörg Streli, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that architect Jörg Streli and his two colleagues designed the Sankt-Margarethen-Kapelle (pictured) in Tyrol, which rises like a tower on a circular floor? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Jörg Streli. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Jörg Streli), 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, 23 March 2019 (UTC)

Thank youEdit

Thank you so much, Gerda, for helping push Did you know nominations/Cynthia García Coll to the finish line. I really appreciate the help. 28bytes (talk) 15:37, 3 April 2019 (UTC)

You are most welcome! Overdue, like the 3 chansons which were supposed to appear on Ravel's birthday, 7 March. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 15:41, 3 April 2019 (UTC)
28bytes, nice to have here on the Main page togerther with my Angels (below)! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 08:55, 6 April 2019 (UTC)

"Was ist der Tod-- ein Übergang zur Ruh'!"Edit

Now: Ruth-Margret Pütz.

http://www.operanostalgia.be/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mmCl6VptCs0&t=6655s

HandsomeMrToad (talk) 04:54, 5 April 2019 (UTC)

Changing plans again, hear her voice now! - Und dann an deiner Seite ... --Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:11, 5 April 2019 (UTC)

A surreal barnstar for you!Edit

  The Surreal Barnstar
Gerda Arendt, this barnstar is for those who add "special flavor" to the community, and I have no doubt you are one who exemplifies this trait. Thank you for your precious awards, and your hard work at their yearly anniversaries. Not to mention your DYKs and other article improvements. This is merely a little appreciation. starship.paint ~ KO 10:19, 17 April 2019 (UTC)

That is lovely, thank you! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 10:21, 17 April 2019 (UTC)

  • You're welcome, Gerda. How's it going for you recently? :) starship.paint ~ KO 10:25, 17 April 2019 (UTC)
Look above, most intense week of the year, and a funeral to come. On Wikipedia: Many GA-noms waiting for a review, a discussion about "interesting to the general reader" on WP:DYK, another one there about trying to get a kitsch (for me at least) image, coming with a little article to which it has no connection, to the Main page for Easter, a deletion request for an image showing the one to be buried because art is hanging on the walls in the room, translated articles by a friend sent to draft because they don't follow our referencing guidelines yet, not to speak about the topic I try hard to avoid ;) - But on the positive side: good collaborations, nice DYKs, and even a GA - about an Advent song, - patience is really helpful. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 10:38, 17 April 2019 (UTC)
  • Wow all really that seems like a lot. Congrats and well done on the GA, and full support for your upcoming work Gerda! :) starship.paint ~ KO 11:09, 17 April 2019 (UTC)
And how about you? --Gerda Arendt (talk) 11:12, 17 April 2019 (UTC)
  • On Wikipedia, I'm editing more American politics now. Less wrestling, since I watch less WWE because it's bad TV. In real life, I have quite a lot of work, I should probably get off Wikipedia and do that... starship.paint ~ KO 11:25, 17 April 2019 (UTC)

200,000Edit

Now that's a milestone! Jmar67 (talk) 12:45, 22 April 2019 (UTC)

I wouldn't have noticed, thank you ;) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 13:35, 22 April 2019 (UTC)
Gerda Arendt, very cool! --valereee (talk) 16:40, 25 April 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Psalm 70Edit

 On 6 May 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Psalm 70, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Monteverdi set the beginning of Psalm 70, traditionally opening vespers (pictured), in his Vespro della Beata Vergine as a brilliant "call to attention"? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Psalm 70. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Psalm 70), 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, 6 May 2019 (UTC)

DS AlertEdit

 This is a standard message to notify contributors about an administrative ruling in effect. It does not imply that there are any issues with your contributions to date.

You have shown interest in discussions about infoboxes and to edits adding, deleting, collapsing, or removing verifiable information from infoboxes. Due to past disruption in this topic area, a more stringent set of rules called discretionary sanctions is in effect. Any administrator may impose sanctions on editors who do not strictly follow Wikipedia's policies, or the page-specific restrictions, when making edits related to the topic.

For additional information, please see the guidance on discretionary sanctions and the Arbitration Committee's decision here. If you have any questions, or any doubts regarding what edits are appropriate, you are welcome to discuss them with me or any other editor.

The boilerplate is necessary because you haven't had a notificaton since March 2018. However, it's a matter of public record that you have been sanctioned several times over the subject of infoboxes and have had difficulty letting go. I'm not leaving this message here because I want to stir the pot or cause rancour - not at all - in fact I've been mulling over whether to drop this here pretty much since yesterday evening. However, I think I'm now at the point where I don't nip this in the bud, one of you or Cassianto (who FWIW has already been Arbcom sanctioned and hence does not need an alert) is going to end up on a Dramaboard somewhere with all sorts of yelling and shouting. I'll repeat what I said on my talk yesterday, "Gerda is here to improve the encyclopedia and it shows with the numerous DYKs that turn up on the main page. I release she does inadvertently irritate people, but - heck - so do I." Ritchie333 (talk) (cont) 16:07, 30 May 2019 (UTC)

Kafka is never far when infoboxes are debated ;) - lol --Gerda Arendt (talk) 21:22, 30 May 2019 (UTC)

A kitten for you!Edit

I present you with the great honour of... a kitten!

El_C 17:30, 30 May 2019 (UTC)

Love it ;) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 21:23, 30 May 2019 (UTC)

Another kitten for you!Edit

And another one from me.

Voceditenore (talk) 19:47, 30 May 2019 (UTC)

Thank you, Voce, lovely! Just returning from Rodelinda, with Lucy Crowe and Andreas Scholl singing that unearthly duet, - and happy I don't have to fill red links, but took care of their articles long ago, the latter with help from Eric Corbett, - that long ago. Other: Katharina Magiera, Martin Mitterutzner, Jakub Józef Orliński and Božidar Smiljanić (bass-baritone), Andrea Marcon conducting, staged (for Madrid, Lyon, Frankfurt, Amsterdam next) Claus Guth [de]. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 21:34, 30 May 2019 (UTC)
ps: kitten-givers, would you donate one to Fylbecatulous, as her daughter requested? --Gerda Arendt (talk) 22:15, 30 May 2019 (UTC)
  Done. I hope her daughter likes it, even though I did stray away from domestic kitties. El_C 17:57, 1 June 2019 (UTC)
adorable! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 18:03, 1 June 2019 (UTC)
Ritchie, Cassianto, how about you passing a cat to her? --Gerda Arendt (talk) 22:22, 30 May 2019 (UTC)
If you mean real cats, my last one (that sits on my talk page) died six years ago. I wrote Pink cat with Fylbecatulous in mind, I can't believe she's no longer with us. :-( Ritchie333 (talk) (cont) 23:13, 30 May 2019 (UTC)
Ritchie, I mean a cat on her talk, as Begoon understood. Thank you for the Pink cat! - Did you see Kieth Engen? Created by LouisAlain, improved by me (the normal team work), but also be Grimes2, Kablammo and Voce. - that's how I love editing! Always listen to Voce, DYK? Especially when she says Yay! - Hook suggestion wanted. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 05:34, 31 May 2019 (UTC)
Well, I was truly shocked and saddened. en.wiki isn't the only place I knew her - she was a deeply thoughtful and genuine character with a kind and occasionally, pleasantly cutting sense of humour. I'll miss her. -- Begoon 05:53, 31 May 2019 (UTC)
  • Gerda, if you need a hook for Engen, I've added more material which could work. Apart from his pop career as "Stan Oliver", there's how his height got him his first job at the Bavarian State Opera. Voceditenore (talk) 13:45, 31 May 2019 (UTC)
    Thanks for the offer! Let's do it this way: I make a proposal, and you add ALTs. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 13:57, 31 May 2019 (UTC)
    In real life, I knew a young man who after school in Germany went to see the world, which took the unusually tall slim person to a beach in China, where a film producer saw him and offered him a role as an American soldier in a movie, which was delayed because of political controversy, so the young man got to know the producer's daughter better, - he wrote home that he needed papers to get married. 2 children. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 14:01, 31 May 2019 (UTC)
I read that and thought of Simon Bates' "Our Tune". Ritchie333 (talk) (cont) 11:13, 3 June 2019 (UTC)
I prefer "our tune" much to the DS which I'll stubbornly not archive until the year ends. DYK that all I did in the field in 2019 was one comment in a RfC? The misunderstanding with Cassianto (resolved) wasn't even about the dreaded topic, but my thank-you click for an edit that seemed unrelated, at least to me. I offered help with his DYK in good faith, and couldn't help remembering this (but would not have mentioned it in the DYK process had it happened). --Gerda Arendt (talk) 11:30, 3 June 2019 (UTC)
My litmus test to how well I'm going to get on with an editor is to check their last 100 mainspace contributions, paying attention to edit summaries and how far back they go. Somebody with manual edit summaries, doing large additions, that goes back about 48 hours is great. Somebody with none, and mainspace edits going back a year; probably somebody I'm going to have "discussions" with. And for reference, mine (29 May) yours (1 June), Cassianto (9 May) and The Duke of Nonsense (4 September 2018). Spot the odd one out. Ritchie333 (talk) (cont) 12:14, 3 June 2019 (UTC)
I don't have to, I hope. - #1: I try to get along with every editor. (Admittedly not all try the same with me. One requested me to never thank them by click, for example.) #2: When I thank it's for one edit (only), not an attitude, nor an editor's behaviour in general. #3: I sometimes wish I could retract a thank-you-click, but - like edit summaries - they stay. This was one of them, even before "abuse" and "stir shit" appeared on my talk, and a friend who questioned that was lectured about assumptions on someone's education. - I don't stir shit, period. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 12:25, 3 June 2019 (UTC)
Trying to get along illustrated: in 2013, in the middle of ARBINFOBOX, I had a nice discussion on an article talk page with the two major users "on the other side" of that case, and still wonder why the arbs didn't say: fine, we see that you can manage to get along, go in peace. Why? Warum? --Gerda Arendt (talk) 13:00, 3 June 2019 (UTC)

Just popping in to say...Edit

Hi Gerda! I hope you're well. I wanted to let you know that I'm feeling much, much better these days. Your continued support did not go unnoticed. I really can't thank you enough. x nagualdesign 20:06, 28 June 2019 (UTC)

that's great news, - after too many I had to pass Die Fliege in just the last few weeks! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 20:37, 28 June 2019 (UTC)
... and today --Gerda Arendt (talk) 22:17, 28 June 2019 (UTC)

TFAEdit

 

Franz Kafka (3 July 1883 – 3 June 1924) was a German-speaking Bohemian Jewish novelist and short-story writer, widely regarded as one of the major figures of 20th-century literature.
His work, which fuses elements of realism and the fantastic, typically features isolated protagonists facing what are now called "Kafkaesque" circumstances: bizarre or surrealistic predicaments complicated by incomprehensible bureaucracy. He explores themes of alienation, existential anxiety, guilt, and absurdity.
His best-known works include Die Verwandlung, Der Process, and Das Schloss.
Few of Kafka's works were published during his lifetime, and those that were received little public attention. In his will, he instructed his friend Max Brod to destroy his unfinished works, including three of his novels, but Brod ignored these instructions.
Kafka's work has influenced a vast range of writers, critics, artists, and philosophers during the 20th and 21st centuries. (3 July 2019)

Vandalism lottery?Edit

Franz Kafka and the The Trial so far today! El_C 17:43, 3 July 2019 (UTC)

Every TFA is a trial in terms of vandalism, it was comparatively mild (also compared to what I remember from the first round in 2013) until I left home for a lovely evening in a winery. Thank you, El_C and all who helped. Lovely balloons, hope PumpkinSky will see them, - the article was his idea. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 20:44, 3 July 2019 (UTC)

kakaesqueEdit

No running away from this typo! [1] Much of the discussion on Wikipedia is indeed kakaesque. Jehochman Talk 11:18, 9 July 2019 (UTC)

yes, I agree, dada also comes to mind - I linked to the discussion, btw, on my user page and for Snow Rise who tried to help four years ago, but moar patience is needed ;) - "hope is precious ..." --Gerda Arendt (talk) 11:40, 9 July 2019 (UTC)

WoohoooEdit

  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!
Mjs1991 (talk) 03:39, 2 August 2019 (UTC)
 
Thank you for the news, Mjs1991, happy - wundersam - feeling just a bit much older ;) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 08:34, 2 August 2019 (UTC)

Template:Did you know nominations/Curzon Street BaroqueEdit

Gerda, if you are happy the is GTG, please confirm there. It's looking a bit messy at the moment, & may be unclear to promoters. Thanks! Also, happy birthday! Johnbod (talk) 16:07, 2 August 2019 (UTC)

Invitation to join the Ten Year SocietyEdit

Dear Gerda Arendt,

I'd like to extend a cordial invitation to you to join the Ten Year Society, an informal group for editors who've been participating in the Wikipedia project for ten years or more. ​

Best regards, Chris Troutman (talk) 16:50, 2 August 2019 (UTC)

Thank you, accepted. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 21:23, 2 August 2019 (UTC)

Happy tenth anniversary!Edit

  The Tireless Contributor Barnstar
Congratulations on your ten years as an editor, and thank you for your hard and precious work all over the place! Cwmhiraeth (talk) 05:22, 3 August 2019 (UTC)

TreesEdit

My aspens dear, whose airy cages quelled,
Quelled or quenched in leaves the leaping sun,
All felled, felled, are all felled;
Of a fresh and following folded rank
Not spared, not one
That dandled a sandalled
Shadow that swam or sank
On meadow and river and wind-wandering weed-winding bank.

O if we but knew what we do
When we delve or hew –
Hack and rack the growing green!
Since country is so tender
To touch, her being so slender,
That, like this sleek and seeing ball
But a prick will make no eye at all,

Where we, even where we mean
To mend her we end her,
When we hew or delve:
After-comers cannot guess the beauty been.
Ten or twelve, only ten or twelve
Strokes of havoc unselve
The sweet especial scene,
Rural scene, a rural scene,
Sweet especial rural scene.

 
Vier Bäume (Kastanienallee im Herbst) by Egon Schiele
Thank you, tree lover, and sending a tree pic I love in reply. More trees under "blushing". --Gerda Arendt (talk) 09:45, 10 August 2019 (UTC)
Oh that's lovely. So much better than his portraits, I must say.
Must dash, those pesky dog-catchers are on their way... —Billy —Preceding undated comment added 09:51, 10 August 2019 (UTC)
understand, precious, - Ave Maria, - her big feast 15 August, working hard on the vespers, with some success, see below, - thank you Rambling Man. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 10:10, 10 August 2019 (UTC)
re: [exits to the sound of sirens]: Did you know that I wrote Sirens – Images of Desire and of Destruction. Consider it dedicated to you ;) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 10:43, 10 August 2019 (UTC)
Thank you, Gerda. How perfectly appropriate! I would give it a listen but, alas, my ears are plugged with beeswax. —Odysseus Don't tell Fram!

SmilesEdit

I absolutely LOVE that fly gif. (Die Fliege) I was surprised when I found it was you who used it. (I forget where now, Drmies, Floq, or Richie I think). I actually smacked my screen thinking it was real. Then ...... I REALLY laughed. Thanks for the smiles - have a great day Gerda. — Ched :  ?  — 11:27, 16 August 2019 (UTC)

It's by nagualdesign who then also left us but made a note further up about feeling better. Thank you for adding our friend who died, - how could I miss that. Die Fliege is a short version for the flaming image on the page you once started, with a poem by Poeticbent (letting go of the past) wo then also left us. Feel free applying Die Fliege to the pages of those missed and alive. - I am busy writing a FAC ;) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 11:41, 16 August 2019 (UTC)
Fantastic - well, best of luck with that. :-) — Ched :  ?  — 12:05, 16 August 2019 (UTC)
Look around. The FAC is marked by the green GA symbol on top, look for "introduction" to listen in a bit, - the concert with Simon Rattle will be available for free viewing 2 days from mow (I sat right behind one of the cameras), and did you see Raymond's Rules? Matching "Smiles". I like your sig popping up ;) - Did you know that I am in the process of writing the saga of our case, bit by bit, and just remembered Dreadstar leaving forever? - Happy days! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 12:48, 16 August 2019 (UTC)

A portal barnstar for you!Edit

  The Portal Barnstar
The Portal Barnstar is awarded to Wikipedians who have made significant contributions to topic portals.

I had no idea that you have been manually updating and changing entries at Portal:Germany/Did you know on such a regular, long ongoing basis. Seriously, you've been doing this every month for years, and this is greatly appreciated. Your dedication to keeping the Portal:Germany up-to-date with new entries is very commendable. North America1000 01:11, 17 August 2019 (UTC)

Seriously, I am glad about the recognition! The gnome icon is my only top icon, and it feels good when gnomish work is recognized, - thank you! I also keep the archives of project Opera, btw. That's a great project, everybody, in case you don't know. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 05:38, 17 August 2019 (UTC)
Well, again, it is appreciated. I have edited a great deal of portal content through the years, and lately I've picked up. One reason is that the creation of many automated portals wound up having people substitute some of that automation in existing portals in ways that broke them, such as removing the content on the main portal page transcluded from various subpages, etc. Another issue is the deletion of many portals that were not automated. I understand why many of these older portals are being deleted, but I feel that some, such as the Germany portal, have merit, and a place on Wikipedia. North America1000 06:58, 17 August 2019 (UTC)
I agree. I hated when the automatism picked 1/8 of DYK for Germany related to Hitler, every day. Some things are better manually ;) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 10:27, 17 August 2019 (UTC)
Well, I'm not sure what else to say. Ha ha, actually... Keep up the good work, there and elsewhere. Of course, I've seen you around all over the place, particularly at WP:DYKNOM when I was more active there a while back. For the Germany portal, your work there alone keeping DYK content fresh is way above and beyond what most do. Let me know if you'd like to collaborate on portals, music articles, other content, etc. You've been a great contributor for so long, I feel that you've embodied what Wikipedia should be about. North America1000 11:25, 17 August 2019 (UTC)
Thank you. I have a peer review open, for a start to collaboration ;) - look for the little green GA symbol on top of the page. - This thread deserves to go to "blushing", also there ;) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 11:31, 17 August 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Hans-Georg MünzbergEdit

 On 26 August 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Hans-Georg Münzberg, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Hans-Georg Münzberg continued to work on the development of the Snecma Atar engine in France despite being a professor at the Technical University of Berlin? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Hans-Georg Münzberg. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Hans-Georg Münzberg), 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, 26 August 2019 (UTC)

DYK for SirenenEdit

 On 3 September 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Sirenen, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that in his opera Sirenen – Bilder des Begehrens und des Vernichtens, Rolf Riehm included instruments such as archaic wood planks, a musical saw, an accordion, and a piano? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Sirenen. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Sirenen), 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) 00:05, 3 September 2019 (UTC)

aria and recitativeEdit

...so, are you gonna write Aria and recitative? Perhaps in your userspace, and move it into mainspace later? Tks ♦ Lingzhi2 (talk) 06:29, 16 September 2019 (UTC)

I'm off to travel for the week. So, yes, if nobody else does. You could ask project opera, where it comes from. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 06:47, 16 September 2019 (UTC)
Recitative comes first ;) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 06:48, 16 September 2019 (UTC)
Started here; it's gonna take a long time. ♦ Lingzhi2 (talk) 13:41, 16 September 2019 (UTC)
Fine, thank you. Just arrived, but will explore now. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 13:55, 16 September 2019 (UTC)

E♭Edit

"Abendlich strahlt der Sonne Auge; in prächtiger Gluth prangt glänzend die Burg."

It's not quite the same thing, but my great-grandfather sang Gunther with Richter in the first Ring in English at Covent Garden in 1908. Is Valkyrie next on your list ?

I really popped by to ask if you could have a quick look at my drafts of British Symphony Orchestra and British Symphony Orchestra discography and let me what you think, especially the discography. There's even links to some Bach cantatas... MinorProphet (talk) 22:18, 26 September 2019 (UTC)

MinorProphet, perfect timing, the sound is still with me, Der Ring in Minden! Wotan will also be Gunther, and Loge also Siegmund, and Siegfried twice, and all good and with lyric and comic elements, - he left the stage like a jester! Calling Wehwalt to the scene, because he might be interested. - I'll look at the articles, but not right now. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 08:47, 27 September 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Vespro della Beata VergineEdit

 On 27 September 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Vespro della Beata Vergine, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that in September 1610, Monteverdi dedicated to Pope Paul V his Vespro della Beata Vergine, a complex vespers composition which included the style of the emerging opera? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Vespro della Beata Vergine. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Vespro della Beata Vergine), 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, 27 September 2019 (UTC)

RingEdit

Enjoy!! That can be a life-changing, and life-affirming experience, seeing the whole thing. I saw the whole cycle in Los Angeles about ten years ago, in a post-modern staging, brilliantly performed. Stunning. :) Antandrus (talk) 20:53, 5 October 2019 (UTC)

First three were fantastic, so close to the audience, because the orchestra is in the back. Review, in case of interest. Today, I began the article for Hunding. Tomorrow, I'll move the beginning of the whole thing from my sandbox - if I wake up soon enough. Want to hear the introduction (piano, singing and all, by someone who also does it in Bayreuth) at 11am ;) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 21:01, 5 October 2019 (UTC)
How was the Götterdämmerung? I have to say, there are few operas that end with someone so cheerfully being burned alive. But yet the last time I saw it, I was so dazed I left the opera house with my date and we walked in the wrong direction. Antandrus (talk) 16:46, 6 October 2019 (UTC)
It was great. All the dead rose again and listened to the extraordinary music, turning away from the audience! A critic named Dara Hobbs the best Brünnhilde there is, and might be right. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 22:15, 6 October 2019 (UTC)

AwardsEdit

I don't do barnstars, but instead here is a barn not far from where I live. Happy nothing/Nothung (neidlisches Schwert!)

MinorProphet (talk) 03:30, 7 October 2019 (UTC)

MinorProphet of Nothing, thank you! Ho hei! - In the introduction, Hans Martin Gräbner said that Wagner was concerned about lack of love destroying the world. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 08:19, 7 October 2019 (UTC)

ITN recognition for Hevrin KhalafEdit

 On 16 October 2019, In the news was updated with an item that involved the article Hevrin Khalaf, 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. — Martin (MSGJ · talk) 07:35, 16 October 2019 (UTC)

so sad, but had to be done --Gerda Arendt (talk) 06:28, 17 October 2019 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Clara SchumannEdit

The article Clara Schumann you nominated as a good article has passed  ; see Talk:Clara Schumann for comments about the article. Well done! If the article has not already been on the main page as an "In the news" or "Did you know" item, you can nominate it to appear in Did you know. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of Reaper Eternal -- Reaper Eternal (talk) 19:01, 15 October 2019 (UTC)

Thank you, Reaper Eternal, also copy-editors Jmar67 and Chuckstreet and all former editors, - I did only little. PR will be the next step. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 20:17, 15 October 2019 (UTC)

Clara SchumannEdit

  The Good Article Barnstar
Thank you for your hard work on Clara Schumann over the past couple weeks. It was a pleasure working with you and Chuckstreet to help it achieve good article status. Best wishes! Reaper Eternal (talk) 19:25, 17 October 2019 (UTC)
Nice one, Gerda. A little bit of "Allegro maestoso" for you, with Isata Kanneh-Mason!! (.. who seems to have that more notable brother, haha). Martinevans123 (talk) 19:32, 17 October 2019 (UTC)
Amusingly, the radio was playing some works by Clara Schumann as I drove home from work yesterday. Reaper Eternal (talk) 19:33, 17 October 2019 (UTC)
Highly recommend. I was hoping to slip this into External links when no-one was looking and get a small percentage, of the extra sales, from Isata.... Martinevans123 (talk) 19:42, 17 October 2019 (UTC)
Thank you, both. Block Ritchie more often, then I can catch up with him ;) - Actually, I never even counted. My first GA nom, Great Dismal Swamp Maroons, nom was written by a user who was blocked then. It was about the time when WP:Great Dismal Swamp was created. I wonder which redirect would be appropriate for arbitrary enforcement, the saddest lowlands Wikipedia has to offer. Even I was broken there, lost my pride and asked for mercy appealed. Well, at least successfully so. Reaper eternal, it was a pleasure working with you on the GA! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 19:55, 17 October 2019 (UTC)
... and don't miss the mood in the thread above, t'is the season --Gerda Arendt (talk) 19:58, 17 October 2019 (UTC)
An intriguing idea. Martinevans123 (talk) 20:02, 17 October 2019 (UTC)
more than seven years old and still fresh, - gives me an idea! (look for "Reformation", toppish on my user page --Gerda Arendt (talk) 20:05, 17 October 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Piano Concerto (Clara Schumann)Edit

 On 18 October 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Piano Concerto (Clara Schumann), which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that when pianist Clara Wieck (pictured with the score) composed her Piano Concerto in A minor as a teenager, her future husband Robert Schumann helped with the orchestration? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Piano Concerto (Clara Schumann). You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Piano Concerto (Clara Schumann)), 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) 00:01, 18 October 2019 (UTC)

Márta KurtágEdit

Blimey Gerda that (Márta Kurtág) was quick! Well done. Nice start. Hope you don't mind that I changed her tense in the obvious and sad way. Cheers DBaK (talk) 08:43, 22 October 2019 (UTC)

Was my first thing in the morning, after the round of thanks. Add whatever you find, I need a short break. The French source is best (no date though, that came from here, and don't know if reliable) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 08:49, 22 October 2019 (UTC)
Thanks! I do internally think of Lebrecht as quite reliable, though I have no idea whether he would pass a formal test. Maybe yes, in fact, but I will not set out to check. :) DBaK (talk) 09:07, 22 October 2019 (UTC)

In other news ...Edit

In other news:

  • That cantata! It pops up (pseudo-)randomly all the time now for me – I think iTunes has learnt that I like it, or something ... wonderful.
  • I ought to try to become more of a cantata expert ... I feel very guilty about only knowing the noisy brassy ones, at best. And even those not that well compared with the monster-works!
  • Did a lovely gig with Celia W last weekend, she pro leader, me bumbling but well-meaning amateur. She was fabulous.
  • My family are all getting German passports following a governmental volte-face on who counts and what their Dad Grandpa did or didn't do in 33! (Like emigrate.) I will be able to get one too if I go and live there for 5 years! Hmmm maybe not. I am furious, as I think I am much more German than my "German" family but I will be in the long queue at passport control. Grrrr.
  • Have you see the wonderful CD or iTunes collection of LOADS of István Kertész recordings with the LSO? I stumbled over it by accident. It is an amazing treasure trove.

Shutting up now! Sorry about the waffle, just wanted to touch base. Cheers DBaK (talk) 09:05, 22 October 2019 (UTC)

All lovely! Did you see the YT? "pops up" - a user whom I reminded of precious today wrote sonatina. Graham W is also German now. Should we write an article on Celia? Enough material? - I connected the threads, because every time I reach 50 I feel obliged to archive ;) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 09:19, 22 October 2019 (UTC)
Thanks. Which YT? I am on holiday and not paying attention properly so I have probably missed something important. Graham – no surprise there! Celia – probably not, I think she's not-famous in the best possible way (and might prefer to stay thus). Sure re the threads – I should have done that. I think one of our orchs is doing the C Schumann Piano Concerto soon ... cheers DBaK (talk) 09:54, 22 October 2019 (UTC)
YT at the bottom of the article. DYK that I haven't because I'm afraid it will move me to tears again? But I will now. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 09:57, 22 October 2019 (UTC)
... and it did ... --Gerda Arendt (talk) 10:06, 22 October 2019 (UTC)
Aha, wonderful, thanks! What bliss DBaK (talk) 10:39, 22 October 2019 (UTC)

Márta Kurtág (2)Edit

I am sorry for your loss. Did you know her? Please nominate her for DYK and I will review it. Nomination at ITN was too late. Maybe we can get her a photo spot at DYK if you get permission for a good photo. QPQ with my DYK nomination for George Kent? --- Coffeeandcrumbs 22:32, 22 October 2019 (UTC)

I combined this thread with the above where you can find background. See the YT video mentioned. Will nominate for DYK tomorrow. I think something is wrong with ITN going by date of death, instead when the death becomes known. The RS is from 21 Oct. It just takes a day to compose a new article. I translated to de, and Hungarian, Dutch and Simple English were also written today. I found a solid source for the DOD just a few minutes ago. Tired, but we achieved a lot. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 22:44, 22 October 2019 (UTC)
If the news was announced very late, you should put nomination for the date the news became published in RS. We make exceptions for late announcements of death. BUT... this was not a case. There were RS from the same date.[2][3] --- Coffeeandcrumbs 23:06, 22 October 2019 (UTC)
Thank you, can you add them to the article please? Need sleep. Lovely pics. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 23:09, 22 October 2019 (UTC)
nominated --Gerda Arendt (talk) 08:26, 23 October 2019 (UTC)

Oops!Edit

Aw crap, my first edit in a week is an accidental rollback! 🤦‍♀️ Sorry! I'd blame the cat but nope, it was all me. Guess that's a hint that I should actually try to get something done around here.... :) Opabinia regalis (talk) 02:47, 2 November 2019 (UTC)

Why is it that some blame themselves for accidents, and some don't blame themselves for intentional irritations? I'm on vacation, in forgiving mood, after a great concert of Stabat Mater and a matching image I met yesterday, - feeling blessed. Two of my friends have there birthday today, - improving Psalm 121 on the occasion. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 06:10, 2 November 2019 (UTC)

Vespro della Beata VergineEdit

Since Vespro is now a GA, I'm shortly going archive the sandbox on which I summarised the sources. I assume that you've already transferred the details into your own space, should you need them again. Brianboulton (talk) 15:39, 2 November 2019 (UTC)

PS: I saw from the Vespro talk that it's classified as of "low importance". Indeed not. I'm unilaterally promoting it to high. Incidentally, the link to Grove Music Online is returning "page not found", even though I'm a subscriber. Brianboulton (talk) 15:39, 2 November 2019 (UTC)

Thank you, Brian, for sharing your sources, and go ahead archiving. It was a memorable concert experience, and I agree: importance is high! I have a FAC for Christmas, but the Vespers will eventually follow. Our concert date was 1 September, date of the dedication, sheer coincidence, - sometimes things work. We had excellent soloist and orchestra, a pleasure! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 16:34, 2 November 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Márta KurtágEdit

 On 3 November 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Márta Kurtág, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Hungarian pianists Márta Kurtág and her husband performed together for 60 years, often from his collection entitled Játékok ('Games')? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Márta Kurtág. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Márta Kurtág), 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) 00:01, 3 November 2019 (UTC)

The article was created when she died, and fond memories of her playing and togetherness with her husband surfaced. She had no article yet, not in English, nor Hungarian (but Dutch, found only later). The English article was created with the help of LouisAlain, Jmar67 and others. Articles were also created in Hungarian, German, and Simple English. Thank to all who helped. also with the ITN nom (failed) and the DYK nom! As DBaK said above: "What bliss".

See also:

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:37, 3 November 2019 (UTC)

A cup of tea for you!Edit

  You did the best that anyone could have done with the assumption of good faith about Chuckstreet. Thank you for trying to help. Robert McClenon (talk) 16:02, 8 November 2019 (UTC)

Thank you, Robert. The assumption of good faith generously applied could be healing for this place, - I am sure. Just look above. I'm afraid we may loose Chuckstreet which would be a severe loss. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 16:05, 8 November 2019 (UTC)

About Maria Krönung (Lautenbach); Maria KrönungEdit

Hi precious Gerda,
Could you possibly help me out with this new article? It's currently half in English, half in German.
There may also be a Mariä Krönung main topic: see Stuppach Madonna.
Your thoughts about this? Pete AU aka --Shirt58 (talk) 11:16, 11 November 2019 (UTC)

Yes, promising, but I have some urgent things first (DYK nom I missed yesterday, expand another, PR replies, ... also update ACE 2019) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 11:20, 11 November 2019 (UTC)
Pete, I did what I could, should be ready for DYK ;) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 18:58, 14 November 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Britten's Purcell RealizationsEdit

 On 13 November 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Britten's Purcell Realizations, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that in his Purcell Realizations, Benjamin Britten created arrangements for voice and piano of songs by Henry Purcell, as a commemoration of the 250th anniversary in 1945 of Purcell's death? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Britten's Purcell Realizations. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Britten's Purcell Realizations), 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) 00:01, 13 November 2019 (UTC)

A survey to improve the community consultation outreach processEdit

Hello!

The Wikimedia Foundation is seeking to improve the community consultation outreach process for Foundation policies, and we are interested in why you didn't participate in a recent consultation that followed a community discussion you’ve been part of.

Please fill out this short survey to help us improve our community consultation process for the future. It should only take about three minutes.

The privacy policy for this survey is here. This survey is a one-off request from us related to this unique topic.

Thank you for your participation, Kbrown (WMF) 10:44, 13 November 2019 (UTC)

Kbrown (WMF), I reached out to several people from the WMF in the unspeakable Fram case, - no satisfying answer. I have no time for reaching out further, and don't remember if I participated, - I think I did in the test period. I have articles to write and no time for this. Please fill any forms with this infomation if it helps, with a stress on: members, if asked a question, answer! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 10:51, 13 November 2019 (UTC)

remember rememberEdit

When you said "remember remember", did you know that's the bridge into a hit single? Ritchie333 (talk) (cont) 19:36, 14 November 2019 (UTC)

no - I thought of the days of September ;) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 19:42, 14 November 2019 (UTC)
I said remember, remember, - did you read the poems, Ritchie? --Gerda Arendt (talk) 20:10, 14 November 2019 (UTC)
I did. I also had a bit more of a look into what Phaedriel did, and why they left - as an admin, I can see some deleted / redacted stuff which makes it a little clearer what went on, and why it's such a shame. I'm not sure how they would have fared with WP:ARBAP2 and the rise of Trump, but perhaps they would have been fine and calmed down people wanting to tear each other's heads off. We'll never know. :-( Ritchie333 (talk) (cont) 17:54, 15 November 2019 (UTC)
yes, and even if we knew ... - Br'er seemed to know some moar but this loving community had to ban him, for more shame - I'll keep "have a laugh" (as the great SBHB told him then) in my edit notice, note to self also --Gerda Arendt (talk) 18:20, 15 November 2019 (UTC)

Gerda, can I be honest about a few things? I notice you didn't support my latest RfA candidate, nor (unless I'm mistaken) has she been classified as an Awesome Wikipedian, and I can't help feeling it's because once upon a time she managed to get an editor kicked off that we both respect (as several people mentioned). All I can say is that I have seen some deleted / redacted stuff that she's had to deal with, and having looked at that, any skirmishes from over four years ago really aren't important compared to some of the crap that she, and by the looks of it, Phaedriel had to put up with. Ritchie333 (talk) (cont) 23:41, 15 November 2019 (UTC)

Ritchie, what a question: can I be honest? - I'm just as honest. Short version: I'm neutral, and never waste time for neutral. (Voters for arb candidates: don't vote neutral.) Longer version: When I saw the RfA, I had no time to look into it, because - on top of being busy writing articles all the time - had the extra load monitoring arbitration candidacies. So I looked at the name of the candidate, a beautiful name, and vaguely remebered that I had seen it before. I looked up Precious, and saw nothing. I went back to the other work on my mind. When I looked a few days later, my memory was refreshed, as you described. No reason to oppose, but not to support either, especially as the RfA seems to travel towards succeessful without my vote. - I am in celebratory mood today, look around, anniversary of a family event in a church that modestly looks like a tent, flowers and choir singing remembered. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:58, 16 November 2019 (UTC)

Alike but differentEdit

While at RexxS's TP trying to figure out what I did to mess-up my browser view, I saw your Márta Kurtág comment and had to watch her play on YouTube. Wonderful, indeed. But I also figured out an easy way to show that we're alike in some regards - the core of kindness you might say - but different. I see your good taste in music to be more along the line of (Márta Kurtág) vs mine [4]. Yes? 🎼 😊 🎶 Atsme Talk 📧 23:25, 14 November 2019 (UTC)

I love the music of laughter, yes ;) - Look at the smile above. What an arb he would have been. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 23:35, 14 November 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Renatus MészárEdit

 On 16 November 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Renatus Mészár, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Renatus Mészár, who made his opera debut at the Munich Biennale and then was a member of the NDR Chor, has appeared as Wotan in Wagner's Ring cycle, including on DVD? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Renatus Mészár. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Renatus Mészár), 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 November 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Frank Philipp SchlößmannEdit

 On 17 November 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Frank Philipp Schlößmann, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Frank Philipp Schlößmann designed the stage for Wagner's Ring cycle in Bayreuth in 2006, and more recently created a large illuminated ring framing the stage for the same work in Minden? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Frank Philipp Schlößmann. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Frank Philipp Schlößmann), 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, 17 November 2019 (UTC)

Gerda Arendt (talk) 16:12, 17 November 2019 (UTC)== Jürgen Möller == Liebe Gerda,

Ich bin auf dich aufmerksam geworden, weil du am Artikel Jürgen Möller editiert hast. Herzlichen Dank. Paul war so freundlich und hat mir den deutschen Artikel auf die englische Seite gebracht. Wir beide verstehen uns nur mit dem Google Übersetzer. Ich habe heute noch Ergänzungen vorgenommen und möchte dich fragen, ob du die englische Seite bitte noch mal liest und korrigierst, zum Beispiel auch nach Fehlern.? Ich würde mich sehr freuen und danke dir ganz herzlich im Voraus. --Caisare (talk) 14:06, 17 November 2019 (UTC)

Auch würde ich mich freuen, wenn du mir helfen könntest bei der Übersetzung ins englische von Klaus Eberhard (Kernphysiker), Galerie Hotel Leipziger Hof und Alina Cyranek--Caisare (talk) 14:06, 17 November 2019 (UTC)

Caisare, I like to help, but you will need patience, for Klaus Eberhard (physicist) [de], Galerie Hotel Leipziger Hof [de] and Alina Cyranek [de], I have things to fo for the rest of the year. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 14:13, 17 November 2019 (UTC)
Gerda Arendt, vielen Dank für deine Änderungen; es hat keine Eile, vielleicht richte ich erst mal eine Baustellen-Seite ein, gibt es das auch auf der englischen Seite? Beste Grüße --Caisare (talk) 16:10, 17 November 2019 (UTC)
yes, use Draft:artikelname --Gerda Arendt (talk) 20:51, 17 November 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Uwe Wolf (musicologist)Edit

 On 18 November 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Uwe Wolf (musicologist), which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that musicologist Uwe Wolf conducted X-ray research to distinguish J. S. Bach's handwriting in the score of his Mass in B minor from changes made by his son, Carl Philipp Emanuel (revised page pictured)? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Uwe Wolf (musicologist). You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Uwe Wolf (musicologist)), 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.

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Bach Choral PreludesEdit

Hi Gerda, I was just wondering if pages will ever be created for the hundreds of Bach choral preludes. I understand that they are only for (mostly) SATB choir and that they could be considered unimportant, but I think for people who would want to know information about the choral preludes, that they would be very useful for them to have their own page. Of course, I'm going to you because you're the only other person I know currently interested in Bach pages :)

--❦Cans48☙[t/c] 02:18, 18 November 2019 (UTC)

Cans, good question, but I don't understand it yet. Chorale preludes are for organ, perhaps you mean chorale settings, as here List of chorale harmonisations by Johann Sebastian Bach, by Francis Schonken? Other editors interested in Bach are on Bach's talk page. Missing Mathsci who wrote about several preludes. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:09, 18 November 2019 (UTC)
List of chorale harmonisations by Johann Sebastian Bach is not "by Francis Schonken". --Francis Schonken (talk) 07:14, 18 November 2019 (UTC)
Cans, this is Francis, too modest, only 88%. - I was sloppy, just wanted to introduce you to a user interested in Bach. Just waking up ;) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:21, 18 November 2019 (UTC)
Yes, I meant the reharmonization of the choral settings from their original hymn tunes. Also I should rephrase my question to being whether or not chorale reharmonizations by Bach that were not part of a larger setting (cantantas, oratorios, passion masses, etc), but were made stand alone, from BWV 253-438, which all have an individual BWV number, but no corresponding page. Also, sorry if I making a bunch of errors! I really used to be an editor at Wikia, which is so much smaller compared to Wikipedia. :) --❦Cans48☙[t/c] 12:50, 18 November 2019 (UTC)
We all make errors, no problems about that ;) - "harmonizations", - no "re" needed, or why? You could take a look at Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied, BWV 225 - a rather simple motet article - and take ideas from there. There's also BWV 226, of course, for the next steps. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 13:57, 18 November 2019 (UTC)
(edit conflict) FYI, all chorale harmonisations in the BWV 253–438 range have separate Wikipedia links, at least by BWV number, e.g. BWV 253, BWV 254, ... up to BWV 438. Most of these are redirects to the List of chorale harmonisations by Johann Sebastian Bach page. A few go to other pages: such other page can be an article on a Lutheran chorale where the information on Bach's harmonisation of the chorale tune is more extended than the information found in the list. Another example is BWV 299 which goes to a section in the Notebook for Anna Magdalena Bach, etc. I doubt, however, whether 186 separate articles for each and every composition in that range would be feasible: I'd group, at least, settings of the same chorale tune. E.g. BWV 277, 278 and 279 are all four-part settings of the same hymn tune and could, for instance, all redirect to a page called Christ lag in Todesbanden, BWV 277–279 if a separate page on these 3 settings would pass WP:GNG (about which I'm not too sure). --Francis Schonken (talk) 14:15, 18 November 2019 (UTC)
Sorry about the reharmonizations, I meant harmonization. Also, the most feasible idea does seem to be to group them together in those separate categories based on what Lutheran hymn they are based off of, if many of them can be grouped in that way. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Cans48 (talkcontribs) 23:38, 18 November 2019 (UTC)
Also, yes they all have links, but they are just redirects to a long, massive list on Wikipedia, with it just listing it in order, without any information about they whatsoever. --❦Cans48☙[t/c] 23:57, 18 November 2019 (UTC)
I suggest we get BWV 231 in shape, and then look which other settings deserve special treatment. One approach might to be to add o the article of the hymn and add there, and make the redirect to there. - Please think about your signature, - light red is hard to read even for those not colour-blind. I go for accessibility ;) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 08:33, 19 November 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Hevrin KhalafEdit

valereee (talk) 00:03, 19 November 2019 (UTC)

 


Kurdish civil engineer and politician

Hevrin Khalaf,

who worked for tolerance

among Christians, Arabs, and Kurds,

was killed

in the 2019 Turkish offensive into Syria?

(19 November 2019)

DYK for Francesco FilideiEdit

 On 19 November 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Francesco Filidei, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that in addition to writing operas that premiered in Porto and Paris, Italian classical organist and composer Francesco Filidei has collaborated with a singer-songwriter on a theatrical show? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Francesco Filidei. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Francesco Filidei), 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) 00:03, 19 November 2019 (UTC)

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Unfortunately only 106 edits...--NezLe (talk) 07:39, 19 November 2019 (UTC)
Nevermind, the world won't change by the outcome. User:Gerda Arendt/ACE 2019 - I want arbs who apply in dubio pro reo, because I have seen too many victims of arbitrators not looking closely enough, wanting to ban for following the MoS (misread as an offence, 2013), saying "violation of a restriction" for formatting help for a new user (, 2014), - depressing, so I began to look away in 2015. - However, nothing compared to ... that Kurdish civil engineer and politician Hevrin Khalaf, who worked for tolerance among Christians, Arabs, and Kurds, was killed in the 2019 Turkish offensive into Syria?--Gerda Arendt (talk) 08:33, 19 November 2019 (UTC)

Therese von ZandtEdit

I know you don't like to be told what to do and this is not the point but I thought you may be interested with this new article, long enough, with refs and sources for another DYK. Just sayin'. LouisAlain (talk) 05:51, 20 November 2019 (UTC)

Fascinating! I knew that I had seen that lead image before. Will do. - I don't mean article work when saying I don't like to be told what to do, I mean the advice to keep my mouth shout when I see that users are not treated fairly. They mean well, and it's better for my health. I surcived so far.
 

Kurdish civil engineer and politician
Hevrin Khalaf,
who worked for tolerance
among Christians, Arabs, and Kurds,
was killed
in the 2019 Turkish offensive into Syria?

Who wants to speak about infoxes on such nackground? Still: see just above (I have seen too many victims of arbitrators not looking closely enough ...) and go vote. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:41, 20 November 2019 (UTC)
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