Mausoleum im Berggarten Hannover.jpg

Did you know

... that the Berggarten,
a historic botanical garden since 1750
in Herrenhausen,
features a mausoleum,
where members of the royal family were interred?

19 January 2022

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January songs
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in friendship
For the Beauty of the Earth
16 January
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Iglesia de Santiago [es], Gáldar
  • Vamos cantando a Dios [1]
  • Pan y vino sobre el altar [2]
Die Fliege
in memoriam
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8 January
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2022 · in friendshipEdit

Welcome 2022! - more to come here --Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:49, 1 January 2022 (UTC)

2022 talk begins at #2022 in Freundschaft, 2022 images (my calender pics, new year's resolution "in friendship" and musical events) begin here, and the 2022 diary (my own pictures of places, songs, food, flowers ...) begins here, - just watch if you are interested.

My motto for 2022 is taken from In Freundschaft, an article about a composition by Karlheinz Stockhausen, written by missed Jerome Kohl with whom I often exchanged thoughts in friendship. With great help from friends, it became a GA last year, and I translated it to German on 1 January this year.

While garden was a key topic last year, I want to focus on songs in 2022, beginning with Allein Gott in der Höh sei Ehr, in memory of Erhard Egidi. Other topics are ongoing, and I began to mark groups on my user page. I love collaboration, which also shows there. Just check 2021 for the amazing number of users who began articles we expanded. Thanks also to reviewers, and I do plan to review more and write less, and in writing, focus more on quality than the little daily article, which was a pleasant sport for five years, but not so much in the name of WP:QAI - article improvement. Below I keep - for now - some entries from last year, those related to friendship. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:22, 1 January 2021 (UTC)

DYK for Jerome KohlEdit

On 28 January 2021, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Jerome Kohl, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Jerome Kohl, a music theorist of the University of Washington, was recognized internationally as an authority on the composer Karlheinz Stockhausen, publishing a book on his Zeitmaße in 2017? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Jerome Kohl. You are welcome to check how many pageviews the nominated article or articles got while on the front page (here's how, Jerome Kohl), and if they received a combined total of at least 416.7 views per hour (ie, 5,000 views in 12 hours or 10,000 in 24), the hook may be added to the statistics page. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

 — Amakuru (talk) 00:02, 28 January 2021 (UTC)

 
Special congrats! El_C 00:15, 28 January 2021 (UTC)
This is wonderful. Well-deserved award. :)
Peace forever, Jerry. Antandrus (talk) 00:47, 28 January 2021 (UTC)
Friends, you made me cry.
 
Luigi Nono and Stockhausen at the Darmstädter Ferienkurse

In Freundschaft

Did you know ...

... that Jerome Kohl,
a music theorist of the University of Washington,
was recognized internationally
as an authority on the composer Karlheinz Stockhausen,
publishing a book on his
Zeitmaße in 2017?

(28 January 2021)

I looked up to Jerome from the day he came in my life (in 2009, telling me that was a reliable source said about Stockhausen was wrong, - it's still on the talk of Siegfried Palm, my second article), and I imagine our conversations - thoughtful, on a meadow - as pictured, in the spirit of Stockhausen's wonderful titles: In Freundschaft, Kontakte, Originale, Licht ... We never met. We edit-warred over Wittener Tage für neue Kammermusik and Georg Katzer, but always with respect. (If you want a tedious task, change the now deprecated parenthetical references, in hundreds of articles.) We worked together on many other. He thanked me for links to performers of Stockhausen's music, and I tried to mention their relation to the composer on the Main page, see Wolfgang Marschner (intentionally in memory), and before.
Jerome remains an inspiration, for the world. I will remember what he wrote (about Karlheinz Stockhausen and William Waterhouse (bassoonist) who died within a few weeks in 2011, and Stockhausen had just acknowledged WW for a memorial book): "I hope that they have met again in the beyond and are making joyous music together." --Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:50, 28 January 2021 (UTC)
A beautiful bouquet of flowers to celebrate the memory of a special person. Well done Gerda. MarnetteD|Talk 17:16, 28 January 2021 (UTC)

RexxSEdit

 
this user misses Flyer22 Frozen
 
this user misses RexxS
  • (stolen from Bish 4 March)

Thank you for Wikipedia:Colons and asterisks, User:RexxS/Infobox factors, and the precious anniversary template that I use every day. I heard my song of defiance yesterday, and Ich lasse dich nicht, du segnest mich denn, BWV 157 (I will not let you go ...) - dance music for a funeral - but let go. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:01, 1 March 2021 (UTC)

listen on YouTube --Gerda Arendt (talk) 20:55, 12 April 2021 (UTC)

what we'll miss --Gerda Arendt (talk) 19:58, 5 March 2021 (UTC)

for context: User talk:Hammersoft#Precious anniversary, or: before going to arbcom, try person-to-person talk, and then you hopefully don't have to go to arbcom - caution, long, in a nutshell (Hammersoft, 24 Feb, bolding by me):

I have a much simpler guide to arbitration. After spending many months working on it, cutting a word here, finessing a phrase there, I finally arrived at the final version. Here it is, the Ultimate Guide to Arbitration: Don't.

Don't. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:15, 7 March 2021 (UTC)

Today's little tribute: Vertraut den neuen Wegen - trust the new ways. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 12:53, 13 March 2021 (UTC)

... last line: Das Land ist hell und weit. The land is bright and wide. (written in 1989 in Germany's East, when it was dark and narrow.) Trust the new ways. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 06:51, 14 March 2021 (UTC)

 , me too!! Atsme 💬 📧 18:31, 11 April 2021 (UTC)

CongratulationEdit

  The DYK Medal
Congratulation for being No.1 in "Wikipedians by number of DYKs". Grimes2 (talk) 09:42, 26 August 2021 (UTC)
A truly amazing feat! (applause)Kusma (talk) 10:25, 26 August 2021 (UTC)
Thank you, both! If #2 still had any interest, I could not have done it, but now he's learning German instead ;) - Seriously: it's easy. In 2015, I decided to leave the infobox circus (due to health reasons) - longish discussions for very few articles by very few editors with a specific taste for a clean image instead of information provided for "idiots" - and turned to writing one simple short article every day, - typically not "attacked" by those (with one exception in 2018, which didn't go to DYK - rather no DYK than show an article without infobox). As I feel some urgency to tell these news, they resulted in almost as many DYK, some 200+ for several years, which accumulated nicely. Thanks to LouisAlain who comes up with many more than one topic per day so I can choose, and Grimes2 who serves references and new articles like magic, it's wonderfully easy! Do the same, y'all, don't care about the infoboxes in articles that others wrote, - write your own instead, in collaboration. You'll miss things like this - just discovered, but you will not miss much. To more good news and knowledge - today's plans a woman who wrote children's books and a soprano - and thanks to all who help! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 11:38, 26 August 2021 (UTC)

Congrats!!! I'm amazed it took so long I haven't contributed to DYK myself in over 6 years! I thought Cwmhiraeth in particular would have had about 3000 by now! † Encyclopædius 14:45, 26 August 2021 (UTC)

Congratulations! A stunning achievement – Aza24 (talk) 23:05, 26 August 2021 (UTC)

DYK for La Passion selon SadeEdit

On 24 October 2021, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article La Passion selon Sade, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the title of La Passion selon Sade, an opera by Sylvano Bussotti (pictured with star Cathy Berberian), caused a scandal at its premiere and had to be changed for the next performance? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/La Passion selon Sade. You are welcome to check how many pageviews the nominated article or articles got while on the front page (here's how, La Passion selon Sade), and if they received a combined total of at least 416.7 views per hour (i.e., 5,000 views in 12 hours or 10,000 in 24), the hook may be added to the statistics page. 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.

Vanamonde (Talk) 00:02, 24 October 2021 (UTC)

From an archived thread: Br'er Rabbit, RexxS, LouisAlain, you are my friends, and I am sure that Wikipedia would be better with you than without you. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:22, 17 October 2021 (UTC)

LouisAlain, this article is dedicated to you! Scandal seems to fit better than a hymn ;) I miss your inspiration, translation of cultural topics you found in obscure corners, good spirits, thankful heart. Thank you for literary context from Kafka to Schopenhauer. You others: please give me some of any of these because I thrive on them. I believe it's a scandal that we found no constructive way of collaboration, - I felt so talking in vain in the AN thread. Au revoir, and for a hymn after all, there's Möge die Straße uns zusammenführen, and telling you and myself: "go on with life, have a laugh, don't get too upset". --Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:49, 24 October 2021 (UTC)

DYK for In FreundschaftEdit

On 28 October 2021, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article In Freundschaft, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that In Freundschaft was composed in friendship by Karlheinz Stockhausen as a clarinet solo for Suzanne Stephens (pictured), and later adapted to the instruments of other friends? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/In Freundschaft. You are welcome to check how many pageviews the nominated article or articles got while on the front page (here's how, In Freundschaft), and if they received a combined total of at least 416.7 views per hour (i.e., 5,000 views in 12 hours or 10,000 in 24), the hook may be added to the statistics page. 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) 12:02, 28 October 2021 (UTC)

In Freundschaft - let's live it, in memory of Jerome Kohl. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 12:29, 28 October 2021 (UTC)

Q to BeeblebroxEdit

 
Me and RexxS in happier times....

Hi Gerda, sorry to be a pain in the tail but I reverted this good faith edit because it didn't ask a question. As you can see from the relevant case page, I recommended that Arbcom decline the case and thought that RexxS exhibited no more than mild incivility, that was running rampant throughout the world during the start of COVID, and I agree with SV's comment " I want to add that he is one of the most genuinely kind editors I've had the pleasure to encounter. You may not get fake politeness from him, but you have found a friend if you ever need one." which I can wholeheartedly endorse from personal experience having met him in the pub several times. It would be nice to see if somebody can suggest a constructive action that has a reasonable chance of RexxS returning and contributing to Wikipedia, but I don't think that's it. Sorry. Ritchie333 (talk) (cont) 11:40, 15 November 2021 (UTC)

Ritchie, I don't think you understood. I wanted to know from Beeblebrox if the next time an appeal such as Sarah's - "every editor is a human being" - came around (regardless which case) he would listen. I don't know if he didn't see that appeal then, or saw it but it didn't change things for him. I thought that was clear without a question mark, also that without an answer, I'd not vote for him, or any other who accepted the case, before or after Sarah pleaded, because even arbs may change their mind and should follow the complete request discussion. The relevant discussion happened on Hammersoft's page, urging the one who filed the case to withdraw it, but - as we know - in vain. How may I word my censored question? I want arb's who listen to people like Sarah (knowing that there's no one like her), probably women ;) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 12:33, 15 November 2021 (UTC)
I would go with "You accepted the RexxS arbitration case, despite many users including SarahSV suggesting it should be declined, not least because "every editor is a human being". Can you explain how it is acceptable to take action that causes long-term editors to quit the project, and what we might to do mitigate this?" Ritchie333 (talk) (cont) 12:37, 15 November 2021 (UTC)
That could be your question ;) - I want only Sarah's, not the others, to keep things "übersichtlich" for someone (unfamiliar with the case, and again, it's not about that particular case) who wants to put the candidate's answer in context (and would have to read only one, not the others). - Let me think a bit, first I have other things to do. My design was to ask candidates not involved in that case: Would you have listened to SarahSV's appeal to decline the case? (with a link), but its a silly question for someone who obviously didn't. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 12:44, 15 November 2021 (UTC)
How is this?: "You accepted the RexxS case. I would have listened to SarahSV. In a similar situation, would you perhaps change your mind?" (see also User:Gerda Arendt/ACE 2021) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 13:39, 15 November 2021 (UTC)
Yes, that looks fine. Ritchie333 (talk) (cont) 14:31, 15 November 2021 (UTC)
Today, the TFA mentions When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom'd, created by a QAI member who was banned, the article taken to GA afterwards. Aga Mikolaj was created by banned friend LouisAlain who made the mistake to try to defend himself, which made things worse. RexxS has been criticised for not defending himself (in the arb case that I believe should not have been accepted, and that SlimVirgin pleaded not to accept), but I followed his model (better than falling in the other trap, not really versed in the language, misunderstanding ...). Think about the arb candidates' answers, you all. Some would not listen to SlimVirgin, so probably not to Littleolive oil who defended? ... not to valereee who said an apology worked for her? ... so perhaps not to women in general? I am happy that Opabinia regalis is standing! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:51, 18 November 2021 (UTC)

TFA Gianni SchicchiEdit

 
Scene of the will reading

Gianni Schicchi is a comic opera in one act by Giacomo Puccini to an Italian libretto by Giovacchino Forzano, composed in 1917–18. The work is the third and final part of Puccini's Il trittico, three one-act operas with contrasting themes, following the dramatic Il tabarro and the lyric Suor Angelica. The libretto is based on an incident mentioned in Dante's Divine Comedy. Set in 1299 Florence, the title character pretends to be a rich citizen who had died, dictating a new will in favour of the deceased's family members but especially of himself (scene in the premiere pictured). The comedy, a rarity in the composer's work, combines elements of Puccini's modern harmonic dissonances with lyrical passages such as the aria "O mio babbino caro". When Il trittico premiered at New York's Metropolitan Opera on 14 December 1918, only Gianni Schicchi became an immediate hit. It has been performed more frequently than the other two, often combined with other short operas. - TFA today by Brian Boulton and Wehwalt

Matching the Dante Year, and mostly in memory of Brian, who invited me to join making FA Messiah, who invented the identibox (first for Percy Grainger, later Beethoven), who reviewed Kafka and Christ lag in Todes Banden, BWV 4, and left me his collected sources for Vespro della Beata Vergine. Gianni Schicchi was the second opera in my life, DYK? - May Sibelius have an identibox? --Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:43, 14 December 2021 (UTC)

Songs of the seasonEdit

  Holiday cheer
Here is a snowman a gift a boar's head and something blue for your listening pleasure. Enjoy and have a wonderful 2022 Gerda. MarnetteD|Talk 02:45, 19 December 2021 (UTC)
MarnetteD, thank you for the cone, I almost smell it! - I'll open the packages on Christmas! Keep watching here for my Christmas messages, please, details just above. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 08:02, 19 December 2021 (UTC)
It is always nice to drop by your page to see the delights you've added. Your presents are a little different from your usual fare so I will add this treat to the pile :-) MarnetteD|Talk 10:13, 19 December 2021 (UTC)
Hello GA. I have this on DVD and it is a Christmas Eve tradition. This is the first time I've found the whole concert on YouTube so I'm leaving it for you in case you are interested. There is a possibility that it won't be allowed to play where you are so my apologies if that happens. MarnetteD|Talk 03:51, 23 December 2021 (UTC)

Nadolig llawen a blwyddyn newydd ddaEdit

  Nadolig llawen a blwyddyn newydd dda
So here's some Jingle Wings and some Jingle Navidad Cubana and some Bryn and some Crickmore:Crewe for you!!

Very best wishes for Christmas and the New Year. Martinevans123 (talk) 16:42, 20 December 2021 (UTC)
That looks lovely! I'll listen when Christmas comes. Please return for my card then. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 17:05, 20 December 2021 (UTC)
Non-legally binding Santa Clause disclaimer statement: any supposed similarity to the Christmas card sent to you by MarnetteD is purely coincidental. Martinevans123 (talk) 17:15, 20 December 2021 (UTC) Merry Everything!!

Happy Christmas, GerdaEdit

 


May you have very Happy Holidays ...

and a safe New Year filled with peace, joy, and beautiful music.



Best wishes, Voceditenore (talk) 11:32, 23 December 2021 (UTC)

Thank you so much, Voceditenore, for a winged performance of strings! I wish you a lot of it over 2022. Details to come over the next four days, Rheinberger In natialis tomorrow (which we actually performed in November already), and the DYK will say that the composer added strings (!) for the first performance on Christmas eve ;) - Later Bach on the 1st day and the 3rd unless plans change. Sadly, our planned choral performances have all been cancelled, only selected few voices will sing, but we will have limited chances to sing in the congregation. Preview of 2022 for all who don't want to return ;) - I hope to hear your soft but firm voice of music and reason in the new year! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 11:44, 23 December 2021 (UTC)

27 DecemberEdit

 

Merry Christmas

Did you know ...

... that Herrscher des Himmels, erhöre das Lallen,
a Bach cantata for the Third Day of Christmas,
contains the only aria
that he newly composed
for the oratorio?

27 December 2021

"... dies selige Wunder ... " · read · listen

listen for magic

... and the aria is "Schließe, mein Herze, dies selige Wunder fest in deinem Glauben ein!" (Enclose, my heart, these blessed miracles fast within your faith!) - listen once you have 5 minutes. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 08:47, 27 December 2021 (UTC)

Happy New Year!Edit

Have a happy New Year filled with light and magic!

Hi Gerda, Best wishes that the new year brings peace, prosperity, health and happiness.
Thank you for everything you do for the encyclopedia and this community.


Image: New Year's Eve Foxfires at the Changing Tree, Oji, Utagawa Hiroshige, woodcut, 1857

Netherzone (talk) 23:47, 26 December 2021 (UTC)

Netherzone (talk) 00:44, 31 December 2021 (UTC)

Thank you, Netherzone, for wishes and image full of wunder! Let's try together - in Freundschaft - to not be afraid, - happy New Year! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:15, 31 December 2021 (UTC)
I'm with you, Gerda! Here's to a year free of fear and filled with wonder! Thank you for bringing so much music to the world through your work here. May your walks in the woods bring you much joy. Netherzone (talk) 15:50, 31 December 2021 (UTC)

2022 in FreundschaftEdit

 

Happy New Year

Did you know ...

... that conductor Rudolf Pohl,
a member of the Aachen Cathedral choir as a boy,
brought the Charlemagne-era choir
to international recognition
in the 1960s?


In Freundschaft 

Let's make it a year of friendship! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:15, 31 December 2021 (UTC)

I adore sunflowers — this is wonderful! — The Most Comfortable Chair 07:41, 31 December 2021 (UTC)
Thank you, and you made my day with making Edita Gruberová a GA! There were more images in 2021, if you like! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 08:31, 31 December 2021 (UTC)
.. and also: joy to the world - that's you --Gerda Arendt (talk) 09:31, 31 December 2021 (UTC)
Lovely orchestra, and lovely images — thank you for sharing! Joy to the World is one of my favorite carols; my partner and I have been playing it on Christmas mornings for years. Happy New Year to you! — The Most Comfortable Chair 11:03, 31 December 2021 (UTC)
thank you, how serene and clear --Gerda Arendt (talk) 11:16, 31 December 2021 (UTC)

Happy New Year, GerdaEdit

Guten Rutsch. Grimes2 (talk) 13:13, 31 December 2021 (UTC)

Danke, Grimes2, and help yourself to joy to the world - this is to merry collaboration continued! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 13:24, 31 December 2021 (UTC)
Happy New Year from me as well, Gerda. You've lit up my day on so many occasion this past year, thank you!

Von guten Mächten treu und still umgeben,
behütet und getröstet wunderbar,
so will ich diese Tage mit euch leben
und mit euch gehen in ein neues Jahr.
— Bonhoeffer

All the best! – Finnusertop (talkcontribs) 12:31, 1 January 2022 (UTC)
Thank you, Finnusertop, "Von guten Mächten" is one of my better productions, soo meaningful. - In friendship, hopefully to continue - DYK that I release de:In Freundschaft today? --Gerda Arendt (talk) 12:40, 1 January 2022 (UTC)
Coincidentally, if such things exist, fi:Hyvyyden voiman ihmeelliseen suojaan is one of my favourite contributions as well, and the hymn deeply important on a personal level (the Finnish version uses a different tune, by Erkki Melartin, that I find sublime). New Year's resolution: read more about Stockhausen and try to listen without getting a headache! – Finnusertop (talkcontribs) 12:57, 1 January 2022 (UTC)
I believe that In Freundschaft would be a good start. Read - for background - #DYK for Jerome Kohl. While I never met Stockhausen and Jerome in person, I feel privileged to have been a friend of the bassoonist mentioned, - few meetings but memorable. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 13:22, 1 January 2022 (UTC)

SimpleEdit

Gerda, I don't have pictures of fire works. You have many of those already. I could send you pictures of snow but it's the same kind that falls in Germany(cold). No pictures of roaring fires to keep you warm. Just my heart in words wishing you the best for this new year ahead. You have meant the world to me this past year. Your words of encouragement have seen me through tough days. The flowers in Spring and Summer, the Songs and adventurous paths you placed me on kept me occupied and moving forward. I am so very thankful and so very grateful for you and this community. I adore you and cherish our interactions forever. --ARoseWolf 21:13, 5 January 2022 (UTC)

Thank you so much, dear, - I love it simple! I'll come with my snow tomorow ;) - I counted friends met this young year - 11! - and meeting friends is what counts, real or as you and I do here. Happy New Year! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 21:28, 5 January 2022 (UTC)

A barnstar for you!Edit

  The Special Barnstar
I don't think I've given someone a barnstar before, and you are the first person that came to mind. I haven't seen as much patience, kindness and civility in most elite contributors as I have seen with you. I hope you have a happy new year! Wretchskull (talk) 13:46, 31 December 2021 (UTC)
(blushing) thank you, Wretchskull, and also a happy new year to you! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 21:00, 31 December 2021 (UTC)

DYK for Rudolf PohlEdit

On 1 January 2022, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Rudolf Pohl, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that conductor Rudolf Pohl, a member of the Aachen Cathedral choir as a boy, brought the Charlemagne-era choir to international recognition in the 1960s? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Rudolf Pohl. You are welcome to check how many pageviews the nominated article or articles got while on the front page (here's how, Rudolf Pohl), and if they received a combined total of at least 416.7 views per hour (i.e., 5,000 views in 12 hours or 10,000 in 24), the hook may be added to the statistics page. 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, 1 January 2022 (UTC)

Thank youEdit

Hello Gerda. Mere words are not enough to thank you for all that you have shared over the years. Wikipedia is blessed to have you as an editor. Best wishes to you now and always. MarnetteD|Talk 21:20, 1 January 2022 (UTC)

Thank you, Marnette, you make me blush as above. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:54, 2 January 2022 (UTC)

DYK for Johann-Werner PreinEdit

On 3 January 2022, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Johann-Werner Prein, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that bass-baritone Johann-Werner Prein took part in the 1994 premiere of Erwin Schulhoff's only opera, Flammen, which the Nazis had suppressed? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Johann-Werner Prein. You are welcome to check how many pageviews the nominated article or articles got while on the front page (here's how, Johann-Werner Prein), and if they received a combined total of at least 416.7 views per hour (i.e., 5,000 views in 12 hours or 10,000 in 24), the hook may be added to the statistics page. 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, 3 January 2022 (UTC)

Nomination of Holger Mühlbauer for deletionEdit

 
A discussion is taking place as to whether the article Holger Mühlbauer is suitable for inclusion in Wikipedia according to Wikipedia's policies and guidelines or whether it should be deleted.

The article will be discussed at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Holger Mühlbauer until a consensus is reached, and anyone, including you, is welcome to contribute to the discussion. The nomination will explain the policies and guidelines which are of concern. The discussion focuses on high-quality evidence and our policies and guidelines.

Users may edit the article during the discussion, including to improve the article to address concerns raised in the discussion. However, do not remove the article-for-deletion notice from the top of the article.

Fram (talk) 11:20, 4 January 2022 (UTC)

Help with editing?Edit

Gerda, could you help me understand why my page Draft:Christian Van Horn was rejected on grounds of "This submission's references do not show that the subject qualifies for a Wikipedia article" and "This submission is not adequately supported by reliable sources."? I have reached out to the user who rejected it via their talk page, but I would take any other feedback. You were kind enough to review the article earlier and any further help would be greatly appreciated. --Mikeycav (talk) 18:03, 5 January 2022 (UTC)

Mike, I took a brief look and first remembered nothing, sorry, then I remembered formatting, and thank you for changes. I'm not into draft reviewing much, but love opera. I am sure the singer is notable, but the article isn't the typical singer's article, - way too detailed. How about this: you trim it to much shorter, with only the most important roles and theatres, and only the best references, get it published, and later add some of the details? Who has the time to check all these sources? I don't have it right now, sorry. - I suggest you drop the (impressive) table for now, because it would need sources. Not even Jessye Norman has a table like that ;) - Compare other articles for models, perhaps? Johann-Werner Prein whicih you may have seen coming here? --Gerda Arendt (talk) 18:17, 5 January 2022 (UTC)
Gerda, thank you for the advice, that is wonderful strategy and much appreciated. The reviewer has said I have not proven notability, but that is such a subjective term. I thought showing all of his work with references would establish notability for such an artist since that is really the only way someone starts to become notable in opera, through awards, appearances, and recordings! Do you have any ideas about "notability"? Mikeycav (talk) 16:28, 6 January 2022 (UTC)
It's a typical Wikipedia term, and I guess the reviewer was a bit overwhelmed, and is not versed in opera. Some are very strict when it comes to "independent" sources. What the Bavarian Opera writes (to take one example), is fine for me, but someone else might say that they are not truly independent. Being a rather recent singer, he has no chance to appear in the bible of opera singers, GSL. I just returned home after travel, so still not there for details. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 16:58, 6 January 2022 (UTC)

DYK for Canticle IV: The Journey of the MagiEdit

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DYK for NothgottesEdit

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 — Amakuru (talk) 12:02, 6 January 2022 (UTC)

. this place was a hiking destination - first in two years - of Chor St. Martin, a group of friends - I took the pic then, and we sang "Wirf dein Anliegen auf den Herrn --Gerda Arendt (talk) 12:39, 6 January 2022 (UTC)

  Hook update
Your hook reached 5,073 views (422.8 per hour), making it one of the most viewed hooks of January 2022—nice work!
((: theleekycauldron (talkcontribs) (they/she) 02:11, 7 January 2022 (UTC)
thank you, that's a good beginning ;) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 08:06, 7 January 2022 (UTC)

DYK for Stefan KeilEdit

On 7 January 2022, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Stefan Keil, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that when Stefan Keil moved to Yekaterinburg, Russia, as the German consul general, one of his first appearances was at the European Christmas market, dressed as Saint Nicholas? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Stefan Keil. You are welcome to check how many pageviews the nominated article or articles got while on the front page (here's how, Stefan Keil), and if they received a combined total of at least 416.7 views per hour (i.e., 5,000 views in 12 hours or 10,000 in 24), the hook may be added to the statistics page. 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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FreundschaftEdit

Immer besser als Feindschaft, nicht? Danke dass du da bist, liebe Gerda. – Sca (talk) 13:15, 8 January 2022 (UTC)

danke, Sca, und auch gut dass du da bist! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 16:40, 8 January 2022 (UTC)

INPA competition 2021Edit

We're back (INPA 2020) with the best of 2021 (again, out of thousands of images submitted): INPA 2021

Also, some age old questions may finally be answered, such as: do hares drink water? Or, how green is the Asian green bee-eater? The answers might sup' rise you. El_C 10:38, 9 January 2022 (UTC)

Thank you, but I first want to spread the news below and then go meet friends, - later, looking forward in memory of last year's glory. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 12:22, 9 January 2022 (UTC)
Maybe they drink lava. Who can tell? Nice, enjoy your get together and play safe.   El_C 14:17, 9 January 2022 (UTC)

DYK for Die SchneeköniginEdit

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 — Amakuru (talk) 12:02, 9 January 2022 (UTC)

on a day with snow, and DYK ... that the composer introduced me to the major operas? ... I know the woman who inspired the opera? ... the girl's name in the plot is Gerda? ... it's my mom's birthday?
 

Did you know ...

... that in Die Schneekönigin,
an opera for children by George Alexander Albrecht
after Andersen's "The Snow Queen",
members of a children's choir
play the roles of birds and ice crystals?

(9 January 2022)

Schon gewusst? In Stockhausens Bläserquintett
Zeitmaße
spielt das Englischhorn eine wesentliche Rolle.

(9. Januar 2022)

In Freundschaft 

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 12:22, 9 January 2022 (UTC)

Your submission at Articles for creation: Sergej Tcherepanov has been acceptedEdit

Sergej Tcherepanov, which you submitted to Articles for creation, has been created. scope_creepTalk 11:32, 10 January 2022 (UTC)
thank you, scope creep, for rescuing articles translated by LouisAlain

thanksEdit

Thanks for the 7 year wishes !--Wuerzele (talk) 20:00, 10 January 2022 (UTC)

you are welcome, thanks for coming over! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 06:28, 11 January 2022 (UTC)

Jesu, meine Freude, BWV 227Edit

Hi Gerda, how would you feel about Jesu, meine Freude, BWV 227 being the TFA for 7 February? Gog the Mild (talk) 21:49, 12 January 2022 (UTC)

Thank you for asking. You will remember that BWV 1 is planned for 25 March. Fine with me if that's not too close. I was thinking of 11 June - private anniversary, when I sang it first, the day before my grandfather's funeral. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 22:09, 12 January 2022 (UTC)
The schedulers, collectively, would be delighted to run BMV 227 on 7 Feb and BMV 1 on 25 March. Unless you have a strong objection we will do so. Gog the Mild (talk) 20:25, 14 January 2022 (UTC)
Fine with me --Gerda Arendt (talk) 20:31, 14 January 2022 (UTC)
I prepared a blurb:
Jesu, meine Freude (Jesus, my joy), BWV 227, is a motet by Johann Sebastian Bach. The longest and most musically complex of His motets, it is in eleven movements for up to five voices. It is named after the 1653 Lutheran hymn "Jesu, meine Freude" by Johann Franck in six stanzas which form the motet's odd-numbered movements, with the hymn tune by Johann Crüger appearing in different styles of chorale setting (beginning pictured). The text of even-numbered movements is from the Epistle to the Romans. The hymn, focused on an emotional bond to Jesus, adds complementing aspects to the doctrinal scripture text. Jesu, meine Freude is one of the few works by Bach for five vocal parts, in a structure of symmetries on different layers. While the work was supposed to have been written for a specific funeral in Leipzig in July 1723, as proposed in 1912, Christoph Wolff suggested that Bach may have compiled it for the education of his choir in both composition techniques and theology. It was the first of his motets to be recorded, in 1927.
Supposed to go with the lead image, beginning of the first movement, the music being the same also for the last movement, just different text. Should I formally request on TFAR, Gog the Mild? --Gerda Arendt (talk) 21:14, 15 January 2022 (UTC)
Thanks - I had just set that up to work on myself, so it saves me a job and you will do it better. No need to formally request, I'm on it. Your draft is 1.098 characters long, including spaces. The limit is 1,025. Would you prefer to trim it, or should I have a go? Gog the Mild (talk) 21:24, 15 January 2022 (UTC)
I gave it a bit of copy-editing. If still too long, the last sentence could be dropped, or would you have a better idea? --Gerda Arendt (talk) 21:38, 15 January 2022 (UTC)
  • How is this?

    Jesu, meine Freude (Jesus, my joy), BWV 227, is a motet by Johann Sebastian Bach. The longest and most musically complex of his motets, it is in eleven movements for up to five voices. It is named after the 1653 Lutheran hymn "Jesu, meine Freude" by Johann Franck, the six stanzas of which form the motet's odd-numbered movements, with different styles of chorale setting (beginning pictured) making up the hymn tune, composed by Johann Crüger. The text of the even-numbered movements is from the Epistle to the Romans. The hymn focuses on an emotional bond to Jesus and Bach's treatment of Crüger's melody ranges from a four-part chorale harmonisation which begins and ends the work, to a chorale fantasia. Jesu, meine Freude is one of the few works by Bach for five vocal parts, in a structure of symmetries on different layers. It has been suggested that Bach compiled it for the education of his choir in both composition techniques and theology. It was the first of his motets to be recorded, in 1927.

    1,006 characters.
    Sorry, made me smile ;) -. "with different styles of chorale setting (beginning pictured) making up the hymn tune, composed by Johann Crüger" - no, first came the hymn tune, then Bach's chorale settings of it. If we had room to mention the different settings in detail, all you mentioned were less interesting than the "free" one with only bits of the melody quoted, for Trotz, defiance. - I feel we do have to mention the funeral, because although the evidence that it is not so was there from the 1990s, many program notes today (and some of the sources) still say with certainty that is was composed for that event. Wolff is quite the authority, so I'd mention him by name, or the suggestion could be dismissed. - Bedtime. You can schedule, and we polish afterwards, hopefully with Dank and Dying helping. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 22:42, 15 January 2022 (UTC)
The funeral, I think that there is little chance that you will get onto the main page mention of something that is not believed to be so. And trying to explain it uses a lot of characters. Gog the Mild (talk) 23:22, 15 January 2022 (UTC)
Gog the Mild, the funeral theory was wrong but held for almost a century, and many still believe it, - I think we need to explicitly say so. New try:
Jesu, meine Freude (Jesus, my joy), BWV 227, is a motet by J. S. Bach composed in Leipzig and unusually set for up to five voices. It is his longest motet, in eleven movements, and musically his most complex, in several layers of symmetry. It is named after the 1653 Lutheran hymn "Jesu, meine Freude" by Johann Franck in six stanzas which became the motet's odd-numbered movements, while the text of the other movements is taken from the Epistle to the Romans. The emotional hymn and the doctrinal scripture text complement each other. Bach used the hymn tune by Johann Crüger in five different chorale settings (beginning pictured). While the work was believed to be funeral music, since a Leipzig church musician argued in 1912 for a specific funeral in July 1723, his evidence was refuted in 1995, and Christoph Wolff concluded that Bach may have compiled it for the education of his choir in both composition techniques and theology. It was the first Bach motet to be recorded, in 1927. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:38, 16 January 2022 (UTC)
Promised: not that it matters much, but there will be articles about the one who claimed the funeral thingy, and the one who refuted, by when it appears. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:43, 16 January 2022 (UTC)
  • I took your point earlier. And have included a brief mention in the draft - here. Feel free to edit this draft, and/or make comments on its talk page Gog the Mild (talk) 21:12, 16 January 2022 (UTC)
    thank you, seen and I like your phrasing, no changes right now, - I'll wait what the others say --Gerda Arendt (talk) 21:19, 16 January 2022 (UTC)

Promotion of Jesu, meine Freude, BWV 227Edit

Congratulations, Gerda Arendt! The article you nominated, Jesu, meine Freude, BWV 227, has been promoted to featured status, recognizing it as one of the best articles on Wikipedia. The nomination discussion has been archived.
This is a rare accomplishment and you should be proud. If you would like, you may nominate it to appear on the Main page as Today's featured article. Keep up the great work! Cheers, Gog the Mild (talk) via FACBot (talk) 00:06, 13 January 2022 (UTC)
Congrats! DanCherek (talk) 00:16, 13 January 2022 (UTC)
Thank yoo, both. The article is the work of many, just check the the GA nominations, PR and FAC. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:00, 13 January 2022 (UTC)
Congratulations. I had intended on taking a look when you first told me about it, then totally forgot. I'm glad we have you. Urve (talk) 09:51, 18 January 2022 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Herrscher des Himmels, erhöre das Lallen, BWV 248 IIIEdit

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Thank youEdit

Thank you, Gerda, for you New Year's greetings and the same to you. You are such a blessing to Wikipedia and fellow Wikipedians. In hindsight, I wish I'd made the effort to come and hear you sing when I lived near Hanover! I haven't been back to Germany in nearly 2 years now and am missing it greatly! GB. Bermicourt (talk) 21:09, 14 January 2022 (UTC)

Thank you, and hopefully we'll have another chance. Head for Idstein or Wiesbaden to hear me/us sing, but it was only twice in Idstein last year (November pictured on my user page, small group of only women, and the priest on duty said charmingly that women's choir sounds like in heaven), and once in Wiesbaden, Rossini concert. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 21:20, 14 January 2022 (UTC)

DYK for Christine HaideggerEdit

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Cwmhiraeth (talk) 00:02, 15 January 2022 (UTC)

ITN recognition for Herbert AchternbuschEdit

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DYK for George Alexander AlbrechtEdit

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 — Amakuru (talk) 00:02, 16 January 2022 (UTC)

It was his musicmaking that shaped my understanding of opera. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:38, 16 January 2022 (UTC)

Jesu, meine Freude, BWV 227 scheduled for TFAEdit

This is to let you know that the above article has been scheduled as today's featured article for 7 February 2022. Please check that the article needs no amendments. Feel free to amend the draft blurb, which can be found at Wikipedia:Today's featured article/February 2022, or to make more comments on other matters concerning the scheduling of this article at Wikipedia talk:Today's featured article/February 2022. I suggest that you watchlist Wikipedia:Main Page/Errors from the day before this appears on Main Page. Thanks and congratulations on your work. Gog the Mild (talk) 17:15, 16 January 2022 (UTC)

March TFAEdit

Hi Gerda, if I remember correctly, you were hoping to get one of your pages as TFA sometime in March (last year I 'stole' the day). If you need any support, let me know.Venicescapes (talk) 18:14, 16 January 2022 (UTC)

no problem, and last year, "mine" wasn't even ready in time - this year it is, mentioned a bit above, but thanks for asking --Gerda Arendt (talk) 18:59, 16 January 2022 (UTC)

Nobles of the Mystic ShrineEdit

"Nobles of the Mystic Shrine"

Hi! Sorry for bothering you, but would you be able to read "Composition and analysis" sub-section of Nobles of the Mystic Shrine (march), and let me know if it flows well? I have rarely written any music articles, and I am confused if the article misses anything. It is an obscure topic, but I think it is as comprehensive as it can(?) be. No issues if too busy. Thanks! – Kavyansh.Singh (talk) 07:24, 17 January 2022 (UTC)

It's fine at a glance, and I'll look deeper later. Key, duration and first performance should go to the infobox. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 08:48, 17 January 2022 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Herrscher des Himmels, erhöre das Lallen, BWV 248 IIIEdit

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DYK for In dir ist FreudeEdit

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Cwmhiraeth (talk) 00:03, 19 January 2022 (UTC)

DYK for BerggartenEdit

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 — Amakuru (talk) 12:02, 20 January 2022 (UTC)

Beautiful picturesEdit

You're obviously enjoying life traveling to the beautiful places in the photographs. Happy and safe travels, Gerda - thank you for sharing!! I was sidelined for 4 days with COVID, probably Delta because my taste/smell come and go...or who knows? It could be yet another variant. I've decided to take advantage of the time and sleep between Netflix marathons - as if I was free to choose anything else. Atsme 💬 📧 00:57, 21 January 2022 (UTC) Thank you, and all the best for recovery! Incidence is high in the capital where I woke up to the cathedral bells, so let's be careful. More beautiful pictures, not yet uploaded. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 08:09, 21 January 2022 (UTC)