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Here Zhao Mengfu depicts the changing seasons with profound vibrancy and delicacy. The artist brought the work to his friend Zhou Mi—who had been exiled for refusing to work in the Mongol-controlled court—in hopes of comforting him with a reminder of the home to which he will never return. Autumn Colors on the Qiao and Hua Mountains, Zhao Mengfu, 1295

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July music[edit]

July songs
my story today

Great music (in June, I'm behind: three great RMF concerts)! - Last Saturday, a friend played for us at her birthday party, on four instruments including baryton, with family (granddaughters!) and colleagues, from Renaissance to Haydn. - My story today is very personal: the DYK appeared on Wikipedia's 15th birthday, and describes a concert I sang. I was requested to translate the bio into German for a memorial concert ... - see background, and we talked about life and death. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 16:09, 12 July 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Sounds like an incredible concert! And the baryton is such a touching addition :) Aza24 (talk) 00:04, 13 July 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
yes, it was, - viola + baryton + cello is a wonderful sound. Now fireworks on the Rhine pictured on 1 July, but the real stars were sun and moon. I love today's story. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 21:51, 15 July 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Didn't know that was a tradition with the Rhine, how lovely. Aza24 (talk) 20:26, 16 July 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Today, I remember Reger's Requiem, and our choirs' jubilee 2 weeks ago. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 21:42, 16 July 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
On today's Main page, you can find a cantata that Bach first performed 300 years ago, and an iconic saxophonist from East Germany. Also: a bit about the history of QAI on my talk. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 16:30, 18 July 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
While today's DYK highlights Santiago on his day, I did my modest share with my story today, describing what I just experienced, pictured. I began the article of the woman in green. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 15:08, 25 July 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Today Jahrhundertring, and I'm listening to Götterdämmerung from the Bayreuth Festival, close to the scene pictured, - the image (of a woman who can't believe what she has to see) features also on the article talk. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 18:54, 31 July 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Such a great opera—I love the opening farewell scene. Aza24 (talk) 05:09, 1 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

T. E. Meeks and misplaced linking of her women composer articles, again[edit]

Hello, you may or may not remember this situation, but this editor's still going at it ... see this edit to Victor Hugo, made less than 24 hours ago! Any input you might have at this thread on their talk page would be appreciated. I notified you because of your comments on the linked ANI. Graham87 19:04, 17 July 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

DOI vs URL[edit]

Regarding our recent edits at Anthony Tommasini where you added a the parameter |url= to a {{Cite Grove}} citation that already had a DOI identifier. That URL leads readers who click on it exactly to the same page as the link provided by the DOI and is thus redundant. The same applies to URLs to / OCLC and other similar identifiers like JSTOR. Readers should not be presented with 2 clickable links that point to the same resource, so removing the URL is reasonable, because readers expect a link to the actual text there. This removal is recommended at Template:Cite encyclopedia ({{Cite Grove}}, the template in question in Tommasini's article, is a wrapper for {{Cite encyclopedia}}): "It is not necessary to specify a URL to a link identical to a link also produced by an identifier." This has been discussed several times, e.g. at Help talk:Citation Style 1/Archive 68#Don't add a link if you're using the |doi= parameter. There are automated tools that, among other things, perform such removal; e.g. Citation bot, "Bot approval", #8: "... duplicate URLs for online sources and identifiers (like JSTOR, bibcode and ASIN)." With all that in mind, my removal of the URL was entirely uncontroversial (and I can't see how you can describe it as "passive aggressive" and "not collegial").

I'm very grateful for your expansion of this article (I sat next to him during an opera once, and really like his writing), but collegially I suggest you take note of WP:OWN, and particularly of the Wikipedia standards for citations. I suggest you revert your reversal. -- Michael Bednarek (talk) 09:29, 18 July 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Okay. Thank you for the well-explained rationale @Michael Bednarek. Reverting over such matters (when one is unaware of such matters) often comes across as needlessly aggressive. Perhaps, in the future, just change the information without a formal revert.
I enjoy his writing as well. I had reached out to him to see if he would be willing to license a picture to WP but received no response unfortunately...! Aza24 (talk) 16:44, 18 July 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

August 2023 Good Article Nominations backlog drive[edit]

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(t · c) buidhe 05:15, 30 July 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I would just like to comment on your edit, with summary: "is this a joke? This sentence literally just says that he wrote no organ works??". Well, no, it says no such thing. It says that Gaston Litaize asked Dutilleux to write something for him (GL), and nothing came of this particular attempted commission. So I see no reason to delete this bit, since it appears to be sourced appropriately. Imaginatorium (talk) 05:56, 2 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

The lead is there to summarize the article's most important information. Adding a sentence which states that "Here's someone who did not commission Dutilleux" is just not meaningful and essentially a waste of space for a section which should be highly limited and focused. Such information may belong in the body of the article. Eventually the lead should be mostly culled of these individual names anyways, as it is not a list and should be a summary of Dutilleux's life and music (which it is currently not).
In the future, please bring article-related matters to the talk page, where other editors can comment on them. Aza24 (talk) 15:58, 2 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

95th Academy Awards source review[edit]

Hi there,

Could you do a source review of the 95th Academy Awards for featured list consideration? I would appreciate the feedback.

--Birdienest81talk 07:57, 2 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Will try to do so. Thanks for reaching out and hope you're well. – Aza24 (talk) 19:31, 2 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

August music[edit]

August songs
my story today

Today's music is played by my brother's orchestra, conducted by two very young men on their way up, - the picture was taken shortly after the invasion of Ukraine began, - more detail on my talk. Images reached the day of the Tenebrae concert mentioned in July. -- Gerda Arendt (talk) 17:22, 2 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Never heard of Tenebrae, but have heard of Nigel Short, so will have to check them out! Aza24 (talk) 19:33, 2 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
My story today - a first - isn't about an article by me, but one I reviewed for DYK, see here. I like all: topic, "hook", connected article (a GA on its way towards FA), image and the music "in the background". I just returned from a weekend of weddings, so also like the spirit ;) - Pics to come, I promise one cake, the other was too large! Good music, and better even in the concert ending the second day, - Goldberg Variations theme for an encore, after Dohnányi Serenade. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 20:08, 7 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Again not by me: today's story - with the triumph of music over military - is uplifting! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 20:18, 9 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Now: picture of heart-shaped cake(s) uploaded! - Today's story is about a tenor, - why his roles are not linked on the Main page remains a mystery to me. Today is also the birthday of the Bayreuth Festival. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 21:31, 13 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Bayreuth would be a dream to attend... Aza24 (talk) 19:46, 14 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
The dream came true for me because a friend who waited for years didn't like these modernist directors when she finally got tickets after having waited in vain for years. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 19:57, 14 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Awesome! I find modernist directors really exciting, but the old-fashioned ones are great too. Honestly, the singing is always excellent so I'm sure I'd be happy with either. Aza24 (talk) 20:03, 14 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I was blessed to see two productions, and both then modernist directors have died, celebrated. I saw the image used pleading. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 20:37, 14 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Completely different topic: Carlton Gamer died, and I had a brief look. Hard to tell for me if he was as important as the article suggests, - never heard the name before. Most of the prose was stolen from ref UHS, the only usable one so far. The lead is poor. I'd go further (but only tomorrow) if you say it's worth it. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 12:00, 15 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
One more day uploaded, with another wedding cake - I couldn't resist. Today's story is about the Inkpot Madonna who returned to "her place" 9 years ago, and also has aspects of early learning, remember? --Gerda Arendt (talk) 15:24, 15 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Added a little to "Mr. Gamer" (ha!). Aza24 (talk) 18:03, 15 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thank you! - Today is the anniversary of the premiere of Götterdämmerung. Berit Lindholm sang its final scene in concert at the Royal Festival Hall in London, only four years after her stage debut in a Mozart opera in Stockholm. Had to work for her (a stub), and now for Renata Scotto (long but unreferenced - do you speak French? good obit by Le Monde but tedious to translate section for section). Sorry, Mr. Gamer. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 19:26, 17 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Don't know French unfortunately. I regret that Götterdämmerung may be our worst article on a Wagner opera... Aza24 (talk) 20:50, 17 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
... and Tristan isn't much better, tagged ... - Today I heard a delightful concert, "Himmlische Freuden", remembered having heard Vilde Frang (Bruch concerto, in Zürich, with my brother's orchestra) , and succeeded in preparing Renata Scotto's article enough for the Main page (which took two days). --Gerda Arendt (talk) 21:43, 19 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Today is Debussy's birthday. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 15:35, 22 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
This too shall pass. - Ten years ago on 28 August, I heard a symphony, with a heavy heart because of the pending decision in WP:ARBINFOBOX, and not worried about my future here but Andy's. - It passed, and I could write the DYK about calling to dance, not battle, and Andy could write the DYK mentioning about peace and reconciliation, - look. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 15:08, 28 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Posthumous names at Tolui[edit]

Hello! I've just finished up at Tolui, but I wanted to ask about something I haven't found a legitimate source for. The article used to have (and still does, commented out in the infobox) information on Tolui's posthumous regnal and temple names—from the infobox: Rensheng Jingxiang () and (Ruizong (睿宗). Do you know a good source to cite on this? ~~ AirshipJungleman29 (talk) 19:41, 13 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@AirshipJungleman29, you could can find the temple name on Moule 102, the second row, first column. It's in Wade-Giles ("Jui Tsung"), but the Chinese is the same so is admissible. The posthumous name is also there, but it is given as two different names: Jingxiang 景襄 and Yingwu 英武. In full these are 景襄皇帝 and 英武皇帝 in full, the 皇帝 meaning emperor, but I would probably omit the emperor characters. I've left the citation below for ease of insertion:
* {{cite book |last=Moule |first=Arthur C. |author-link=Arthur Christopher Moule |year=1957 |title=The Rulers of China, 221 BC-AD 1949 |publisher=[[Routledge]] |location=London |oclc=223359908 |url= |url-access=registration }}
Thank you for your marvelous work on Tolui! – Aza24 (talk) 20:02, 14 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
You're welcome, the article's now at FAC. I'm not sure I did the characters right, or at all intelligibly for people who know what they're talking about; can you check? ~~ AirshipJungleman29 (talk) 14:53, 15 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I adjusted it around a little. The names are entirely separate in this case. Sometimes posthumous names can be rather disorganized, particularly for the earliest Mongols, since they were given much later than the typical few years expectation. Aza24 (talk) 17:51, 15 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thanks so much Aza. You may be interested in Wikipedia:Good article reassessment/Schubert's last sonatas/1. ~~ AirshipJungleman29 (talk) 20:44, 15 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Fuzuli FAC[edit]

Hey Aza, since you expressed interest in the Fuzuli FAC, I was wondering if you would like to review the article as well, of course, if you have the time and inclination. Cheers! — Golden talk 11:15, 22 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hi @Golden, sorry for the late response. I'd be happy to take a look, will endeavor to do so relatively soon. Aza24 (talk) 06:06, 28 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

September music[edit]

September songs
my story today

Our festival's last concert was most moving and inspiring, and there are seconds of it - plus glimpses of an interview with the conductor, age 96 - in this tv summary. -- Gerda Arendt (talk) 20:39, 3 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Bruckner 7 with Blomstedt?? Sounds absolutely delightful.
Hmmm Blomstedt is getting very old by now, and his Wikipedia article is less than ideal. Will put it on my to do list – Aza24 (talk) 04:36, 4 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
That would be great! - Now pics around the memorable concert, and the story of Walter Arlen, - proud that I survived the decision in WP:ARBINFOBOX for 10 years, standing and singing --Gerda Arendt (talk) 21:06, 11 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Today's story is about a great pianist with an unusual career, taking off when he was 50. It's the wedding anniversary of Clara and Robert Schumann, but I was too late with our gift. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 13:31, 12 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Today I remember Raymond Arritt, who still helps me, five years after he died, per what he said in my darkest time on Wikipedia (placed in my edit-notice as a reminder), and by teh rulez. - Latest pics from a weekend in Berlin (one more day to come, with Macbeth). --Gerda Arendt (talk) 16:16, 19 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Women in Green GA Editathon October 2023 - Around the World in 31 Days[edit]

Hello Aza24:

WikiProject Women in Green is holding a month-long Good Article Edit-a-thon event in October 2023!

Running from October 1 to 31, 2023, WikiProject Women in Green (WiG) is hosting a Good Article (GA) edit-a-thon event with the theme Around the World in 31 Days! All experience levels welcome. Never worked on a GA project before? We'll teach you how to get started. Or maybe you're an old hand at GAs – we'd love to have you involved! Participants are invited to work on nominating and/or reviewing GA submissions related to women and women's works (e.g., books, films) during the event period. We hope to collectively cover article subjects from at least 31 countries (or broader international articles) by month's end. GA resources and one-on-one support will be provided by experienced GA editors, and participants will have the opportunity to earn a special WiG barnstar for their efforts.

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Hi, Aza! How have things been going with you? I miss our chats about music quite a bit! ~ Silence of Järvenpää 00:23, 26 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]