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The Klassische Philharmonie Bonn,
a symphony orchestra founded and conducted
by Heribert Beissel
(27 March 1933 – 11 June 2021),
has a tradition of playing a series of concerts
at more than ten major halls in Germany.

23 March 2019

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(from User:Gerda Arendt/Top list)

Archive of 2009 · 2010 · 2011 · 2012 · 2013 · 2014 · 2015 · 2016 · 2017 · 2018 · 2019 · 2020 · 2021 · 2022 · 2023 · blushing

Die Fliege

2023 · in resilience[edit]

March songs
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2023 · in resilience

2023 talk begins at #dear friends, 2023 images (my calender pics and musical events) begin here, and the 2023 diary (my own pictures of places, songs, food, flowers ...) are here, - just watch those lists if you are interested.

My motto for 2024 is taken from my first barnstar and a recent barnstar, and calls for resilience where misunderstandings are in the way of good communication and community.

While songs were a focus in 2022, I'll look at locations that played a role in my life, from the villages where I live to places in five continents. Other topics are ongoing, recent deaths, music heard and sung, composers, gardens. Watch my user page for articles, done in collaboration. Compare 2022 for the amazing number of users who began and expanded articles. 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. (Did I write that last year? Yes. Did I follow? No. I will try harder, promised.) The first article to become FA is Ich habe genug, BWV 82.

My talk goes like this: on top there's the top story related to the day, followed by the yearly archives. Right here you see the image of the month with songs of the month, typically related to meetings with friends who gave them to me. Below are three boxes, often one for people remembered, and two for musical experiences, performing or listening. In these boxes, topics related to the top story and topics featured on the Main page appear bold. I archive from time. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 08:11, 1 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

updated --Gerda Arendt (talk) 10:54, 16 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Music and memory[edit]

19 March · service
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18 March · concert
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in memoriam
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dear friends[edit]

January songs
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happy new year

We look back at 2022, with mixed emotions.

It was a year declared as of friendship, and was rich in friendly collaboration, check out the archives: too many to greet you all, which is wonderful.

Let's enter 2023 in confidence, and in resilience, which was my first barnstar ever, and one of those cherished recently.

If you click on happy new year, you get to an overview of the year to come, with a calendar and musical events sung and heard, to be expanded until in a year. I also started to list what music I got to know in which church, in case of interest.

I hope for peace. Prayer for Ukraine. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 11:17, 31 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

The first calendar pic is in the Ukrainian colours. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 08:11, 1 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Happy new era[edit]

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Bishzilla and all her socks wish you a happy new Jurassic era! bishzilla ROARR!! pocket 16:55, 31 December 2022 (UTC).Reply[reply]
I feel roarrrrring, sharing the card with RexxS where I admired it first! - Same to you, read just above. I hope for a new era for Pierre Boulez, DYK? The new era for DYK is that I'll take a break, Ich habe genug (I have enough). Give others a chance. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 17:01, 31 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

A barnstar for you![edit]

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Happy New Year, Gerda Arendt! In 2022, other editors thanked you 1560 times using the thanks tool. This made you the #3 most thanked Wikipedian in 2022. (You were also the #4 most thankful Wikipedian in 2022.) Congratulations and, well, thank you for all that you do for Wikipedia. Here's to 2023! Mz7 (talk) 23:30, 31 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thank you for this thank you, Mz7, love it! - Fallt mit DankenSymbol support vote.svg is music for today. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 08:11, 1 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

DYK for Mother and Child (Tavener)[edit]

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On 1 January 2023, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Mother and Child (Tavener), which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that in Mother and Child, composed in 2002 by John Tavener for the vocal ensemble Tenebrae, organ and temple gong enter for the climax? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Mother and Child (Tavener). You are welcome to check how many pageviews the nominated article or articles got while on the front page (here's how, Mother and Child (Tavener)).

-- RoySmith (talk) 00:02, 1 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

A musical and spiritual celebration of motherhood, especially of Mary's, - today is also the day of naming Jesus. I was blessed to hear the piece in a rehearsal of the Dessoff Choirs in November. 2022 was rich in music, I heard Tenebrae in two concerts! I hope that 2023 will continue this gift of harmony to the world, and will keep singing. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 08:11, 1 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

DYK for Domen Križaj[edit]

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On 6 January 2023, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Domen Križaj, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that after Domen Križaj from Slovenia was a prize winner in the singing competition Neue Stimmen, he moved to the Oper Frankfurt where he appeared as Massenet's Albert and Mozart's Papageno? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Domen Križaj. You are welcome to check how many pageviews the nominated article or articles got while on the front page (here's how, Domen Križaj).

-- RoySmith (talk) 00:03, 6 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I heard him as Papageno in a performance of Die Zauberflöte with all young singers, Pamina still in the opera studio. May DYK in the future say such things? The new style hook would have ended after winning the competition. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 08:05, 6 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

DYK for Concentricities[edit]

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On 7 January 2023, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Concentricities, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Concentricities, a 2019 clarinet–cello–piano trio by Graham Waterhouse, musically depicts a theme of circular, spiraling, or oscillating concentric phenomena in nature and human structures? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Concentricities. You are welcome to check how many pageviews the nominated article or articles got while on the front page (here's how, Concentricities).

BorgQueen (talk) 00:02, 7 January 2023 (UTC) Reply[reply]

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heard in GW60, one of the remarkable concerts of 2022, look and see - Thank you for the hook and the images, valereee! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:12, 7 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

ITN recognition[edit]

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On 7 January 2023, In the news was updated with an item that involved the article Kurt Horres, which you nominated and updated. If you know of another recently created or updated article suitable for inclusion in ITN, please suggest it on the candidates page. PFHLai (talk) 06:01, 7 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

for WP:QAI/Recent deaths --Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:12, 7 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  1. Rosi Mittermaier - SpencerT•C 17:16, 7 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  2. Andrew Downes (composer) - Tone 11:54, 9 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  3. Siegfried Kurz - PFHLai (talk) 13:37, 14 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  4. José Evangelista - PFHLai (talk) 17:28, 15 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  5. Lothar Blumhagen - SpencerT•C 23:56, 17 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  6. Carl Hahn - SpencerT•C 01:38, 21 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  7. Clytus Gottwald - SpencerT•C 19:29, 26 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  8. Gero Storjohann - SpencerT•C 05:49, 2 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  9. Melitta Muszely - Stephen 22:57, 2 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    I remember how GRuban helped with images for her, and now included several in my top stories, beginning 2 February when I first saw the news. Yesterday I was told that Hans Krieger died, on 9 January already, too late for Recent deaths. He wrote the text of a Christmas cantata, Der Anfang einer neuen Zeit (the beginning of a new time). In the program book for GW60 (p. 3 of the pdf), you can see an acrostic by him for Graham Waterhouse, ending on the word Engelskinder (children of angels). --Gerda Arendt (talk) 08:20, 5 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  10. Jürgen Flimm - Stephen 00:12, 7 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  11. Friedrich Cerha - SpencerT•C 03:59, 19 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  12. Nadja Tiller - SpencerT•C 03:49, 27 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  13. Günther von Lojewski - Bagumba (talk) 08:09, 4 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  14. Mary Bauermeister - Muboshgu (talk) 19:47, 4 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  15. Heinz Schwarz
  16. Marek Kopelent - SpencerT•C 23:45, 16 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  17. Antje Vollmer - Bagumba (talk) 07:06, 19 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  18. Ernst Tugendhat


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I enjoy particularly Places and songs 2023. Grimes2 (talk) 20:00, 11 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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Thank you! ... which I just updated, - I feel soooo far away from this place (only to see after sunset that - while I wanted to write about a composition by Duruflé who was born on this day - another person died, article by LouisAlain, - would you help with Siegfried Kurz, please?) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 20:05, 11 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

DYK for Galina Pisarenko[edit]

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On 12 January 2023, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Galina Pisarenko, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that soprano Galina Pisarenko studied economics, English, and Norwegian at the same time she was studying to become a professional opera singer? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Galina Pisarenko. You are welcome to check how many pageviews the nominated article or articles got while on the front page (here's how, Galina Pisarenko)).

-- RoySmith (talk) 00:02, 12 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

DYK for Volodymyr Kozhukhar[edit]

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On 12 January 2023, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Volodymyr Kozhukhar, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Volodymyr Kozhukhar, the chief conductor of the National Opera of Ukraine in Kyiv, led Lysenko's opera Taras Bulba and Shchedrin's ballet Carmen Suite? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Volodymyr Kozhukhar. You are welcome to check how many pageviews the nominated article or articles got while on the front page (here's how, Volodymyr Kozhukhar).

-- RoySmith (talk) 00:02, 12 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

These two people died recently. They performed at the same house for some. I tried to use the DYK feature to say a bit more about them. I worked for the conductor, but not the soprano - compare the reviews. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:03, 12 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I do my own stories now: User:Gerda Arendt/Top list. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 08:38, 14 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

DYK for Elisabeth Waterhouse[edit]

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On 21 January 2023, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Elisabeth Waterhouse, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Elisabeth Waterhouse founded the National Chamber Music Course summer school in 1974 and has managed it since? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Elisabeth Waterhouse. You are welcome to check how many pageviews the nominated article or articles got while on the front page (here's how, Elisabeth Waterhouse).

BorgQueen (talk) 00:02, 21 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

She was there when the Sextet dedicated to her was played, 5 Nov 2023. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 10:41, 21 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

DYK for Messe in A (Tambling)[edit]

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On 23 January 2023, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Messe in A (Tambling), which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the mass Messe in A by Christopher Tambling, originally set for high voices, proved so popular that a four-part version was commissioned? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Messe in A (Tambling). You are welcome to check how many pageviews the nominated article or articles got while on the front page (here's how, Messe in A (Tambling)).

-- RoySmith (talk) 12:02, 23 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

We sang it on 1 November 2022. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 20:02, 23 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

DYK for Elena Manistina[edit]

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On 27 January 2023, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Elena Manistina, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that as a last-minute substitute in a premiere performance at Oper Frankfurt, Elena Manistina sang from the side while the assistant director mimed onstage? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Elena Manistina. You are welcome to check how many pageviews the nominated article or articles got while on the front page (here's how, Elena Manistina).

-- RoySmith (talk) 00:03, 27 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I heard it (and by then she did the acting also). I believe that the hook would be much more interesting mentioning that she performed in Tchaikovsky's favourite (and unsuccessful) opera, The Enchantress, but the present DYK group didn't think so. "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." that sentence is part of the DYK credit, but try to tell an interesting fact, and see what happens in the nomination. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 00:12, 27 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]


I like the old Kreuzschule building. User:Gerda Arendt/Top: Wrong dates? Grimes2 (talk) 18:13, 30 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

thank you, - fixed I hope - User:Gerda Arendt/Top list is my answer to DYK: once upon a time - like 10 years ago - we had substantial hooks about the subjects. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 18:17, 30 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
February songs
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Von guten Mächten

Railway station[edit]

I found following link: Might be useful for you. Grimes2 (talk) 10:12, 1 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thank you. I booked RMF, see User:Gerda Arendt/Images 2023#24 Jun, to December, imagine. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 21:14, 2 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I booked Early Shostakovich also with Altinoglu/hr-Sinfonieorchester. Grimes2 (talk) 08:17, 3 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
RMF: Many interesting concerts, the selection is difficult. But I try to book. Grimes2 (talk) 10:46, 3 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Right now it's early booking, for friends. You can become one if you aren't already. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 11:09, 3 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Don't want to be Member (for €75!), I can wait till 14 February. Grimes2 (talk) 11:19, 3 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Your choice, of course. - Some seats I wanted were already gone at 10am. I wanted to hear Mäkelä conduct Mahler again (19 August) but that concert won't happen. - Anybody: I came across Helena Forti, an article that needs care, and I don't have time. I fixed a few things, but it still shows that it's translated, and by a fan, too flowery language, too much detail about linked persons ... - Another gnomish thing to do: GoingBatty changed links to The Flying Dutchman that meant not the character but the opera Der fliegende Holländer, but left some as redirects, still showing The Flying Dutchman. That will be nonsense in most cases, when sung in German. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 11:24, 3 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
The opera was great, especially in growing silence. - RMF math (as noticed today when booking for a friend): in the basilica of Eberbach there are few cheap tickets with a bit of view, which are preferable to those in the back because of the acoustics of the hall. When they are gone, and you still want to see something, you have to go to at least €20 up, which makes break-even at 4 concerts. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 09:26, 4 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Booked tickets (RMF): Mahler 2 (basilica) and Kian Soltani/Seong-Jin Cho (Geisenheim). According to the plan, the view in Eberbach basilica is bad, because of the pillars. Grimes2 (talk) 09:35, 14 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Mäkela is back! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 22:08, 8 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Wish you "Himmlische Freuden". Grimes2 (talk) 13:35, 10 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
thank you!! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:55, 13 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Thank you today for Jesus nahm zu sich die Zwölfe, BWV 22... introduced as "a cantata by J. S. Bach, one of two serving as his audition pieces for the post of Thomaskantor in Leipzig for which he became known. He had to show off, being not a favourite (Telemann and Grauper were) and the only candidate without university training. You may have met his more youthful BWV 172 before. This work is setting standards for the later cantata cycles." Extraordinary work as always, Gerda! DanCherek (talk) 00:39, 7 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thank you, Dan, that's a great way to begin a day to be spent with friends. Please watch, I'll be out. I didn't write it alone, thanks to those who edited, reviewed, scheduled on the 300th aniversary of the first performance! With more time- I'll go into more detail. It's on top today, and check out the list of my top stories ;)

Great work, Gerda. I hope to get a chance to listen to the piece tomorrow. Viriditas (talk) 07:13, 7 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thank you, and also for placing User:Gerda Arendt/Top on your talk! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:53, 7 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Gerda, I've also "stolen" your Topbox. Do you want to add an attribution tag as author at the bottom of the box? Grimes2 (talk) 09:07, 11 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
good idea, will do --Gerda Arendt (talk) 09:10, 11 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

A barnstar for you![edit]

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For raising Jesus nahm zu sich die Zwölfe, BWV 22 to Featured article. And for all your work you do relating to Johann Sebastian Bach and classical music. Paradise Chronicle (talk) 07:25, 7 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thank you! It's an "old" article, - everybody is invited to work on the next one, BWV 82, together, heard last year at the Rheingau Musik Festival (pictured above). --Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:53, 7 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

A barnstar for you![edit]

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Congrats on your new FA! Keep up the great work Gerda! el.ziade (talkallam) 10:54, 7 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I would also like to send congratulations on your FA! Tails Wx 13:22, 10 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thank you, - it's a rather old FA, see above. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 17:03, 7 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Today we played Belle nuit, ô nuit d'amour by Jacques Offenbach–a beautiful song in strings–I'll try improving that article. Thanks for all your hard work! Tails Wx 13:24, 10 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

thank sou yo much for coming over, Tails Wx --Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:39, 11 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

May I email you?[edit]

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Las Tricias, La Palma, 19 January

Hello Gerda, I would like to email you to get your thoughts and suggestions on a possible upcoming trip I may take to the Canary Islands. Your photographs have inspired me! Will you be available by email in the next few days or weeks? I know you are very busy, but I have some questions. Thanks in advance, Netherzone (talk) 22:25, 11 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Go ahead, just wait when an answer takes time. First info that might help: island hopping is expensive, which may not matter coming from the U.S., but for Europeans its a bit strange to pay more for the flight from one island on the next that you can see than for the four-hours flight from Frankfurt. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:08, 12 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Many thanks for your messages, exactly the type of information I was seeking! I appreciate your thoughts and suggestions very much! Netherzone (talk) 23:20, 13 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Happy Valentine’s Day[edit]

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From User:Viriditas

"Jedes Geschöpf ist mit einem anderen verbunden, und jedes Wesen wird durch ein anderes gehalten."
Saint Hildegard

Thank you, how wise. My gift of the day is recommended reading about a book, Alte Liebe = old love (as you know, kindly displaying it on your talk). --Gerda Arendt (talk) 09:40, 14 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Somehow I clicked the wrong link and ended up on the wrong page. I get confused with the new TOC and simply clicked the new topic button or something. Anyway apologies. Victoria (tk) 16:19, 18 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

No problem, Victoria. - I heard great music, so good mood, hope you too. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 22:34, 18 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
The new layout is a problem for me as well, Victoria. I had a sortable table, Wikipedia:WikiProject Quality Article Improvement/Recent deaths, that I split in two because it didn't show well with the left column taking away so much space. However, by simply pressing "hide" twice in the left column, you get back to seeing more again, DYK? --Gerda Arendt (talk) 00:12, 19 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Yes, of course. I made a screen shot with both right and left unhidden because that's what I thought a reader who isn't logged in would see. But then, thinking about it, I wondered what the unlogged in reader sees because they don't have the tools column. So I looked and it's better than the screenshot I posted. Still, without access to a wide monitor I don't know how it looks. That's the problem these days. Follow ups with other screenshots welcome, but maybe share on that talk? Happy to hear that you had good music! You are fortunate to have access to a good opera house and productions. Victoria (tk) 21:41, 19 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thank you for thinking further, Victoria! For most readers, those on mobiles, the matter is of no concern as they get the infobox after the first paragraph of the lead, - the socalled "bleeding" doesn't happen to them. - Yes, I feel blessed that the opera house of the year is less than a hour by train away, and good church music we make ourselves ;) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 22:09, 19 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
You mentioned factions. I see two factions: one for whom the feature is a given, and one who fights it. The latter is small but much more passionate. As there have been no battles in the last five or so years (until recently), we have hundreds of users who don't even know a conflict exists/existed. I hope and work for ending it, and believe that the compromise (well defined and concise) you supported should be adopted for other articles. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:53, 19 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Gerda, FYI re "one who fights it"....well I have the new skin turned off, but cant be bothered to "fight it", or at least thats not how I want to spend my remaining time on earth. ps, thanks for the lovely music yesterday[1] :) Again FYI, Ukraine has/had a banging Techno scene - more commercial than what comes out of Berlin, but more pure and inventive than the current UK or US scenes. Ceoil (talk) 12:25, 25 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hi again[edit]


We first met at Frauen-Liebe und Leben although (according to the talk) it still needs a further rename. Because of a very unhappy experience (pre-WP) with some video nasties, I decided not to be associated with anything to do with these sorts of films, and removed your precious icon from my user page some time ago. I have since come to realise that it is possible to write a 'good' article about subjects which I find wholly repugnant. With your kind permission I would like to display the icon once more. With very best wishes, MinorProphet (talk) 00:08, 20 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

you made my day, and you don't need my permission ;) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 08:02, 20 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
checkY <3 MinorProphet (talk) 18:14, 21 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Just when I think you can't get any sweeter...[edit] do. <3 Thank you for the larger flowers! :) – Elizabeth (Eewilson) (tag or ping me) (talk) 20:51, 21 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Robert le diable[edit]

Gerda, your behaviour is disgraceful. You deliberately added an infobox to Robert le diable, a GA article, without any consultation. I have removed it. You know perfectly well, from your own history, that to do this sort of thing is unacceptable. In Talk:Jenny Lind a few days ago you wrote that "I admit that I added an infobox to Georg Solti, because I failed to look up who the principal editors were. I normally do, and leave the articles in peace, respecting their editors' wishes." It now turns out that this is completely untrue. You edited Robert le diable when you must clearly have seen who the princpal editor(s) were who brought it to GA. Please now leave this article in peace as you claim to do. If I have any further evidence of this sort of behaviour I will make a formal complaint. Smerus (talk) 19:46, 22 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I replied there, in a nutshell: please distinguish operas and biographies. The style guide of project operas is linked on my user page. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 21:05, 22 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Perhaps you may profit from re-reading Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Opera/Archive 125 (2016), another nutshell Voceditenore saying: "I personally think that as a matter of courtesy and prudence, one should run the addition up the flag pole on a Featured Article first, regardless of which project has bannered it. But otherwise no, it's bureaucratic and a bloody waste of time to start a talk page discussion before adding any infobox anywhere on Wikipedia. It's no different to adding or removing any other content or formatting to an article." (emphasis mine, - thanks, Voce.) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 21:52, 22 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
User:Smerus, don’t you think you are being extremely rude by accusing Gerda of disgraceful behavior? Infoboxes are not for editors, they are for readers. And while there are any number of arguments against them based on design and presentation, at the end of the day we should write for the reader in mind. Personally, I have recently taken to the concept of auto-generated infoboxes linked to Wikidata for consistency and data integrity. See the infobox at Lise with a Parasol for one example of this usage. Ideally, this would mean that user preferences would determine infobox usage, not editors, making your argument moot. Try to broaden your view on this. Viewing infoboxes should be user definable, not determined by the editor. Viriditas (talk) 08:48, 24 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thank you, please speak up on the article talk. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 09:49, 24 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Suggestion for 7 weeks without[edit]

Borrowed from the time of Lent, a time of abstinence, which has been translated in a broader sense to "7 weeks without ...", I suggest that we try over the next 7 weeks to deal with infoboxes as with other content matter, and keep discussing them without personal comments. Treating infoboxes like other content was proposed by Voceditenore back in 2016, and is the best approach towards peace I've seen so far. The socalled infobox wars have ended long ago, but some are still fighting it seems. Today's featured article is Artemy Vedel, standing for Ukrainian music.

The choral music of Artemy Vedel,
who is regarded as one of the Golden Three composers of 18th-century Ukrainian classical music,
was censored but performed from handwritten copies.


The 1885 spiritual anthem
Prayer for Ukraine
was performed by Ukrainian Chorus Dumka of New York on Saturday Night Live.

24 February 2023 · 23 March 2022

(from User:Gerda Arendt/Top list)

His is also a composer article with an infobox, the third TFA of that kind in 2023. Yesterday I added an infobox for an architect linked from the Main page, and the article's author sent me a thank-you click. For the opera, the edit summary said "suggest", and of course a suggestion can be refused, but preferably with a factual reason, not with personal aspersions. Jenny Lind has an infobox now per the wish of the community, as Tchaikovsky and Joyce among others, all of these boxes concise and well-curated, which seems the compromise we should go for. The concept was suggested in 2013 by Brian Boulton, on this talk page, called identibox. (Brian tried it first on Percy Grainger.) I hope it will finally get traction, towards peace. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 09:49, 24 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Listen: Da pacem Domine, by Arvo Pärt, conducted by Peter Reulein (whose Te Deum we'll perform in May) - we sang it on 12 February. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 20:45, 24 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Although these infobox wars have faded with the passing of time, even today I catch glimpses of others conflicting over them. For these seven weeks, I will try to help others move towards peace. The Night Watch (talk) 21:31, 25 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thank you. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 21:46, 25 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Sometimes that may just mean let go.
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share ideas and values
Alakzi · 31 August 2015

go on with life, have a laugh, don't get too upset
Shock Brigade Harvester Boris · 18 October 2012

wikis are not about authoritah
they are about collaborations and merit.
Br'er Rabbit · 26 September 2012

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:49, 6 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Concert recommendation[edit]

Gerda, want to recommend the concerts of the hr-Sinfonieorchester under Alain Altinoglu. He is one of the best chief conductors the orchestra ever had, beside Paavo Järvi, and Shostakovich expert. Venues are Alte Oper and HR Sendesaal, RMV ticket is included. Grimes2 (talk) 11:43, 24 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Yes, thank you, I'll check. I was there for his first concert after his appointment, and will listen to the Berlioz Te Deum opening the RMF season. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 12:48, 24 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I recommend Bach arranging Pergolesi --Gerda Arendt (talk) 11:15, 1 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Any fee? Grimes2 (talk) 09:13, 3 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
yes (linked also in my list) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 09:16, 3 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
hr Symphony enjoyed yesterday! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 08:16, 19 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Christopher Maltman[edit]

Thanks for the update on Christopher Maltman: he was the baritone soloist for a couple performances of the Brahms Requiem I sang in and he was AMAZING! Altenmaeren (talk) 15:38, 24 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thank you! I was impressed when he sang Kurwenal in Frankfurt, then Jochanaan (last premiere before the pandemic closed the house), and more recently in Die tote Stadt in Munich. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 22:28, 24 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Women in Red March 2023[edit]

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Women in Red Mar 2023, Vol 9, Iss 3, Nos 251, 252, 258, 259, 260, 261

Online events:

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DYK for Piano Concerto (Reger)[edit]

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On 27 February 2023, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Piano Concerto (Reger), which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Max Reger's Piano Concerto was premiered by Frieda Hodapp in 1910, but has rarely been performed since due to its difficulty? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Piano Concerto (Reger). You are welcome to check how many pageviews the nominated article or articles got while on the front page (here's how, Piano Concerto (Reger)).

BorgQueen (talk) 00:02, 27 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Sichten on German Wikipedia[edit]

Gerda, I would like to accept your kind offer to help me with Sichten on German Wikipedia! Could you Sichten my QS-template additions on the 15 articles listed with my username on de:Wikipedia:Qualitätssicherung/26._Februar_2023? When I tried to clean up Raphael Wallfisch here on en, I found long quotes from copyrighted sources, and thought it best to completely revert Fu-Lank's edits and start over. I checked some of his edits on de, and some contain copyvio. I don't know what is permitted on de, nor how to deal with suspected copyvio there. It seemed the least intrusive way to deal with Fu-Lank's obvious COI edits was to list them all on Qualitätssicherung. Unfortunately, the articles themselves don't show the Qualitätssicherung templates I added because, you guessed it, I don't have permission to publish them! Thank you so much for your help, I am sorry to drag you into this. -- OrestesLebt (talk) 07:50, 27 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

no problem just that I can't do it right now, on my way to a funeral, plans for the day unpredictable. Michael perhaps? Or wait, please. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 09:06, 27 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Done. -- Michael Bednarek (talk) 10:10, 27 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I'm sorry for your loss, Gerda. Thank you, and thank you @Michael Bednarek! OrestesLebt (talk) 19:26, 27 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Again, I'm really sorry to have bothered you with this when more important things were happening in real life. I finished working on de:Manuela Röck even though I was confronted with unfriendliness on de again (I wonder how they can keep the users this way?!), but I had already invested a lot of time. I don't know if the Qualitätssicherung is very active, maybe you, Gerda, or maybe you @Michael could have a look at my edits? Thank you so much!
done, thank you for the efforts! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 17:02, 2 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Hello Gerda, I hope you are doing well! I ended up editing on de because of this whole Fu-Lank thing. (I'm constantly double and tripple checking everything, but I somehow just made my 100th edit there.) Really nice and helpful people there, guess the rude folks had just been the quickest with their replies.
Do you remember, when you and I found the Megan Marie Hart article, it had this insane repertoire table? Ever since I thought this is not welcome on wikipedia at all; turns out it is on de, but has to be as a list with the strict format "Composer: Role in Opera". (I asked on Projekt Oper.)
Do you know of a similar unwritten "rule" on en? The section about articles on opera singers in the opera article guidelines makes no mention of it. Repertoire lists could be convenient to have, similar to infoboxes. Not quite sure what I think about this yet. OrestesLebt (talk) 11:29, 24 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
In English, I don't know of a rule. Some singers have a roles list as part of the article. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 21:15, 24 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Go figure, we have "guidelines" and everyone does their own thing, while de has strict formatting. Must be a culture thing! 😄 (Wait, wikipedia can do smileys?!) OrestesLebt (talk) 06:16, 25 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Ruth-Margaret Pütz[edit]

Yes,she was a very gorgeous coloratura.

Did you see that there's a posting on YouTube of excerpts from Entführung, featuring Wunderlich AND Josef Greindl?

Enjoy! HandsomeMrToad (talk) 16:59, 28 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thank you - a trip on memory lane --Gerda Arendt (talk) 17:00, 28 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

your message[edit]

Dear Gerda, Thanks for your recent spring messages. I like the ladies you have been featuring! Sorry not to communicate much just now, issues with health of self and Mum (nearly 102). Wasn't there an old VOX recording of the Reger concerto? - but not, of course, with La Hodapp. I am here, hiding down a rabbit-hole, and thought of you a few days ago when I found a bit about singing from hilltops in (I think) Ecclesiastes, but lost the place again... Greetings to you, in the Quaker light. Eebahgum (talk) 12:52, 2 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thank you for coming over. Look for your great outdoors singing in last years archive ;) - The recording of the Reger concerto is linked from the bottom of the article. A friend of mine will sing on Sunday, - I knew her since her mum had her on her lap during rehearsals for the St Matthew (the first). She was already a soloist in our best concert ever, the Monteverdi Vespers (2019, the last), and will be in the next two (Misatango and Duruflé Requiem). - Best wishes for your health, and your mum's. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 13:23, 2 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Ah, the Reger premiere was under the great Nikisch. In my Cambridge days rather more than 40 years ago, I visited a household in Grantchester where a delightful elderly lady had a chat with me about music. "Does anyone remember the name of Artur Nikisch?", she asked me - and I said well yes, I did, anyway, because I knew that he had developed such an important partnership with Elena Gerhardt at the start of her career, and had sort of breathed his musicianship into her readings of Schubert and Wolf, and I even managed to raise some enthusiasm for his handling in the Beethoven 5 recording. She said that before the first War she was going out in London with a young man, who took her to the entire season of Nikisch concerts (in 1912?). This goggled my imagination a bit, so I asked what she remembered of it. "Oh, he was a nice looking man with a handsome beard, and didn't wave his arms about too much!" Do any of us know how we will be remembered? Eebahgum (talk) 19:17, 2 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Protestant Reformation[edit]

Hello, please see my new comment in the talk section of the reformation page. It is about the first line and whether or not to include "protestant revolt" as an alternative title. The Bee Eater (talk) 01:33, 3 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Reformation is one of my key topics, protestant and peaceful, but not in revolt. The Protestant Reformation was not intended as a revolt. I'll look, though. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 08:01, 3 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
The Bee Eater, I looked, and had a hard time finding your comment (in the middle of a 2016 discussion). Please consider the following: Begin a new topic (at the bottom), only referring to the old discussion, if you want to pursue the matter. In 2016, one user summarised the sources that say revolt as counter-revolutionary Catholic. In order for revolt to appear in the lead, it should appear with detailed sourcing and history in the body, of which the lead is a summary. It doesn't, so you'd get a clear no from me, with the argument that the sources are from a certain point of view. See WP:POV, - it seems not to be a name common in general discussions. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 08:51, 3 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Ok, I see. Once again, I apologize; I am new at this. So the steps should be: create a new discussion in the talk section of the article, summarize the sources and write a portion about it in the body of the article (after oking it in the discussion), and finally add it to the lead? The Bee Eater (talk) 22:43, 4 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
If you want to pursue it. Do you, really? If you do, write a new proposal at the bottom of the talk (by a click on "Add topic") about what you want to add, with the sources. Only if that finds support (consensus to add it), think about the lead. If it was called revolt only for a limited time, by limited people or groups, it will not be lead-worthy even if in the article. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 22:54, 4 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

ITN recognition for Günther von Lojewski[edit]

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On 4 March 2023, In the news was updated with an item that involved the article Günther von Lojewski, which you nominated and updated. If you know of another recently created or updated article suitable for inclusion in ITN, please suggest it on the candidates page. —Bagumba (talk) 08:09, 4 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

ITN recognition for Mary Bauermeister[edit]

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Thank you![edit]

Dear Gerda, Face-smile.svg
Thank you once again for my yearly reminder and for being so thoughtful, generous and kind in support of us all!
I hope you are having a good year so far, and I wish you a Happy Spring in two weeks' time!
Please keep well, safe, musical and joyful. Face-wink.svg
With kindest regards;
Patrick. ツ Pdebee.(talk)(become old-fashioned!) 15:52, 6 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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PS: Some more daffodils for you, all the way from the West Coast of Wales! Face-wink.svg

Thank you for the lovely words and flowers! Take crocuses in return if you like! I listened to great music yesterday, pictured on top, did you see? I am chewing on "disgraceful behaviour" - also above, but so far found no better response than letting it go. - I take care of articles of those who recently died, and Mary Bauermeister fascinated me especially (just above). --Gerda Arendt (talk) 16:06, 6 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

"Precious anniversary"[edit]

Regarding a template you posted to my talk page, I now see the linked Wikipedia:WikiProject Quality Article Improvement/Precious page says Reminders of the award are sent annually to users who were active during the last year, until the tenth year, when a special award is given as a final reminder.

Please don't send me any more annual reminders of the time that someone posted a picture of a gemstone to my talk page. This doesn't seem like something that I really need to be alerted to. Thanks. Belbury (talk) 09:32, 7 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

as you like it --Gerda Arendt (talk) 09:38, 7 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hi Gerda. That article was started and heavily edited back in 2009 by his self-admitted PR person who started several other articles by artists he/she represented. From the edit summaries, the current editor appears to be the subject or at least claims to be the subject. I’m going to list this at the Opera Project. Hopefully someone would enjoy rendering it …er… more encyclopaedic 😛. Voceditenore (talk) 16:11, 7 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I see ;) - pursuing more graceful behaviour before posting more than one request per day on Opera where I refused to answer a question. My second request would have been the discrepancy noted for Hin und Zurück: was the premiere 15 July or 17 July, and who sang? Related to Johanna Geisler who is said to have sung as Johanna Klemperer. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 16:25, 7 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I snooped around a bit. Almost all sources give July 17 as the premiere. The only two who give the 15th are Almanacco and one other Italian source. However, multiple sources list Johanna Klemperer as Helene, Betty Mergler as Aunt Emma, and Lothar (can’t remember her first name) as the serving girl. I’ll do some more snooping and list the sources on the talk page in a couple of days. Voceditenore (talk) 17:40, 10 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
thank you, will take over for Johanna what I need - any advice for her article? --Gerda Arendt (talk) 17:59, 10 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

since you are one of the most active authors in the above mentioned article could you please check my questions and suggestions on [2] ? thx! kind regards! ps: and since you are engadged also in matters of the ukraine-war I take the freedom to send to you two texts regarding the topic. may be you can use them...

sorry, this will take a litte time. line breaks here are not easy...

however, people in my circle of acquaintances think, that waging war, even from the side of 'the west', is immoral, especially under the danger of an atomic escalation, and that one should stick to passive resitance and attempts to negotiate... what do you think? may be see also [3]

HilmarHansWerner (talk) 19:17, 8 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thank you for asking. Sorry I am busy with several other topics and real life. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 19:35, 8 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
HilmarHansWerner, if something is wrong please boldly fix it! - I dealt with the article long ago, and as a translation from German if my memory doesn't fail me, so the answer to questions may be in the German Wikipedia. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 19:47, 8 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
hi Gerda Arendt! would you be so kind to write this on the talk-page of the poem, so your consent for alterations is public?
and, if I may, here come the promised texts, since it took me a damned while to figure out a work-around to lay out a poem here...:HilmarHansWerner (talk) 21:21, 8 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I don't need to write anything on the talk page, Wikpedia has no ownership (at least ideally), all content is free, make changes and explain in a good edit summary (which could include: per GA's talk page).
Now the poem: while it is a good text, I removed it (but it will be in the edit history), because Wikipedia is also very strict on copyright, and it's not clear who the author is. You could put it on a user page of yours, and link to it, - how is that? To write poetry, you just enclose a poem in <poem>your text</poem> and any formatting will be taken. Please don't use <br> but add a backslash to it after the br, or the helpful colours of my editor get confused. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 21:34, 8 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I simply quoted you on the talk-page, so you don't need to bother... ;-)

and thank you for trying to help with coding in the english wikipedia! but your suggestions don't work, as you see in the following (also looking at the code, where you can see the line breaks...; I had tried <nowiki> ... </nowiki> alone before):

<nowiki><poem> So thank you, people of Ukraine! You are a model for humanity! And just for me, my mood and my morale, a private power-spring. </poem></nowiki>

but you are right: <br> is old-fashioned and not strict. so I wanted to replace the tags, but you edited out my texts, and I don't have 'the nerves' and the time to redo all the work...

and I did not quite understand what you meant by "the poem" that you "removed". do you mean the german original text, or my translation. regarding the latter I can happily grant permission to use it (as the author)... HilmarHansWerner (talk) 21:50, 8 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

We had an edit conflict, sorry. I wrote this:
I am sorry that my explanation didn't work for you: just copy the brackets with poem in it, then your text, then the /poem. the nowiki thingy is only to make it visible, - do you understand?

So thank you,
people of Ukraine!
You are a model
for humanity!

And just for me,
my mood
and my morale,
a private

The long version is here, take/copy from it what you like, but please in case you want to go to edit mode don't hit "publish" or I will get an old version of my talk.
Adding now, after the conflct: this is my talk, it's for conversations, not to hold a long poem. Please have it somewhere where I can link to, like a sandbox. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 22:28, 8 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Shoe laces[edit]

Since nearly one year:

Left-hand trainer: Yellow laces
Right-hand trainer: Blue laces

Maybe it's time to change them over.

Until yesterday I had no idea that Dmitri Bortniansky was from that part of the world.

My favourite Tchaikovsky symphony is No. 2: The Ukrainian. MinorProphet (talk) 01:26, 9 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thank you. My favourite by him is the fourth because that was the first symphony I heard in a concert hall, conducted from memory, - a lasting impression. But I learned about composers such as Artemy Vedel only over the last year. Va, pensiero - Nabucco is on the Main page today, mostly the work of Viva-Verdi. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:08, 9 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

A Barnstar[edit]

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For Wikipedia:WikiProject Quality Article Improvement/missed users, I recently found this and it put a smile on my face to see that someone cared for those who are gone, keep up the good work Starman2377 (talk) 17:53, 9 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thank you, but perhaps give one to Ched who began it. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 19:10, 9 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Stravinsky edits[edit]

Hey there @Gerda Arendt, and thanks again for your help on Igor Stravinsky. In the past few hours, a large number of changes were made to the article by User:Aza24, and I'm not sure if all of them align with consensus. For starters, they cut a very large chunk of text regarding Stravinsky's unique use of orchestration, which I think is quite essential to understanding the unique style of Stravinsky. Additionally, the infobox was changed to Template:Infobox classical composer and the movements Stravinsky was involved in was replaced with occupation. I've left a message on their talk page, but I'm not sure how much I should say. I guess I'm asking three things: what are your thoughts on this, is it worth addressing, and if so, how should I go about doing so? MyCatIsAChonk (talk) 00:42, 11 March 2023 (UTC) I do realize this may seem a bit silly, but I am still a bit new to this whole thing!Reply[reply]

As you probably know, the answer should not be found on user talk pages, but the article talk. For things that were in the article for a long time (I don't know the history but you do) you could revert and call for discussion. - In this case, you could also call for a peer review. Only, chances for a TFA this year then are minimal. I'll check the infobox. - Right now, I am busy with other things. I usually appreciate Aza24's knowledge and insight - there will be reasons for the changes and hopefully a consensus, perhaps we'll learn something. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:29, 11 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
MCIAC, I admire your hook collection for DYK ;) - With the current trend (and I left for that trend), the quirky will make it ;) - also my favourite. - I think that Stravinsky is known enough to not have to add "composer", and "Russian", well, is he even? Paris, New York ... - If he is POD, there's no chance for a TFA also, so we can take that easy and run a gentle peer review before FAC. For DYK, the limit of reserving in advance is six weeks, but I'm not sure if from nomination or approval. If from approval, let's discuss no end until 15 April, which would not be unusual ;) - I had seen the Aza edits before going to sleep (so when I saw your message I was afraid there were additional ones), and found them reasonable. What was cut should of course be in the specific compositions, - please make sure. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 08:16, 11 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Hey @Gerda Arendt, I've converted all refs to sfns and opened the peer review here. If we can't get the article up on May 29, maybe we could in time for his birthday on June 17! MyCatIsAChonk (talk) 01:30, 13 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Call me Gerda ;) - Thanks for the refs and the PR! You can call it off anytime t start a FAC. He will have a birthday next year also, so no rush. To have the article in best possible shape is enough of a goal. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:15, 13 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

New article Fritz Wurlitzer[edit]

Good morning Gerda, for my new article Fritz Wurlitzer I received only a few minutes after the publication a Barnstar (User talk:Gisbert K#A barnstar for_you! 3). Would it perhaps be suitable for DYK? -  Gisbert ツ (talk Illustrate Wikipedia !   07:56, 13 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Congratulations! It's long enough and new enough for DYK, but lacking inline citations. Let me know whe done. I'd give him an infobox, and have the images standard size. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 08:02, 13 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
The hook could be:"... that fritz Wurlitzer also made the very rare bass clarinets in A and developed the prototype of a double bass clarinet?" -  Gisbert ツ (talk Illustrate Wikipedia !   17:25, 15 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Quelle Kontrabassklarinette? Da ist ein Bild gemacht von Enrico Weller im Artikel. Ist diese Klarinette von Fritz Wurlitzer gemacht? Wenn ja, dann schreib das in der Legende oder besser im Text. In welchem Museum ist das Exponat ausgestellt? Quelle? Grimes2 (talk) 17:42, 15 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Habe ich verbessert, Museum gestrichen, da ich nur vage Auskünfte erhielt. -  Gisbert ツ (talk Illustrate Wikipedia !   22:42, 15 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
A fact for DYK has to be in the article, with a solid reference right behind the sentence mentioning it. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:39, 16 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
... that Fritz Wurlitzer was the first manufacturer of the Reform Boehm clarinet, a fusion between the German and French system? Grimes2 (talk) 14:43, 16 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
... that Fritz Wurlitzer also made the very rare bass clarinets in A
supported by 2 sources (footnotes 8 and 9) -  Gisbert ツ (talk Illustrate Wikipedia !   23:34, 21 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I just saw, 7 days were over yesterday, too bad! -  Gisbert ツ (talk Illustrate Wikipedia !   23:51, 21 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

ITN recognition for Marek Kopelent[edit]

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ITN recognition for Antje Vollmer[edit]

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Max Reger 150[edit]

Today is the 150th birthday of Max Reger, and we just celebrated his 200th year of death in 2016! From simple songs to giant choral works: rich music. A birthday note in the FAZ praised, on top of him incorporating all styles before him, that he saw the horrors of war coming right when the world war began in 1914, and composed works such as Requiem, in Latin and more personal in German, to cope with its horrors and remember the dead: Seele, vergiß sie nicht - Soul, don't forget them. - I sang it with the Reger-Chor, - Reger was a parish member of St. Bonifatius, Wiesbaden, DYK? --Gerda Arendt (talk) 08:16, 19 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hi, while going through my "complete Mozart" collection, I check for the story synopsis on WP. I'm now at Ascanio in Alba and noted that the article has two embedded lists, one of the arias and one of all "numbers", which again contains all the arias. Isn't that a bit repetitive? I don't usually edit articles in this area, so I thought it best to come here first before editing the article myself. --Randykitty (talk) 14:44, 19 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Never saw that, thank you for the heads-up, it really looks like a lot of duplication. Feel free to do something, or ask HandsomeMrToad, or project opera. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 14:51, 19 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Gerda, as a test, could you try posting something on my talk? It's semi-protected to exclude unsigned (IP user) comments, but there shouldn't be any problem with a standard registered-user comment. Vielen Dank.Sca (talk) 12:25, 24 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

yes, will do - on vacation! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 21:15, 24 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Women in Red April 2023[edit]

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