User talk:Gerda Arendt

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Did you know ...

... that Orlande de Lassus set Psalm 134, one of the Songs of Ascents, in Latin for seven voices a cappella, using a wide range from low bass to very high soprano?? (22 October)

... that Valentin Peter Feuerstein created a cycle of seven stained-glass windows (three pictured) for the Überwasserkirche in Münster? (20 October)

... that the Überwasserkirche, a Gothic hall church in Münster, was the location of the second of three sermons held in 1941 by Bishop Clemens August Graf von Galen in defiance of the Nazi regime? (15 September)

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see and listen
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Music[edit]

Hello Gerda. I’ve just read today’s featured article, Der Psalm 100, and saw you had something to do with it. For that effort I thank you. I would also like to ask if you are a musician. My mother taught me to play piano when I was a child - she played piano for the small Southern Baptist chapel she grew up in in a small town in the Southern US. I hadn’t touched a (musical) keyboard for nearly 25 years (except upon visits to my mother) until this Christmas when my wife surprised me with an electronic piano as a gift. I have greatly enjoyed relearning the true wonder of music these past few days. I was so incredibly surprised that I still remembered the notes to Minuet WoO 10, No. 2 (Beethoven)! Today I am thankful to be able to appreciate music and have a desire to learn more about it. Mr Ernie (talk) 03:53, 9 January 2018 (UTC)

Thank you so much, Mr Ernie! I almost cried when you mentioned your mother because today is the birthday of my mother, and the day was chosen because this is so, DYK? In loving memory I recall that she had sung all the time I can remember, and I got a piano - something she would have loved to learn but her family couldn't afford it - when I was ten. Professionally, I did something else, but the love of music stayed (I have an infobox on my user page), and yes, this past Christmas was especially musical, - happy 2018! The psalm by Reger (celebrated in 2016) is a giant work, and carries what I stand for: rejoice, serve, serve with joy, reflect, come together to dance and give thanks. There's a YouTube link if you want to listen to us. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 08:30, 9 January 2018 (UTC)

DYK for Freundliche Vision[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 25 January 2018, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Freundliche Vision, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Richard Strauss's art song "Freundliche Vision" describes a waking dream? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Freundliche Vision. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Freundliche Vision), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Gatoclass (talk) 12:02, 25 January 2018 (UTC)

DYK for Weichet nur, betrübte Schatten, BWV 202[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 26 January 2018, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Weichet nur, betrübte Schatten, BWV 202, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the secular Bach cantata Weichet nur, betrübte Schatten, BWV 202, scored for a soprano soloist, oboe, strings and continuo, pictures the transition from winter to spring? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Weichet nur, betrübte Schatten, BWV 202. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Weichet nur, betrübte Schatten, BWV 202), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Alex Shih (talk) 00:02, 26 January 2018 (UTC)

hello[edit]

The Call of the Wild
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Precious six years

Hello Gerda, I hope things are going well. Lingzhi ♦ (talk) 12:42, 30 January 2018 (UTC)

Thank you for coming over, and yes, they are, - today it's 6 years that I began Precious which I consider my best contribution to the site, - not my invention but I gave it the new name and keep it going ;) - Thank you for the references tool, although I haven't found the time to check it out. - I had inspiring conversations (see above), about a cantata and the finesse of poetic translation. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 15:08, 30 January 2018 (UTC)
I'm still working on the reference tool; it's far from done. Glad you feel inspired. Lingzhi ♦ (talk) 15:17, 2 February 2018 (UTC)
Thank you, Lingzhi. Many sad experiences (beginning in 2012 when a friend was blocked and seemed lost for the project, which made the first "Precious") inspired me to write and expand today's article, which I translate as "let go". Sadly matching this call to do things as long as we can. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 15:28, 2 February 2018 (UTC)
Most people would not consider me especially old (I am more than a decade from retirement), but I have various very noticeable and regrettable symptoms of mortality creeping up on me. Time marches on relentlessly. Lingzhi ♦ (talk) 15:41, 2 February 2018 (UTC)
This young man was 36. Let's not talk about age ;) - He said something I'd include in my edit notice if I had more space: "This user is a person, and nothing else matters." --Gerda Arendt (talk) 15:45, 2 February 2018 (UTC)

Thanks for your recent communications; hope that you're well. BTW, I might need your help in the next few weeks (or months), on the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra's home page. My last edits that toned down material about Kirill Petrenko were reverted (stupidly, IMHO) by someone without the slightest meaning about writing objective articles on Wikipedia. I'm going to do some more systematic editing later that will restore those old edits, but also add new material from the German Wikipedia page. I know that you don't like to get overly involved in edit wars, but those will probably ensue there. Cheers, DJRafe (talk) 15:28, 24 February 2018 (UTC)

Thanks for the heads-up, will watch Berlin Philharmonic and step in if needed. DYK that I was in the Philharmonie for the first time end of last year? - You might do the same (watch and step in) for Vilde Frang where I reverted to last version with refs, from long ago. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 16:08, 24 February 2018 (UTC)
Will do, regarding Vilde Frang. Great that you had your first concert experience at the Philharmonie Berlin. I really do need to return to Berlin at some point. Cheers, DJRafe (talk) 14:46, 3 March 2018 (UTC)
One more request (sorry) on article-watching, namely on Andrés Orozco-Estrada, where one editor who edits only this page hasn't the faintest idea about objective content. This person has reverted my edits in the past, and will no doubt do so here again in future. I still need to work on Vilde Frang at some point, per your request, as it does need work to render it more objective. Let me know if I can be of other assistance in return, should you need it, & thanks again, DJRafe (talk) 14:08, 24 March 2018 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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Because you deserve this (and much more)! Thanks for the thanks! Marrante (talk) 22:49, 30 January 2018 (UTC)
Lovely to see your name again! Alleluia! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 22:54, 30 January 2018 (UTC)
For Season's greetings, click on the green heart-leaf further up. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 22:56, 30 January 2018 (UTC)

Great job on Mit Fried und Freud ich fahr dahin, BWV 125[edit]

G'day Gerda, great job with this TFA. Over 20K views! Nice work. Peacemaker67 (click to talk to me) 11:50, 3 February 2018 (UTC)

Thank you! Did you notice that peace is in its name, as in yours? And joy! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 19:31, 3 February 2018 (UTC)

Gerda, ich danke dir herzlich für deine Kommentar[edit]

This is the first time in long years that I receive such a nice, sweet and warm comment, namely the one you placed on my Talk Page. After several years of frustration and disappointment with Wikipedia, where I've had many edits and some articles vandalized, erased, distorted, challenged, or otherwise threatened, it is comforting to encounter a caring soul like you. Just...what is a sweet nice girl like you doing in a hostile place like this?

I can see your zeal and dedication to classical music, especially that from your compatriots. I myself am a devoted fan of Johann Sebastian since I was 11 and learned my first exercises authored by him. I cannot stop enjoying his music, and among the many performing artists that have made it available to us, I have a special regard for Wendy Carlos and her extraordinary renderings, particularly her Switched-On Brandenburgs albums.

Note: I had long forgotten that reference I had added to the Joseph Jongen article, I just was (and still am) proud of having added the word "monumental" to the opening paragraph about his Symphonie Concertante, which it well deserves.

Well, to make this short, it's been a pleasure to meet you, even if you are a nine-year-old girl (which I don't believe or understand, but accept nonetheless). :)

Thank you! --AVM (talk) 02:19, 19 February 2018 (UTC)

Thank you so much! What a nice message to wake up to! - I make music here, normally related to what I sing in choirs, Look at my infobox: who is 9 years old? --Gerda Arendt (talk) 06:24, 19 February 2018 (UTC)

How do you do it[edit]

I've never been foolish enough to take my scaly WikiDragon hide above the clouds into the WikiHeavens - I only ever see burning planes falling from those clouds to crash in the WikiFields. Sometimes I see hear the gunfire of the editors above, but then Dr. Blofeld's plane crashed in the sward before my mountain, and I didn't even see Jaguar's end. I'd seen on your talk page and a couple of others people thanking you for your levelheadedness, and I have to wonder - how to manage the insanity that apparently lives beneath the floorboards of Wikipedia? What happens if you can't any longer? –Vami_IV✠ 08:50, 1 March 2018 (UTC)

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spirale of justice
What you call insanity is just our human condition, described well on this 1510 image. What I do? I was made immune when I survived the first pride and prejudice when a friend who gave up was banned by the community afterwards. I felt that I didn't belong to such a community, and felt the urge to leave, but then thought that some would just love that, and decided to stay. From then on (we talk October 2012), it was easier to ignore ignore ignore minor things. Dr. Blofeld has called me a princess and a monster, so I have mixed emotions. Also, he always returned after a while, so far. Same for Jaguar. I miss GFHandel who left us in 2013, and never returned. We just had the birthday of Handel, who wrote He was despised (see above, and follow the links) in 1741, on a text by Isaiah. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 09:07, 1 March 2018 (UTC)
I see. Well, I won't ever leave if you don't. ;) –Vami_IV✠ 09:42, 1 March 2018 (UTC)

Possible DYK for nice image[edit]

The last page of the autograph manuscript, BWV 769a, the closing bars of the canon per augumentationem. It ends manuscript collection P 271 with the surviving fragment of the so-called "deathbed chorale", Vor deinen Thron tret' ich, BWV 668 (not in Bach's handwriting).

This very recently downloaded image and a carefully written of the caption might be something that you might quite like, possibly as a DYK. Peter Williams describes these as "one of the best bars in the whole of P 271".

Best wishes, Mathsci (talk) 12:17, 4 March 2018 (UTC)

Thank you. Hopefully no rush, March is reserved to mostly women (look today at Miriam Makeba, pictured above) and Lent and Easter. - Any expansion (as long as sourced) to An Wasserflüssen Babylon welcome, nominated with another such image (not as clear though). That's an article that could eventually go to GA. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 12:44, 4 March 2018 (UTC)
During my recovery from stroke, the first thing I tried to read (with huge difficulty) was Psalm 137 on News Year's Day. I am not quite sure why you wrote Psalm 84. An Wasserflüssen Babylon was the first piece I played on the chapel organ on BWV 653 the day after being discharged. Mathsci (talk) 13:14, 4 March 2018 (UTC)
Thanks for pointing the wrong number out, - the other was on my mind in the desert (pictured above) - no rivers. - Touching, your personal memories, thank you for sharing. Would you know where to find a translation of 137? When I search for the translator, I get only other hymns, and the remark that his poetry was not so great. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 13:26, 4 March 2018 (UTC)
The article Psalm 137 and the wikisource are fine. The King James Bible forms part of the Protestant heritage. Perhaps the lines could be broken up into shorter fragments to match Luther's version. Mathsci (talk) 14:34, 4 March 2018 (UTC)
Dachstein's version? - Yes, could be broken up, - I added the psalm verses only yesterday, and think today more of women and singing in defiance - Ich steh hier und singe was and is my only defense. (See above a short summary of how I manage to still be here. It's one of these days that I wonder why.) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 15:21, 4 March 2018 (UTC)
There are actually six verses (the 6th is just the standard blessing, Ehr sie dem Vater und dem Sohn, und auch dem Heilgen Geiste, ...). For a literal version see Anne Leahey's translation (Chapter 2 in J. S. Bach's "Leipzig" Chorale Preludes: Music, Text, Theology) which is mostly based on Mark Bighley's 1986 book, The Lutheran Chorales in the Works of J.S. Bach. You could also make an English variant of the literal version which doesn't sound too slilted in addition to the King James version. There is also the Latin version, Super flumina Babylonis. There is furthermore an online OUP version of Stinson's "J.S. Bach's Great Eighteen Organ Chorales", which could be useful. (By this stage there might well be online options such as a singing "google button" or even perhaps a "surgically implanted microchip".) Mathsci (talk) 16:13, 4 March 2018 (UTC)
Gerda, I have created the Hymn tune (or melody) for An Wasserflüssen Babylon following the pattern for Vater unser. I hope that is OK with you. Mathsci (talk) 07:15, 23 March 2018 (UTC)
That's great, thank you, and for all the other finds for that article! - Today is a funeral, and the featured article is by a great user we miss, The Age of Reason, may it come. She was missed by another great user who wrote on African-American literature and Shakespeare and keeps the list of those of us who died. She wrote Uncle Toms Cabin, which was quoted in the first Good article I nominated, not by me, Great Dismal Swamp maroons. - To the memory of the missed, whether dead or in the desert or in the Great Dismal Swamp! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:27, 23 March 2018 (UTC)

───────────────────────── If you're reflecting on Easter and the Passions, then BWV 621 might be a suitable Lutheran hymn for you. Mathsci (talk) 07:42, 23 March 2018 (UTC)

Yes, thank you. Will write next year if I'm still alive. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:45, 23 March 2018 (UTC)
Mathsci, I'm expanding BWV 100, thinking of you a lot, - all the work you put in the related hymn. I use the hymn lead image for now, but it would make a better difference to have Bach's autograph, - any chance? --Gerda Arendt (talk) 11:09, 23 March 2018 (UTC)
There is an autograph manuscript of BWV 100 which can be digitised at very high resolution; the easiest for me is to use the Commons template for BWV 98. Mathsci (talk) 12:21, 23 March 2018 (UTC)
You don't seem to have acknowledged my digitised image: did you forget? Now that I have repaired my old laptop (damaged while the stroke occurred—actually when I was editing wikipedia!), it was very easy to dezoomify and crop the image, exactly as I did on BWV 99.
I have also tried to continue editing in the the spirit of your DYK hook as much as I could. One of the sentence is essentially adapted from you, with some tweaks by several other users:
"The arrangements of "An Wasserflüssen Babylon" by Reincken and Pachelbel—along with the chorale prelude "Nun freut euch, lieben Christen g’mein," BuxWV 210 by Dietrich Buxtehude—comprise the earliest extant transcriptions of Bach, copied on a 1700 organ tablature in Lüneberg when he has still a youth; remarkably, they were only unearthed in Weimar in 2005."
I hope that is OK. Cheers, Mathsci (talk) 08:30, 28 March 2018 (UTC)
Thank you! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 08:39, 28 March 2018 (UTC)
Happy Easter, Gerda. I hope you are singing! Mathsci (talk) 07:33, 1 April 2018 (UTC)
Mathsci, going to sing Vierne for Pentecost, just finished the DYK nom. Life is too short for Donnerwort arguments ;) - Liner notes by Wolff, Hofmann and Gardiner are respected sources. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 11:58, 12 May 2018 (UTC)

DYK for Zofia Posmysz[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 16 March 2018, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Zofia Posmysz, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Zofia Posmysz (pictured), Auschwitz inmate No. 7566, wrote an audio play on her memories, which became the basis for her 1962 novel Passenger, a 1963 film, and a 1968 opera? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Zofia Posmysz. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Zofia Posmysz), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Gatoclass (talk) 00:01, 16 March 2018 (UTC)

  • This is a record for me: 1,254 pageviews per day. Notably, while at WP:DYK Zofia Posmysz received 25,808 pageviews. I have always believed that a collaborative working environment makes the project more successful than it might otherwise be. So, here it is. Thank you again, Gerda Arendt. Face-smile.svg Poeticbent talk 20:24, 18 March 2018 (UTC)
Yes, I agree, and it was a record for me as well, for DYK at least. Until 14 March, 10k+ was the highest I got, and most musicians and pieces stayed in the 3-digit-range. Then came Camilla Nylund (see above), the first 25k+, helped by a screenshot of the Main page on TV. Zofia Posmysz is just a great topic! I hope to see the opera in Frankfurt where I saw Nylund as well. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 20:34, 18 March 2018 (UTC)

Prehistory of BWV 56[edit]

BWV 56 seemed to have specially chosen by me in April 2009 with about 50 consecutive edits. It must have been one of my favourites. Ah, the Good Old Days. Mathsci (talk) 17:44, 18 March 2018 (UTC)

I like that. You probably know my story with it? ... and the program of the concert? --Gerda Arendt (talk) 19:39, 18 March 2018 (UTC)

DS alert[edit]

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Case has closed. --RexxS (talk) 21:26, 28 March 2018 (UTC)

Thank you. I always wanted to find out what DS means, also who can honestly claim to be uninvolved. Is adding an infobox to an article you expanded 5 times disruptive? --Gerda Arendt (talk) 22:13, 28 March 2018 (UTC)

DYK Medal[edit]

Dyk1000CE.svg The 1000 DYK Creation and Expansion Medal
Congratulations on this outstanding achievements. Keep up the good work! Freikorp (talk) 19:32, 30 March 2018 (UTC)
Thank you. DYK that 500 was also on a Good Friday, 2014? Gerda Arendt (talk) 21:01, 30 March 2018 (UTC)
Congratulations Grimes2 (talk) 14:31, 31 March 2018 (UTC)

DYK for Große Kirche Aplerbeck[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 12 April 2018, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Große Kirche Aplerbeck, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that on 12 April 1945, a white flag was hung from the tower of the Große Kirche Aplerbeck (pictured), one of two churches after the same design by Christian Heyden, to signal capitulation? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Große Kirche Aplerbeck. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Große Kirche Aplerbeck), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Vanamonde (talk) 00:02, 12 April 2018 (UTC)

Thought you'd enjoy this[edit]

I'm at an editathon currently, and they were going through the 5 pillars, and there was a screenshot of you talking with someone as an example of civility. I thought you would appreciate this :) TonyBallioni (talk) 21:44, 12 April 2018 (UTC)

I do ;) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 22:16, 12 April 2018 (UTC)
Do you think you could incorporate some of your sources for Psalm 84 in the article? Take a look at the review and more sources offered, - wonder what you think? --Gerda Arendt (talk) 22:18, 12 April 2018 (UTC)
I'll take a look and see if there is anything I have access to that would make it better, though you've done a great job expanding it :) TonyBallioni (talk) 15:57, 13 April 2018 (UTC)

Walter Fink[edit]

Gnome globe current event.svgOn 15 April 2018, In the news was updated with an item that involved the article Walter Fink, which you created. If you know of another recently created or updated article suitable for inclusion in ITN, please suggest it on the candidates page. Martinevans123 (talk) 17:33, 15 April 2018 (UTC)

Martinevans123 (talk) 17:33, 15 April 2018 (UTC)

Thank you, also for your help with it. - Back from a long spring hike which gave me the idea to expand The Lord is my Shepherd today. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 18:18, 15 April 2018 (UTC)

QPQ for Aartswoud[edit]

That's about all I'm good for Gerda, hosting funny threads on my talk page. But don't worry, you won't drive me away by saying so. :-) Eric Corbett 12:09, 29 April 2018 (UTC)

Thanks for coming over! Did you see my DYK of the day, the lady who was painted naked with Schubert? (painting - in a theatre - in the article) - I should probably have asked you wordsmith for a hook mentioning that, - I gave up. Last good one was Zofia Posmysz, related to your remark about how I feel writing about German atrocities. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 12:34, 29 April 2018 (UTC)
ps: Eric, did you see another language question, about "perhaps best remembered"? Harmless or to be avoided? (I never thought about it, nor did I use the phrase, - I try to avoid even "best known".) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 12:39, 29 April 2018 (UTC)
I don't have a problem with "perhaps best remembered". Naked ladies eh? I need to take a look at that article. Eric Corbett 13:23, 29 April 2018 (UTC)
The lady in question is armed and ready to shoot: Die zürnende Diana. There's another naked lady, whose only weapon are her arms, related to a Goethe song (see also de:Der Fischer (Goethe), with this depiction). Schubert (dressed) is painted (by his friend) as the victim of both. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 13:36, 29 April 2018 (UTC)
Another, Eric: I just reverted something on Gwyneth Jones (soprano), and saw that poor lead. You are the first one I could imagine to bring life to it, remembering Andreas Scholl ;) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 10:19, 30 April 2018 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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I wrote the article, it's my choice. Nice to see some honesty. – SchroCat (talk) 20:38, 5 May 2018 (UTC)
You are welcome. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 21:33, 5 May 2018 (UTC)

"J. S."[edit]

I agree Gerda. I wondered if there wasn't a MoS style rule about the space somewhere. Lately, I have been assuming there are more style rules than there actually are, so I'm never sure when to look. Thanks for the DYK review. Outriggr (talk) 23:59, 13 May 2018 (UTC)

Outriggr, I never know about teh rulez, only copy ;) - see here, Francis knows, and the link is in the edit summary, Wikipedia:Naming conventions (people). --Gerda Arendt (talk) 06:31, 14 May 2018 (UTC)

Christophe Larrieu[edit]

Frauen sind besonders begabt, die Wutausbrüche der Männer zu lindern.

LouisAlain (talk) 12:25, 23 May 2018 (UTC)

Thank you, how did you know. - Happily swapping the images on top, May up, despised and rejected down. (You and I, we belong in the group, but it's no reason to leave, which leaves the game to the others.) The mezzo's article has now 4 sources ;) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 12:37, 23 May 2018 (UTC)

La Monica[edit]

Dear colleague,

please consider writing an article dedicated to the song La Monica (alternative readings: La Monaca, Monacha). The melody (of Italian, or as to my mind, rather of French origin) has been used by famous composers, including several works of Johann Sebastian Bach. Weird but I could not find 'foreign' Wikipedia pages dedicated to this moving song and its professional implementations (Frescobaldi, Dowland, Buxtehude etc). Feel free to use my engravings (transcriptions of a melody) for the Russian 'La monaca" page. Olorulus (talk) 07:07, 5 June 2018 (UTC)

Good idea, but not for soon. Mentioned here. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:18, 5 June 2018 (UTC)

DYK for If Ye Love Me[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 12 June 2018, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article If Ye Love Me, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the 1565 motet "If Ye Love Me" by Thomas Tallis was performed at the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle? You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, If Ye Love Me), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Gatoclass (talk) 00:02, 12 June 2018 (UTC)

DYK for Pierre Boulez[edit]

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 00:01, 22 June 2018 (UTC)

Thanks for your help with this! It's come round more quickly than I expected... Dmass (talk) 05:11, 22 June 2018 (UTC)

He gave me an unforgettable Götterdämmerung, and more. What do you think about the discussion on his talk, mercifully archived end of 2017? --Gerda Arendt (talk) 05:29, 22 June 2018 (UTC)
Hi Gerda, personally I'm not in favour of an infobox. Did you see the Götterdämmerung in Bayreuth? If so, lucky you! Dmass (talk) 10:19, 22 June 2018 (UTC)
Lucky me ;) - I had the good and undeserved luck that a friend who was a long-term member of the Richard-Wagner-Verband was not in favour of Chérau's staging (nor Kupfer's of Der fliegende Holländer) and gave me her two tickets. - Did you know how that discussion started? No answer yet (in more than two years) to the question "Those opposing: please show a different way to show the data of birth and death together at a glance, which is standard for printed encyclopedias." --Gerda Arendt (talk) 10:33, 22 June 2018 (UTC)

Seals[edit]

Is that any good? (Very neutral!) Eebahgum (talk) 06:33, 1 July 2018 (UTC)

P.S. Delete or amend as you think fit. Eebahgum (talk) 07:01, 1 July 2018 (UTC)
Love it! Thank you! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:12, 1 July 2018 (UTC)

Hannah Arendt[edit]

Dear Gerda
A librarian friend recently lent me a copy of Margarethe von Trotta's film, about your namesake, Hannah Arendt. Having looked at the WP page, I saw it needed some major clean up and started to clean it up a bit. I was not at all surprised to see that you had contributed to it!
best, Michael

I you saw you working (on my watchlist). I did only minor cleanup ;) - No relation, unfortunately, - would be an honour! - Yesterday, I watched a lot going on on Kurt Masur who had the google doodle, - oh dear, not all positive. Had I known, I would have gotten a bit of discography over from de, and written some lead. When I noticed, I was too tired. 200k+ hits! - I formatted the line breaks, - without slash, they brake the editor colours, DYK. Also, it was the signature of a missed friend. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 16:44, 19 July 2018 (UTC)
Supportive hugs. M
Feels good, thank you! - Try to click on the fly on top ;) - Off to listening to The King's Singers. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 16:06, 22 July 2018 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Today's featured article/July 30, 2018[edit]

Thanks for the thanks :) Took me a while to get that one right. I do appreciate your frequent use of the thanks button. I think it's a brilliant addition to the interface. - Dank (push to talk) 15:21, 27 July 2018 (UTC)

Thanks for saying that, feels good! I like the feature, but have been asked to not ever use it by one, and fear it would be understood as irony by some others. But, prompted by a comment from Bishonen, when I click I mean it thanks (unless I misclick, of course). I don't do more than one per day, and you deserve thanks for dealing with the whole bunch of a month's FAs speedily and diligently. Danke, as we say in German ;) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 16:48, 27 July 2018 (UTC)

Rheingold source[edit]

I've added a German language source in the "Revivals" subsection (no. 69 at present). Would you mind checking on the capitalisations? Brianboulton (talk) 10:11, 28 July 2018 (UTC)

Brian, sorry, see only up to 68, or do you mean in the sandbox? Author, date, fact - any of these would also do.
I meant 61 not 68 - sorry. The ref is ""Spielplan der Wiener Oper 1869 bis 1955"...
Capitalisation fine, I'd use the English name, University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna, for the majority of our readers. de:Musikhochschule Wien, in German, only the word "Kunst" is missing. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 12:06, 28 July 2018 (UTC)
Btw, according to Lilli Lehmann - [1], and look for Lammert - a performance with the Bayreuth premiere personnal was planned or even done 8 years later, - worth mentioning? --Gerda Arendt (talk) 10:29, 28 July 2018 (UTC)etc Brianboulton (talk) 11:49, 28 July 2018 (UTC)
I can't read the source, but wherever this performance was, it wasn't at Bayreuth. What details does the source give concerning date, venue, stage direction etc? I can't any find any mention of such a performance in any of my sources. Brianboulton (talk) 12:00, 28 July 2018 (UTC)
Sorry, should have added "in Munich". Excerpts of Lilli Lehmann's book are also (quoted) in English books, will check, but not right now. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 12:06, 28 July 2018 (UTC)

DYK for Sara Hershkowitz[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 2 August 2018, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Sara Hershkowitz, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Sara Hershkowitz, who usually appears on the opera stage as the Queen of the Night and Zerbinetta, parodied Donald Trump in Ligeti's Mysteries of the Macabre at the Lowlands Festival? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Sara Hershkowitz. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Sara Hershkowitz), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Alex Shih (talk) 00:01, 2 August 2018 (UTC)

Happy First Edit Day[edit]

Edit day.svg Happy First Edit Day, Gerda Arendt, from the Wikipedia Birthday Committee! Have a great day! Kpgjhpjm 04:22, 2 August 2018 (UTC)
Thank you! Lovely music and scenery pictured above, DYK? --Gerda Arendt (talk) 06:30, 2 August 2018 (UTC)
Happy First Edit Day Gerda. ―Buster7  14:53, 2 August 2018 (UTC)
Thank you, came as a surprise, in nice coincidence with the soprano whose pic I took. Don't miss the video of her unique performance ;) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 15:39, 2 August 2018 (UTC)
So awesome, Gerda!! Happy First Edit Day!!!! Atsme📞📧 22:31, 2 August 2018 (UTC)

DYK for Carla Henius[edit]

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Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 00:02, 7 August 2018 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

Tireless Contributor Barnstar Hires.gif The Tireless Contributor Barnstar
For the wonderful spirit of collaboration and friendship to all editors, as well as for the vigorous contribution to DYK articles, wikipedia would not be as good a place without you. 1l2l3k (talk) 11:39, 11 August 2018 (UTC)
Thank you, blushing. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 12:28, 11 August 2018 (UTC)
Boy do I agree with this barnstar! Jenhawk777 (talk) 16:52, 11 August 2018 (UTC)
Ich auch. Narky Blert (talk) 23:43, 11 August 2018 (UTC)

ITN recognition for Inge Borkh[edit]

Gnome globe current event.svgOn 29 August 2018, In the news was updated with an item that involved the article Inge Borkh, which you nominated and updated. If you know of another recently created or updated article suitable for inclusion in ITN, please suggest it on the candidates page. Stephen 22:43, 29 August 2018 (UTC)

DYK for Magnificat and Nunc dimittis in D[edit]

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Alex Shih (talk) 00:02, 1 September 2018 (UTC)


DYK for Überwasserkirche[edit]

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Vanamonde (talk) 00:02, 15 September 2018 (UTC)

BWV 79[edit]

Nice article! Thank you. Tony (talk) 02:09, 19 September 2018 (UTC)

Thank you, Tony! What do think of BWV 60? --Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:08, 20 September 2018 (UTC)

DYK for Opening Prayer[edit]

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Vanamonde (talk) 00:03, 21 September 2018 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of O Ewigkeit, du Donnerwort, BWV 60[edit]

The article O Ewigkeit, du Donnerwort, BWV 60 you nominated as a good article has passed Symbol support vote.svg; see Talk:O Ewigkeit, du Donnerwort, BWV 60 for comments about the article. Well done! If the article has not already been on the main page as an "In the news" or "Did you know" item, you can nominate it to appear in Did you know. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of Stedil -- Stedil (talk) 00:02, 23 September 2018 (UTC)

Thank you for a good review, Stedil! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 06:32, 23 September 2018 (UTC)

DYK for Kloster Gnadenthal, Hesse[edit]

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Alex Shih (talk) 00:02, 27 September 2018 (UTC)

Re:Precious anniversary[edit]

Thank you, it is always wonderful to receive a message from you. It is people like you who inspire people like me to continue in Wikipedia. The world needs more people like you. Tony the Marine (talk) 05:50, 27 September 2018 (UTC)

Thank you, blushing ;) - and yes, please continue! I mean all who read this. I suffer from too many announcements of retirement. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:52, 27 September 2018 (UTC)

DYK for Walter Renneisen[edit]

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Alex Shih (talk) 00:03, 29 September 2018 (UTC)

Psalm 133[edit]

Hi, I wish you would add some musical details to this psalm page. So far all we have are the popular Jewish songs. Yoninah (talk) 20:28, 29 September 2018 (UTC)

I will look, tomorrow. It's already on my user page ;) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 20:34, 29 September 2018 (UTC)
Thank you. Also Psalm 131, please. I'm not sure that I gave the correct Latin titles to either 131 or 133. Yoninah (talk) 21:48, 29 September 2018 (UTC)
I did what I could do easily to 133, but we would need about 1k more content to make it a 5* expansion for 27 September. Will look at 131, perhaps that's easier, and we could make a hook about the two concluding Bernstein's Chichester Psalms. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 12:53, 30 September 2018 (UTC)
... only to find that it would be even harder ;) - Can we decently expand 133? --Gerda Arendt (talk) 13:03, 30 September 2018 (UTC)
yes we could --Gerda Arendt (talk) 20:16, 30 September 2018 (UTC)

ITN recognition for Ignaz Kirchner[edit]

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DYK for Wiesbadener Knabenchor[edit]

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Alex Shih (talk) 00:03, 1 October 2018 (UTC)

DYK for Harry Kupfer[edit]

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Alex Shih (talk) 00:01, 3 October 2018 (UTC)

DYK for Daniel Behle[edit]

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Alex Shih (talk) 00:01, 5 October 2018 (UTC)

Refs go in the article[edit]

Not the edit summary [2]. Toddst1 (talk) 22:39, 5 October 2018 (UTC)

Thank you, you are welcome to add refs to birth dates if you think they are needed. Looking at FA Claude Debussy, there's no ref. I' suggest, if you feel a ref is needed, put it in the article, not in the infobox, because some readers would never look there. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 05:49, 6 October 2018 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Peer review/Thiruvilaiyadal/archive1[edit]

Hello Gerda, been a while. How are things going on with your good self? BTW, Kailash29792 has listed this article about a 1965 cult classic film in Tamil cinema for peer reviewing with the intention of preparing it for FAC and subsequently taking it to FA. As always, your constructive comments would be deeply appreciated. Also do have a look at his other FAC. Thank you. Face-smile.svg  — Ssven2 Looking at you, kid 08:31, 6 October 2018 (UTC)

Nice to hear from you! I watchedlisted it already. I also have one open, btw. Just learned that another of the great people I had the pleasure to see performing died, Montserrat Caballé. Saw her as Salome, and later read in a (leading) paper how sad it is that she never performed it on stage, only for recordings ;) - Otherwise fine, we just sang a great concert, reviewed nicely (look for Brahms above). --Gerda Arendt (talk) 08:41, 6 October 2018 (UTC)
Great (The concert thing) and sorry, my condolences (for Caballé).  — Ssven2 Looking at you, kid 15:54, 6 October 2018 (UTC)

ITN recognition for Montserrat Caballé[edit]

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Montserrat Caballé[edit]

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For your work expanding Montserrat Caballé up to the standard required to appear on the main page, and all your other hard work in the music arena, I award you this barnstar!  — Amakuru (talk) 13:25, 7 October 2018 (UTC)

Psalm 42[edit]

Hi, thanks for expanding the lead. Could you add some more subheads to the Musical settings section? Right now there's just Classical and Jewish. Maybe there should be Christian contemporary, or what? Thanks, Yoninah (talk) 21:33, 7 October 2018 (UTC)

Well, that part was there before us, and I haven't looked too closely. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 21:36, 7 October 2018 (UTC)
Yoninah, Psalm 110 is next for me, no DYK, just expand. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 23:11, 9 October 2018 (UTC)
OK, thanks. Yoninah (talk) 23:14, 9 October 2018 (UTC)
You did great things rewriting, thank you! What do you think of Royal Psalms? --Gerda Arendt (talk) 20:19, 11 October 2018 (UTC)
Thank you. Re Royal Psalms, it needs work. I'm a little researched-out from Psalm 110, though. Yoninah (talk) 20:32, 11 October 2018 (UTC)
I can imagine ;) - I just wondered if that little article would be a better link than the other section, which also seems unreferenced, and if "Royal Psalms" would be better than "royal psalms". --Gerda Arendt (talk) 20:59, 11 October 2018 (UTC)
I haven't yet come across this term as all capitalized; it's lowercase along with all the other types. I would have suggested spinning out the whole Hermann Gunkel section in the Psalms article to its own article, but that section seems pretty important right where it is. Yoninah (talk) 09:30, 12 October 2018 (UTC)
Based on that, I moved it to Royal psalms. What do you think of taking the list of them to the Psalms article, - and perhaps some examples for the other types to the other types? Perhaps we should link to the header "Types" there, instead of Royal psalms, for more context? All not right now ;) - How is Psalm 45 next, another of that bunch? + I plan to write another 42-related composition article, by Palestrina. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 09:44, 12 October 2018 (UTC)
Are you asking me to expand the Hermann Gunkel section in the Psalms article, or to expand royal psalms and possible other spinoff articles about the various types? I was approved for Jstor access but have not yet received my access code; that will help with this research, I'm sure. On to Psalm 45... Yoninah (talk) 12:29, 12 October 2018 (UTC)
I thought much simpler: just include the 10 or so psalms with links from Royal psalms to the section in Psalms, and find some good examples for each other type, just to make the whole Gunkel section a bit less abstract. I actually think we could make Royal psalms a redirect to psalms then; there are only few links, and the article doesn't offer much more. I am busy, or could do it myself. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 12:42, 12 October 2018 (UTC)
OK, I'll try to expand the Gunkel section in Psalms. Yoninah (talk) 13:17, 12 October 2018 (UTC)
Great, Yoninah! Next wish Psalm 46. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 09:50, 13 October 2018 (UTC)

DYK for Mein Gott, wie schön ist deine Welt[edit]

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Alex Shih (talk) 00:01, 8 October 2018 (UTC)

DYK for La Belle et la Bête (opera)[edit]

Alex Shih (talk) 00:02, 9 October 2018 (UTC)

DYK for Pour le piano[edit]

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Alex Shih (talk) 00:02, 10 October 2018 (UTC)

Maroon (people)[edit]

Just to let you know that I share your concern with edits without sources, but I returned this article to the previous version because the changes by Anthrodn were actually correct. I later added a source to back up the claims, but also edited the lede to reflect the article's content better. Thanks for your work and dedication. Den... (talk) 03:20, 11 October 2018 (UTC)

That's great, thank you! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 06:15, 11 October 2018 (UTC)

DYK for Emil Mattiesen[edit]

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Alex Shih (talk) 00:01, 12 October 2018 (UTC)

WP:BURDEN[edit]

Per WP:BURDEN, you may not restore unsourced content that has been challenged. If you want to keep content on Wikipedia, you must provide citations for it. These are suspected hoaxes, and I really don't appreciate having them restored in violation of policy. NinjaRobotPirate (talk) 14:20, 12 October 2018 (UTC)

NinjaRobotPirate, dear, when I see things removed, I don't necessarily go over the editing history, just think it would be polite to first require a citation. I have nothing to do with the insertation of these facts, just saw you removing. While I can't find anything about the French performance of Messa per Rossini (so you are probably right about a hoax), Chailly certainly conducted the work at La Scala [3], I can't prove however that it was the first time there, nor am I interested. Why remove that? You could reword it. Happy editing. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 14:32, 12 October 2018 (UTC)
Do whatever you want as long as you don't restore unsourced content. I'm only interested in removing suspected hoaxes, not in arguing about content. NinjaRobotPirate (talk) 14:58, 12 October 2018 (UTC)
How about saying in your edit summary that you suspect a hoax? (Then I'd look closer, instead of just being annoyed.) I'll restore Chailly then, and you didn't explain why you removed that. - I often translate, first step, and content is unsourced until I find sources, second step, - I'd appreciate if you didn't remove such content. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 15:34, 12 October 2018 (UTC)

Wolfgang Rennert[edit]

I fear when you check my translations. LouisAlain (talk) 19:44, 12 October 2018 (UTC)

You fear what? It's not your fault that the model had no inline citations ;) - and we need them for DYK. I found that he premiered 4 operas (at least), and conducted 21 productions in Franfurt. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 21:33, 12 October 2018 (UTC)
LouisAlain, please don't fear for Sophie Koch, but she needs more chronology and references, and composers' names. Will do if you don't, but not right now ;) - Heard her as Octavian on radio: very impressive! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 08:26, 15 October 2018 (UTC)

DYK for Berceuse (Chopin)[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 13 October 2018, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Berceuse (Chopin), which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that in his Berceuse, Chopin created a lullaby for piano in 16 continuous variations on an ostinato ground bass? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Berceuse (Chopin). You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Berceuse (Chopin)), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Alex Shih (talk) 00:01, 13 October 2018 (UTC)

Some animal companions for you![edit]

Thank you for the companions! They seem to silently listen to the Berceuse ;) - and thank you for the article! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 05:49, 13 October 2018 (UTC)

Mystery[edit]

You may want to look at this, and whether the Gospel Music Hall of Fame and the Southern Gospel Museum and Hall of Fame should be merged. Please reply here and ping me. Thanks.Zigzig20s (talk) 09:16, 13 October 2018 (UTC)

Zigzig20s, they look diferent enough to me, different years, different organizations, one with a house. Perhaps a hat note: not to be consused ...? + an infobox showing the different facts and urls more clearly? --Gerda Arendt (talk) 09:24, 13 October 2018 (UTC)
But they are both located in Dollywood, aren't they?Zigzig20s (talk) 09:36, 13 October 2018 (UTC)
For the latter, yes. The former shows no location at all, - making me think it's a virtual "hall", not a place. The only thing where Dollywood is mentioned is a category which can be wrong. There should be no category unsupported by the article. Now, IF the latter succeeded the former as an organization, they could be merged, but I don't see that. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 09:44, 13 October 2018 (UTC)
Our coverage of the business of entertainment is rather poor. We often have good articles about performers but not about who their bosses are...Zigzig20s (talk) 09:47, 13 October 2018 (UTC)
I expanded the article. Enough for now I think.Zigzig20s (talk) 12:44, 13 October 2018 (UTC)
That's good, thank you! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 16:34, 13 October 2018 (UTC)

Thank you.[edit]

Thank you for your kind comments on my talk page. Nicholas Notabene 20:54, 13 October 2018 (UTC)

You are welcome. I looked who helped improving Berceuse, and smiled when I saw your signature also for Udo Zimmermann, a work in progress ;) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 21:00, 13 October 2018 (UTC)

DYK for Mein ganzes Herz erhebet dich[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 14 October 2018, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Mein ganzes Herz erhebet dich, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the hymn "Mein ganzes Herz erhebet dich", a paraphrase of Psalm 138 based on the Protestant Genevan Psalter, is also sung by German-speaking Catholics? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Mein ganzes Herz erhebet dich. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Mein ganzes Herz erhebet dich), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Alex Shih (talk) 03:32, 14 October 2018 (UTC)

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British English[edit]

Hi. I'm wondering what makes you think that you know more about British English than I do? Deb (talk) 10:54, 15 October 2018 (UTC)

That might be because User:SchroCat immediately deleted my comment with a rude edit summary. Deb (talk) 10:58, 15 October 2018 (UTC)
There was nothing rude in my edit summary, particularly as you are not as right as you think you are. Your opening comment here is as arrogant as your comment on my talk page. (These: BBC, The Independent posted to the talk page show not everything is as definite as you may think you it is. Perhaps a pause before writing absolute statements may be called for next time?) - SchroCat (talk) 12:23, 15 October 2018 (UTC)
Deb, you are mistaken, I didn't (think I know more than you). I saw you re-revert, and reverted that to follow WP:BRD: discuss, don't revert back even when you are sure to be right. It's a good approach, I think. After my impulsive revert without even thinking about wether you were right or not, because for BRD it really doesn't matter, I saw that you tried a sort of discussion (not on the article talk where it belongs but on the user's talk), and I reverted myself which you probably didn't see, because you were busy writing here. I don't care much about your evaluation of SchroCat's edit summary, and even a rude one wouldn't grant you a second revert. - Finally: I don't know anything about the spelling of the word, but our article tells me that it's humourist in British English. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 11:10, 15 October 2018 (UTC)
Could you point me to that, please, @Gerda Arendt:? I see nothing about it in that article. Deb (talk) 11:41, 15 October 2018 (UTC)
(talk page watcher) @Deb: Don't blame Gerda—it's not there now :) I applied policy. Take care all! ——SerialNumber54129 11:45, 15 October 2018 (UTC)
I saw this version, which was changed then, see just above. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 12:16, 15 October 2018 (UTC)
I would point out to Gerda, though, that I only reverted once.Deb (talk) 11:51, 15 October 2018 (UTC)
I wonder if you will forgive my poor English. "Re-revert" is short for "revert back when your addition is reverted", and I apologize if in a rush I said "revert twice" instead. Btw, I hate to be talked about in the third person on my talk, and hope for forgiveness of that, too. - sure to be right is rechthaberisch in German, which is no compliment. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 12:12, 15 October 2018 (UTC)
At least no accuations of nationalism today Gerda! ;) ——SerialNumber54129 12:22, 15 October 2018 (UTC)
Serial Number 54129, regarding your revert the reason you're not finding it on the Cambridge Dictionaries website is because the Cambridge Dictionary isn't a reference work, but a resource primarily aimed at ESL learners and primary schools which only lists a very limited subset of basic words and spellings. If you look at the relevant page of the OED—in general, the only RS when it comes to English language usage and etymology, despite its occasional errors and idiosyncrasies—you'll find attestations for "humourist" used in this context (definition 4) as a valid BrEng form going as far back to the 17th century, although "humorist" is also fine. (You can't claim you're not aware of the risks of assuming that being published by the CUP makes a source reliable...) ‑ Iridescent 12:25, 15 October 2018 (UTC)
I don't think I mentioned the Cambridge Dictionary?! But on the article TP I do mention the same OED article as you, in which I note that without a "u" is given far more precedence that with. ——[[Special:Contributions/Serial Number 54129|<span
Yes I remember that! :D ——SerialNumber54129 12:31, 15 October 2018 (UTC)
Re I don't think I mentioned the Cambridge Dictionary?, check your edit summary. ‑ Iridescent 12:54, 15 October 2018 (UTC)
Ah :) indeed. I meant to link to the same OED page! Buggery. ——SerialNumber54129 13:31, 15 October 2018 (UTC)
Thank you for historic perspective! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 12:33, 15 October 2018 (UTC)
Yes, thank goodness. That was much worse than the (also undeserved) infobox warrior. I haven't edit-warred ever, and urge everybody else to do the same ;) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 12:30, 15 October 2018 (UTC)
I'm sorry. However, I think that "humourist", though it may occasionally be used by some people, is an archaism. It's an area where people often hypercorrect, for example, writing "humourous" instead of the correct "humorous". Deb (talk) 12:37, 15 October 2018 (UTC)
No idea why you are sorry, or do you mean the 3rd person? "Nationalist" wasn't you, and "infobox warrior" wasn't you. As soon as I wrote that some IP asked for an infobox, and next thing will be people thinking I am behind that ;) - No, I am not. I don't care if that guy has an infobox. I do care about that accessibility feature in articles I care about, though, to help readers who don't read English that well, are vision-impaired, or just look for a quick fact. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 12:44, 15 October 2018 (UTC)
@Deb, the distinction is less relevant now that humorism has gone out of fashion; historically in English (not British, as Scots always used the no-u form) English, "humorist" referred to a practitioner of the former and "humourist" referred to comic writers. I agree that Wikipedia ought to be using "humorist" as a form that's acceptable in all varieties of English, but "humourist" isn't a spelling like "honourary" that's actually incorrect, and we shouldn't be claiming so in Wikipedia's voice. ‑ Iridescent 12:54, 15 October 2018 (UTC)
I get what you're saying, @Iridescent:, and I agree. Deb (talk) 14:05, 15 October 2018 (UTC)

Sorry[edit]

Sorry for taking over your page, sorry for edit warring, and of course sorry about any problems you've had with other people in the past! :-) I've always had a high regard for you and did not mean to start an argument with you. Deb (talk) 14:07, 15 October 2018 (UTC)

I don't accept you being sorry for any problems I had with other people ;) - nor for "taking over" my page, you didn't, I like discussions! I accept the other, with thanks. I am quite used to being blamed for whatever goes wrong with infoxes, and don't care. Waste of time. I noticed a comment in that respect, thanks to Voce. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 14:59, 15 October 2018 (UTC)
Deb, welcome to the cabal of the outcasts by what you do ;) - Teach me more English when needed, please. - #2 was banned six years ago, a sad loss for the project. He made the design for "Precious", and is quoted in my edit summary. Good that we have you! ----Gerda Arendt (talk) 06:39, 16 October 2018 (UTC)

DYK for Schloss Weilburg[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 16 October 2018, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Schloss Weilburg, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Schloss Weilburg, a Baroque garden palace, contains a Renaissance palace (engraving pictured)? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Schloss Weilburg. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Schloss Weilburg), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Alex Shih (talk) 00:01, 16 October 2018 (UTC)

Thank you for taking the trouble to translate and source this article, Gerda Arendt! It's a lovely addition to the encyclopedia. 9 188 views, BTW :). I'm glad you like my tendency to overload visual articles with images, but do feel free to take them out where you don't. And thank you for your patience. HLHJ (talk) 04:15, 18 October 2018 (UTC)

Sophie Getzowa[edit]

I am looking for a source and hope that you may have access to it (or perhaps one of your page stalkers does). this book may have an actual biography of Getzova. She was an important early physician and pathologist with ties to both Chaim Weizmann and Albert Einstein. Neither the Hebrew, Polish, nor Russian articles give a complete biography, and none use this source. But, even if I had access to it, which I don't, I would not be able to read das Deutsch. If you click through on the worldcat entry, there are numerous locations with the book in Germany and Switzerland, but I cannot find a web version. Any chance you could find it? I have had success over the last two months with people locating a book and photographing the chapters on women whose biographies have been obscured for lack of easy access. SusunW (talk) 16:24, 16 October 2018 (UTC)

Sorry, no library is close to where I live. I found the TOC, and wonder if the University of Basel could help you to a copy of the chapter (198-211)? --Gerda Arendt (talk) 16:34, 16 October 2018 (UTC)
That's more information than I had. Let me play with that. Thanks! SusunW (talk) 16:36, 16 October 2018 (UTC)
The book is used as a ref in German for de:Clara Winnicki, written by de:Benutzerin:Angelika Koch who mentions history of women, especially education on her user page. Ask her, perhaps? --Gerda Arendt (talk) 16:39, 16 October 2018 (UTC)
kindle --Gerda Arendt (talk) 16:44, 16 October 2018 (UTC)
You rock! SusunW (talk) 16:54, 16 October 2018 (UTC)
one more ;) - a footnote here (#19 on p. 118) says that she was employed in May 1905 as First Assistant (and first woman in such a position) of Prof. Hans Strasser at the Anatomic Institute in Bern. - Off to expanding a woman, recipient of a notable prize and full of bare urls, no infobox until yesterday ;) Her husband's article (they got the prize together) is much better, a shame really. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 17:03, 16 October 2018 (UTC)
Fingers crossed, but I think I am making progress. I cannot access the e-book from Mexico, so I wrote to Winnicki, but got no response . I sent a request to the EO of the Swiss Wikiproject. She has requested copies of the pages for me, so hopefully we will get a positive response. Thanks for pointing me down the road ;) SusunW (talk) 14:30, 20 October 2018 (UTC)
OMG! The author of the book sent me the material! Yippee! SusunW (talk) 17:26, 21 October 2018 (UTC)

Alle Achtung[edit]

You are an amazingly productive Wikipedian! Jmar67 (talk) 18:24, 17 October 2018 (UTC)

Thank you! I try to do the little short articles, one per day, and then people die, a massively tagged article needs clean-up, a tricentenary needs a FA, - no end ;) - thank you for constructively following and ceaning up after me, seeing the little typos that other reviewers overlooked! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 18:42, 17 October 2018 (UTC)
Jmar67, you could look at Schloss Ludwigsburg, below, if you haven't. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 09:26, 18 October 2018 (UTC)
(talk page stalker) Jmar's been my chief of staff on that article. He's done a stupendous job killing little errors I totally missed during the GAN process with Farang. –♠Vami_IV†♠ 10:24, 18 October 2018 (UTC)
Alle Achtung! - I could have guessed without looking. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 10:27, 18 October 2018 (UTC)
I had been intending to do that but was waiting for recent editing to subside. Jmar67 (talk) 12:28, 18 October 2018 (UTC)

Ludwigsburg Palace...again[edit]

I hate to bother you about this palace again, but you had previously expressed an interest in commenting on the article for FAC. Unfortunately, the FAC closed before then so I thought I might try being a bit more insistent this time. –♠Vami_IV†♠ 01:07, 18 October 2018 (UTC)

I am interesting, failing on first try is no problem (had the same), time is my problem, and it's long. But I will look, promised, just don't know when. Will probably ask about the title (because I just learned that palace isn't truely equivalent to schloss, meaning a building rather than the complex around it), and the collapsing of the ibox ;) - I have a FAC open which is much shorter, DYK? --Gerda Arendt (talk) 08:47, 18 October 2018 (UTC)
Thank you! Schloss causes me some headache because its meaning isn't exact in English (the closest equivalent I can determine thus far is "mansion," but that is by no means a one-size-fits-all, given some certain schlösser. I checked BWV 134a for DYK and found it already had one in 2010; I already commented and came to support it in its FAC. –♠Vami_IV†♠ 09:12, 18 October 2018 (UTC)
My memory is not as I would want it to be, how could I forget your support? - We have schloss, for those who don't know, and I think we can go by original name. Schloss Weilburg was quite a DYK success, and nobody complained about its name. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 09:23, 18 October 2018 (UTC)
I am not familiar with this issue, but "palace" is fine with me. I would have translated it that way. Jmar67 (talk) 12:39, 18 October 2018 (UTC)
Translate is fine, I just wonder about article title Schloss Ludwigsburg, - it has some German flavour from the start ;) - I can't tell if Ludwigsburg Palace is really commonly used, like Frankfurt Cathedral which is plain wrong (it's no cathedral) but common. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 12:42, 18 October 2018 (UTC)
Searching on Google and Google Books reveals "Ludwigsburg Palace" as the English common name and either "Residenzschloss Ludwigsburg" or simply "Schloss Ludwigsburg" as the German common name. My principle sources, the State Agency for Palaces and Gardens website (in Engish; note that I used the German version of their site because their English one is very naked) and book on the palace's interiors (Wenger 2004, Ludwigsburg Palace: The Interior), use "Ludwigsburg Residential Palace" and "Ludwigsburg Palace" respectively. Google as well as my physical Books also use "Ludwigsburg Palace". –♠Vami_IV†♠ 13:02, 18 October 2018 (UTC)

The Baroque[edit]

Part one of three of a TV series: link, well worth watching. It's almost entirely about the visual arts, but it made me wonder whether music like this was outrageous and shocking in a culture accustomed only to sacred polyphony and to peasant songs. I suspect that it was. Young people of today, eh? Narky Blert (talk) 02:07, 19 October 2018 (UTC)

Amazing music, would love to sing it. I think it wasn't shocking in Italy, open for the thoughts of the Renaissance. It so happens that the image of a Renaissance palace is still on top ;) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:04, 19 October 2018 (UTC)
Perhaps also Venice in particular. That city had been founded by people who had escaped barbarian invaders by hiding among the swamps and lagoons. Although soundly Catholic in belief, they were for a long time very dismissive of the Bishop of Rome's meddling in temporal affairs, and that may have extended to diktats about permissible musical styles also.
(Some years ago, I got Monteverdi's "Toccata" played as a request on BBC 6 Music :).)
WP:OR of the Day. Why did Da Ponte set Così fan tutte in Naples specifically? I think it was because the Neapolitan army was notoriously the most useless in Europe, and that audiences of the time would have got the joke about the two boys being soldiers. I suspect that there's another joke in the fact that the two girls were from Ferrara, but if so I've never deciphered it; although it could be the reputation of that city for the intrigues of the d'Este and Borgia families.
Going back to the Renaissance, but still in Ferrara, have you ever come across Leonora d'Este? The Guardian reference is scholarly, and the music ravishing. Narky Blert (talk) 09:11, 19 October 2018 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

Original Barnstar Hires.png The Original Barnstar
For being involved in expanding Berthold Leibinger for being mainpage ready. Jayron32 16:11, 19 October 2018 (UTC)
Thank you! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 16:31, 19 October 2018 (UTC)

DYK for Valentin Peter Feuerstein[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 20 October 2018, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Valentin Peter Feuerstein, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Valentin Peter Feuerstein created a cycle of seven stained-glass windows (three pictured) for the Überwasserkirche in Münster? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Valentin Peter Feuerstein. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Valentin Peter Feuerstein), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Alex Shih (talk) 00:01, 20 October 2018 (UTC)

mmh is there a OCTS release for photographic pictures of the windows?? Sorry to remark this...--Symposiarch (talk) 18:05, 20 October 2018 (UTC)
Don't understand the question. Public domain is what I see. Rabanus Flavus? --Gerda Arendt (talk) 18:11, 20 October 2018 (UTC)
I'm afraid I understand the question... --Rabanus Flavus (talk) 19:10, 20 October 2018 (UTC)

DYK for Theater Bremen[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 21 October 2018, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Theater Bremen, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Theater Bremen, the state theatre in Bremen for operas, plays, dance, and student programs, was selected as opera house of the year by Opernwelt in 2007? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Theater Bremen. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Theater Bremen), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Alex Shih (talk) 00:01, 21 October 2018 (UTC)

DYK for Psalm 134[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 22 October 2018, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Psalm 134, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Orlande de Lassus set Psalm 134, one of the Songs of Ascents, in Latin for seven voices a cappella, using a wide range from low bass to very high soprano? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Psalm 134. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Psalm 134), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 00:01, 22 October 2018 (UTC)