User talk:Gerda Arendt

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Did you know ...

... that Peter Hirsch conducted the premiere
of the revised and complete version
of Luigi Nono's Prometeo at La Scala in 1985?
(25 June 2019)

June
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cornflowers
... with thanks from QAI
Die Fliege
22 + 23 June
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Rheingau Musik Festival
Raymond Arritt bio photo.jpg
Raymond Arritt
go on with life, have a laugh,
don't get too upset over this

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2019[edit]

DYK for Carsten Koch (musician)[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 1 January 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Carsten Koch (musician), which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Carsten Koch conducted all Beethoven symphonies at the historic Unionskirche, and shared Bach's Christmas Oratorio there in an ecumenical project (performance pictured)? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Carsten Koch (musician). You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Carsten Koch (musician)), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

— Maile (talk) 00:01, 1 January 2019 (UTC)

Bach cantata notation[edit]

thanks for correcting me on my edit to the new year cantata article, however now seems that https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bach-Werke-Verzeichnis (and other articles of works with both notations) needs a clarification on that same point. 94.253.248.92 (talk) 09:33, 1 January 2019 (UTC)

Go ahead, do it, wherever you read that the traditional BWV numbers are of the past. I am busy, so can't help, sorry. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 09:35, 1 January 2019 (UTC)
Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben, BWV 147a - when I see it in articles I watch I correct it. Today, I have several more urgent things to do ;) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 10:59, 1 January 2019 (UTC)

2019[edit]

...Als festlich hoher Gruß, dem Morgen zugebracht! Many thanks and very best wishes to you too. I am still stuck in the 16th and 17th centuries. The Belcea played the Cantabile from op. 130 wonderfully at the Wigmore Hall and I haven't quite shaken off the reverie yet. Why should I want to? Eebahgum (talk) 21:41, 1 January 2019 (UTC)

Indeed ;) - Monteverdi for us next, - come 1 September, you'll like it! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 21:44, 1 January 2019 (UTC)

Thanks and congratulations[edit]

Dear Gerda
Thank you for your New Year greeting, and how appropriate to have Die Zeit, die Tag und Jahre macht as the featured article. Your contributions here are priceless.
best wishes, --Michael Goodyear   22:46, 1 January 2019 (UTC)

Thank you, so are yours, regarding Hannah Arendt. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 22:49, 1 January 2019 (UTC)
I came here to say mostly the same thing as Michael. Congratulations on starting the new year with a featured article! 78.26 (spin me / revolutions) 23:08, 1 January 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Raymond Arritt[edit]

PanydThe muffin is not subtle 00:01, 12 January 2019 (UTC)

Thank you for the good news, Panyd, and good to see your name again. I wanted this hook for 1 January, including its good resolutions, but then wasn't sad about having our music pictured instead. Not too late for resolutions, New Year or not. DYK that he probably kept me on Wikipedia, by the line - which brought him to my attention - that I added to my editnotice, in fond memory? Happy New Year! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 11:11, 12 January 2019 (UTC)
Thanks for the link. Happy New Year to you too.Thoughtfortheday (talk) 15:45, 12 January 2019 (UTC)
Arritt had a great beard and a wonderful smile. I'm sure I would have liked him. Finetooth (talk) 18:24, 12 January 2019 (UTC)
So am I. I forgot to mention that he wrote the ultimate guide to arbitration, - if only I had known that ;) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 19:33, 12 January 2019 (UTC)
Thank you for the Happy New Years card! Felt good to get stuck in on DYK again and I loved the quote! PanydThe muffin is not subtle 10:31, 14 January 2019 (UTC)

Schicchi[edit]

I didn't know other Wikipedias were not trusted sources since I've seen references for using translated materials. More interesting to me is the difference between the two Schicchi images: same costume, but one is sly and sleek, the other cheerfully spry and clownish. Thank you anyway. Cheers! Shir-El too 20:40, 14 January 2019 (UTC)

PS as you love music, suggest you look up "BIRD SONG OPERA" - and have a Good Year! Shir-El too 20:43, 14 January 2019 (UTC)

Shir-El too, translating is fine, but it needs references. Translate an article without coverting them to inline citations, and you get into trouble, - just ask LouisAlain. The police is more after new articles than established ones, but Gianni Schicchi is a featured article = highest quality class. The Italian Wikipedia should have an independent source that can be used, instead of citing only that Wikipedia. And if not, you can hopefully find one ;) - Thank you for the bird song opera! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 21:41, 14 January 2019 (UTC)
Adding: the topic "infobox" is hot, - I won't know why. I try to stay away, and recommend to avoid discussions. You will hear the same things again and again. My thoughts were written in 2013: help those who don't read English so well, are vision-impaired, need a certain information fast, - it doesn't hurt. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 08:31, 15 January 2019 (UTC)

Hello[edit]

Hi Gerda. It's me really, alt account, don't ask! Whilst trying and slightly-failing to take a break I have done one good thing on-wiki – please see a lovely new photo of Emanuel Hurwitz that I just added a day or two back. Well when I say new, I mean yes obviously Manny died 12+ years ago so new to the article! But I do feel it's nice to have. It's not even a good photo technically but I do like what it captures. Thanks for the messages – I have emailed you in Real Life or what I like to think of as somewhat related thereto. Cheers DBaK-photo (talk) 21:37, 15 January 2019 (UTC)

Thanks for sharing. Reminds me of my earliest days on Wikipedia, when I filled the red link for a friend whose father was a member of the Melos Ensemble, and then created some more about other members, receiving nice comments from their relatives (the violist and an oboist). Hurwitz, however, had an article already, so I didn't touch that much. Today I'm expanding a hymn, and what do I read in one of promising sources? My older version of the article ;) - It's in honour of my dad for whose funeral we sang it, as for weddings in the family. He died some 15 January, DYK? --Gerda Arendt (talk) 21:53, 15 January 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Fallt mit Danken, fallt mit Loben, BWV 248 IV[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 23 January 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Fallt mit Danken, fallt mit Loben, BWV 248 IV, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Fallt mit Danken, fallt mit Loben (Fall with thanks, fall with praise), Part IV of Bach's Christmas Oratorio for New Year's Day 1735, celebrates the naming of Jesus? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Fallt mit Danken, fallt mit Loben, BWV 248 IV. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Fallt mit Danken, fallt mit Loben, BWV 248 IV), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

PanydThe muffin is not subtle 00:01, 23 January 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Werner Bardenhewer[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 30 January 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Werner Bardenhewer, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that a clinic in Mopti, Mali, is named after Werner Bardenhewer, born 90 years ago today, who was for decades priest of St. Bonifatius, Wiesbaden, and then founded a charity group? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Werner Bardenhewer. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Werner Bardenhewer), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

PanydThe muffin is not subtle 00:02, 30 January 2019 (UTC)

Günter Krämer[edit]

Bravo for your interventions on this one but don't put yourself in harms way. There are some happy triggers around here. I'm sorry to cause you so many troubles. Face-sad.svg LouisAlain (talk) 21:04, 31 January 2019 (UTC)

That last one wasn't caused by you, but someone who didn't look for a moment at the content, only at "no reference". You could do me a favour: when you see an article with all these details a loving fan thinks are neccessary, summarize brutally, and only what can be sourced, for a first step. Ute Vinzing was the first example, and Krämer will not be the last. - I've been through the hell of arbitration enforcement, nothing can frighten me any more. Did you know that Martin just sat his last block out, so did Joe with his last ban, - only I will not understand what good it should do to block and ban content editors. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 21:29, 31 January 2019 (UTC)
It has a whiff of Überwachen und Strafen in it. LouisAlain (talk) 04:55, 1 February 2019 (UTC)
... and the problem is that it's people who should be equal and colleages who do it. When missing any references, instead of writing a note, they could simply find and add one. Too practical? Less feeling of superiority? "Baking a cake is an act of love" - adding a ref the same. Do it often! (I mean everybody reading this, please.) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 08:40, 1 February 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Im Frieden dein, o Herre mein[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 2 February 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Im Frieden dein, o Herre mein, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that when Friedrich Spitta (pictured) revised "Im Frieden dein, o Herre mein", a 1530 German Lutheran communion hymn based on the biblical Nunc dimittis, he completely changed the meaning? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Im Frieden dein, o Herre mein. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Im Frieden dein, o Herre mein), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

— Maile (talk) 00:01, 2 February 2019 (UTC)

Nun bitten wir den heiligen Geist[edit]

This [1] is the version I am listing to. The way the choral voices come in...wow. Ceoil (talk) 23:56, 9 February 2019 (UTC)

Thanks for sharing, - the choral Kyrie is extra, of course. Nite. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 00:03, 10 February 2019 (UTC)
Morning. Ping when there has been more work and a further review would help. Ceoil (talk) 08:41, 10 February 2019 (UTC)
Ceoil, yes, I will, but ... -Today, besides real life, I want to expand the boys' choir that the bishop founded who introduced "spiritual discourse and open dialogue" in his diocese (which is where I live). "spiritual" = "geistlich" is a difficult word, in German not the same as "spirituell", while "Geist" means "spirit" or "(Holy) Spirit", and "inspired" is close. Then we have the biographies which (blocked) LouisAlain started (blocked because he tried to help me, but admittedly in a way seen as disruptive, and what can I say? AGF is sometimes in short supply, as we already know), and the articles need copyediting and referencing before going to DYK (and some were sent to draft space). Then (probably also not today) I'd like to expand the article of a great singer whom I heard yeaterday, Christopher Maltman. I also want to finish the Rossini-PR. I'll see when I'll get to what I want to do ;) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 08:55, 10 February 2019 (UTC)
He he, know the feeling...so many articles and interests and so little time, and priorities change day to day. I always like reviewing your pages as it means new music, so whatever:) No pressure or rush Gerda. Ceoil (talk) 09:00, 10 February 2019 (UTC)
Feel understood ;) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 09:45, 10 February 2019 (UTC)
Ceoil, and then Tomi Ungerer died, and I changed all my plans ;) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:31, 11 February 2019 (UTC)
Seems like he was an interesting man. New to me. Ceoil (talk) 00:09, 16 February 2019 (UTC)
Ceoil, he made the many illustrations for Das große Liederbuch , the great songbook (really!), which I recommend to everybody who wants to introduce a (German-speaking) child to music. Now Hans Stadlmair dies whom I met and whose article I began, in 2011, DYK? --Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:59, 16 February 2019 (UTC)
Very evocative indeed...only got around to properly looking this morning, not been a great week :( You are giving coverage to a great many significant artists and works that otherwise wouldn't be covered on an English language wiki. I hope you know people see and understand this. Ceoil (talk) 12:45, 23 February 2019 (UTC)
Thank you for saying that. I just wish I'd "catch" them before they died. For those "recent deaths", typically I did nothing but add references. I saw another one on the list of nominations, but it's just too far from my knowledge, and a problem of an article, flowery prose, practically no lead, way to poor referencing ... Peter Tork. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 12:57, 23 February 2019 (UTC)
St Fin Barre's main page splash turned out to be quite stressful, esp as I was on holiday and could only bear to peak on phone rather than really edit, but was glad that the Pärt article went well. Kudos. Ceoil (talk) 06:05, 23 March 2019 (UTC)
Sorry, Ceoil, to hear about the stress. I watched some exchanges that day. - Listen to Tim's and PumpkinSky's recommendation the two other times scheduled: not even look the day and rely on your friends to fix it. (Sorry about Easter, my fault: some dark helmet was chosen, and I asked for something a bit more lively ...) I watch the TFA every day, regardless of who wrote it. I noticed that the topic of accessibility came up, for St Fin Barre about images, and I explained that its a word from a foreign language for some FA writers ;) - If I learned one thing here it's patience. - We are alive, Jörg Streli is not, so let's be thankful for what he did and we can do. Distant family, DYK? --Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:04, 23 March 2019 (UTC)

Thanks[edit]

Thanks for all the kind words on my talk page! It's exciting to see all that old work get recognized even nowadays. I can't believe it's been 12 years since I was sitting with my laptop on my kitchen table trying to conquer the world, haha. Tempus fugit! —Deckiller (t-c-l) 02:50, 12 February 2019 (UTC)

Deckiller, thank you for coming over! I remember my first editing, filling a red link and thinking that would be the one and only article, only then it came with a red link for Siegfried Palm, - I couldn't believe he had no article, and ... --Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:38, 12 February 2019 (UTC)

Thought of dropping by and saying thanks as well. I used to be quite obsessed with editing until things in RL started getting a bit rough (hopefully things will change for the better). The precious messages reminds me of the cool things I've achieved in the past - there are numerous websites that currently uses images, diagrams, and information which I contributed on wiki, on their websites - mostly about renewable energy. Your periodic messages keeps boosting my motivation to return to full swing as soon as I am able to. Thank you, Gerda. Rehman 13:15, 15 February 2019 (UTC)

Great to hear that, thank you! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 16:14, 15 February 2019 (UTC)

200 DYK nominations[edit]

Dyk200N.svg The 200 DYK Nomination Medal
It is my pleasure to recognize the more than 200 articles you have nominated for DYK. These, and your own articles, have helped to build Wikipedia's music pages into a formidable resource. Keep up the great work! Yoninah (talk) 00:08, 20 February 2019 (UTC)
Thank you! Collaboration is the secret for success here, and I am happy that more of my 2019 topics were done with others, such as opera singers with LouisAlain, and the psalms with you, among many others. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 06:24, 20 February 2019 (UTC)
A well deserved award. I am among those who find your well written DYK articles on music interesting and informative. I see you've also recently helped to bring three articles to GA and one to FA. Precious work indeed. And your enthusiasm never seems to wane.--Ipigott (talk) 10:41, 22 February 2019 (UTC)
Thank you! I have several GA noms open, - if anybody looking wants to review ;) - My enthusiasm for music is great, and so many pieces not covered, - no end in sight. Today's plan: The Deer's Cry (Pärt). --Gerda Arendt (talk) 10:49, 22 February 2019 (UTC)

Lasting Impact[edit]

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

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

ITN recognition for Michael Gielen[edit]

Ambox current red.svgOn 10 March 2019, In the news was updated with an item that involved the article Michael Gielen, 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. SpencerT•C 17:17, 10 March 2019 (UTC)

DYK for The Deer's Cry (Pärt)[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 17 March 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article The Deer's Cry (Pärt), which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Arvo Pärt composed the motet The Deer's Cry on a commission from Louth, Ireland, setting the conclusion of Saint Patrick's Breastplate, "Christ with me"? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/The Deer's Cry (Pärt). You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, The Deer's Cry (Pärt)), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

 — Amakuru (talk) 12:01, 17 March 2019 (UTC)

Jacques Loussier[edit]

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

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

DYK for Jörg Streli[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 23 March 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Jörg Streli, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that architect Jörg Streli and his two colleagues designed the Sankt-Margarethen-Kapelle (pictured) in Tyrol, which rises like a tower on a circular floor? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Jörg Streli. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Jörg Streli), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

 — Amakuru (talk) 00:01, 23 March 2019 (UTC)

Out-of-place examples[edit]

Re:Out-of-place examples Hi - I think I might have just misunderstood the wording. I read it simply as "There were five symphonies. Tu Solus and De Profundis were two of them." It just seemed odd to me to name a seemingly-random two of the five (since nothing in the article seems to indicate there was anything particularly special about these two). The specific wording - "some of which carry titles such as" - also threw me off. It kind of made it sound like it was literally saying "titles similar to these," i.e. pithy Latin titles, which the other three do NOT have. But I honestly don't know anything whatsoever about this subject and it's totally possible something's going over my head here. -Elmer Clark (talk) 05:30, 30 March 2019 (UTC)

Elmer Clark: My thoughts: when I updated the article of Heinz Winbeck, an article I had started in 2011, about another great person who recently died (Friedrich Achleitner the day before, Hans Günter Nöcker the day after, look above for "Another one bites the dust" - and had no article!) I was hit by Winbveck's last symphony being named "Jetzt und in der Stunde unseres Todes" (now and in the hour of our death, - nunc et in mortis hora, from the Ave Maria). I would have loved to mention THAT in the lead, but found it too long and too German. So I tried by the short Latin and familiar phrases, whoich could tell readers different things on different levels o understanding:
  1. He named symphonies, like a program. Rare, the names of symphonies from Mozart to Mahler were usually nicknamed later. Bernstein named one Kaddish.
  2. He chose Latin names, showing erudition.
  3. He chose phrases from Christian texts, showing background.
  4. He chose one from the Creed: "you alone [are the mmost high ...]", showing faith.
  5. He chose one from Psalm 130, "out of the deep [have I called unto thee]", a call from the misery of human existence.
I thought it was a lot of meaning in few words. RIP. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:42, 30 March 2019 (UTC)
Ok fair enough, feel free to revert me :) -Elmer Clark (talk) 07:56, 30 March 2019 (UTC)
You could do it yourself ;) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:59, 30 March 2019 (UTC)
Well, I restored, with links which perhaps help understanding the choices. DYK that the DYK for him was (in 2011): ... that Dennis Russell Davies conducted the premiere of the Fifth Symphony Now and in the hour of death by Heinz Winbeck, which reflects Bruckner's Ninth Symphony? --Gerda Arendt (talk) 11:40, 30 March 2019 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland[edit]

The article Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland you nominated as a good article has passed Symbol support vote.svg; see Talk:Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland 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 Vami IV -- Vami IV (talk) 05:22, 1 April 2019 (UTC)

Thank you[edit]

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

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

"Was ist der Tod-- ein Übergang zur Ruh'!"[edit]

Now: Ruth-Margret Pütz.

http://www.operanostalgia.be/

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

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

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

Bohumil Herlischka[edit]

When you engage into corrections you really mean business! This level of perfection is far beyond my means. LouisAlain (talk) 12:26, 10 April 2019 (UTC)

Well, Bohumil Herlischka - one of the legendary names from when I was young, - sadly never saw his work, sooo --- I'd like to make him DYK, and you wrote too much for an easy expansion. Bday 25 April, so not much time to loose. I think I'm almost there. In draft space, you can't even check DYK, sigh. I asked 3 people nw to have it moved to where readers see it. So proud I found place and date of birth which were not on the German Wikipedia ;) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 12:31, 10 April 2019 (UTC)

ITN recognition for Werner Bardenhewer[edit]

Ambox current red.svgOn 14 April 2019, In the news was updated with an item that involved the article Werner Bardenhewer, which you nominated. If you know of another recently created or updated article suitable for inclusion in ITN, please suggest it on the candidates page.

Espresso Addict (talk) 18:20, 14 April 2019 (UTC)

Thank you. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 20:52, 14 April 2019 (UTC)

A surreal barnstar for you![edit]

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

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

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

200,000[edit]

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

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

DYK for Der kleine Tag[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 23 April 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Der kleine Tag, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that "der kleine Tag" ("the Little Day") is 23 April in the musical of the same name? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Der kleine Tag. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Der kleine Tag), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

— Maile (talk) 00:01, 23 April 2019 (UTC)

Four award[edit]

Four Award.svg Four Award
Congratulations! You have been awarded the Four Award for your work from beginning to end on Der 100. Psalm. Gog the Mild (talk) 17:18, 2 May 2019 (UTC)

You are now eligible to self-nominate for a Imperial Napoleonic Triple Crown. Face-smile.svg Gog the Mild (talk) 17:34, 2 May 2019 (UTC)

If you are interested[edit]

Hello Gerda. I hope you are well. The recently created article Concerto in C major for 2 Oboes, 2 Clarinets, Strings and Continuo RV 559 could use some work. It is used in one of the segments of the delightful film Allegro Non Troppo which is a favorite of mine so I thought of coming to you to see if anything can be done to improve the article. If it isn't something that you are interested in and/or you are too busy with other editing please do not feel in any way obligated to respond to this request. Thanks for your time and I hope you have a peasant week. MarnetteD|Talk 21:16, 5 May 2019 (UTC)

I happen to be online for a few minutes, but can check eventually. I wonder why the instruments are all capital in that title. Thought it was Clarinet Concerto but Concerto for clarinet. Actually Concerto in C major, RV 559 (Vivaldi) would be enough, no? --Gerda Arendt (talk) 21:21, 5 May 2019 (UTC)
Thanks for the reply G. The editor who created it is a fan of the film as well. In fact they are a bit single minded about it. They also have some WP:CIR problems so the article may need moving per your suggestion. Cheers. MarnetteD|Talk 00:07, 6 May 2019 (UTC)
Hello again. FYI a move has been suggested on the article talk page. It is slightly different from yours so, when you have the time, you might add your thoughts there. As you see I did post a link to this thread so other editors can see your messages. MarnetteD|Talk 02:42, 6 May 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Psalm 70[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 6 May 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Psalm 70, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Monteverdi set the beginning of Psalm 70, traditionally opening vespers (pictured), in his Vespro della Beata Vergine as a brilliant "call to attention"? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Psalm 70. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Psalm 70), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

 — Amakuru (talk) 00:01, 6 May 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Carmen Thomas[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 7 May 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Carmen Thomas, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that in 1990, Forbes named Carmen Thomas one of the 100 most influential women in Germany for running Hallo Ü-Wagen, a weekly travelling talk radio show with audience participation? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Carmen Thomas. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Carmen Thomas), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

 — Amakuru (talk) 00:01, 7 May 2019 (UTC)

ITN recognition for Georg Katzer[edit]

Ambox current red.svgOn 8 May 2019, In the news was updated with an item that involved the article Georg Katzer, 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 23:31, 8 May 2019 (UTC)

Interesting. The only one in 2019 without an infobox (it's on the talk). --Gerda Arendt (talk) 05:16, 9 May 2019 (UTC)

Thanks![edit]

Thanks Gerda! You are too kind. Gosh - I was younger and perhaps slightly less D, B and K then ... tsk. With all good wishes DBaK (talk) 21:18, 12 May 2019 (UTC)

I though of you today. Went to an exhibition vernissage, there was also music, and they played - can you guess? - this. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 21:32, 12 May 2019 (UTC)
Wow, how lovely!!!! :) DBaK (talk) 22:43, 12 May 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Gerd Heinz[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 28 May 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Gerd Heinz, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that when directing Der Ring in Minden, Wagner's Ring Cycle at a municipal theatre, Gerd Heinz focused on the psychology in the interactions of the characters? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Gerd Heinz. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Gerd Heinz), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

 — Amakuru (talk) 00:02, 28 May 2019 (UTC)

DS Alert[edit]

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

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

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

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

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

A kitten for you![edit]

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

El_C 17:30, 30 May 2019 (UTC)

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

A kitten for you![edit]

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And another one from me.

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

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

Four Award[edit]

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Congratulations! You have been awarded the Four Award for your work from beginning to end on Mit Fried und Freud ich fahr dahin, BWV 125. « Gonzo fan2007 (talk) @ 22:34, 5 June 2019 (UTC)
Congratulations, Gerda! –♠Vami_IV†♠ 02:28, 6 June 2019 (UTC)
Thank you, Vami! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 05:56, 6 June 2019 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Unionskirche, Idstein[edit]

Hi there, I'm pleased to inform you that I've begun reviewing the article Unionskirche, Idstein you nominated for GA-status according to the criteria. Time2wait.svg This process may take up to 7 days. Feel free to contact me with any questions or comments you might have during this period. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of AhmadLX -- AhmadLX (talk) 14:21, 10 June 2019 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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Color and warmth, focus and Forth // – SJ + 04:53, 12 June 2019 (UTC)

made my day - white response: Freundliche Vision, call it a vision of friendliness, perhaps. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 05:51, 12 June 2019 (UTC)

Franz Kafka scheduled for TFA[edit]

This is to let you know that the Franz Kafka article has been scheduled to be rerun as today's featured article for July 3, 2019. Please check the article needs no amendments. If you're interested in editing the main page text, you're welcome to do so at Wikipedia:Today's featured article/July 3, 2019, but note that a coordinator will trim the lead to around 1000 characters anyway, so you aren't obliged to do so.

We also suggest that you watchlist Wikipedia:Main Page/Errors up to the day of this TFA. Thanks! Jimfbleak - talk to me? 10:27, 14 June 2019 (UTC)

Lovely, thank you! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 14:32, 14 June 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Elizabeth Bartlet (musicologist)[edit]

 — Amakuru (talk) 00:01, 15 June 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Elisabeth Erdmann-Macke[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 17 June 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Elisabeth Erdmann-Macke, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that during World War II, Elisabeth Erdmann-Macke safeguarded the paintings of her first husband, August Macke, who portrayed her more than 200 times (example pictured)? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Elisabeth Erdmann-Macke. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Elisabeth Erdmann-Macke), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

 — Amakuru (talk) 00:01, 17 June 2019 (UTC)

Bernd Weikl's weird books[edit]

Hi Gerda! Did you know that Bernd Weikl has authored several books, including at least two about possible ethical implications of Wagner's influence on Hitler? But it's very difficult for me to find good sources, as I am posting in USA, and I don't speak German well enough to read it, and don't know how to access German publishing-records. Also, his books have not sold well and seem to be mostly objects of amusement and scorn in the opera-community. I found out about them by reading blogs, which are not good sources for Wikipedia, but the fact that he wrote them really should (IMHO) be mentioned in his Wikipedia article. (One good source-- the New York Review of Books-- mentions ONE of the books; other than that it's all blogs, plus online-bookstores' pages offering them for sale.)

Would you be able to find some better sources for this? Maybe by accessing some kind of German publication-record or equivalent of the US Library of Congress?

Thank you, HandsomeMrToad (talk) 05:22, 17 June 2019 (UTC)

You go to his authority control (bottom of his page, find GND (German National Libraty) number 121000206, enter that in {{DNB portal|121000206}}, reach http://d-nb.info/gnd/121000206, go to "Autor von" (author of), which has 12 publications, get to a list in bunches of 10, and can click on each one for details. I hope that helps. It's that easy to find detailed information about publications, - and we still have to write references. - To make it still easier, I'll add the template to his article. There's more authority control in other languages for him. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 06:46, 17 June 2019 (UTC)
Should we improve his aarticle? Little information, bare urls, - he deserves better. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 06:50, 17 June 2019 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Unionskirche, Idstein[edit]

The article Unionskirche, Idstein you nominated as a good article has been placed on hold Symbol wait.svg. The article is close to meeting the good article criteria, but there are some minor changes or clarifications needing to be addressed. If these are fixed within 14 days, the article will pass; otherwise it may fail. See Talk:Unionskirche, Idstein for issues which need to be addressed. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of AhmadLX -- AhmadLX (talk) 21:21, 18 June 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Ellen Schwiers[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 19 June 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Ellen Schwiers, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Ellen Schwiers, who starred as Buhlschaft at the Salzburg Festival and in a film in 1961, founded a touring theatre company with her husband and daughter? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Ellen Schwiers. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Ellen Schwiers), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

 — Amakuru (talk) 00:01, 19 June 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Herbert Schachtschneider[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 20 June 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Herbert Schachtschneider, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that after German tenor Herbert Schachtschneider was a prisoner of war in England during the Second World War, he remained in the country to study voice with a cousin of Arnold Schoenberg? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Herbert Schachtschneider. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Herbert Schachtschneider), 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.

DYKUpdateBot (talk) 00:01, 20 June 2019 (UTC)

Thank you.[edit]

<3 LessHeard vanU (talk) 08:45, 22 June 2019 (UTC)

DYK review request[edit]

Hi Gerda! I hate to impose, but I have a multiple-article DYK that I want to run on 1 July (Canada Day) and I was hoping you might have time to review one of the four articles that hasn't had attention yet. I'm not asking for you to pass it and don't want to appear to be canvassing for a good review, but would like an honest review. (I'll run the hook with fewer articles should one or more fail.) The nomination is at Template:Did you know nominations/1st Canadian Comedy Awards. The remaining articles are Made in Canada (a TV show which passed GA), 1st Canadian Comedy Awards (short), List of Canadian comedians (short) and Canadian Comedy Awards. Sorry for pestering you, and thanks for any help you can provide. – Reidgreg (talk) 11:50, 22 June 2019 (UTC)

I am busy today, and don't know yet about tomorrow. Will help if I get the time. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 11:51, 22 June 2019 (UTC)
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Thank you very much for the timely DYK reviews!
In appreciation, here is a music box.
It's cute because it's tiny! – Reidgreg (talk) 22:48, 22 June 2019 (UTC)
Lovely tiny, thank you! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 22:51, 22 June 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Theater Saarbrücken[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 24 June 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Theater Saarbrücken, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that theatre in Saarbrücken began as court theatre directed by Iffland, while plans for today's State Theatre were commissioned by Goebbels? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Theater Saarbrücken. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Theater Saarbrücken), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

— Maile (talk) 00:01, 24 June 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Peter Hirsch (conductor)[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 25 June 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Peter Hirsch (conductor), which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Peter Hirsch conducted the premiere of the revised and complete version of Luigi Nono's Prometeo at La Scala in 1985? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Peter Hirsch (conductor). You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Peter Hirsch (conductor)), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

— Maile (talk) 00:01, 25 June 2019 (UTC)