User talk:Gerda Arendt

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Did you know ...

... that the soprano Margot Guilleaume recorded the part of Marzelline in Beethoven's Fidelio in a complete live recording without dialogue in 1948?

2017
Karlheinz Oswald Hildegard von Bingen, Eibingen.JPG
sing peace

2017 is the year of the reformation.

I took the picture
of Karlheinz Oswald's bronze
of Hildegard of Bingen
at Eibingen Abbey.

Archive of 2009 · 2010 · 2011 · 2012 · 2013 · 2014 · 2015 · 2016 · 2017 · blushing

Good advice[edit]

I'm cleverest! --Floquenbeam (talk) 21:35, 16 December 2016 (UTC)

Clever enough to listen, the greatest gift! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 21:37, 16 December 2016 (UTC)

Thank you[edit]

Thank you for the positive comments at the AI thread. Hard spot for anyone to speak up when a gang of editors are attacking someone....thanks. All my fault I took the bait. I really don't see a point in commenting anymore as they don't seem to care about accessibility dispite studies and reader after reader saying something. I will still have fun watching these guys scrabble all the time this comes up. It's to bad and funny because most of them are great editors. I spoke up about every 3 months or so...but think things are personal between me and Cass now..thus think it's best to let others deal with his odd inflamitory attitude. --Moxy (talk) 18:53, 1 January 2017 (UTC)

Agree, - I just stopped commenting, it's a waste of time. I add infoboxes, and when they are reverted, I add a new one, - for the readers. 2017 is the year of reformation ;) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 19:14, 1 January 2017 (UTC)

DYK for Oskar Gottlieb Blarr[edit]

Updated DYK query.svg On 3 January 2017, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Oskar Gottlieb Blarr, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Oskar Gottlieb Blarr (pictured), "the composer with the hat", traveled to Israel to experience where Jesus lived as a Jew? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Oskar Gottlieb Blarr. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Oskar Gottlieb Blarr), 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) 00:11, 3 January 2017 (UTC)

What a hook! Congratulations! Yoninah (talk) 15:26, 4 January 2017 (UTC)
The first of "mine" with more than 10k ;) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 17:28, 4 January 2017 (UTC)

DYK for Mitten wir im Leben sind[edit]

Updated DYK query.svg On 15 January 2017, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Mitten wir im Leben sind, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Martin Luther (pictured) paraphrased in his hymn "Mitten wir im Leben sind mit dem Tod umfangen" the Latin "Media vita in morte sumus" (In the midst of life we are in death), including its Trisagion? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Mitten wir im Leben sind. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Mitten wir im Leben sind), 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.

Schwede66 00:01, 15 January 2017 (UTC)

DYK for Sonja Kehler[edit]

Updated DYK query.svg On 2 February 2017, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Sonja Kehler, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the East German actress Sonja Kehler, who was known for singing Brecht, taught acting in Denmark? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Sonja Kehler. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Sonja Kehler), 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) 12:12, 2 February 2017 (UTC)

iboxes[edit]

Fair enough. Time to update Composer ibox, possibly... I'll leave that for now, though! — Iadmctalk  19:10, 8 February 2017 (UTC)

The most important thing I want to know about a composer is his works, - it works for Reger, Beethoven, Bach and Handel. {{infobox person}} is always most advanced, - why have a different one? I use it for all people, - just started a conductor whose concert I liked, only to find out he is mentioned on 2016 in classical music ;) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 19:38, 8 February 2017 (UTC)
If you remember, the concern was adding irrelevancies like "associated acts" and so on. {{Infobox classical composer}} was a compromise to move discussion forward. Perhaps it is time to review it since few active editors know it exists. I take your point about Works but, as I recall, the Project was worried about a huge list appearing and otherwise deciding which were the most notable works to include. WP:COMPOSERS seems to be only semi-active, now, so perhaps discussion there is pointless? Anyway, I avoid infoboxes generally, leaving them to others to deal with, unless they are clearly a mess. — Iadmctalk  22:18, 8 February 2017 (UTC)
That said a lot of articles use it — Iadmctalk  22:23, 8 February 2017 (UTC)
Very wise (avoid, I mean). My last encounter with the project was regarding Pierre Boulez when he died about a year ago. I suggested something very basic, and was reverted, and went to the talk page, and tried the project, - I don't need more of the kind, ever. I add infoboxes where I think they are an improvement, and when I'm reverted I go to the next (and watch others talking, confessed). DYK that I archived all infobox-related stuff end of 2015? Writing articles is much more rewarding. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 22:40, 8 February 2017 (UTC)
ps: "If you remember" - no, I don't, I was merrily unaware of the conflict until Samuel Barber in 2012, when I encountered the unforgettable phrase "Unless, of course, someone wishes to argue that Barber was not a person..." that changed my mind ;) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 22:49, 8 February 2017 (UTC)
That WikiProject was very argumentative, as I recall, and opposed just about anything other than its OWN agenda... ;) I might just change all the boxes linked above to Person, see what happens! Probably very little. Best — Iadmctalk  22:57, 8 February 2017 (UTC)
No need to change unless you need the parameters it doesn't offer, education and work, - I try to use only a few anyway. My name comes up a lot in the list ;) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 23:05, 8 February 2017 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

Original Barnstar Hires.png The Original Barnstar
For all your hard and thoughtful work on Wikipedia through the years. — Iadmctalk  01:43, 9 February 2017 (UTC)
Thank you! I turned to soft work, though, like the poet above, and the hymn to come next ;) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:38, 9 February 2017 (UTC)
copied to blushing --Gerda Arendt (talk) 13:10, 17 February 2017 (UTC)

DYK for Wär Gott nicht mit uns diese Zeit[edit]

Updated DYK query.svg On 9 February 2017, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Wär Gott nicht mit uns diese Zeit, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that "Wär Gott nicht mit uns diese Zeit", a hymn by the Protestant reformer Martin Luther based on Psalm 124, appears in the current Protestant hymnal only partly, within stanzas from a colleague's hymn? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Wär Gott nicht mit uns diese Zeit. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Wär Gott nicht mit uns diese Zeit), 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.

Coffee // have a cup // beans // 12:01, 9 February 2017 (UTC)

You've been doing a lot of good work of late Gerda, always amazes me the sheer amount of missing content. I compared the Munich category with the German one yesterday! hope you're feeling better physically. ♦ Dr. Blofeld 15:24, 9 February 2017 (UTC)

Thank you. Yes, feeling good physically, and you are right about no end of missing content. 2017 is the year of the Reformation, and reformation is an early link (both in time and placement) on my user page which to follow I recommend to everyone interested in my background. I invited to a FAC a while ago, remember? Still open, needs source check, but any comment is welcome. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 15:32, 9 February 2017 (UTC)
Hasn't it been reviewed for GA though?♦ Dr. Blofeld 19:29, 9 February 2017 (UTC)
Sorry, my mistake, wrong link, here: Mit Fried und Freud ich fahr dahin, BWV 125, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 20:23, 9 February 2017 (UTC)

Something I found...[edit]

...on WikiMedia Commons. (((The Quixotic Potato))) (talk) 23:13, 10 February 2017 (UTC)

Herz-lichen Dank! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 23:21, 10 February 2017 (UTC)

Thank you, Gerda[edit]

Sing me the Flower Song (3492240926).jpg Just when we need you the most, you step lightly in
Thank you Gerda for being a force for humane continuity, decency and enlightenment in a challenging world. Sminthopsis84 (talk) 17:14, 17 February 2017 (UTC)
Thank you, blushing (again) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 17:16, 17 February 2017 (UTC)

DYK for Dirk Kaftan[edit]

Updated DYK query.svg On 20 February 2017, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Dirk Kaftan, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Dirk Kaftan conducted Schönberg's Gurre-Lieder, recorded Jenůfa with the Graz Opera, and led Bruckner's Fourth Symphony in seven concerts of the Nordwestdeutsche Philharmonie? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Dirk Kaftan. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Dirk Kaftan), 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.

Coffee // have a cup // beans // 00:03, 20 February 2017 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

Writers Barnstar Hires.png The Writer's Barnstar
Hi Gerda Arendt. For your tireless contributions to articles about German music, and specifically for the promotion of Dirk Kaftan to the Main Page, I award you this barnstar. Keep up the great work, big thanks! ComputerJA () 03:44, 20 February 2017 (UTC)
Thank you, - it was pure joy, listening to the Marburg concert, which prompted the writing! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:54, 20 February 2017 (UTC)

DYK for Heures de Charles d'Angoulême[edit]

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 12:02, 21 February 2017 (UTC)

A barnstar for you[edit]

Random Acts of Kindness Barnstar.png The Random Acts of Kindness Barnstar
For your constant hard work writing articles about hymns, but particularly for your generosity in encouraging other editors in their own work, you thoroughly deserve this barnstar. Mortee (talk) 13:10, 7 March 2017 (UTC)

Thank you! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 13:16, 7 March 2017 (UTC)

"Talk before you block"[edit]

You used to have an essay with this name. I can't find it, where's it gone? Ritchie333 (talk) (cont) 16:51, 30 March 2017 (UTC)

Deleted after discussion, and userfied, - only I can't find it myself. It was first used for Coffee (after he blocked Eric), and it was a paraphrase of talk before you cite a colleague to AE. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 18:22, 30 March 2017 (UTC)
User:Gerda Arendt/User talk before you block. --Floquenbeam (talk) 18:24, 30 March 2017 (UTC)
Thank you, Floq, my best memory --Gerda Arendt (talk) 18:28, 30 March 2017 (UTC)
Memory? Oh dear, no. I can't recall where I parked my car this morning. I just used https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Special%3APrefixIndex&prefix=Gerda&namespace=2. --Floquenbeam (talk) 18:40, 30 March 2017 (UTC)
Crikey, what did I have for breakfast? What article was I going to take to GA next? Heck, I can't remember. Ritchie333 (talk) (cont) 19:26, 30 March 2017 (UTC)
Something to do with Monopoly? The Rambling Man (talk) 19:54, 30 March 2017 (UTC)

That's a nice piece of work. Several of our current admins could take some advice there. The Rambling Man (talk) 19:53, 30 March 2017 (UTC)

Agreed ... it's concise while hitting all the important points. (Btw, Gerda, was just dropping by to say thanks for thanking me ... I do enjoy getting those.) - Dank (push to talk) 16:28, 3 April 2017 (UTC)

Hope all is well[edit]

Gerda, I hope you are doing well. I still stand very far apart from you on the issue-that-can't-be-named, but I hope you are doing well personally... I also won't promise I'll be able to help you with any articles in any way, because... for many reasons, none of which have anything to do with you. So best wishes.  Lingzhi ♦ (talk) 04:58, 6 April 2017 (UTC)

I archived the death of my relative which was a reminder that we have to use our limited time. Thanks for coming over. 1) A recent DYK was about pieces a great woman (I just filled a red link, then finding that she's great!) performed with their composers, one I would like for Easter is in trouble because the only score I have access to is not regarded as reliable. 2) I don't know if you speak French, we have difficulties to source François Bott, I asked three corners already. But on the issue, see above for my approach which I will not archive, because following it saves me much time. I am happy that an article (the only one ever) where I was named a warrior (named for restoring the "right" version weeks later, after an edit war over Easter when we performed the piece in 2013), looks now like this. In 2017, we'll perform the piece mentioned before, and Beethoven's Mass in C major, and The Halleluja (the first FA I was ever involved, because to generous people invited me) ;) - all well on the musical end, - music being much better to express matters of death and life than our limited words. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:15, 6 April 2017 (UTC)

DYK for Kirchenlied[edit]

Updated DYK query.svg On 9 April 2017, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Kirchenlied, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the Catholic hymnal Kirchenlied, first published in 1938, was not immediately banned by the Nazis because it also contained Protestant songs? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Kirchenlied. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Kirchenlied), 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) 00:02, 9 April 2017 (UTC)

DYK for Max Ciolek[edit]

Updated DYK query.svg On 14 April 2017, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Max Ciolek, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that tenor Max Ciolek performed the Evangelist in Bach's Passions, and the Mass in B minor with La Petite Bande in Australia? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Max Ciolek. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Max Ciolek), 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.

Mifter (talk) 00:02, 14 April 2017 (UTC)

  • Wait--you got two in one batch! Bravo! Drmies (talk) 00:30, 14 April 2017 (UTC)

Pasg Hapus[edit]

Some Easter Gwyn Hughes Jones for you
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"Pasg Hapus! ... Happy Easter to you" ... y geiriau. Martinevans123 (talk) 00:18, 16 April 2017 (UTC)
Thank you, makes me happy! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 06:01, 16 April 2017 (UTC)

DYK for Bleib bei uns, denn es will Abend werden, BWV 6[edit]

Updated DYK query.svg On 17 April 2017, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Bleib bei uns, denn es will Abend werden, BWV 6, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Bach's cantata for Easter Monday, Bleib bei uns, denn es will Abend werden, BWV 6, is based on the Road to Emmaus narration? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Bleib bei uns, denn es will Abend werden, BWV 6. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Bleib bei uns, denn es will Abend werden, BWV 6), 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.

Coffee // have a ☕️ // beans // 00:04, 17 April 2017 (UTC)

Coffee, thank you! Did you know that the title translates roughly to "stay with us"? I hope you do. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 19:17, 17 April 2017 (UTC)

DYK for An die Hoffnung[edit]

Updated DYK query.svg On 19 April 2017, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article An die Hoffnung, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Max Reger conducted the premiere of "An die Hoffnung" (To Hope), a setting of Hölderlin's poem and his only orchestral song, with contralto Anna Erler-Schnaudt? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/An die Hoffnung. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, An die Hoffnung), 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.

Mifter (talk) 00:03, 19 April 2017 (UTC)

Hi[edit]

I've checked my messages in the first time in years and noticed you had contacted me twice, once re Pollini. I heard him live, I think for the first time, earlier this year doing a Beethoven and Schoenberg programme. BTW I joined Facebook last year and tried looking for you. I decided that the one Gerda Arendt I cold fine was probably not you because of her musical tastes.--Peter cohen (talk) 17:31, 26 April 2017 (UTC)

Right, I'm not on facebook, - great to hear from you! Happy New Year then ;) - Planning to listen to Walküre tomorrow, and three Krenek operas on Sunday, Der Diktator, Schwergewicht und Das geheime Königreich. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 19:55, 26 April 2017 (UTC)

I hope therewas some good Hoyotohos. I don't really know the Krenek.--Peter cohen (talk) 10:17, 4 May 2017 (UTC)

The battlecries had a certain raw and wild aspect. Siegmund was excellent (he was scheduled as Siegfried for two full Ring cycles, doing Siegmund also, on short notice). The Kreneks all switched from tragic to slapstick in seconds, music never boring. I am traveling, hope to expand them when I return. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 17:30, 4 May 2017 (UTC)

DYK for NDR Chor[edit]

Updated DYK query.svg On 28 April 2017, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article NDR Chor, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the NDR Chor performed in Beethoven's Ninth Symphony for the opening of the Elbphilharmonie? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/NDR Chor. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, NDR Chor), 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.

Mifter (talk) 02:14, 28 April 2017 (UTC)

DYK for Altenberger Dom[edit]

Updated DYK query.svg On 29 April 2017, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Altenberger Dom, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the Altenberger Dom (pictured) was restored with support from a Prussian king who decreed that Catholics and Protestants had to use it simultaneously? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Altenberger Dom. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Altenberger Dom), 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.

Mifter (talk) 01:56, 29 April 2017 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Nun bitten wir den Heiligen Geist[edit]

The article Nun bitten wir den Heiligen Geist you nominated as a good article has passed Symbol support vote.svg; see Talk:Nun bitten wir den Heiligen Geist 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 Yash! -- Yash! (talk) 09:01, 6 May 2017 (UTC)

DYK for Anna Erler-Schnaudt[edit]

Updated DYK query.svg On 7 May 2017, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Anna Erler-Schnaudt, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the contralto Anna Erler-Schnaudt performed in the premiere of Mahler's Eighth Symphony in 1910? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Anna Erler-Schnaudt. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Anna Erler-Schnaudt), 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) 04:49, 7 May 2017 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Meine Seel erhebt den Herren, BWV 10[edit]

The article Meine Seel erhebt den Herren, BWV 10 you nominated as a good article has passed Symbol support vote.svg; see Talk:Meine Seel erhebt den Herren, BWV 10 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 The Rambling Man -- The Rambling Man (talk) 21:01, 7 May 2017 (UTC)

Precious precious[edit]

Hi Gerda:

I was reminded today, indirectly, of the Precious Awards you go to the trouble of passing out. I just want to say I think it's one of the nicest things people do around here. There's something very real and personal about it. I hope you keep it up. EEng 18:02, 9 May 2017 (UTC)

Thank you, appreciated, precious yourself. I plan to keep it up, and everybody is invited to join passing. It's an easy template, with only two parameters to fill. It's no trouble!!! It reminds me daily how much good is done here. - I met two users today who talked about leaving, - they should read the list, just a bit, and reconsider, - both also precious. On 30 April, I could tell the first person that she was "Today's Wikipedian" 10 years ago! I didn't invent it, Phaedriel did, and Rlevse passed it for years, - I'm just a follower. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 18:23, 9 May 2017 (UTC)

Tags[edit]

You know, tags haven't had any real change in..what..a decade? What if we started an RFC to change article tags so they are small little 1-3 word boxes no more than 15px X 40px floating off to the right of an article, below an infobox if one exists? Even if that idea doesn't sound great, it's about time we revamped tags.--v/r - TP 19:22, 11 May 2017 (UTC)

Sounds good to me! Or to the talk page? - Readers will hardly be interested at all. Look at this! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 19:35, 11 May 2017 (UTC)
It's (in the) history now, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 06:29, 13 May 2017 (UTC)

DYK for Song cycles (Waterhouse)[edit]

Updated DYK query.svg On 13 May 2017, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Song cycles (Waterhouse), which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that in his song cycles, Graham Waterhouse has used a cello, a string quartet, or a Pierrot ensemble to complement the singer? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Song cycles (Waterhouse). You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Song cycles (Waterhouse)), 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.

Mifter (talk) 04:10, 13 May 2017 (UTC)

DYK for Allein Gott in der Höh sei Ehr[edit]

Updated DYK query.svg On 14 May 2017, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Allein Gott in der Höh sei Ehr, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that "'Allein Gott in der Höh sei Ehr" is one of the oldest hymns of the Reformation? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Allein Gott in der Höh sei Ehr. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Allein Gott in der Höh sei Ehr), 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.

Mifter (talk) 03:54, 14 May 2017 (UTC)

DYK for Christoph Siebert[edit]

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Gatoclass (talk) 00:03, 20 May 2017 (UTC)

DYK for EuropaChorAkademie[edit]

Updated DYK query.svg On 21 May 2017, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article EuropaChorAkademie, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that EuropaChorAkademie, a choir formed by students from two universities, participated in an award-winning recording of Bernd Alois Zimmermann's Requiem für einen jungen Dichter? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/EuropaChorAkademie. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, EuropaChorAkademie), 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) 00:04, 21 May 2017 (UTC)

Parish Church of Reinhardtsgrimma[edit]

Dear Gerda Arendt: Today I translated an award-winning article from the German Wikipedia to en:Parish Church of Reinhardtsgrimma. I would be delighted, if you could occasionally double-check my translation, please, particularly regarding the music related terminology. --NearEMPTiness (talk) 08:42, 21 May 2017 (UTC)

Thank you, I like it, and heartlessly moved it. It's the one church there and doesn't need a disambiguation that we invent. I am no organ expert, Wikiwal is. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 11:55, 21 May 2017 (UTC)
Can't believe that the organ - and many others - are not mentioned for Silbermann. Compare Arp Schnitger! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 12:00, 21 May 2017 (UTC)
Thank you very much for having improved Church of Reinhardtsgrimma so concisely. --NearEMPTiness (talk) 12:07, 21 May 2017 (UTC)
Thank you! The perfect little article to go to DYK ;) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 12:08, 21 May 2017 (UTC)
Look for an organ here, pictured, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 12:11, 21 May 2017 (UTC)
Thank you for your actions and encouragement. I have entered the article as Template talk:Did you know#Church of Reinhardtsgrimma. You might be interested in getting this onto your WP:QPQ list, to avoid confusion because of the German references. --NearEMPTiness (talk) 16:38, 22 May 2017 (UTC)
Based on your proposal, I have proposed an alternative hook on Template:Did you know nominations/Church of Reinhardtsgrimma. Do you like it? --NearEMPTiness (talk) 17:38, 23 May 2017 (UTC)

DYK for Hans Peter Blochwitz[edit]

Updated DYK query.svg On 22 May 2017, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Hans Peter Blochwitz, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Hans Peter Blochwitz, who appeared as Mozart's Don Ottavio at the Metropolitan Opera, premiered Hans Zender's Schubert's "Winterreise" with the Ensemble Modern in 1993? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Hans Peter Blochwitz. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Hans Peter Blochwitz), 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.

Mifter (talk) 00:04, 22 May 2017 (UTC)

John Le Mesurier[edit]

What about my edit of John Le Mesurier was "too simple"? Leads are supposed to be simple statements of fact, not 'perhaps' guesses. Is there an alternative phrasing you think might be better that removes this weaselly guess of what someone thinks might be fact? Thanks.

I received more thanks for that revert than normally. Your edit left a (too) simple fact, imho. - The article happens to be on my watch list, it is a featured article, so we know that editors thought carefully about its wording. Please discuss on the article talk page, where you may find consensus for your change - or not. And please sign your posts on talk pages, Escape Orbit. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 20:25, 22 May 2017 (UTC)

DYK for Clotilde Bressler-Gianoli[edit]

Mifter (talk) 00:03, 24 May 2017 (UTC)

A question[edit]

Hi Gerda! I'm trying to exercise my German a bit and thought I'd give a shot at translating the article about the de:Dom St. Nikolai (Greifswald) but I've already run in to a bit of a problem, and was wondering if maybe you could help me out a bit? My question is, how would you translate "Dom" in this case? I was going for "Cathedral" but apparently it's not the seat of a bishop anymore, so now I'm a bit at a loss. Simply "Church of Saint Nicholas" or what would you suggest? Thanks in advance! All the best, Yakikaki (talk) 07:22, 25 May 2017 (UTC)

You don't translate, see Altenberger Dom, you don't translate to Cathedral because it is no Cathedral, you create a redirect to Cathedral (but only if there are sources who say so), and then say that it is nonsense ;) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 12:03, 25 May 2017 (UTC)
Thanks Gerda! But surely "Dom St. Nikolai (Greifswald)" will look cumbersome and strange as a title for an article on English Wikipedia, though? Is there any alternative, in your view? Yakikaki (talk) 12:37, 25 May 2017 (UTC)
St. Nikolai, Greifswald and Greifswalder Dom, but the latter only if is called that way. The former is a very general way, especially if the article deals not only with the church but also with the parish. Compare St. Patrokli, Soest, another Dom that is no cathedral. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 12:50, 25 May 2017 (UTC)
Great, thanks for the help! Yakikaki (talk) 12:59, 25 May 2017 (UTC)
Whatever you choose, make the other one a redirect. I saw that the German article says Greifswalder Dom, just not as the article title ;) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 13:02, 25 May 2017 (UTC)
Will do! Yakikaki (talk) 13:22, 25 May 2017 (UTC)

DYK for St. Laurentii, Itzehoe[edit]

Updated DYK query.svg On 26 May 2017, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article St. Laurentii, Itzehoe, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the Lutheran church St. Laurentii in Itzehoe had one of Arp Schnitger's last pipe organs (case pictured)? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/St. Laurentii, Itzehoe. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, St. Laurentii, Itzehoe), 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.

Mifter (talk) 00:03, 26 May 2017 (UTC)

DYK for Margot Guilleaume[edit]

Updated DYK query.svg On 27 May 2017, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Margot Guilleaume, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the soprano Margot Guilleaume recorded the part of Marzelline in Beethoven's Fidelio in a complete live recording without dialogue in 1948? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Margot Guilleaume. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Margot Guilleaume), 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.

Mifter (talk) 00:03, 27 May 2017 (UTC)

Copyedit request[edit]

Could you please check Thunder Entered Her. English is not my native tongue and I've probably made some mistakes. Also, your wikipedia has different conventions. If you have the time. Thanks Triplecaña (talk) 08:04, 27 May 2017 (UTC)

Yes, but not now --Gerda Arendt (talk) 08:10, 27 May 2017 (UTC)

jumping browser[edit]

greetings - apology for intrusion, the current browser I am using is causing me grief - apologies for intrusion into your user space JarrahTree 11:07, 27 May 2017 (UTC)

it happens to all of us, no problem! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 11:37, 27 May 2017 (UTC)
thanks for your understanding - JarrahTree 11:39, 27 May 2017 (UTC)

Isobel Baillie[edit]

Not exactly according to modern period performance ideas - BUT! Narky Blert (talk) 23:52, 27 May 2017 (UTC)