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2019

ITN recognition for Amos Oz

Ambox current red.svgOn 30 December 2018, In the news was updated with an item that involved the article Amos Oz, which you updated. If you know of another recently created or updated article suitable for inclusion in ITN, please suggest it on the candidates page. Pawnkingthree (talk) 15:58, 31 December 2018 (UTC)

DYK for Carsten Koch (musician)

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

thanks for correcting me on my edit to the new year cantata article, however now seems that [en.wikipedia.org] (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

...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

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

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

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

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

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

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)

Many thanks...

...for your kind words. GiantSnowman 08:52, 31 January 2019 (UTC)

You are welcome, - I have a box for the rejected above, and hope it will stay short this year, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 08:54, 31 January 2019 (UTC)

Günter Krämer

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

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)

A barnstar for you!

European Merit Barnstar of the EU.svg The Barnstar of European Merit
For tirelessly participating the WPEUR10k Challenge. 😇 JeBonSer (talk | sign) 14:47, 7 February 2019 (UTC)
this WikiAward was given to Gerda Arendt by JeBonSer (talk | sign) on 14:47, 7 February 2019 (UTC)
Thank you, appreciated! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 14:49, 7 February 2019 (UTC)

Nun bitten wir den heiligen Geist

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)

DYK for Wilhelm Kempf (bishop)

Updated DYK query.svgOn 10 February 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Wilhelm Kempf (bishop), which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Wilhelm Kempf, Bishop of Limburg from 1949 to 1981, took part in the Second Vatican Council and introduced its innovations in his diocese, including spiritual discourse and open dialogue? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Wilhelm Kempf (bishop). You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Wilhelm Kempf (bishop)), 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, 10 February 2019 (UTC)

Well done, Gerda, and thank you for the encouragement. You are a star! Bermicourt (talk) 20:07, 10 February 2019 (UTC)
Thank you! Now we should introduce open dialogue to Wikipedia ;) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 20:16, 10 February 2019 (UTC)

Thanks

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)

ITN recognition for Hans Stadlmair

Ambox current red.svgOn 16 February 2019, In the news was updated with an item that involved the article Hans Stadlmair, 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. Thryduulf (talk) 12:54, 16 February 2019 (UTC)

DYK for David Timm

Updated DYK query.svgOn 19 February 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article David Timm, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that David Timm, the director of music at Leipzig University, recorded his Jazz-Messe together with Reger's Der 100. Psalm? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/David Timm. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, David Timm), 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) 12:01, 19 February 2019 (UTC)

200 DYK nominations

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)

DYK for Genia Kühmeier

Updated DYK query.svgOn 22 February 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Genia Kühmeier, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Genia Kühmeier appeared as Mozart's Pamina at the Vienna State Opera and the Metropolitan Opera, and recorded the soprano solo in Brahms' Ein deutsches Requiem with Nikolaus Harnoncourt? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Genia Kühmeier. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Genia Kühmeier), 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) 12:02, 22 February 2019 (UTC)

ITN recognition for Lothar Zenetti

Ambox current red.svgOn 25 February 2019, In the news was updated with an item that involved the article Lothar Zenetti, 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. — Martin (MSGJ · talk) 21:18, 25 February 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Sophie Karthäuser

Updated DYK query.svgOn 26 February 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Sophie Karthäuser, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that among the Mozart roles sung by soprano Sophie Karthäuser (pictured) are Ilia, Tamiri, and Serpetta? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Sophie Karthäuser. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Sophie Karthäuser), 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, 26 February 2019 (UTC)

One more Good Heart Barnstar

The Good Heart Barnstar The Good Heart Barnstar
Your kindness delights the hearts of your fellow editors. See www.youtube.com/watch?v=a23945btJYw JimRenge (talk) 11:01, 26 February 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Julia Kleiter

Updated DYK query.svgOn 27 February 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Julia Kleiter, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the soprano Julia Kleiter has appeared internationally in Mozart operas, as both Susanna and the Countess in Figaro, and both Papagena and Pamina in The Magic Flute? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Julia Kleiter. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Julia Kleiter), 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) 12:02, 27 February 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Psalm 75

Updated DYK query.svgOn 28 February 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Psalm 75, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Bach set the phrase "Unto thee, O God, do we give thanks" from Psalm 75 in German to begin a cantata, and in Latin in his Mass in B minor? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Psalm 75. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Psalm 75), 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) 00:02, 28 February 2019 (UTC)

Lasting Impact

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)

DYK for Claire Born

Updated DYK query.svgOn 4 March 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Claire Born, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the soprano Claire Born appeared in Bayreuth as Wagner's Eva and Gutrune, and in Salzburg as Mozart's Countess and Donna Elvira? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Claire Born. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Claire Born), 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) 12:02, 4 March 2019 (UTC)

Thanks...

... for your note, Gerda – and your work. I'm trying to get the U.S. public radio network to play some of Grimaud's performances.
Neulich I started reading a new biography of Schumann. Hope it doesn't get too deprimierend. – Sca (talk) 15:03, 6 March 2019 (UTC)

I hope so, Sca, but would be kind of a good match to Ash Wednesday. I wanted to write about women in March, instead, men die (and one I knew, and for one I wrote the article), and their pages are in bad shape or don't exist, - can't leave it like that, - family calls me Friedhofsgärtnerin ;) - Busy with motets to match, about sowing in tears and crying out of the deep, will sing the latter on Sunday. The composer had a bad car accident the year they appeared, - haven't found yet if he composed them before or after. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 15:16, 6 March 2019 (UTC)
Among fellow septuagenarians I know the big medical topic is knee-replacement surgery. Visited an old friend who had it recently. They told Lars recovery may take six months. My sister, 78, is due to have it next week. Well, time and chance happen to them all. I've broken six bones ... so far. Sca (talk) 15:27, 6 March 2019 (UTC)
Tell them good wishes. I have a friend who had a successful knee surgery. Hals- und Beinbruch! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 15:37, 6 March 2019 (UTC)
That Sprichwort reminds me of dialogs I memorized in my first high school German class. Example: "Was machst du nach der Schule?" "Nichts besonders, warum?" "Sollen wir Erich besuchen? Er liegt im Krankenhaus. Er hat das Bein gebrochen." Usw. Guess my memory isn't totally gone, yet. Aber genug!Sca (talk) 15:48, 6 March 2019 (UTC)
My first sentence in English was "Look! A fox." Don't ask me why they teach as these things, and why they stick, while I can't remember the name of a singer I heard last week. Note to self: Izabela Matula. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 15:58, 6 March 2019 (UTC)
You never know when you're going to run across a fox, Gerda.
My first sentence actually speaking German to a 'real' person was, "Fährt dieser Zug nach Köln?" I was very excited when the railwayman answered, "Ja." I can still remember what he looked like. – Sca (talk) 16:35, 6 March 2019 (UTC)
Many foxes where I live. I learned beginner's Spanish for a choir trip to Azkoitia (porforming in the pictured church), and one word was "hormiguero", I thought how many ant heeps will I meet, and sure enough, the word appeared in a newspaper headline during the short stay there. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 16:40, 6 March 2019 (UTC)
There's a sizeable Basque community where I live – descendants of Basque sheepherders. You might be interested in this. – Sca (talk) 16:59, 6 March 2019 (UTC)
Yes, interesting. The church in the background when he speaks about dialects looks like the other one where we performed, with a torrential thunderstorm right before the concert, so that there was no electricity in the streets, and water rushing down them, - and almost nobody came to listen but a political group from where we came from, Wiesbaden, because San Sebastián is a Partnerstadt.
The Schumann book is rather grim. – Sca (talk) 14:38, 11 March 2019 (UTC)

ITN recognition for Jacques Loussier

Ambox current red.svgOn 7 March 2019, In the news was updated with an item that involved the article Jacques Loussier, 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 23:01, 7 March 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Marlise Wendels

— Maile (talk) 12:02, 8 March 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Ruthilde Boesch

Updated DYK query.svgOn 10 March 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Ruthilde Boesch, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Ruthilde Boesch, who performed as Mozart's Susanna and in 37 other roles at the Vienna State Opera, made five world tours of recitals with her second husband as her accompanist? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Ruthilde Boesch. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Ruthilde Boesch), 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) 12:02, 10 March 2019 (UTC)

ITN recognition for Michael Gielen

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 Zuzana Marková (soprano)

Updated DYK query.svgOn 11 March 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Zuzana Marková (soprano), which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Zuzana Marková's last-minute performance as Lucia di Lammermoor at Opéra de Marseille in 2014 was described as "dazzling" and praised for its depth of understanding? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Zuzana Marková (soprano). You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Zuzana Marková (soprano)), 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, 11 March 2019 (UTC)

question re title change

Hello Gerda, do you know how to change a page title ? I am looking at Grandma Gatewood . I suggested to change to her real name.--Wuerzele (talk) 23:34, 11 March 2019 (UTC)

We have many wrong titles due to common name. Will see. Vacation! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 06:30, 12 March 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Ursula Wendt-Walther

Updated DYK query.svgOn 13 March 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Ursula Wendt-Walther, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the soprano Ursula Wendt-Walther appeared in more than 60 operatic roles at the Staatstheater Nürnberg, including Marei in the world premiere of Zemlinsky's Der Traumgörge? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Ursula Wendt-Walther. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Ursula Wendt-Walther), 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, 13 March 2019 (UTC)

DYK for The Deer's Cry (Pärt)

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)

DYK for Leo Riemens

Updated DYK query.svgOn 18 March 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Leo Riemens, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the Dutch musicologist Leo Riemens and the German physician Karl-Josef Kutsch wrote Großes Sängerlexikon, a biographical dictionary of opera singers, with 18,760 entries in 2012? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Leo Riemens. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Leo Riemens), 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) 00:35, 18 March 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Karl-Josef Kutsch

Updated DYK query.svgOn 18 March 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Karl-Josef Kutsch, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the Dutch musicologist Leo Riemens and the German physician Karl-Josef Kutsch wrote Großes Sängerlexikon, a biographical dictionary of opera singers, with 18,760 entries in 2012? You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Karl-Josef Kutsch), 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) 00:36, 18 March 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Ria Ginster

Updated DYK query.svgOn 20 March 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Ria Ginster, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the soprano and voice teacher Ria Ginster sang recitals at Wigmore Hall and Carnegie Hall, and recorded Rossini's Petite messe solennelle conducted by Sir John Barbirolli? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Ria Ginster. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Ria Ginster), 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, 20 March 2019 (UTC)

ANI notice

Information icon There is currently a discussion at Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard/Incidents regarding an issue with which you may have been involved. — MarkH21 (talk) 22:59, 20 March 2019 (UTC)

I see. I archived the thread mentioned. - A relevant comment dates from 3 October 2016: "Even if an infobox would help orient readers, the editorial improvements also obviously benefit them; it's a rare case where a mediocre article with an infobox is better than a well-developed article without one. On the other hand, it would really help if people who make "editorial choices" not to use infoboxes would do some more thinking about how they are going to serve their less prose-oriented readers - people who are just skimming, who aren't sure this article is the one they're looking for, who don't read English well, who are reading on their phones, who are trying to reuse our content, etc. While I don't mean anyone in this thread, I've noticed that a lot of the rhetoric around infoboxes carries the tone that these readers are not worth making an effort to reach, and that's not a sustainable approach." (by Opabinia regalis) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 23:41, 20 March 2019 (UTC)
For history: archived at Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard/IncidentArchive1006#Repeated personal attacks by Purgy Purgatorio - sad story. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 13:35, 25 March 2019 (UTC)

For your enjoyment

Hello GA. I thought of you when I saw today's Google doodle in honour of JS Bach's birthday. I'm not sure how you'll feel about a computer algorithm composing music but it is a bit of fun anyway. Best regards. MarnetteD|Talk 08:59, 21 March 2019 (UTC)

Thank you for coming over, and I decorated above in different style ;) - With Francis Schonken blocked, and Mathsci missed, I feel rather lonely on the topic, but promised myself to expand a cantata today, an Italian one for the lighter mood of a birthday ;) - Did you know that 6 years ago on this day, I started a discussion (his talk archive) that hopefully would not happen again these days, after we all grew up a bit? GFHandel left because of it, which is a sad loss. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 09:09, 21 March 2019 (UTC)
ps: we celebrate today, but it's kind of wrong, as an old-style date, was actually 10 days later. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 09:11, 21 March 2019 (UTC)
Thanks for all the info and the links. You are right about the sad losses. Your mention of the dates reminds me of an esoteric joke I heard long ago - What happened on October 10 1582? - Absolutely nothing :-) MarnetteD|Talk 09:17, 21 March 2019 (UTC)
There's a musical, Der kleine Tag [de] (can't give you its German article, - they strike today, in protest to less free access to information), someone little experiencing several not-so-unusual events on a 23 April, which later turns out to have been a special day: peace all over the world! A friend was born that day. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 09:23, 21 March 2019 (UTC)
Nice to know and thanks for another link. I always learn things when chatting with you. That is much appreciated. MarnetteD|Talk 09:31, 21 March 2019 (UTC)
I try to write an article a day, keep watching on my user page ;) - I missed a few days during vacation, nothing rigid, ever. - What do you think about the thread above? (First ANI notice in six years, but I wasn't "involved", just part of it happened on my talk, archived already.) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 09:58, 21 March 2019 (UTC)
Six years! Congrats on that gap and I'm glad that it wasn't actually about you :) On another Bach note I still have my vinyl of Switched-On Bach that I received as a child. It is amazing to think that all the elements that made up a Moog synthesizer (and more) can now fit in my phone. Cheers. MarnetteD|Talk 11:56, 21 March 2019 (UTC)

Jacques Loussier

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)

Ekkehard Wlaschiha at the Met/PBS broadcast 1990

Hi Gerda, I'm not sure about the grammar or who's arguing which point in the Ekkehard Wlaschiha article, but I can tell you with 100% certainty that at the Met's 1990 RING broadcast on PBS, the Wotan was JAMES MORRIS and the Siegfried was SIEGFRIED JERUSALEM. I'm watching it right now, even as I type. You posted that EW sang alongside Hans Sotin as Wotan and William Johns as Siegfried; were you referring to a different performance of the RING? The article as written doesn't make it clear whether you mean at the Met/PBS (in which case you would be wrong about who sang the Wotan and Siegfried) or at a different show (in which case you might well be right). Clarification needed! Best wishes, HandsomeMrToad (talk) 19:57, 21 March 2019 (UTC)

I don't doubt that, so add it. The ref cited so far in the article has the others. He sang several times, no contradiction, but we can't name two people and the ref at the end of the sentence has two others. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 19:58, 21 March 2019 (UTC)

Christa Wolf

Leading German author Christa Wolf would have been 90 [2]Sca (talk) 23:25, 21 March 2019 (UTC)

Thank you, Sca, - another one whose work (Der geteilte Himmel I loved. (Sad stub, the book article, - would you help me expanding?) - We do that in the faamily also: celebrate the birthdays of those who died. One tomorrow, will be pictured on the Main page. - Bitter story behind today's smiling image. I am so thankful to LouisAlain for creating such articles, making us aware. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 06:50, 22 March 2019 (UTC)
I didn't know about Bokor. At least she was able to get out before the war and eventually made it to the safety of the U.S.
I Knew of Christa Wolf, but I'm not familiar enough with her work to feel competent writing about her (though I'd be glad to copy-read anything you or Zwerg Nase might put together). I should read her Kindheitsmuster/Patterns of Childhood.
Lately I've been reading Bernhard Schlink, whose work I find compelling in an almost mystical way. Im Moment I'm almost finished with Heimkehr/Homecoming (in English).
Meanwhile, at age 71, I've fallen hopelessly, tragically in love with Beautiful Hélène. It's a sad case. – Sca (talk) 16:16, 22 March 2019 (UTC)
I think I told you that I had the great pleasure to experience her playing of the First Brahms Concerto, in Baden-Baden - friends who had tickets couldn't go, excellent tickets, could see her face from rather close. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 16:24, 22 March 2019 (UTC)
Look, while Mr. Previn wrote a concerto for his beloved, you could at least supply some refs for yours. I'm busy, just found that Hallstein is bare of refs ... - I have the novel scheduled for Tuesday. Hopefully no more people die until then. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 16:27, 22 March 2019 (UTC)
 • Rachmaninoff.
 • Beautiful Helena. (Ha!)
Sca (talk) 16:47, 22 March 2019 (UTC)
Thank you ;) - just took a pic of a steam locomotive in Wadi Rum, for a friend who loves such things. No name, not even in Arabic. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 16:54, 22 March 2019 (UTC)

Hi Gerda. I've added a couple of refs to the lead of Ingeborg Hallstein, but they probably ought to be spread elsewhere in the article. I haven't got the time to do it, but it needs copyediting quite badly—not always good English and full of personal opinions. It's from the "old days" of Wikipedia (2005!) when people basically wrote stuff from what they read on opera sites and forums or heard on records and never bothered with refs at all. Best, Voceditenore (talk) 17:55, 22 March 2019 (UTC)

I noticed, we had an edit conflict, - will look now, a bit of time until rehearsal. We need the foursome Scolatella! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 18:00, 22 March 2019 (UTC)
Hey! I noticed that I was tagged here while I was on vacation. Onfortunately, this topic is not my forte at all, so I am afraid I'll have to pass... Zwerg Nase (talk) 10:40, 25 March 2019 (UTC)
Do you mean Hallstein or the novel. Hallstein is fine now, the novel awaiting improvements. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 10:52, 25 March 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Margit Bokor

Updated DYK query.svgOn 22 March 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Margit Bokor, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the soprano Margit Bokor (pictured) created the role of Zdenka in Arabella by Richard Strauss at the Semperoper in Dresden in 1933, and performed the role in the UK premiere at the Royal Opera House? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Margit Bokor. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Margit Bokor), 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, 22 March 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Jörg Streli

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)

Heinz Rühmann

Why am I not surprised a German user has Heinz Rühmann in her watch list ? Face-wink.svg LouisAlain (talk) 13:51, 24 March 2019 (UTC)

Die Feuerzangenbowle (1944 film) ;) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 14:01, 24 March 2019 (UTC)
I learned about him via Your Money or Your Life (1966 film) wich is regurlarly broadcast on French TVs.

Precious question

Hi Gerda, can the precious/awesome Wikipedian award be given by anyone to anyone, or are there certain conditions? I know a user who works hard to help new users out and fight vandalism, and also creates well-written geographical articles, but has not been listed as an awesome Wikipedian. Just wondering if I could give it to them myself. Cheers, --SkyGazer 512 My talk page 14:39, 24 March 2019 (UTC)

Yes, you can give it. I have my personal restrictions, but you are free. Just note in "the books", please, with your name in the comment, and nobody today yet, so go right ahead. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 14:43, 24 March 2019 (UTC)
Cool, thanks. I assume by "the books" you mean Wikipedia:WikiProject Quality Article Improvement/Precious#Recent? :)--SkyGazer 512 My talk page 14:45, 24 March 2019 (UTC)
yes, I knew you knew ;) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 14:47, 24 March 2019 (UTC)

ITN recognition for Wolfgang Meyer

Ambox current red.svgOn 24 March 2019, In the news was updated with an item that involved the article Wolfgang Meyer, 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.

Espresso Addict (talk) 20:19, 24 March 2019 (UTC)

speaking to the dead

so to speak - [3] that is a blocked user... JarrahTree 07:59, 25 March 2019 (UTC)

I was ignorant, and too many are dead. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 08:01, 25 March 2019 (UTC)

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