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17 September
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Enlightenment
with Music



Did you know ...

... that "Wenn ich, o Schöpfer, deine Macht", part of German Protestant and Catholic hymnals, began as a poem by Christian Fürchtegott Gellert from the Age of Enlightenment? (17 September)

... that Richard Strauss's art song "Freundliche Vision" describes a waking dream?

... that Charles Wood's ''Magnificat and Nunc dimittis in D'' has been regarded as an "epitome of Church of England worship"?

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

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

DYK for Freundliche Vision

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

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

DYK for Weichet nur, betrübte Schatten, BWV 202

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

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

hello

The Call of the Wild
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Precious six years

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

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

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

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

A barnstar for you!

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

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

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

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

Gerda, ich danke dir herzlich für deine Kommentar

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

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

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

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

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

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

How do you do it

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

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

Possible DYK for nice image

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

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

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

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

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

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

DYK for Zofia Posmysz

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

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

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

Prehistory of BWV 56

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

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

DS alert

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

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

DYK Medal

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

DYK for Große Kirche Aplerbeck

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

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

Thought you'd enjoy this

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

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

Walter Fink

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

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

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

QPQ for Aartswoud

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

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

A barnstar for you!

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

"J. S."

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

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

Christophe Larrieu

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

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

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

ITN recognition for Dieter Schnebel

Gnome globe current event.svgOn 25 May 2018, In the news was updated with an item that involved the article Dieter Schnebel, 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. Stephen 00:55, 25 May 2018 (UTC)

La Monica

Dear colleague,

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

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

DYK for If Ye Love Me

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

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

ITN recognition for Enoch zu Guttenberg

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DYK for Pierre Boulez

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

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

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

ITN recognition for Barry McDaniel

Gnome globe current event.svgOn 23 June 2018, In the news was updated with an item that involved the article Barry McDaniel, 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. Pawnkingthree (talk) 00:04, 24 June 2018 (UTC)

Seals

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

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

ITN recognition for Hans Günter Winkler

Gnome globe current event.svgOn 10 July 2018, In the news was updated with an item that involved the article Hans Günter Winkler, 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. Stephen 00:44, 10 July 2018 (UTC)

DYK for Andreas Großmann

Updated DYK query.svgOn 11 July 2018, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Andreas Großmann, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Andreas Großmann commissioned the oratorio Laudato si' for the 50th anniversary of the Catholic Diocese of Limburg's church music department, which he heads? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Andreas Großmann. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Andreas Großmann), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Alex Shih (talk) 00:02, 11 July 2018 (UTC)

Hannah Arendt

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

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

Your GA nomination of O Ewigkeit, du Donnerwort, BWV 60

Hi there, I'm pleased to inform you that I've begun reviewing the article O Ewigkeit, du Donnerwort, BWV 60 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 Stedil -- Stedil (talk) 23:20, 24 July 2018 (UTC)

Thank you, Stedil! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 05:04, 25 July 2018 (UTC)

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

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

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

Rheingold source

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

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

DYK for Sara Hershkowitz

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

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

Happy First Edit Day

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

DYK for Carla Henius

Updated DYK query.svgOn 7 August 2018, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Carla Henius, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the mezzo-soprano Carla Henius performed in the premiere of Luigi Nono's Intolleranza 1960 at La Fenice, and had a composition by Dieter Schnebel written for her voice? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Carla Henius. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Carla Henius), 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, 7 August 2018 (UTC)

A barnstar for you!

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

DYK for The Little Nigar

Updated DYK query.svgOn 22 August 2018, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article The Little Nigar, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Claude Debussy composed The Little Nigar, a cakewalk, for a piano method? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/The Little Nigar. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, The Little Nigar), 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, 22 August 2018 (UTC)

22 August
Debussy au coin.png
Happy birthday
C.D.

Happy Birthday, M. Debussy! Thanks to the many who helped! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 06:49, 22 August 2018 (UTC)

DYK for Psalm 47

Updated DYK query.svgOn 26 August 2018, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Psalm 47, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Ralph Vaughan Williams set Psalm 47 in English, O clap your hands, as a motet for choir and orchestra in 1920? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Psalm 47. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Psalm 47), 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, 26 August 2018 (UTC)

ITN recognition for Inge Borkh

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

Translation request

Hi Gerda, would you be able to translate the German article about the Modern Jazz Quartet's composition "Django", at de:Django (Jazz-Titel), into English? I've just started getting in to that group an I think an article on their most famous composition is sorely needed ... it's mentioned in all sorts of places here. I think a good title on here would be "Django (composition), like most other articles of this type. I could use it as a base to add a bit more info. Thanks! Graham87 09:35, 30 August 2018 (UTC)

Absolutely needed, I agree. Django (jazz)? Not today, and I will need help - your? - with the specific jazzy terms, - also it will be less "emphatisch" ;) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 09:40, 30 August 2018 (UTC)
Sure, I can try to help out. I agree about the "less emphatisch" bit. :-) The title should either be "Django (composition)" or maybe "Django (jazz composition)" (though that seems a bit long-winded to me). Not "Django (jazz)", because it's not a type of jazz, just a jazz composition. Graham87 10:12, 30 August 2018 (UTC)
Completely by accident, I just found a source by Ted Gioia, The Jazz Standards: A Guide to the Repertoire, which has a short snippet about "Django". It appears to talk about the structure of the piece a bit differently to the German article, so I can add info from that reftoo. Graham87 14:46, 30 August 2018 (UTC)
Have you made any progress on this? If not, would you mind if I created a short article myself with the English refs I've found, and you could add text from de.wiki if and when you feel inclined to do so? I'm quite happy to do everything except the translation myself (e.g. finding links from other articles). Graham87 09:27, 6 September 2018 (UTC)
Sorry, was busy with other things, and won't get to it until next week. (Singing Brahms Requiem for the next 3 days, rehearsals for concert, + seeing Tri sestri). If it's urgent, go ahead, I'll check and add later then. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 14:54, 6 September 2018 (UTC)
Ah yes, understandable. Have fun ... you know how much I love the Brahms Requiem! I had a listen to a bit of Tri sestri on YouTube ... certainly an interesting sound world! I'll probably get to the article later today. Graham87 00:58, 7 September 2018 (UTC)
All done, for now ... I didn't expect it to be longer than the German entry! Now to add links ... Graham87 07:58, 7 September 2018 (UTC)

Other psalms

In future, could I use this text in Wikisource to input the King James Version of the Psalms text? Yoninah (talk) 13:14, 30 August 2018 (UTC)

That's what I do. It's also linked in external links (or should be), but many readers will probably not see it down there. My next will be 126, - changed my mind. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 13:17, 30 August 2018 (UTC)
OK, thanks. Yoninah (talk) 22:14, 30 August 2018 (UTC)
Psalm 126 all done on my part. Yoninah (talk) 23:57, 1 September 2018 (UTC)
My topic today, but it's another day with little time. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 06:43, 2 September 2018 (UTC)
OK. I started expansion on August 30, but I don't think we can get this up to 5x expansion. I understand that you're busy, but I do feel bad that we lost out on the 5x expansions of Psalm 131 and Psalm 133. There are other psalms that are extremely short and that could easily be 5x expanded. Let's find a week when both of us aren't busy so we can do a 5x expansion that qualifies for DYK. (BTW, I'm going to be busy with Jewish holidays for the next month.) Yoninah (talk) 11:28, 2 September 2018 (UTC)
Agree. If you look at my user page, a DYK was not planned, just to improve. Next 39, and that my lead to DYK. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 11:35, 2 September 2018 (UTC)
Two more to cover next, 134 (extremely short, DYK if we find enough) and 91, well developed but mostly bulleted. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:56, 4 September 2018 (UTC)
Yoninah, could you do 134 now? --Gerda Arendt (talk) 18:15, 13 September 2018 (UTC)
OK. Yoninah (talk) 18:46, 13 September 2018 (UTC)
Hi, I worked on 91. I could reference some of the popular culture items later. I think you can get rid of the bullets, as I'm doing now in the Judaism section. Best, Yoninah (talk) 22:53, 15 September 2018 (UTC)
BTW are you doing any more expansion on 134? It's already a 5x expansion, started on September 13. Yoninah (talk) 22:55, 15 September 2018 (UTC)
Thank you for what you did! - Sorry that I'm busy, and have the bad habit of nominating a week later ;) - Singing day today! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 05:13, 16 September 2018 (UTC)
Yoninah, could you nominate this one, please, - could be as simple as saying that it is the 15th song of ascent. Needs a duplication of the ref, and I don't know where to find it ;) - Will sing it tonight, in an evening prayer. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 13:57, 16 September 2018 (UTC)
Done. You could add an alt hook if you like. Thanks, Yoninah (talk) 17:20, 16 September 2018 (UTC)

DYK for Biblical criticism

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

DYK for Magnificat and Nunc dimittis in D

Updated DYK query.svgOn 1 September 2018, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Magnificat and Nunc dimittis in D, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Charles Wood's Magnificat and Nunc dimittis in D has been regarded as an "epitome of Church of England worship"? You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Magnificat and Nunc dimittis in D), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

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

Milestone

Alles Gute zum 180.000.! Jmar67 (talk) 21:34, 13 September 2018 (UTC)

Thank you, - I wouldn't have noticed without you. Thank for copy-editing, - I need it a lot. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 05:57, 14 September 2018 (UTC)

DYK for Das goldene Kreuz

Updated DYK query.svgOn 14 September 2018, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Das goldene Kreuz, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Das goldene Kreuz (The Golden Cross), the second opera by Ignaz Brüll (pictured), was an immediate international success but was later banned by the Nazi regime? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Das goldene Kreuz. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Das goldene Kreuz), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Alex Shih (talk) 00:01, 14 September 2018 (UTC)

DYK for Überwasserkirche

Updated DYK query.svgOn 15 September 2018, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Überwasserkirche, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the Überwasserkirche, a Gothic hall church in Münster, was the location of the second of three sermons held in 1941 by Bishop Clemens August Graf von Galen in defiance of the Nazi regime? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Überwasserkirche. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Überwasserkirche), 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, 15 September 2018 (UTC)

Belated thanks

Gerda, thanks so much for the "Awesome Wikipedian" award last month. I thought I had already expressed my appreciation, but apparently not. Anyway, I'm very grateful for your kind words!  JGHowes  talk 02:40, 16 September 2018 (UTC)

Thank you for coming over! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 05:15, 16 September 2018 (UTC)

DYK for Wenn ich, o Schöpfer, deine Macht

Updated DYK query.svgOn 17 September 2018, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Wenn ich, o Schöpfer, deine Macht, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that "Wenn ich, o Schöpfer, deine Macht", part of German Protestant and Catholic hymnals, began as a poem by Christian Fürchtegott Gellert from the Age of Enlightenment? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Wenn ich, o Schöpfer, deine Macht. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Wenn ich, o Schöpfer, deine Macht), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Alex Shih (talk) 00:02, 17 September 2018 (UTC)

Psalm 91

That surprized me, 8 1/2 years later! Thanks, Johnbod (talk) 00:05, 17 September 2018 (UTC)

See above, we turn to it now, and it was pleasant to find a great specific image! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 06:02, 17 September 2018 (UTC)

Wenn ich, o Schöpfer, deine Macht

Hi, I made a change to the article you created by changing a citation from a google book to a direct web page to what I believe you meant to cite? I can't be 100% certain because all your sources are in German and all I could do was look at what you cited and compare it to the words in the text and I couldn't locate any. If you continue to use foreign language sources on English wikipedia, please triple check that your link in the source actually links to what it is meant to. Sorry if I'm wrong about this at all, but alarms me quite a bit if this could be an occurence with other pages. Jeanjung212 (talk) 14:53, 17 September 2018 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Die Zeit, die Tag und Jahre macht, BWV 134a

The article Die Zeit, die Tag und Jahre macht, BWV 134a you nominated as a good article has passed Symbol support vote.svg; see Talk:Die Zeit, die Tag und Jahre macht, BWV 134a 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 Ritchie333 -- Ritchie333 (talk) 21:02, 18 September 2018 (UTC)

BWV 79

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

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

Neuenburg am Rhein

Hello Gerda--please tell me, because you know: how do you make one of those "article on German wiki" links, in this case for de:Andreas Bornemann? Thanks, also on behalf of Germanboi87, who apparently is a Breisgauer. Dr Aaij (talk) 02:33, 20 September 2018 (UTC)

done, {{ill|Andreas Bornemann|de}}, - I bet you can do it yourself, at least in easy cases, when the name in German is the same as in English. In trickier case (name in German unlike name in English unlike name to be displayed), please consult {{ill}}. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:07, 20 September 2018 (UTC)