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Lyrics translation: "Dalai Lama" by Rammstein

In Rammstein's "Dalai Lama", there's this verse: Der Mensch gehört nicht in die Luft But I believe that the verb gehört requires the dativ, so wouldn't it be? Der Mensch gehört nicht in ...
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I'm seeking the German original for a quote from Kandinsky on music and painting

The quote which I'm seeking the original German for is: "lend your ears to music, open your eyes to painting, and . . . stop thinking! Just ask yourself whether the work has enabled you to 'walk ...
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Why "alle Tale" and not "alle Täler"?

One German translation of Handel's Messiah has an aria that features the line: Alle Tale macht hoch und erhaben, und senkt die Berge und Hügel vor ihm, macht eb’ne Bahn, und, was rauh ist, ...
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How is the "common practice period" (1650-1900) called in German musicology?

Is there a commonly used translation in German musicology for the term 'common practice period'? I couldn’t find a translation to German for ‘common practice’ except the naming of the 3 epoques: It ...
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What is a "first chair" or "principal" musician called?

What is a "first chair" or "principal" musician called? I have searched in Google translate and got "erster Stuhl Trompeter", but that sounds a little too literal.
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Deutsche und italienische Namen für Streichinstrumente

Zur Grundausstattung eines klassischen Sinfonieorchesters gehören einige Streichinstrumente: Geigen, Bratschen, Celli und Kontrabässe. Für alle vier gibt es eine italienische Beziechnung: Viola (...
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How do you phonetically pronounce all of the German note names?

What is the phonetic pronunciation of every note name in German? So, all three iterations of every letter (flat, natural, and sharp) including E#, Cb, etc. Also, how do you pronounce the German note ...
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