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English translation: piano rehearsal

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17:37 Nov 16, 2013
German to English translations [PRO]
Music
German term or phrase: Korrepetition
This occurs in a document dealings with the use of musical instruments.

I have found a few "translations" for "Korrepetitor", but is there any English word for the act itself?
Also, strangely, the word refers to the use of string instruments here. AFAIK, it normally refers to the piano.
tblade
Germany
Local time: 08:32
English translation:piano rehearsal
Explanation:
A Korrepetition is a rehearsal for a singer or solo instrumentalist that is accompanied by a piano - sometimes with a conductor but often without.

I was a professional opera and concert singer for about 18 years in Germany, Italy and the USA.
I base my translation therefore on my personal professional experience
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Helen Collette
United States
Local time: 23:32
Grading comment
You have clarified it for me completely, thank you so much!
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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6 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 5/5 peer agreement (net): +6
piano rehearsal


Explanation:
A Korrepetition is a rehearsal for a singer or solo instrumentalist that is accompanied by a piano - sometimes with a conductor but often without.

I was a professional opera and concert singer for about 18 years in Germany, Italy and the USA.
I base my translation therefore on my personal professional experience

Helen Collette
United States
Local time: 23:32
Specializes in field
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 8
Grading comment
You have clarified it for me completely, thank you so much!

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Erik Freitag: No doubt about the explanation.
8 mins
  -> Thank you efreitag -

agree  Yorkshireman: To make it more precise, a piano rehearsal is a rehearsal at which the piano accompanist assumes the role of the orchestra - and sometimes the role of the conductor, too. It's much more than "simple" vocal accompaniment by a pianist.
58 mins

agree  Ramey Rieger
1 hr

agree  lirka: definitely; formally studied piano for 10 years myself
2 hrs

agree  writeaway: I'd love to base my translation on personal experience in opera but sadly those jobs are hard to come by
2 hrs

agree  Susanne Rindlisbacher
4 hrs
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