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Encyclopedia > Die Prinzen
Die Prinzen

Die Prinzen concert in Biberach/Riss
Background information
Origin Leipzig, Germany
Genre(s) A-capella, Pop-Rock
Years active 1987 – present
Label(s) Sony BMG Music Entertainment, Ariola Express, Hansa
Website http://www.dieprinzen.de (German)
Members
Sebastian Krumbiegel
Tobias Künzel
Wolfgang Lenk
Jens Sembdner
Henri Schmidt
Mathias Dietrich
Ali Zieme


Die Prinzen (The Princes, in English) are a German music group. The band is made up of former members of the Thomanerchor, a choir of the Thomaskirche (St. Thomas' Church) in Leipzig, Germany, where Johann Sebastian Bach was music director for many years. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 511 pixels Full resolution (1597 × 1021 pixel, file size: 1. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ...   [] (Sorbian/Lusatian: Lipsk) is the largest city in the federal state of Saxony in Germany with a population of over 504,000. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... A cappella music is vocal music or singing without instrumental accompaniment, or a piece intended to be performed in this way. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... The Sony BMG Music Entertainment logo. ... Hansa can refer to Hansa Records - Record label based in Germany. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... The Thomanerchor is a choir featuring boy sopranos in Leipzig, Germany. ... The Thomaskirche in Leipzig The Thomaskirche (St. ...   [] (Sorbian/Lusatian: Lipsk) is the largest city in the federal state of Saxony in Germany with a population of over 504,000. ... Bach in a 1748 portrait by Haussmann Places in which Bach resided throughout his life Johann Sebastian Bach (pronounced ) (21 March 1685 O.S. – 28 July 1750 N.S.) was a prolific German composer and organist whose sacred and secular works for choir, orchestra and solo instruments drew together the...

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Overview

Early albums consist of a cappella music. A cappella music is vocal music or singing without instrumental accompaniment, or a piece intended to be performed in this way. ...


The lyrics of their songs are often humorous, tongue-in-cheek critiques of German government or society.


The group's most popular singles have been "Millionär", "Küssen verboten", "Olli Kahn" (about German star World Cup goalie Oliver Kahn) and "Deutschland". The FIFA World Cup Trophy, which has been awarded to the world champions since 1974. ... Oliver Kahn (born 15 June 1969 in Karlsruhe) is a German football goalkeeper. ...


In reference to the group's name and the Brothers Grimm fairy-tale "The Frog Prince", the group's logo is a green frog wearing a crown. The frog logo has appeared in a number of album and single covers. For information about the other uses of the name, see Brothers Grimm (disambiguation). ... The Frog King (German: Der Froschkönig) is a fairy tale, popularized by the Brothers Grimms written version, of a spoiled princess who reluctantly befriends a frog, who magically transforms into a handsome prince. ... Binomial name Lithobates clamitans (Latreille, 1801) Synonyms Rana clamitans Green frog may also refer to the Edible Frog (Rana esculenta) or the Green and Golden Bell Frog (Litoria aurea) The Green Frog (Lithobates clamitans[1][2], previously Rana clamitans[3]) is a species of frog native to the eastern half... A crown is a symbolic form of headgear worn by a monarch or by a god, for whom the crown is traditionally one of the symbols of power and legitimacy (See Regalia for a broader treatment). ...


The band

The band consists of seven members:

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Discography

Albums

  • Das Leben ist Grausam (1991)
  • Das Leben ist Grausam (a cappella)
  • Küssen verboten (1992)
  • Küssen verboten (a cappella)
  • Alles nur geklaut (1993)
  • Alles nur geklaut (a cappella)
  • Schweine (1995)
  • Alles mit'm Mund (1996)
  • Ganz oben (1997)
  • So Viel Spaß für wenig Geld (1999)
  • So Viel Spaß für wenig Geld (a cappella)
  • Festplatte (1999)
  • D (2001)
  • Monarchie in Germany (2003)
  • HardChor (2004)
  • Akustisch Live (2006)
  • Orchestral (2007)

Singles

  • "Gabi und Klaus" (1991)
  • "Millionär" (1991)
  • "Mein Fahrrad" (1991)
  • "Mann im Mond" (1991)
  • "Küssen verboten" (1992)
  • "Bombe" (1992)
  • "Alles nur geklaut" (1993)
  • "Überall" (1993)
  • "Du spinnst doch" (1993)
  • "Schwein sein" (1995)
  • "Ich will ein Baby" (1995)
  • "Alles mit'm Mund" (1996)
  • "Hose runter" (1996)
  • "Heute ha-ha-habe ich Geburtstag" (1996)
  • "Ganz oben" (1997)
  • "So viel Spaß für wenig Geld" (1999)
  • "Deutschland" (2001)
  • "Hier sind wir" (2001)
  • "Popmusik" (2001)
  • "Olli Kahn" (2002)
  • "Chronisch Pleite" (2003)
  • "Unsicherheit macht sich breit" (2004)

Videos

  • "Millionär" (1991)
  • 10 Jahre Popmusik (2001)
  • Orchestral (2007)

External links

  • Official web site (German)

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