- [K-]Historical the conductor of a choir or orchestra attached to a German or Austrian court
- in German-speaking countries, the director of a choir, chamber orchestra, etc.
Origin of kapellmeisterGer, literally , choir master from kapelle, choir from Italian capella, a company of musicians (orig. chapel, hence the choir or orchestra in a court chapel) + German meister, a master
The leader of a choir or orchestra.
Origin of KapellmeisterGerman Kapell choir ( from Medieval Latin capella ; see chapel . ) Meister master ; see Meistersinger .
- A direct borrowing of the German term Kapellmeister