- 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