Kapellmeister definition

kə-pĕlmīstər, kä-
(historical) The conductor of a choir or orchestra attached to a German or Austrian court.
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The leader of a choir or orchestra.
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In German-speaking countries, the director of a choir, chamber orchestra, etc.
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(music) A leader or conductor of a musical group such as an orchestra.
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(music) A term used during the baroque and classical period for the person in charge of music at a noble court.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
kapellmeister
Plural:
kapellmeisters

Origin of kapellmeister

  • German Kapell choir (from Medieval Latin capella chapel) Meister master Meistersinger

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • A direct borrowing of the German term Kapellmeister

    From Wiktionary