Definitions for kapellmeisterkɑˈpɛlˌmaɪ stər, kə-
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A leader or conductor of a musical group such as an orchestra.
A term used during the baroque and classical period for the person in charge of music at a noble court.
Origin: * A direct borrowing of the German term Kapellmeister
Kapellmeister is a German word designating a person in charge of music-making. The word is a compound, consisting of the roots Kapelle and Meister. Thus, the word was originally used to refer to somebody in charge of music in a chapel. However, the term has evolved considerably in its meaning in response to changes in the musical profession. Equivalent terms in other European languages: maestro di cappella, maître de chapelle, chapel master, kapelmeester, mestre de capela, and maestro de capilla.
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
director of an orchestra or choir, more particularly of the band of a German prince.
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