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capellmeister

kapellmeister

noun
  1. a person in charge of an orchestra, esp in an 18th-century princely householdSee also maestro di cappella

Word Origin

from German, from Kapelle chapel + Meister master
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Historical Examples

  • In his capacity as Capellmeister he had also to fill the part of conductor.

    Theodor Leschetizky

    Annette Hullah

  • The astonishment of the Capellmeister and the organist was indescribable.

  • He filled this place until 1847, in which year he went to settle at Leipsic, in order to work as Capellmeister at the theatre.

    The Violoncello and Its History

    Wilhelm Joseph von Wasielewski

  • There is little to say about Haydn's labours as Capellmeister of the Esterhazy household at this time.

    Haydn

    J. Cuthbert Hadden

  • He also composed many ambitious works, which rise above the capellmeister average.