- a choirmaster.
- a conductor of an orchestra.
- a bandmaster.
Origin of Kapellmeister
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Examples from the Web for kapellmeister
Daniel heard one of them say: “The Kapellmeister should send for the doctor.”
“Oh, yes, he was our guest once; he is the Kapellmeister,” she said.
Handel, who bore the title of Kapellmeister of Hanover, returned to his post in June, 1711.Handel
In 1841 Mendelssohn became Kapellmeister of the Prussian court.Great Musical Composers
George T. Ferris
In 1881 Goldschmidt got him the post of second Kapellmeister at the Salzburg theatre.Musicians of To-Day
- a variant spelling of capellmeister
Word Origin and History for kapellmeister
"conductor," 1838, German, literally "chapel master," from Kapelle "chapel" (also the name given to a band or orchestra) + Meister "master."
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper