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capellmeister

(kæˈpɛlˌmaɪstə) or

kapellmeister

n
(Classical Music) a person in charge of an orchestra, esp in an 18th-century princely household. See also maestro di cappella
[from German, from Kapelle chapel + Meister master]
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The most celebrated violinist of the 17th century, Hennrich Ignac Biber was concert master and capellmeister of the bishop's capella in Kromeriz in the years 1668-1670 and many of his autographs have been preserved here.
Italian influence had always been marked in the music of Germany from the sixteenth century onward, as is evidenced in the compositions of Michael Praetorius and Heinrich Schutz (who visited Italy twice), and the presence of Italians in German courts, such as Dresden, that had five or six Italians in its capella, including Antonio Scandello, capellmeister between 1568 and 1580.
In the 1730s he was a member of the capella of the Archbishop-primate Imre Esterhazy in Bratislava, after which he was capellmeister for the Countess of Dietrichstein in Brno, then capellmeister of the Saxon-Polish minister Count Bruhl in Dresden, and finally episcopal court composer and capellmeister in Bamberg.
Noting parallels between Bach's annotations in his copy of the Calov Bible and the Bach family tree and genealogy--in similar language, organization, even worldview--Greer argues that Bach set out to portray his own family as "latter-day Levites," and himself as "a true successor to Asaph, King David's divinely ordained Capellmeister and prophet" (p.
He had already conceived the idea of writing a series of violin sonatas in Mannheim and even acknowledged the impulse for them--the Divertimenti da camera a Cembalo e Violino by the Dresden capellmeister Josef Schuster, which he had sent to his sister Nannerl in October 1777 with the postscript, ".
He was employed as Capellmeister bv King Frederick II "the Great" of Prussia from 1735, when Frederick was still crown prince, until his death in 1759.
The poem devotes many lines to the court capellmeister Hasse, and then to Habenstreit, a player on the pantaleon or dulcimer, which was a very fashionable instrument in the period.
But his comprehensiveness, determination, and command of the sources have been far surpassed by Walker himself, whose survey of a multitude of treatises, primers, and lexicons spanning the two centuries from Gioseffo Zarlino's Le istitutioni harmoniche of 1558 to Mattheson's Der vollkommence Capellmeister of 1739 is truly awe inspiring.
Mark's Basilica in Venice from the period when Claudio Monteverdi was capellmeister of the basilica, with psalms arranged by Rigatti, Cavalli and Monteverdi himself.
The musical level of the Telemann concertos and sonatas copied by the Darmstadt capellmeister Graupner is not matched by Graupner's own works now made available in a new volume of Recent Researches in the Music of the Baroque Era edited by John Lindberg.
Before his departure for Vienna the capellmeister Wenzel Muller (a native of Moravian Trnavka) worked in Brno, while conversely the theatre director Emanuel Schikaneder astounded Brno audiences with his huge theatrical spectacles at the end of his career.
His destination was always a city with a ruling court, where the position of court capellmeister existed and, ideally, an opera as well.