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 (kə-pĕl′mī′stər, kä-)
The leader of a choir or orchestra.

[German : Kapell, choir (from Medieval Latin capella; see chapel) + Meister, master; see Meistersinger.]


n, pl -ter
(Classical Music) a variant spelling of capellmeister


(kənˈdʌk tər)

1. a person who conducts; a leader, guide, director, or manager.
2. an employee on a bus, train, or other public conveyance who is in charge of the conveyance and its passengers, collects fares or tickets, etc.
3. a person who directs an orchestra, band, or chorus, esp. by motions of a baton or the hands.
4. a substance, body, or device that readily conducts heat, electricity, sound, etc.
[1525–50; < Latin]
con•duc•to•ri•al (ˌkɒn dʌkˈtɔr i əl, -ˈtoʊr-) adj.
con•duc′tor•ship`, n.
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Para ello se acerco al celebre flamenco Adrian Willaert (1490-1562), a la sazon maestro di capella de la basilica de San Marcos y uno de los grandes promotores de la escuela veneciana de composicion.
Though Andrea served as organist at San Marco rather than as maestro di capella, he was undoubtedly an important figure in Venetian musical circles, and this collected works project ultimately pays tribute to a prolific composer who mastered nearly all of the vocal and instrumental genres of his time.
Il maestro di capella , Monteverdi; voices declaim Magnificat exalted by melisma, every word ringed round with echoes that counterpoint his sturdy text, 'My soul doth magnify the Lord.
Segun una cronica de la epoca, "se canto una misa solemne, compuesta por el signor Claudio Monteverdi, maestro di capella y gloria de nuestro siglo, en la cual se unieron coro y trompetas en perfecta armonia durante el Gloria y el Credo".
Frederick's II's insistence on standing behind and correcting if necessary the maestro di capella and his drafting of soldiers to fill the opera house underscores the personal role of the king as well as the representational culture of the old regime.
1527 El madrigalista flamenco, Adrian Wilaert, a la edad de 37 anos, es reconocido como el primer maestro di capella.
Perhaps Nola's failure to create a feminine/masculine discourse may have had more to do with his lack of interest in that dynamic (while maestro di capella al the SS.