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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.]
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n, pl -ter
(Classical Music) a variant spelling of capellmeister
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(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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(close to a county town with a memorable history that had its relics in church and castle) was one of those excellent musicians here and there to be found in our provinces, worthy to compare with many a noted Kapellmeister in a country which offers more plentiful conditions of musical celebrity.
Believed to have been composed during the period 1717-23, when the composer served as Kapellmeister (Master of Music) in Kothen, Germany, the suites' motifs and melodies have become some of the most recognizable music for cello.
Perneckher's biography remains largely a mystery, but we do know that from 1759 to 1769 he was violinist and Kapellmeister of the local ensemble, where he was very highly-regarded and well-paid (2).
Hungarian conductor Gyorgy Meszaros, first Kapellmeister and deputy Generalmusikdirektor at Detmold since 2015, lead a capable Symphonisches Orchester des Landestheater Detmold.
Leopold, Prince of Anhalt-Kothen, figures prominendy in chapter 7, "Kothen (1717-23)," as the "gracious Prince" who employed Bach as Kapellmeister of his court (p.
Until the definitive decision was made, a provisional arrangement made the director of the organ school, Pietsch, responsible for theory, and the Kapellmeister for the theater, Skraup, leader of orchestral rehearsals, and these two shared responsibility for the duties of the Conservatory director.
During his two years as Kapellmeister he oversaw the production of 39 operas.
He would become Kapellmeister to the future George I of England in his court at Hanover and then court composer to George II in London.
In taking on the role of the 21st Gewandhaus "Kapellmeister," Nelsons is now in league with a series of famous predecessors, including Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy, Wilhelm Furtwangler, Kurt Masur and Bruno Walter.
"Serving for several years as Kapellmeister at the Staatstheater Darmstadt, he has acquired a large repertoire ranging from Mozart to the contemporary composers," said the pamphlet.
Varon was the first Kapellmeister of the Deutsche Oper am Rhein in Dusseldorf and served as the music director of the Sudwestfalische Philharmonic in the City of Gelsenkirchen, Germany.