Definition of durchkomponiert in English:

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durchkomponiert

Pronunciation: /ˌdʊəxˈkɒmpɒnɪət/
/ˌdʊrçkɔmpoˈniːrt/

adjective

Music
(Of a composition, especially a song) not based on repeated sections or verses, especially having different music for each verse. Also called through-composed.
Example sentences
  • His music was not composed in small blocks, but was durchkomponiert - composed with ongoing continuity.
  • In durchkomponiert music like Wagner, no matter how stunning, you keep quite as a mouse until the end of the act.
  • The durchkomponiert character of this movement may also represent an homage to Schumann, who developed that style in his lieder.

Origin

From German, from durch 'through' + komponiert 'composed' (because the music is different throughout).

For editors and proofreaders

Line breaks: durch|kom¦pon|iert

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