Definition of durchkomponiert in English:


Line breaks: durch|kom¦pon|iert
Pronunciation: /ˌdʊəxˈkɒmpɒnɪət
, ˌdʊrçkɔmpoˈniːrt/


  • (Of a composition, especially a song) not based on repeated sections or verses, especially having different music for each verse. Also called through-composed.
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    • 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.


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

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