Definition of through-composed in English:

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through-composed

adjective

Another term for durchkomponiert.
Example sentences
  • Because the same music was used for every stanza, the possibilities for detailed word-painting were limited: this is the key difference between the frottola and the through-composed madrigal.
  • Henze's through-composed settings are rich in orchestral colour and character.
  • Perhaps the musical future will be more romantic, more through-composed, than classic (with Bachian closed forms) after all?
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