Ode to Napoleon Buonaparte

Arnold Schoenberg

Ode to Napoleon Buonaparte

Op. 41 • “Tis done—but yesterday a King!”

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Schoenberg's Ode to Napoleon Buonapart" has its origins in a commission from the League of Composers. The work was to employ few instruments and be performed during the next concert season. Manuscript sources reveal that the Ode was begun on March 12, 1942 and completed on June 12 in its original form for speaker, pian... read more