Ode to Napoleon Buonaparte, Op.41 (Schoenberg, Arnold)

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Publisher. Info. New York: G. Schirmer, Inc., 1944?.
Reprinted USA, etc.: Belmont Music Publishers, n.d. Plate Bel-1008.
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Editor First edition? (reprint)
Publisher. Info. New York: G. Schirmer, Inc., 1944?.
Reprinted USA, etc.: Belmont Music Publishers, n.d. Plate Bel-1008.
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Work Title Ode to Napoleon Buonaparte
Alternative. Title
Composer Schoenberg, Arnold
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.41
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1942 (string quartet and string orchestra versions)

1943 (orchestral edition completed)

First Performance. 1944 November 23, New York, Carnegie Hall
Artur Rodzinsky conducting the strings of the New York Philharmonic
Mack Harrell, narrator; Eduard Steuermann, piano

Chamber version: 1946 July 10, London, Goldsmith's Hall

Aeolian String Quartet
Cuthbert Kelly, narrator; Else Cross, piano
First Publication. 1944 (orchestral version)
1945 (chamber version)
Librettist George Gordon Byron (1788–1824)
Language English
Average DurationAvg. Duration 16 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Early 20th century
Piece Style Early 20th century
Instrumentation Reciter, piano, 2 violins, viola, cello or Reciter, piano and string orchestra or Reciter, piano and full orchestra
External Links Schoenberg Center

Misc. Comments

According to Schoenberg.at, 3 versions:

  1. reciter, string quartet and piano. completed 1942, published 1945, premiered 1946
  2. reciter, string orchestra and piano (Fassung für Streichorchester, Klavier und Sprecher). completed 1942, published - 1944 or 1945? (probably 1945? since essentially the same as above but for double bass part perhaps? (maybe, maybe not))
  3. reciter, full orchestra and piano. completed 1943, published 1944 (premiered 1944)