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This paper presents a comparative analysis of Ode to Napoleon Buonaparte op. 41 (1942) and A Survivor from Warsaw op. 46 (1947) to show that Schoenberg's compositional decisions for each piece reflect the public's (and his) change of attitude regarding the historical events surrounding World War II. In particular, I argue that Ode frequently features humorous depiction of the Nazi regime through various types of musical satire whereas Survivor's overall compositional planning and execution aredoi:10.30535/mto.26.4.5 fatcat:yq6ay2uatrb6vjldhfz5m6moue