It is very unlikely that this work is public domain in the EU, or in any country where the copyright term is life-plus-70 years. However, it is in the public domain in Canada (where IMSLP is hosted) and other countries where the term is life-plus-50 years (such as China, Japan, Korea and many others worldwide). As this work was first published before 1923 or failed to meet notice or renewal requirements to secure statutory copyright with no "restoration" under the GATT amendments, it is very likely to be public domain in the USA as well.
|Composition Year||1936 (No.1-2) 1938 (No.3)|
|Genre Categories||; ;; ; ;|
|Work Title||3 Songs, Op.23|
|Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No.||Op.23|
|I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No.||ISF 33|
|Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp.||1936 (No.1-2) 1938 (No.3)|
|First Publication.||1936 (No.1)|
|Copyright Information||Most likely public domain in the USA, despite publication date.|
|Librettist||Lev (Leib) Kvitko (1890-1952)|
|Composer Time PeriodComp. Period||Early 20th century|
|Piece Style||Early 20th century|
|Instrumentation||Piano and Voice|
These are official political songs that he had to compose due to the oppression of the Soviet regime.