Piano Sonata, Op.30 (Medtner, Nikolay)
It is 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 (like 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, it is very likely to be public domain in the USA as well.
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|Work Title||Piano Sonata No.9 in A minor|
|Alternative Title||"After the war" ; "During the War 1914–17" (subtitle found in the 1959 edition)|
|Year/Date of Composition||1914|
|First Publication||1917 (Edition Russe de Musique)|
|Dedication||G. E. Koniusu (G. Konus)|
two slightly different editions, 1917 and 1922, appeared during the composer's lifetime; see Medtner.org.uk.
From Prokofiev's diaries, apparently after hearing the composer perform this: "excessively Medtnerish with nothing particularly new in it, but good all the same and I would like to play it myself." ("Sergey Prokofiev diaries, 1915-1923: behind the mask", Page 96.)