Piano Sonata No.2 'Concord, Mass., 1840–60' (Ives, Charles)
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.
New York: Knickerbocker Press, n.d.(1921)
New York: Associated Music Publishers, ©1947 (with revisions)
See note by M.J.E. in "Discuss this piece" for more on the revisions.
|Work Title||Piano Sonata No.2 'Concord, Mass., 1840–60'|
|Year/Date of Composition||1920|
|Additional Copyright Info||Possibly public domain in EU and elsewhere.|
The 1947 edition is copyright in the USA until Jan. 1, 2043.
|Piece Style||Early 20th century|
|Instrumentation||piano (with optional viola in the 1st movement and flute in 4th movement)|
Although the Concord Sonata was first published by Ives himself in January 1921 (Knickerbocker Press), this is an exceedingly rare score. (One was being offered on Abebooks recently for over $1000 USD.) [Insertion by M.J.E.: See "Discuss this piece" for more on this.] The 1921 score is most likely public domain in the USA, though some legal experts consider it to be a form of "limited publication" - an arcane legal doctrine by which a work can be printed and distributed on a limited basis (to subscribers, for example) and remain unpublished in the legal sense of the term.