Piano Sonata No.2 'Concord, Mass., 1840–60' (Ives, Charles)

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Work Title Piano Sonata No.2 'Concord, Mass., 1840–60'
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Composer Ives, Charles
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 4
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1920
First Publication. 1921
Copyright Information Possibly public domain in EU and elsewhere.
This item, public domain in its country of origin, is possibly likewise public domain in the EU due to the EU's implementation of Rule of the Shorter Term for non-EU works. This EU ruling might be superseded by bilateral treaties still in force between some EU countries and countries outside the EU (notably the USA).
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The 1947 edition is copyright in the USA until Jan. 1, 2043.
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Early 20th century
Piece Style Early 20th century
Instrumentation piano (with optional viola in the 1st movement and flute in 4th movement)


Misc. Comments

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doctrine by which a work can be printed and distributed on a limited basis (to subscribers, for example) and remain unpublished in the legal sense of the term.