String Quartet No.4, Op.22 (Hindemith, Paul)
This work is likely not in the public domain in the US (due to first publication with the required notice after 1922, plus renewal or "restoration" under the GATT/TRIPS amendments), nor in the EU and those countries where the copyright term is life+70 years. However, it is public domain in Canada (where IMSLP is hosted) and in other countries (China, Japan, S. Korea) where the copyright term is life+50 years.
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Scores and Parts
Mainz: B. Schott's Söhne, No.3435, 1923. Plate 31015.
Mainz: B. Schott's Söhne, No.3117, 1923. Plate 31015.
|Work Title||String Quartet|
|Alternative Title||3. Streichquartett (or 4. Streichquartett)|
|Year/Date of Composition||1921|
|First Performance||1922-11-04 in Donaueschingen
|First Publication||1923 – Mainz: B. Schott's Söhne|
|Copyright Information||U.S. copyright status: |
|Average Duration||27 minutes|
|Composer Time Period||Modern|
|Instrumentation||2 violins, viola, cello|
Wikipedia article (French)
- Quartet numbering in current complete recordings and some performances has been increased by one to incorporate the recently discovered string quartet no.1 in C, Op.2 ; so one now sees this referred to as quartet no.4, where recordings and scores before a certain date or so call it quartet no.3.
- Hindemith wrote seven string quartets; Schott published all except for Op.2 (String Quartet No.1). The traditional numbering, with Op.10 (String Quartet No. 2) as the first quartet, is Schott's; throughout his lifetime and with a high degree of consistency, Hindemith numbered the Op.2 quartet as his first, and the remaining six quartets as Nos.2-7. The Op.22 quartet is even identified as No.4 on the program of its premiere performance. Since the early 1990s, all Schott printings of the quartets make use of Hindemith's own numbering.
- -Paul Hindemith: A Research and Information Guide