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.
|Composition Year||1940 or before|
|Genre Categories||; ;; ; ;|
|Work Title||String Quartet No.4|
|Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No.||Op.29|
|I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No.||IVS 17|
|Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp.||1940 or before|
|Copyright Information||This work is claimed to be under copyright in the USA due to|
"restoration" via the GATT/TRIPS amendment (Section 104).
|Dedication||In memory of Sergey Taneyev (1856-1915)|
|Composer Time PeriodComp. Period||Early 20th century|
|Piece Style||Early 20th century|
|Instrumentation||2 violins, viola, cello|
Worldcat (which does find this (as of 2011), among other works by Shebalin, in new editions or reprints by the French publisher le Chant du Monde- publications, not recordings, despite the similarity of name of the publisher to a well-known recording label; they are also putting out new Myaskovsky reprints-or-editions lately...) , finds no publications of quartet #4 (that I can find?...) earlier than 1961. However!..., a search at Old.rsl.ru finds several versions of
"Шебалин, Виссарион Яковлевич (1902-1963.). Квартет № 4 : Для двух скрипок, альта и виолончели: Op. 29. - М. : Изд-во оркестротек Союза советских композиторов СССР, 1941. - 37 с., 4 парт"