The Celebrated Chop Waltz (Allen, Euphemia)
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 almost certainly public domain in the USA as well.
First edition (reprint)
Glascow: Mozart Allan, n.d..
Published under pseudonym "Arthur de Lulli"
|Work Title||The Celebrated Chop Waltz|
|Year/Date of Composition||1877|
Deposited Feb. 3, 1877 at the British Museum as The Celebrated Chop Waltz, composed by Arthur de Lulli (pseudonym of Euphemia Allen) aranged as duet and solo for piano and published by Mozart Allen, Glasgow and Howard & Co., London. In the same year, Alexander Borodin's daughter played four measures of music similar to the first part of this piece, which served as a basis for a set of variations composed by Borodin, Cui, Liadov which was published under the title Paraphrases on the Coteletten Polka by A. Büttner in 1878 or 1879. An additional variation was later contributed by Franz Liszt. James Fuld has speculated that both works might share a common, earlier source, which has not yet surfaced.