It is very 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 (such as China, Japan, Korea and many others worldwide). As this work was first published before 1924 or failed to meet notice or renewal requirements to secure statutory copyright with no "restoration" under the GATT amendments, it is very likely to be public domain in the USA as well.
|First Publication||1909 – Vienna: Universal Edition|
|Genre Categories||;; ; ;|
|Work Title||Double Bass Sonata No.1|
|Alternative. Title||Erste sonate: A-dur für Kontrabaß und Klavier|
|Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No.||Op.5|
|I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No.||IAM 1|
|First Publication.||1909 – Vienna: Universal Edition|
|Average DurationAvg. Duration||20 minutes|
|Composer Time PeriodComp. Period||Early 20th century|
|Instrumentation||Double bass, piano|
First publication (it seems) 1909 by Universal Edition Vienna (see HMB 1909 page 360) but the Hofmeister publication may still be an early one.
Recorded on a CD of all 3 of his double-bass sonatas on Amadeus in 1992.