This work is likely not in the public domain in the US (due to first publication with the required notice after 1925, 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, Hong Kong, New Zealand) where the copyright term is life+50 years.
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|Work Title||Duo No. 1 for Violin and Cello|
|Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No.||H.157|
|I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No.||IBM 12|
|Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp.||1927|
|First Performance.||1927-03-17 in Paris
|Dedication||Stanislav Novak & Mauritz Frank|
|Average DurationAvg. Duration||10-15 minutes|
|Composer Time PeriodComp. Period||Modern|
|Piece Style||Early 20th century|
Composed in Paris where he had been a resident for 3 years, this first duo (out of 2 for this format) was dedicated to his compatriots, the violinist Stanislav Novak and the cellist Mauritz Frank, of string quartet fame (they played his String Quartet No.1 in its first performance, in Prague). This duo was first performed on 17th March 1927.
Arguably in C major(/minor). The cadenza in the finale is sometimes wholly omitted (indeed the work is sometimes played in a simplified form).