This work is most likely NOT public domain in either Canada and other countries where the term is life+50 years (like China, Hong Kong, New Zealand and many others worldwide), or the EU and in countries where the copyright term is life+70 years. However, as this work was first published before 1926 or failed to meet notice or renewal requirements, it is almost certainly public domain in the USA and is therefore hosted on an American server for US residents only.
|Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's||1 movement in 8 sections|
|Composition Year||1921 (January-February)|
|Genre Categories||; ;; ; ;|
|Work Title||String Quartet No.1|
|Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No.||Op.6|
|I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No.||IEK 1|
|Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's||1 movement in 8 sections:
|Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp.||1921 (January-February)|
|Dedication||Dem Lambinon-Quartett in Berlin gewidmet.|
|Average DurationAvg. Duration||30 minutes|
|Composer Time PeriodComp. Period||Early 20th century|
|Piece Style||Early 20th century|
|Instrumentation||2 violins, viola, cello|
There are 3 (recent) commercial recordings (one is part of a cycle of all eight of his quartets, one is on the Capriccio label with quartet 7, and one is coupled with works by Bach and Beethoven - the Bach Art of Fugue which may have been one work in Beethoven's mind when he wrote his Quartet in C♯ minor, in turn a work that was fairly definitely? in Krenek's "ear" when he wrote this, both of them (just one part of the Bach, rather) included on the Audiomax CD along with the Krenek.)
Reference on performance (premiere?) date: Stewart, John Lincoln: Ernst Krenek: The Man and His Music, (University of California Press, 1991), pp.31–33.