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.
|Composition Year||1946 (possibly a revision of a 1915 work)|
|Genre Categories||; ;; ; ;|
|Work Title||String Quartet No.1|
|Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No.||W099|
|I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No.||IHV 74|
|Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp.||1946 (possibly a revision of a 1915 work)|
|Composer Time PeriodComp. Period||Early 20th century|
|Piece Style||Early 20th century|
|Instrumentation||2 violins, viola, cello|
Some questions persist regarding this piece. To quote the entry from the Villa-Lobos Database:
"Written in Fribourgo, 1915. Or was it? The version we hear today is Villa-Lobos's 1946 re-write of the Suíte graciosa from 1915. Tarasti says, though, that "Musical analysis supports the hypothesis that it really is a work of youth." p. 300."