Noches en los Jardines de España (Falla, Manuel de)
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.
Paris: Max Eschig, 1923. Plate M.E. 1158, also M.E. 687.
1970 (Bogus copyright claim). Plate M.E. 7934.
Note: Eschig's reissue of the full score with a 1970 copyright notice - excluding the 1923 claim - may have invalidated the US copyright on this work. In order for their claim to be valid, an NIE (Notice of intent to enforce) would have to have been filed by the end of 1998.
Arrangements and Transcriptions
For 2 Pianos, 4 hands (Bertram)
For 2 Pianos 4 hands (Samazeuilh)
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|Work Title||Noches en los Jardines de España|
|Alternative Title||Nights in the Gardens of Spain|
|Composer||Falla, Manuel de|
|Year/Date of Composition||1909-16|
|First Performance||1916-04-09 in Madrid, Teatro Real.
|First Publication||1922 - Paris: Max Eschig, Plate M.E. 690, 55 pages (reduction for 2 pianos)|
1923* - Paris: Max Eschig, Plates M.E. 687, 1158 (full score)
|Average Duration||23 minutes|
|Piece Style||Early 20th century|
|Instrumentation||Piano / Orchestra|
|External Links||Wikipedia article|
|Extra Information||*Eschig's reissue of the full score with a 1970 copyright notice - excluding the 1923 claim - may have invalidated the US copyright for this work. In order for their claim to be valid, an NIE (Notice of intent to enforce) would have to have been filed by the end of 1998. There is also the issue of the publication of a derivative work (the 2-piano reduction) in 1922. Under the most commonly applied doctrine of "publication", the first publication of any version of a work incorporates all extant versions of that work. The first publication of the score (which existed from 1916 onward), thus took place in 1922, not 1923.|
Copyright Status (USA)
The 2-piano reduction (pub. 1922) is Public Domain in the USA.
The full score (pub. 1923) might be copyright in the US until Jan. 1, 2019.
Copyright for the full score was renewed in the United States on March 16, 1951: