Silentium, Op.9 (Myaskovsky, Nikolay)
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 very likely to be public domain in the USA as well.
Vienna: Universal Edition, n.d.(ca.1925). Plate U.E. 8523.
I think closer to (n.d.(1928)), which seems to be about when mention of the publication appears in a few contemporary magazines, according to Google Books anyway. Maybe the recent(ish) book on Myaskovsky's symphonies (though this is a poem, not one of his 27 symphonies) (Soja Gulinskaja: Nikolai Jakowlewitsch Mjaskowski. Moscow 1981, German version Berlin 1985) published first in Russian, then translated into German, has some research and information...
|Alternative Title||Молчание ; Schweigen (?) ; Stille und Welt (?) ; Symphonische Erzählung nach E.A. Poe.|
|Movements/Sections||1 (Larghetto - Moderato - )|
|Year/Date of Composition||1909-10|
|First Performance||1911 May, Moscow, conducted by the dedicatee.|
|Dedication||Konstantin Saradjew (conductor)|
|Average Duration||20–30 minutes|
|Piece Style||Early 20th century|
|Instrumentation||Piccolo, 3 flutes, 3 oboes, English horn, 3 clarinets (B♭, bass clarinet, 3 bassoons, contrabassoon, 8 horns (F), 4 trumpets (B♭), 3 trombones, tuba, timpani, percussion (large drum, cymbals, tam-tam), 2 harps), strings|
Inspired by Edgar Allan Poe's short story of the same name.