It is very 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 (such as China, Japan, Korea and many others worldwide). As this work was first published before 1926 or failed to meet notice or renewal requirements to secure statutory copyright with no "restoration" under the GATT amendments, it is very likely to be public domain in the USA as well.
|First Publication||1920 – Paris: Durand et Fils|
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|Work Title||String Quartet in A minor|
|Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No.||Op.17|
|I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No.||IML 1|
|First Publication.||1920 – Paris: Durand et Fils|
|Dedication||Paul Poujaud (1856-1936)|
|Composer Time PeriodComp. Period||Romantic|
|Piece Style||Early 20th century|
|Instrumentation||2 violins, viola, cello|
Wikipedia and Earsense claim that the composition dates of the two Labey string quartets are 1919 and 1948. The latter gives his 2nd string quartet Op.51 and also notes 4 violin sonatas, 2 piano trios, a string sextet, etc.