Acknowledgments

The Annotated Catalogue of Chopin’s First Editions has benefited from the support of numerous institutions and indi­viduals. Our greatest debt is to The Leverhulme Trust, which provided substantial funding for this research to Royal Holloway, University of London through its Grants to Institutions programme from 1998 to 2001. Further support was offered by the Department of Music and other colleagues at Royal Holloway, where John Rink was employed from 1995 to 2009 and Christophe Grabowski between 1998 and 2009. The Arts and Humanities Research Council and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation have assisted us through funding respectively awarded to Chopin’s First Editions Online (CFEO 2009) and the Online Chopin Variorum Edition (OCVE 2009), as well as through the AHRC’s Research Leave pro­gramme. Further funding awarded by the Mellon Foundation in 2010 allowed ongoing developments to and enhancement of the OCVE and CFEO resources.

George W. Platzman, Jan Ekier, James Fuld and Alain Planès kindly allowed access to their personal collections of Chopin first editions; moreover, Platzman’s catalogue of the Chopin collection that he assembled at the Regenstein Library, University of Chicago has served as an important model. Robert Commagère went to the trouble of photo­graphing an important album in his possession so that we could include it in this volume. Ewa and Jeremiusz Glensk provided considerable information about the items in their collection, part of which has been included in the online version of the catalogue. Bertrand Jaeger assisted us in gaining access to a number of scores in Swiss libraries.

A photocopy of the proof classed under 420-P was generously provided for our use by William Rudorf with the help of Paul Badura-Skoda. The former – who owns the original photocopy from which ours was pre­pared – kindly authorised us to deposit a copy in the institution(s) of our choice, so that others could consult it as required.

Staff at numerous institutions have assisted us, in particular Biblioteka Jagiellońska, Biblioteka Narodowa, Biblioteka Uniwersytetu im. M. Kopernika, Bodleian Library, British Library, Gesellschaft der Musik­freunde, Museo de Fryderyk Chopin y George Sand, Narodowy Instytut Fryderyka Chopina, National Library of Scotland, Österreichische National­bibliothek, Pierpont Morgan Library, Royal Academy of Music Library, Towarzystwo im. Fryderyka Chopina and Regenstein Library. We also extend our gratitude to these individuals:

Sarah Adams: Cambridge, MA
Rosalba Agresta: Paris
Richard Andrewes: Cambridge
Kathleen Arthur: Chicago

Frances Barulich: New York
Nicolas Bell: London

Irina Bezuglova: St Petersburg
Otto Biba: Vienna

Almut Boehme: Edinburgh
Günter Brosche: Vienna

Ines Burde: Berlin
Rosa Capplonch-Ferrà: Valldemossa

Richard Chesser: London
Krzysztof Cieślicki: Warsaw
James Clements: London
Julia Craig-McFeely: Oxford

Teresa Czerwińska: Warsaw
James Deaville: Ottawa

Inge Dupont: New York
Jean-Jacques Eigeldinger: Geneva

Konrad Foerster: Leipzig
Thomas Ford: Cambridge, MA

Ingrid Fuchs: Vienna
Karl W. Geck: Dresden

Brigitte Geyer: Leipzig
Veronika Giglberger: Munich

Barbara Gilbert: Chicago
Clemens Gresser: Cambridge

Susan Halpert: Cambridge, MA
Suzanne Hein: Berlin

Ernst-Günter Heinemann: Munich
Denis Herlin: Paris

Lena Luisa Hoppe: Munich
Peter Horton: London

Bożena Jankowska: Toruń
Andrzej Jazdon: Poznań

Margaret Jones: Cambridge
Jeffrey Kallberg: Philadelphia

Paweł Kamiński: Warsaw
Martin Killeen: Birmingham

Hans-Gunter Klein: Berlin
Ilse Kosz: Vienna

Anna Kuczyńska: Cracow
Leszek Kuk: Toruń

Sabine Kurth: Munich
Scott Landvatter: Chicago

Leanne Langley: Southampton
Kevin La Vine: Washington

Bernard Le Borgne: Paris
Thomas Leibnitz: Vienna

Ingrid Leis: Vienna
Debra Levine: Chicago

Ilona Lewandowska: Toruń
Teresa Lewandowska: Warsaw

Irina Lynden: St Petersburg
Richard Macnutt: Witham

Tommaso Manera: Rome
Wojciech Marcinkowski: Cracow

Grażyna Michniewicz: Warsaw
Agnieszka Mietelska: Cracow

Leslie A. Morris: Cambridge, MA
Monika Motzko-Dollmann: Mainz

Norbert Müllemann: Munich
Mariola Nałęcz: Warsaw

Mirosław Osowski: Wrocław
Bridget Palmer: London
Ariel Paszkiewicz: Paris

Anna Petrova: St Petersburg
Vanessa Pintado: New York

Wolfgang Rathert: Berlin
Birgit Renner: Berlin

Rupert Ridgewell: London
Christine Rilling-Desjardin: Paris

William Rodriguez: Jacksonville, FL
Mireille Roguet: Rennes

Anna Ryszka-Komarnicka: Warsaw
Jim Samson: London

Bożena Schmid-Adamczyk: Geneva
Roland Schmidt-Hensel: Berlin

Alice Schreyer: Chicago
Karin Schwenke: Leipzig

Christopher Scobie: London
Wolf-Dieter Seiffert: Munich

Iwona Senica: Warsaw
Philip Shields: Dublin
Licia Sirch: Milan
Stephen Soderberg: Washington

Dieter Spatschek: Munich
Andrzej Spóz: Warsaw

Roy Stanley: Dublin
Danae Stefanou: Thessaloniki

Renata Suchowiejko: Cracow

Jun'ichi Tada: Osaka

Ewa Talma-Davous: Paris

J. Rigbie Turner: New York
Paul Vetch: London
Franco Luigi Viero: Milan
Peter Ward Jones: Oxford

Shaena Weitz: New York
Sarah Williams: Cambridge
Agata Witkowska: Warsaw

Hanna Wróblewska-Straus: Warsaw
Mariusz Wrona: Warsaw

Witold Zahorski: Paris
Vladimir Zaitsev: St Petersburg

C. Pierre Zaleski: Paris