Acknowledgements

Chopin’s First Editions Online has been made possible through the generous support of the Arts and Humanities Research Council, which provided over £320,000 in funding through its Resource Enhancement programme to realise this initiative between March 2004 and August 2007. Further support was offered by the Department of Music, Royal Holloway, University of London, and by the Scholarly Communications Program of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation through funding awarded to the Online Chopin Variorum Edition.

George W. Platzman, Jan Ekier, James Fuld and Alain Planès kindly allowed access to their personal collections of Chopin first editions. Ewa and Jeremiusz Glensk provided considerable information about the items in their collection, one of which is included in the CFEO resource. Bertrand Jaeger assisted us in gaining access to a number of scores in Swiss libraries. Staff at numerous institutions also offered considerable assistance. Special thanks are due to Dr Alice Schreyer and her colleagues at the University of Chicago Library, who provided extensive advice and materials in addition to the excellent Chopin Early Editions resource, which in many ways served as a model for CFEO. Grzegorz Michalski and Artur Szklener of the Narodowy Instytut Fryderyka Chopina also deserve particular credit, as do staff at the Biblioteka Narodowa, Bodleian Library, British Library, Österreichische Nationalbibliothek, Pierpont Morgan Library and Towarzystwo im. Fryderyka Chopina. Four of the lead institutions waived permission fees in entirety, as did over half of the remaining libraries, while other institutions significantly reduced their charges. All of this greatly benefited CFEO’s work.

Thanks are due to these individuals as well as many others:

James Allan – Oxford
Louise Andersson-Gylden – London
Richard Andrewes – Cambridge
Kathleen Arthur – Chicago
Fran Barulich – New York
Bruno Baudry – Paris
Nicolas Bell – London
Almut Boehme – Edinburgh
Gerry Bye – Cambridge
Richard Chesser – London
Aly Conteh – London
Julia Craig-McFeely – Oxford
Jean-Jacques Eigeldinger – Neuchâtel
Jan Ekier – Warsaw
Thomas Ford – Cambridge, Massachusetts
Karl W. Geck – Dresden
Jeffrey Kallberg – Philadelphia
Paweł Kamiński – Warsaw
Thomas Leibnitz – Vienna
Anatole Leikin – Santa Cruz
Debra Levine – Chicago
Teresa Lewandowska – Warsaw
Thomas Lisanti – New York
Julia Lu – Melbourne
Irina Lynden – St Petersburg
Tommaso Manera – Rome
Isabelle Mangou – Paris
Catherine Massip – Paris
Grzegorz Michalski – Warsaw
Leslie Morris – Cambridge, Massachusetts
Mariola Nałęcz – Warsaw
Marilyn Palmeri – New York
George W. Platzman – Chicago
Krystyna Pytel – Cracow
Anna Ryszka-Komarnicka – Warsaw
Jim Samson – London
Alice Schreyer – Chicago
Licia Sirch – Milan
Andrzej Spóz – Warsaw
Renata Suchowiejko – Cracow
Artur Szklener – Warsaw
Leonardo Taschera – Milan
J. Rigbie Turner – New York
Peter Ward Jones – Oxford
Hanna Wróblewska-Straus – Warsaw
Pierre Zaleski – Paris