Acknowledgements

The Online Chopin Variorum Edition has been made possible through the generous support of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, which has provided three phases of funding through its Scholarly Communications Program to realise this initiative. Further support offered by the Faculty of Music, University of Cambridge; Department of Music, Royal Holloway, University of London; CCH/DDH at King’s College London; and, indirectly, by the Resource Enhancement programme of the Arts and Humanities Research Council through funding awarded to Chopin’s First Editions Online

Mrs Jephtha Drachman kindly allowed us to use digital images of several Chopin manuscripts in her family’s collection. 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. Artur Szklener, Grzegorz Michalski, Maciej Janicki, Kamila Stępień-Kutera, Mariusz Wrona, Iwona Senica, and Anna Pełka of the Narodowy Instytut Fryderyka Chopina also deserve particular credit, as do staff at the Biblioteka Narodowa, Bodleian Library, British Library and Österreichische Nationalbibliothek. The fact that permission fees were waived across the board greatly benefited OCVE’s work.

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

  • Louise Andersson-Gylden – London
  • Richard Andrewes – Cambridge
  • Kathleen Arthur – Chicago
  • Fran Barulich – New York
  • Bruno Baudry – Paris
  • Nicolas Bell – London
  • Almut Boehme – Edinburgh
  • Richard Chesser – London
  • Jean-Jacques Eigeldinger – Neuchâtel
  • Jan Ekier – Warsaw
  • Thomas Ford – Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • Karl W. Geck – Dresden
  • Sylwie Heinrich - Cracow
  • Jeffrey Kallberg – Philadelphia
  • Paweł Kamiński – Warsaw
  • Thomas Leibnitz – Vienna
  • Debra Levine – Chicago
  • Teresa Lewandowska – Warsaw
  • Thomas Lisanti – New York
  • Irina Lynden – St Petersburg
  • 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
  • Witold Zahorski – Paris
  • Peter Ward Jones – Oxford
  • Hanna Wróblewska-Straus – Warsaw
  • Pierre Zaleski – Paris