Sigla of publishers

The following is a partial list of the publishers of Chopin’s music; full details are provided in the Annotated Catalogue of Chopin’s First Editions, from which the sigla below have been derived. The latter form part of the edition/impression codes assigned to individual scores and thus are found in work overviews, witness overviews and elsewhere in OCVE.


Siglum Name of firm as found on select Chopin TPs/wrappers/covers Abbreviated form also used in Annotated Catalogue Location of firm
Ae
Edwin Ashdown Limited
Edwin Ashdown, E. Ashdown London
A&P
Ashdown & Parry
London
B&B
Ed. Bote & G. Bock
Bote & Bock Berlin
B&H
Breitkopf & Härtel
B&H Leipzig
BR
Brandus et Cie
Brandus Paris
BR&D
G. Brandus et S. Dufour
Brandus et Dufour Paris
BRD&C
G. Brandus, Dufour et Cie
Brandus, Dufour et Cie Paris
BRg
G. Brandus et Cie
G. Brandus Paris
BRZ
A. Brzezina
Brzezina Warsaw
C
Ad. Catelin et Cie
Catelin Paris
CH
Chabal
Paris
CHA
W. Chaberski
Chaberski Cracow
CHAP
Chappell & Co.
Chappell London
CHR
J. Chrząszcz
Chrząszcz Zytomir
CO
Lamborn Cock & Co.
Lamborn Cock, L. Cock London
COC
Robert Cocks & Co.
Robert Cocks, R. Cocks London
COM
Compagnie Musicale
Paris
CR
Cramer & Co.
London
CRA&B
Cramer, Addison & Beale
London
CRA&B/M
Cramer, Addison & Beale/R. Mills
London
CRB
Cramer, Beale & Co.
London
CRB/M
Cramer, Beale & Co./R. Mills
Cramer/Mills London
CR/M
Cramer & Co./R. Mills
Cramer/Mills London
CY
J. (sic) Cybulski
Cybulski Warsaw
E
Escudier frères (La France Musicale)
Escudier frères Paris
EW
J. J. Ewer & Co.
Ewer London
F
Jules (Julius) Friedländer
Friedländer Berlin
FR
R. Friedlein
Friedlein Warsaw
G
Gustaw Gebethner i Spółka
Gebethner Warsaw
GE
E. Gérard et Cie
Gérard Paris
H
J. Hamelle
Hamelle Paris
HAc
Charles (Carl) Haslinger
C. Haslinger Vienna
HAt
Tobie (Tobias) Haslinger
T. Haslinger Vienna
HO
Friedrich (Frédéric) Hofmeister
Hofmeister Leipzig
J
C. Joubert
Joubert Paris
K
Joseph (Josef) Kaufmann
Kaufmann Warsaw
KI
Fr. Kistner
Kistner Leipzig
KO
Ant. Kocipiński
Kocipiński Kiev
KOL
[Wilhelm Kolberg] (see Table 17 in Historical overview)
Kolberg Warsaw
L
M. Leitgeber i Spółka
Leitgeber Poznań
LE
Henry Lemoine
Lemoine Paris
LW
Stanley Lucas, Weber & Co.
Lucas, Weber & Co. London
M
Ph. Maquet
Maquet Paris
MA

J. Maho

Paris
ME
Pietro Mechetti
Mechetti Vienna
MEIf
J. Meissonnier fils
Paris
MEIj
J. Meissonnier
Paris
P
Pacini
Paris
PE
C. F. Peters, Bureau de Musique
Peters Leipzig
PL
Ignace Pleyel et Cie
Pleyel Paris
PR
Prilipp et Cie
Prilipp Paris
R
S. Richault
Richault Paris
RI
Jean Ricordi
Ricordi Milan
Sam
Ad. Mt. Schlesinger/Schlesinger (R. Lienau)
A. M. Schlesinger/Schlesinger (Lienau) Berlin
SC
Schonenberger
Paris
SCH
chez les fils de B. Schott (i.e. B. Schott’s Sohne)
Schott Mainz
SCHU
Schuberth & Comp.
Schuberth Hamburg
Sm
Maurice Schlesinger
M. Schlesinger Paris
ST
Stern & Cie
Stern Berlin
TM
Towarzystwo Muzyczne
Lviv
TR
E. Troupenas & Cie
Troupenas Paris
W
Wessel & Co.
Wessel London
WE
Weekes & Co.
London
WI
I. (sic) Wildt
Wildt Cracow
W&S
Wessel & Stapleton
London