National Digital Library
The Fryderyk Chopin digital collection highlights the "chopiniana" of the National Library in Warsaw. The collection comprises various printed editions of Chopin's pieces, like the first printed edition of his Rondo Op. 1 issued by A. Brzezina in 1825 or early Paris editions, including Rondo à la krakowiak Op. 14 published by M. Schlesinger in 1834. It also contains books on the composer's life and his work, including the study by Robert Schumann about Chopin, the book by Franz Liszt, dissertations by Jerzy Maria Smoter and Piotr Szumiński on the alleged correspondence of Chopin with Countess Delfina Potocka. The collection includes also monographs by Mieczysław Tomaszewski, Tadeusz Andrzej Zieliński, Maria Gordon-Smith and George Richard Marek, essays by Jarosław Iwaszkiewicz and Ryszard Przybylski, guidebooks following Chopin's footsteps, like Warszawskim szlakiem Chopina (Along the Chopin's Warsaw Trail) by Zofia Jeżewska.
The upcoming additions will contain digital reproductions of Chopin's manuscripts, his correspondence and other memorabilia connected with the composer.
The project has been funded by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage.