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Online Chopin Variorum Edition

Online Chopin Variorum Edition

Online Chopin Variorum Edition

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The Online Chopin Variorum Edition is a research project currently in its second phase, under the direction of Professor John Rink (Cambridge University) in conjunction with Dr Marilyn Deegan and Mr Harold Short (King\'s College London). The first stage within this extended research project was an eighteen-month pilot study, from May 2003 to October 2004, also funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Its principal aim was to facilitate and enhance comparative analyses of disparate types of source material, attaining a level of manipulability outstripping that manifested in extant printed editions of Chopin\'s music and indeed of any composer to date. The research exploited emerging technical capacities for text/image comparison as well as recent musicological advances in cognate projects such as Chopin\'s First Editions Online, funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council from March 2004 to February 2007, and the Annotated Catalogue of Chopin\'s First Editions (Cambridge University Press, forthcoming 2007). Phase 2 is concerned with two principal activities:

  • Purposeful extension of the content of OCVE
  • Building the technical tools and frameworks for the display and manipulation of that content

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