Margaret Mikulska wrote:
>Walter Meyer wrote:
>>How much significant information on Beethoven could researchers have
>>discovered in the last 34 years that had remained unknown for the previous
>A great lot. The last few decades brought a lot of changes in musicology,
>including research in two areas that were practically unknown before:
>paper type and watermarks and the importance of non-autograph manuscripts
>made by professional copyists. Both are very important for the research
>on dating and authenticity of works.
That certainly sounds more convincing than the references to the
interesting but, IMO, not significant information derived from analyses
of LvB's hair samples.
Have the recent advances in musicology to which you refer resulted in
significant revisions in what had previously been believed about the
chronology and/or authenticity of his works?