Anyway, the reason I bought all those books is that I want to write one myself - something a little different from any other Chopin book out there. I have no idea how to go about getting guidance on it, though. The musicology prof at my school is most certainly not on my team (and wasn't even when I was one of his favorite students). It's sad, because he's got an amazing mind and I would have loved to work with him (he's a pianist and loves Chopin too), but he seems to be one of those people who doesn't like talking shop and doesn't enjoy developing research students. He sees it as boring work and would rather just go home and watch football or something.
I have that book too and probably should re-read it, as well. I was in a hurry when I read it the first time and didn’t take everything in. My little project that led me to Kallberg was that I was writing a book too. Except it was a novel. Like I said earlier, he helped me then and later when I went to him with questions specifically about Chopin, and then later again regarding music editions, he was equally helpful – and I was asking him some very nitpicky stuff. Maybe he’d help you too. He is quite a busy person as you can imagine, but he enjoys getting into the nitty-gritty with other people when it comes to Chopin – at least he did with me.
I hope you write your book, Terez...I’ll buy it!
I have read up some on authentication, and they have some very interesting and dependable computer analysis methods out of Stanford University that I'm very interested in studying (and I even have some ideas for development). But Stanford is waaaaay out of my league.
I have an interesting link to the Smithsonian regarding how they do authentication, but I’m at work now so I don’t have it on hand. I think all that stuff is really interesting too. If I could go back and live my life over again, I’d study that sort of thing and try to make it my career. That, or I’d become a music recording sound engineer – I’d love getting paid to do that too.