"The Great Piano Scam" Joyce Hatto Documentary

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"The Great Piano Scam" Joyce Hatto Documentary

Post by Gmemg » Sun Dec 10, 2017 9:50 pm

This is an amusing documentary about the "joyce Hatto Scam" the story of how a Pianiste who hadn't played in public since the 1970s who's "back Catalogue"of recordings appeared on Cd and were a sensation ! the recordings were apparently made with FULL orchestras - but made in rather obscure and SMALL churches and even in the Garden Shed ! although there was NO garden shed ..............and the churches couldn't hold a full orchestra even int he churchyard..............

alas it seems it wasn't Joyce at all playing but all sorts of other pianists some well known and some rather obscure , Joyce's Husband was well known in the recording industry for his work with record companies who produced budget records from the 1950's - 1970s of such well known Classical conductors such as

"Wilhelm Havaguess"

and a singer called

"Herda Wobble"



People in the Classical Music World are not known for their sense of Humour and thus these names seemed to pass them by or was it that "grand" reviewers didn't review Budget records ?

here's the short but amusing Documentary

https://youtu.be/bSaGMaA3eA4
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