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 Post subject: Piano scam documentary
PostPosted: Thu Dec 13, 2012 3:16 pm 
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Thank you to one of my Facebook friends for posting this! It's a well-made documentary on the Joyce Hatto piano recordings scam. I know we have talked about this story on PS before, but maybe someone new doesn't know about it. It really amazes me how defiant her husband remains! And many of you probably don't know this, but we've had a couple of our own little scams happen right here on our site in the past...
That was a lot of fun. :P

Here is the link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bSaGMaA3eA4

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 Post subject: Re: Piano scam documentary
PostPosted: Sun Dec 16, 2012 7:30 pm 
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Thanks - didn't know about this. The BBC are going to show a biopic of Joyce Hatto over Christmas. In a peculiar coincidence, her husband will be played by Alfred Molina, who once played John Ogdon onscreen.


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 Post subject: Re: Piano scam documentary
PostPosted: Sun Dec 16, 2012 10:52 pm 
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That was nice to see, thanks. Nothing new here really, but good to see it presented in a well-made short video, and see the key players in this little melo-drama. What a pity he never signed her up for PS :P

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 Post subject: Re: Piano scam documentary
PostPosted: Mon Dec 17, 2012 6:58 pm 
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andrew wrote:
played by Alfred Molina, who once played John Ogdon onscreen.

I like Molina, but can't help picturing him with 8 metal robot alien arm-like things sticking out his back... :wink:

I wonder if I'll be able to access/view that BBC documentary on Hatto...

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 Post subject: Re: Piano scam documentary
PostPosted: Wed Dec 19, 2012 12:42 pm 
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You can't normally access BBC web video from outwith the UK. Well, you can if you view it via a proxy based in the UK.. ;)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=THJiQWm_y-w
that's a preview clip. Note it's obviously a dramatisation, not a documentary. I wonder who's playing piano? :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Piano scam documentary
PostPosted: Wed Dec 19, 2012 2:05 pm 
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I wonder who's playing piano?

Judging strictly by appearance of the hands and her technique, perhaps Hélène Grimaud?

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 Post subject: Re: Piano scam documentary
PostPosted: Wed Dec 19, 2012 6:28 pm 
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musical-md wrote:
Judging strictly by appearance of the hands and her technique, perhaps Hélène Grimaud?

From http://crosseyedpianist.wordpress.com/tag/joyce-hatto/ :

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Archie Chen is indeed the pianist “behind the hands” - in that he provides the music for the film, under the direction of the musical director Niall Byrne. Chen himself is the pianist playing in the film, and he was also charged with teaching the actress Maimie McCoy, who plays Joyce as a young woman, how to play convincingly for the camera. The challenge for Chen was to learn some of the most difficult works in the repertoire in a very short space of time. As Chen himself says of working on the film: “I’m in such a privileged position to be involved in this project……I really relished the challenge of learning the most fiendishly difficult Godowsky Studies…..The hardest part was putting in the mistakes!”.

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Considering this gentleman's (if true gentlemen will concede my calling him that) biography, I am surprised he managed to make a fool of all the pundits.

Come to think of it, I gre up with some excellent recordings by musicians of whom neither my parents nor I had never heard of. I wonder if they were not some of the ones he invented?

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 Post subject: Re: Piano scam documentary
PostPosted: Mon Dec 24, 2012 11:32 am 
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Make of this what you will. http://www.classicstoday.com/review/review-13556/ :?:


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 Post subject: Re: Piano scam documentary
PostPosted: Mon Dec 24, 2012 1:04 pm 
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Haha. Either a good prank by someone or else Barry's gone completely off his rocker :D

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 Post subject: Re: Piano scam documentary
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"Hatto plays Hatto" :o

Well I could be convinced of some obscure composition I've never heard of but Pictures at the Exhibition ?

A ruse it is!

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