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How I fell for a con artist: The bizarre true story of a husband who tricked the world
Daily Mail ^ | 13 December 2012 | RICHARD BARBER

Posted on 12/14/2012 12:17:39 AM PST by nickcarraway

How I fell for a con artist: The bizarre true story of a husband who tricked the world into thinking his wife was a virtuoso pianist - and one woman's obsession with it

When Joyce Hatto succumbed to cancer in 2006, aged 77, the obituaries spoke as one. The world had lost one of the most gifted British pianists ever — the breadth of her repertoire as prolific as it was prodigious.

Yet, within a year, that shining reputation was not only tarnished, it had been trashed out of all recognition. Her husband and agent, William Barrington- Coupe, had perpetrated a monstrous deceit from their house in a quiet cul-de-sac in Royston, Hertfordshire, by splicing the playing of other pianists on to more than 100 recordings released under Joyce’s name in her final years.

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1 posted on 12/14/2012 12:17:45 AM PST by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

I thought this was Michelle’s autobiography...


2 posted on 12/14/2012 3:36:49 AM PST by Cronos (**Marriage is about commitment, cohabitation is about convenience.**)
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To: Cronos

Winning post of the day.


3 posted on 12/14/2012 4:01:51 AM PST by spetznaz (Nuclear-tipped Ballistic Missiles: The Ultimate Phallic Symbol)
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To: nickcarraway

Wonder if and what she played in public.

The old studio vs. live performance story must have held up.

Does Joe Biden know about this?


4 posted on 12/14/2012 6:44:22 AM PST by cicero2k
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