Skip to comments.How I fell for a con artist: The bizarre true story of a husband who tricked the world
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 Joyces name in her final years.
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I thought this was Michelle’s autobiography...
Winning post of the day.
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?
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