A Case of Classical Plagiarism? When pianist Joyce Hatto died last summer at the age of 77, her obituary in the Guardian was glowing with praise for her great talent. Last week, high-tech analysis uncovered that her recordings appear to be fakes. Guests on the program discuss what's being called the Joyce Hatto hoax.
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A Case of Classical Plagiarism?

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A Case of Classical Plagiarism?

A Case of Classical Plagiarism?

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The late British pianist Joyce Hatto (center) and conductor Martin Fogel (left) with composer Walter Gaze Cooper, June 15, 1954. Fred Ramage/Keystone/Hulton Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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When pianist Joyce Hatto died last summer at the age of 77, her obituary in the Guardian was glowing with praise for her great talent.

Last week, high-tech analysis uncovered that her recordings may have been fakes.

Guests on the program discuss what's being called the Joyce Hatto hoax.

Guests:

James Inverne, editor of Gramophone Magazine

Andrew Rose, hired by Gramophone to examine the Joyce Hatto fakes

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