Genuine Joyce Hatto Recordings

Just before Christmas I published a post about pianist Joyce Hatto which focused on the drama documentary broadcast on BBC 1, Loving Miss Hatto. You can read my post here.

The whole Joyce Hatto episode is such a sad one. For those who haven’t been following her story, Joyce was a concert pianist whose husband constructed many of her late recordings by using those of other pianists. This was supposedly done without Joyce’s knowledge however, this is now proving to be not the case as Joyce was probably aware of what was going on.

I thought it might be a good idea to listen to some ‘real’ Hatto recordings proving that she did in fact have some credibility and was a concert pianist who had a career before she became ill. So here are a few apparently genuine Joyce clips – enjoy!



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3 thoughts on “Genuine Joyce Hatto Recordings

  1. Thank you for posting that, Mel! She’s extremely pwoerful in the Rachmaninoff, isn’t she?I hadn’t realised that there was now some doubt that she didn’t know about the deception – can you point us to some more information?

  2. If it’s worth saying, it’s worth saying twice LOL – I’m sure you’ll edit out my duplicity (spelling mistake in the first attempt, looks like phwooarr 😀 )

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