Friday, February 16, 2007


This has nothing to do with Colorado Springs, but since we pianists get so few scandals, and this one is so juicy, I can't resist posting this link.

It's about recently deceased British pianist Joyce Hatto, who became something of a cult figure in her latter years due to an immense volume of wonderful recordings of transcendentally difficult music, including Leopold Godowsky's "Studies on the Chopin Etudes."

The only problem is, it appears that many - nobody knows yet how many - of these recordings were by different pianists.

More info here.

Wikipedia is also on top of this story.


Blogger atomicelroy said...

Did any of them play the one handed Godosky/Chopin while drinking and critiquing a perfect martini like you did at the Pikes Peak Center Studio Bee in 1985?

11:34 AM  
Blogger atomicelroy said...

i misspelled Godowski

11:35 AM  
Blogger Mark Arnest said...

Alas, that martini glass broke a few years ago. I had a sentimental attachment to it because of that experience...

1:18 PM  

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