|What site-area(s) drew your interest?||http://www.andrys.com/hatto.html|
|City/Town if you care to say:||Berkeley, California|
|Message||Richard, no, I haven't done that kind of checking, but I'll probably point people to your question.|
My link to the rec.music.classical.recordings discussions will show a lot of interest in sorting out, somehow what is true and what isn't.
I don't think that Wigmore Hall recitals were easily come by. But ... Did you read Burnett James's account from the late 60s and early 70s? Ates Orga's article mentions his having written program notes for some of her Wigmore recitals.
Those two might be able to help you with the info sources you want.
As to gullibility, there's been no reason to even guess re what happened. At most, people wondered what could be the truth? Some did think a group of young pianists had gathered together to scam the critics. But it was pianists who were gathered without their knowledge.
Cancer can go one for 20-30 years off and on with remissions and recurrences. When in remission one can feel perfectly healthy and strong. So, that wasn't questioned.
We're still waiting for the hospital mgmt to say something. The consultant radiologist wasn't named. And one can have one type of cancer and, as a result of lowered immune system when being treated, be vulnerable to another type of cancer, most types taking a long time to develop. Years, in fact.
Medical records of that specific a nature were probably not at hand during the phone conversation. Perhaps another hospital was involved earlier.
|What site-area(s) drew your interest?||joyce hatto|
|How did you find the site?||rmcr, google groups|
|City/Town if you care to say:||London|
|Message||Joyce Hatto concert listings.|
I've got completely hooked by the whole thing - thank you for your researches. It all makes very interesting reading.
Did you check copies of Musical Times going further back - 50s and 60s? I was particularly interested to find out about the four concerts where she performed the Beethoven-Liszt symphonies. It says in one of the interviews that the breakdown of the works: 1-3, 4-5, 6-8, 9, that it was 'later in the decade' (50s I assume), and that it was publicized by the London Liszt Society - although presumably actually put on by her husband. Even in the 50s, you'd have thought that something like that would attract some attention.
What seems to emerge is a kind of 'vanity publishing' apsect to the whole career. It was certainly possible for almost anyone to hire one of the South Bank Hall. Was the same true of the Wigmore?
Where would one find out programmes of music clubs, I wonder? Do the PRS have an archive?
Incidentally, what is completley surprising is how gullible everyone seems to have been. Maybe in this freelance world that we now live in no-one has the time or the staff to delve into the background. I guess that all confidence tricks are always based on something being plausible enough.
What i'm now really curious enough is the health gap. She seems to have been diagnosed with cancer in 1970 but according to Jessica Duchen she was only a patient at Addenbrokes for 14 years. There's a 22 year discrepancy...
|What site-area(s) drew your interest?||re http://www.andrys.com/hatto.html|
|City/Town if you care to say:||Berkeley, California|
|Message||Jonathan, thanks very much for bringing that to my attention. Not really a tiny point.|
I think that given the "best" scenario turns out to be true, JH could have written those notes under her name, intending them to accompany her own playing (not realizing her studio efforts were not up to par and her husband was releasing other tracks).
But, as I've said, it is a stretch. You may not have seen Jeremy Nichols' account of his in-person interview with JH last year. He writes it as a comment to Christopher Howell's detailed musings.
Thanks for the heads-up on Jessica's coming article. We're hoping she finally got through to hospital mgmt itself!
|What site-area(s) drew your interest?||Hatto page|
|How did you find the site?||via Jessica Duchen|
|City/Town if you care to say:||Lewes, UK|
|Message||Hi Andrys. Thanks for the suberb Hatto pages. A tiny point - it is Christopher Howells, not Anthony. I must say his was the contribution that made my spine tingle the most. All that detail contained in the letters regarding interpretations, contacts, teachers it had to be real. But then who would have thought you could fake 100+ recordings.|
My guess is that all the letters, sleevenotes are by Barrington-Coupe impersonating Hatto. The only thing that bothers me is that she is supposed to have given some interviews, even in the last years.
Look out for a piece in the Independent early next week from Jessica Duchen which will contain more medical aspects that are new to the case.
All the best
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Re Nov 13, it's not the Chicago Symphony itself who will be playing but the visiting group from Verbier. That may be why it's not listed on the CSO program schedule yet.
I just read a forum note saying that NY, with the same program on Nov. 15-16, has announced they'll start selling general public tickets May 15. So, for now, the tour is on, as scheduled on Verbier Festival Orchestra's own site.
I'd call the CSO office. Good luck!
Thanks so much for letting me know you can use the photodiary to follow where your friend is, in Peru. That's one reason I made it, and it delights me that some have used it that way.
Must be wonderful to live daily in a forested area with a lake! Great air, I imagine. You might enjoy a photo set I took the other day of a little-known area near where I live, Point Molate, which once had the largest winery in the world and is mostly abandoned now but you can see what it was like, as it's a registered historic site. The photos (my first visit there) are at
Other trip photos, to Italy and Turkey, are at
|What site-area(s) drew your interest?||Martha Argerich schedule|
|City/Town if you care to say:||Chicago|
|Message||Thank you for this very helpful site. Would you have any more information about her Nov.13, 2007 Chicago appearance? It is not listed on the CSO's calendar and I haven't been able to find anything else mentioning a concert in Chicago this year. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.|
|How did you find the site?||browsing|
|City/Town if you care to say:||Park Rapids, Minnesota|
|Message||I have a friend that is traveling in Peru and so am following her via internet. I am happy that I came across this site as it is where she is now.|
Your descriptions are wonderful.
I live in Northern Minnesota, near the mouth of the Mississippi, it's a beautiful forested and lake area.
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