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Joyce Hatto - The Ultimate Recording Hoax - Part 5

This CD is not what it seems:

Hatto Brahms


It's another direct rip-off of a major recording on a major label


Example 6:

Joyce Hatto plays Brahms - or rather, no she doesn't, Ashkenazy does - and no, isn't not the mysterious René Köhler and the National Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra, it's the Vienna Philharmonic under Haitink.

A second orchestral recording proves once more to be a direct copy of a major label release, this time one of Decca's first CD issues, dating from back in 1982. No small names here - giants in every sense, in conductor, soloist and orchestra...


HattoGranteLeft channel = 'Joyce Hatto' - Right channel = Ashkenazy
Decca CD, 1982

2nd Concerto - Finale: Allegretto grazioso - DOWNLOAD MP3


The Ashkenazy CD used to fake Hatto:






We have yet to investigate a Hatto recording that has not proved to be a hoax.


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