The Internet Hard At Work - Latest Claims
Since the story broke on 15th February, 2007, all around the world music-lovers, many of whom paid money in good faith for CDs they believed to be the work of Joyce Hatto, have been sifting through record collections looking to find matches for the Hatto discs.
Within a short space of time a number of alleged matches have been made and the finding published on message boards, chat-rooms and elsewhere, as well as being communicated by e-mail to Pristine Audio.
These are some of the matches claimed. Please note that Pristine Audio has not substantiated any of the claims made on this page - we are merely relaying what others have reported and published elsewhere.
I have the complete set of the Hatto Mozart sonatas and one CD of Haeblers Mozart for Denon. I just compared K.284, which is on Denon CO-79399 and CAIPO 90522 respectively.
By first hearing both seem to be the same. In track 01 on the Haebler disc you can hear someone cough in the background at 2.55/56. The same cough can be heard on the Hatto CD exactly at the same place in the track.
I loaded both tracks in Goldwave and tried to compare this segment (see the attached file). I changed the volume of the Hatto to 150% and inverted the waveform. After this I think everyone can see the coincidence.
Best regards, Jochen Lechner"
"Hatto CACD 92742 Dukas Complete piano music is taken from; SIMAX PSC1177 Pianist: Tor Espen Aspaas (The Hatto disc contains one more piece-- "Pour le tombeau de Paul Dukas" by Falla. I have not identified its origin yet)
Hatto CACD 91692 An Anthology of Recital Encores Vo. 2 Tr.08: Rubinstein Scherzo Op.75-12 is taken from; Marco Polo 8-223176 Pianist: Josef Banowetz (This Rubinstein piece was recorded only once in CD era)
Hatto CACD 91112 Liszt Operatic Transcriptions The Italian Opera Vol.2 Tr.1: Hexameron (B) Tr.3: Reminiscences des Puritans (B) Tr.4: Reminiscences de Lucia de Lammermoor (B)
Hatto CACD 91122 Liszt Operatic Transcriptions The Italian Opera Vol.3 Tr.1: Pacini "Niobe" fantasy (A) Tr.2: Donizetti Valse (A) Tr.3: Bellini Introduction et Polonaise (A) Tr.4: Sonnambula (B) Tr.5: Lucia (A) These tracks are came from two CDs. (A) Hungaroton HCD 31547 (B) Hungaroton HCD 31299 Pianist: Endre Hegedus
Hatto CACD 9217-2 Rachmaninov Tr.4-9: Six moments musicaux Op.16
Hatto CACD 9179-2 Rachmaninov The Transcriptions Tr.1-14. Complete transcriptions These tracks are taken from; Harmonia Mundi (Saison Russe) RUS 288 122 Pianist: Alexander Guindin
Hatto CACD 20042 Ravel Complete piano music is taken from; ACCORD 476 0941, Pianist: Roger Muraro
Hatto CACD 20032 MESSIAEN Vingt Regards is taken from; Centaur CRC 2627/2628, Pianist: Paul Kim
Hatto CACD 91692
Hatto CACD 92742 Dukas Complete Piano music
Hatto CACD 91342 Beethoven-Liszt Symphonies Vol.1
Hatto CACD 91352 Liszt "Harmonies poetiques " I've checked Ciccolini (the 1st recording) and Nikonovitch (Japanese DENON release), but they didn't match. I don't have Muraro disc (Accord 476 1887) at this moment, but it is most likely, since very few pianist have squeezed this cycle on single CD.
"Hatto's Brahms 1 is Gutierrez/Previn.
"When I first listened to "Hatto's" Scarlatti vol 3 (CACD 9210-2), I noticed a remarkable similarity between some of her interpretations and those of Sergei Babayan on ProPiano PPR224506 (http://www.propiano.com/cds-224506.html). At the time, I simply assumed that Hatto had heard Babayan's CD and decided to emulate some of his performances. I've now gone back and done some comparative listening, and am all but certain that the following tracks on Hatto's CD are indeed Babayan's: K54 (track 4), K79 (track 5), K365 (track 13), K445 (track 14) and K547 (track 20). I've also concluded that the following tracks are (almost certainly) identical to those from Maria Tipo's EMI CD: K109 (track 6), K342 (track 12) and K425 (track 16).
I'm not an audio engineer and do not have the technical equipment to prove this. Nor am I a professional musician. I base my observations on ornaments, accents, dynamics and rubato, which seem identical in all these cases. For example, Babayan will sometimes vary his ornaments, starting one on the principal note and the next one on the upper note. "Hatto" follows exactly the same pattern. Four of the five duplicates with Babayan are 10-20 seconds longer on the Hatto disc and sound somewhat drier. Only one of the three duplicates with Tipo has a significantly different timing, and it's about 15 seconds shorter.
UPDATE FROM SETH, 26/2/07
I've now been able to match (by ear) all the tracks in "Hatto's" Scarlatti vol. 1 to either Dubravka Tomsic (various budget labels) or Balázs Szokolay (Naxos 8.550252, a 1989 release not part of their ongoing complete series). Here¹s the rundown (the Tomsic disc uses Longo numbers):
³Hatto² track 1: K. 162 = Tomsic (L. 21)
Stated timings are identical to the originals or nearly so, so there doesn¹t appear to be any significant time-manipulation. In most cases I could identify unique (or most likely unique) elements like fingerslips, a particular pattern of accents or ornaments, or (in one case) an audible edit, all of which matched to the second. Sometimes I had to rely on less specific factors like phrasing and dynamics, but am still confident about the matches."
From rec.music.classical.recordings on Usenet:
"Of the works on CONCERT ARTIST CACD 9131-2, Debussy, The Complete Piano Works Vol. 2 , as by "Joyce Hatto", several pieces have been identified:
Comparison work done by Henk and your humble servant. Further identifications and corroborations would be welcome.
There is also a list being compiled on the Joyce Hatto entry at Wikipedia:
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