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Classical Notes: March 5, 2007 Archive

What I've learned from liars....

Posted at 8:31 AM on March 5, 2007 by John Zech (1 Comments)
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I have known a number of liars in my life, and in my experience that leopard never changes his spots. Liars lie. They always will. And they keep doing it.

The latest in the "Hattogate" scandal in England is that the husband of English pianist Joyce Hatto has now admitted to faking most of her recordings, but he says he had a good reason to do it: It mader her happy.

“Joyce’s life was hell. She was in such pain and it was so humiliating for her for such a long time.”

Our well-intentioned faker went to prison in the 60s for tax evasion. His latest fakery seemed to boost his wife's reputation in the piano world, and for a while it seemed to work. But now her name will always be tainted.

Rabbie Burns was right about the best laid schemes o' Mice an' Men.

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Gambling on the Oboe

Posted at 2:50 PM on March 5, 2007 by John Birge (1 Comments)
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First there was oboist Blair Tindall and her tales of sex, drugs, and classical music.

Now, to "double your pleasure, double your fun" in the double-reed world, we present H. David Meyers.

All the oboists I've ever known have been very intelligent and civilized people. Maybe the excessive back-pressure of blowing through that tiny reed finally took its toll on these two...

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