Of Concertos and Copyrights

When Joyce Hatto died last June at the age of 77, the classical music world mourned the loss, it thought, of one of its most talented, and reclusive, pianists. Obituaries reported that the musician retreated from concert recitals after being diagnosed with cancer in the early 1970s but, over the next 30 years, Hatto recorded more than 100 CDs of virtuoso performances in a private studio near her home in Royston, England. The recordings, published by her husband William Barrington-Coupe's small Concert Artist label, wowed critics, one of whom called Hatto in 2005 the "greatest living pianist that almost...

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