Was Pianist’s Plagiarism Mozart Requiem Syndrome?

David Patrick Stearns ponders the puzzling musical-recording plagiarism case of the late British pianist Joyce Hatto. “Ultimately, one asks not just how this happened, but why. There’s no mercantile motivation: Self-published and available mostly through British Web sites … the recordings can’t have sold more than a thousand copies of each title. The amount of money involved is hardly worth a trip to small claims court.”