Fraud In Them There Records?

Why of course, writes Norman Lebrecht. The fake recordings of Joyce Hatto were just the latest frauds. “What made classical records so easy to fake was the proliferation of same works by different artists – hundreds of Chopin waltzes, dozens of Rachmaninov concertos. With the exception of the occasional genius, few of these records betray much originality or can be told apart by the naked ear. That spells paradise for a potential hoaxer.”