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Thursday, February 06, 2014

Best Classical Music Scandal Since Joyce Hatto?

The NY Times reports that the deaf composer Mamoru Samuragochi is, evidently, neither:

  • The ghost composer, Takashi Niigaki, has stepped forward and says he was paid about $70,000 over a period of years for many works that evidently earned a nice living for Samuragochi.
  • Samuragochi can allegedly hear just fine, according to Niigaki.

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