Friday, February 7, 2014

'Japanese Beethoven' exposed as a fraud

Tokyo, Japan (CNN) -- A famous composer celebrated as a "Japanese Beethoven" for creating hit symphonies despite his deafness has been exposed as a fraud, after confessing another musician wrote his most acclaimed works.

His CD (Stores are no longer selling it).

This is after the media bigging him up for years - like this NHK documentary.

His speech is absolutely normal and suggests that he is not actually deaf. In this video, you can see him responding to the interviewer before the sign language interpreter says to (about 20 seconds in).