Issue 59

Opening Salvo: Munich and Everything After
Welcome to Copper #59! Blame any errors in this issue on jet lag, following the Munich show. We've got a brief photo...
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Too Much Tchaikovsky: Why Messiaen (Still) Matters
This is not a Messiaen Year. It would be the 110th anniversary of his birth, but I haven’t heard of...
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Music, Audio, and Other Illnesses: Listening, Not Hearing
A few days ago, I was lying on my couch, reading a book online from the Los Angeles Public Library...
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The Audio Cynic: "The Price is the Product"
Way back in 1999, the late Brian Cheney of VMPS loudspeakers wrote a piece called "The Price is the Product"....
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Quibbles and Bits: Au Revoir, Dutoit
About ten years ago I shared an airplane ride with Charles Dutoit, the former conductor of the Montreal Symphony Orchestra. ...
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Twisted Systems: Guitar Influences, Part 3: Eric Clapton
As common as it is to read statements from rock n roll musicians that “When I saw The Beatles on...
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Vintage Whine: Nagra
The history of Nagra begins, as is often the case in audio, with the tinkerings of one man. Stefan Kudelski...
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Music'al Notes: Jerusalem
The pilgrim, after saying some prayers, prostrated himself on the Stone of Anointing, removed a small plastic bag from his...
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... And Indie for All: Electric Guest
When I first added Electric Guest to my schedule for this column, the duo was an indie band, and had...
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Music to My Ears: Hoagy Carmichael, Part 2
Back at IU Hoagy was going to class and stopped in at the old Book Nook and sat down at...
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Industry News: New Editor at Inner Fidelity/AudioStream; Pro-Ject Buys Musical Fidelity
Industry News recently reported the sale of Stereophile and its associated magazines and websites. In the wake of the sale,...
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Featured: The Munich High End Show
It's undoubtedly a cliche' to refer to Munich as a city full of contrasts---but it's true. There're those aspects of...
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