Issue 76

Opening Salvo: Without CES, Does January Exist?
Welcome to Copper #76! ---here we are, halfway through January already, and I guess I'll find out if January actually exists without...
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Too Much Tchaikovsky: Telling the (Vocal) Story
In TMT #75 we talked about narrative in instrumental music. Today, let's consider narrative in vocal works. But really, what's...
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Music, Audio, and Other Illnesses: Steve Reich: Drumming, Redux
When I was 17, I discovered the compositional style called Minimalism. I remember the moment very well. It was 1974,...
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The Audio Cynic: No CES For You!
Yes, it's that time again. Time for Leebs' annual rant about CES---after the fact, as the show took place last...
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Quibbles and Bits: Audiophile Haiku
A haiku is a traditional Japanese form of poetry, although it is now appreciated worldwide. A Haiku comprises three lines of...
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Twisted Systems: You Know It Ain't Easy, Part 2
....unless you really wanted to meet John & Yoko. New York City, 1979 This one really came out of left...
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Vintage Whine: Fairchild, Part 2
In Copper #75, we began the story of the remarkable business empire created by Sherman Fairchild. Fairchild started over 75...
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Music'al Notes: Citizenship
“Oh, you speak English? Thank God. You’re the first one today,” said the immigration officer. I came to the U.S....
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Off the Charts: Richie Havens
Born in 1941 in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, with heritage from the West Indies and the Blackfoot tribe, Richie Havens always loved...
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Hand Picked: It's the End of the World As We Know It
Athens, Georgia has always had a very specific musical sound. The colleges in that area were a breeding ground for...
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Something Old / Something New: A Tale of Two Praetorius(es)
No, they’re not related, but Michael Praetorius (1571-1621) and Hieronymus Praetorius (1560-1629) co-existed in Germany, composing mainly Lutheran sacred music...
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Industry News: Sears: the Last Gasp?
We've written about the decline and fall of Sears a zillion times in Industry News, most recently in Copper #45,...
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Featured: Joan Rivers: Yutz, or Audiophile Hero?
More often than not, it used to be that weekday mornings I would be rushing around, behind schedule, trying to...
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Featured: Records as Time Machines
After years of experience as a producer and engineer, I’ve come to expect the unexpected---even with something as familiar as...
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