Issue 81

Opening Salvo: Welcome to Spring?
Welcome to Copper #81! This is being written on the first day of Spring. Here in Colorado we view such markers with...
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Too Much Tchaikovsky: Violin Plus One
Or two, or six. There’s no end to what you can do, and with whom. Today we check out recent...
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Music, Audio, and Other Illnesses: The Qobuz Diaries
I spent a week, since the last issue, in the hospital. (Don’t ask! I’ll tell soon enough.) This is the...
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The Audio Cynic: Credit? What's Next---Money??
Last issue's Audio Cynic discussed the ongoing battle to gain musicians and composers reasonable payment for the use of the...
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Quibbles and Bits: Monty Python's 3rd Symphony
“He’s done something no other composer has attempted. He’s placed himself at the center of his work. He gives us...
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Twisted Systems: Why Can't America Produce a Great Rock Band? (the answer will surprise you)
One afternoon, while I was writing a Beatles article for Goldmine magazine, I started to ponder the issue of the...
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Vintage Whine: What's In the Box?
There is no mystery in the world today. --That's not entirely true.  There's plenty of mystery, mostly related to the...
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Music'al Notes: Laura
Years ago my daughter, wife, and I took a trip to Cabo San Lucas--a resort town in Mexico, and a...
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Off the Charts: Jefferson Airplane
When Marty Balin turned a San Francisco pizza joint into a music club, he was just hoping to have a...
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Music to My Ears: Sean Costello
At times in everyone’s life someone comes along that thoroughly pisses you off. Think of the night Eric Clapton and...
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Trading Eights: Lee Morgan: Eight Great Tracks
[FYI: from Columbia University's Jazz Glossary---yes, there is such a thing: "Also 'trading fours,' etc. Soloists taking turns at improvising,...
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The Copper Interview: June Millington, Part 3
J.S.: At AES NYC recently, Waves Audio had a panel discussion featuring Chris Lord-Alge, Jack Joseph Puig and Tony Maserati....
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Featured: Van Cliburn
In 1958, the Soviet Union announced its "First International Tchaikovsky Piano Competition". The idea was to showcase that, in addition...
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