Issue 82

Opening Salvo: It Might As Well Be Spring
Welcome to Copper #82! I've never been good with ambivalence. The song quoted in the title above: does it mean...
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Too Much Tchaikovsky: Eine kleine zuviele Nachtmusik
This is about Mahler and his Seventh Symphony. Which means, I guess, that it’s about everything. More than anyone else,...
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Music, Audio, and Other Illnesses: Real Religious Fervor
Real religious fervor: what do I mean by using that term, when I’m writing about music? Nominally, I suppose one...
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The Audio Cynic: A Familiar Story
This story has nothing to do with audio. It does, however, have a lot to do with the "Cynic" part...
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Quibbles and Bits: Great Opera
Here’s what I wrote back in Copper 72: “Many people can’t stand opera, and to be fair, you can see...
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Twisted Systems: Great Artists Dilemma
As much as my Springsteen article caused an outpouring of comments, I was impressed by the numbers and passions of...
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Vintage Whine: Fairchild: Sidebar
As I indicated in my first installment on Fairchild, back in Copper # 75, part of the enjoyment of researching...
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Music'al Notes: New York Stories
Party. New York in the late seventies was run-down, crime-ridden, and affordable. We lived in the village; as many businesses...
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Off the Charts: Al Green
Al Green loved Elvis Presley as much as he loved Mahalia Jackson. His vocal showmanship paired with the faith that...
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Something Old / Something New: Handel Arias
In 1706, at the age of 21, Handel made the best of all possible contacts: the Medici family, who had...
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The Copper Interview: Leslie Ann Jones, Part 1
While there are engineers who have become celebrities in their own music specialty fields, there are some old-school-trained engineers who...
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Featured: Sofar
I recently stumbled across an article naming the 30 best albums of 1969, an auspicious year for popular music if...
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Featured: Montréal Audio Fest
The 2019 edition of the Montréal Audio Fest took place over the weekend of March 22-25th, and, since I reported...
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