Issue 84

Opening Salvo: A Long Time Ago....
Welcome to Copper #84! Being the picayune sort, it annoys me when people celebrate the birthday of one long dead, and...
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Too Much Tchaikovsky: Prokofiev Piano Concertos
What I’m writing about this week: Sergei Prokofiev (1891–1953) and his five piano concertos. Also, concertos by Huw Watkins (b....
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Music, Audio, and Other Illnesses: Noir et Blanc
In 1983, one of my favorite records was released: Zazou/Bikaye/CY1’s  Noir et Blanc. I thought I might try to tell...
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The Audio Cynic: Is There a Right Size?
Second-guessing is at the heart of online forum behavior, and I wouldn't want to rob anyone of the joy that...
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Quibbles and Bits: 21st Century Schizoid LP
It was all the way back in the 1980’s that consumer digital audio suddenly took root in the form of...
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Twisted Systems: The One That Got Away
The day I just missed a 1959 ‘Burst As an avid guitar collector, I’m often asked about my method and...
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Vintage Whine: Empire, Part 1
The primary reason I began writing these articles (and a similar blog on Audiogon, back in another lifetime) is that...
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Music'al Notes: Cultural Differences
France. When my kids were small, we rented a house in Provence, France for a couple of weeks. It was...
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Off the Charts: Tori Amos
Crossover artists seem to become fashionable in waves. Still, there aren’t many who have combined classical chops and a pop...
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Make It Yourself: Kitchen Doors and Paper Horns, Part 1
Why horns? Some might ask, why horns? These big and sometimes odd-looking creations of ancient times, can't fit through a...
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Music to My Ears: Listless
Last Christmas I was up late with my boys drinking Scotch and talking about music. Before things got too sloppy...
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Something Old / Something New: Notre Dame Organum
On April 15, 2019, Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris was severely damaged in a fire. As it happens, that church...
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The Copper Interview: Jack Joseph Puig, Part 1
Amassing an impressive body of engineering and producing work, stretching over 4 decades’ worth of record credits, Jack Joseph Puig...
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Featured: Axpona 2019, Part 2
[Part 1 of Rudy's Axpona report was in Copper # 83---Ed.] One of my show favorites last year was the...
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Featured: 363 Days in Vietnam, Part 1
Most of what the average person knows about the Vietnam War is gleaned from movies, TV dramas and documentaries like...
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