BRAHMS: Clarinet Trio; Cello Sonatas 1 & 2, review: ‘dynamic’

These performances of Brahms’s Cello Sonatas 1 & 2 capture the music’s melodic and harmonic richness, says Geoffrey Norris. Paul Watkins and Ian Brown here give well-modulated performances of the two Brahms cello sonatas. Cello and piano are finely balanced in timbre, spontaneously complementary in their reactions to the music and effective in combining intricacy […]

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JIMI HENDRIX: Come On (Let the Good Times Roll) / Calling All the Devil’s Children (7” Vinyl Single)

Sundazed presents the second installment in its landmark Jimi Hendrix singles series, which honors the legendary guitar icon’s singular musical genius by presenting it in the same medium in which it was originally experienced by fans: vinyl. The series’ latest release once again pairs two vintage Hendrix tracks, combining his visionary reading of Earl King’s […]

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Who’s on first?

Making a decision as to which model of amplifier, phono stage, or preamplifier can be daunting. There are more brands than one can count and, within those brands, many models. In the days of dealers, we relied upon their curation skills to narrow the field. The only problem with that model is that most times […]

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Alondra de la Parra on The Impossible Orchestra

Alondra de la Parra, keen to raise money to support charities in Mexico working to help women and children suffering abuse and violence during the pandemic, has created The Impossible Orchestra. With musicians from 14 different countries and recorded for video as well as audio, the orchestra is a ….. https://www.gramophone.co.uk/other/article/alondra-de-la-parra-on-the-impossible-orchestra

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MQA in Broadcast

MQA is a superb technology for distributing high-quality audio, as we have shown in the worlds of download, streaming and physical releases (on MQA-CD). Our goal is always to bring listeners the sound of the studio, whether for new or old recordings and to allow confirmation of that delivery with the MQA light. In all areas […]

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PSA: Live end dead end

As we move forward building the new Octave Recording studio we’re learning a great deal from both Gus Skinas and J.I. Agnew. Most of you know Gus, the mastering engineer of some note (you name the artist and it’s likely Gus has mastered something of theirs), and Copper Magazine readers know of J.I. from his […]

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CHARLES MINGUS: Passions Of A Man: The Complete Atlantic Recordings (6CD + Book) Box Set. Track list shown here

The greatest bassist leader jazz has ever known, Charles Mingus, with his spirited playing and spontaneity, always kept his ears and fingers on the pulse. The albums this giant of music recorded for Atlantic between 1956 and 1961 are rightly considered his best. This lavish collection of the jazz legend’s entire mid-’50s to early ’60s […]

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NAIM: Firmware Version 3.6

UPDATED IN THIS SOFTWARE RELEASE: New: Display will wake up if it is off when the auto off setting is changed Fixed: Display could get ‘frozen’ showing earlier track artwork and information Fixed: Display could show a blank or black screen until standby cycle and was unresponsive to proximity detection Fixed: Display could use incorrect […]

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ATLAS CABLES: introducingthe Element Mezzo XLR and Equator XLR

[PRESS RELEASE] Kilmarnock – Atlas cables, the engineering led cable specialist has launched two new cables, the Element Mezzo XLR and the Equator XLR. With both cables, Atlas wishes to expand the range of precision analogue interconnects offered at a more affordable price than was previously available. The Element Mezzo XLRUtilising balanced core technology, the […]

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How do you solve a problem like Mario?

C. Davis Remignanti writes: During the heyday of the Hollywood studio system, there were any number of notable figures who parlayed early success outside the film industry into curious careers as movie stars. Sonja Henie comes to mind. Carmen Miranda. Johnny Weissmuller, Esther Williams and others. All names we’re familiar with. They all made (and […]

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STEAMHAMMER: Mountains [CD Remastered Edition]

New official remastered edition of the classic 1971 album by progressive / blues rock group steamhammer Fully restored artwork and liner notes Esoteric Recordings are pleased to announce the release of a newly re-mastered edition of the classic 1971 album by British Progressive / Blues Rock band Steamhammer. Formed in 1968 by Kieran White and […]

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