User Details - drdanfee


  Daniel Fee
  I am a fan of classical, jazz, gospel, R&B music - sometimes pop/rock & country.
  I am located on the west coast of USA so far.
  My system is: Oppo DV-981HD omni player + B&K REF 30 preamp + Bryston power amps on five channels + Def Tech BP10 & BP20 speakers + Velodyne powered subwoofer. I also have a Panasonic BlueRay player built into the system - and the red book CD sound is quite decent, leading me to suspect that the DAC is 24-bit.

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Bruckner: Symphony No. 2 - Young        (9 of 10 found this review helpful)
  August 12, 2007

Simone Young’s Bruckner 2 in Hamburg: Vital, Bracing – A Winner In many instances, we lament the bad effects of globalization as everything gets mixed up while the rich get richer and the poor get poorer. Tired of trying to get global Fortune Five Hundred technical assistance from a help desk in ... more
Dvorak: Cello Concerto - Suzanne Ramon          (3 of 4 found this review helpful)
  May 23, 2007

Dvorak Cello Cto by Suzanne Ramon, Orbelian, Russian Phlharmonia: Yum From the first ravishing first movement theme played by the creamy woodwinds of the Philharmonia of Russia (whose heart is the members of the Moscow Chamber Orchestra), to the last vital closing note plunked by Suzanne Ramon’s ... more
Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker - Vedernikov          (16 of 18 found this review helpful)
  April 1, 2007

SACD:Bolshoi, Vedernikov: A Nutcracker For Many Reasons In All Our Seasons In USA we have come to associate the Tchaikovsky ballet, the Nutcracker, with the holiday season in November-December-January. Whether you call this season Christmas, Hanukkah, Winter Festival, or something else, if you live ... more
Tchaikovsky: 1812 Overture, Sibelius: Suites - Sir Colin Davis        (12 of 13 found this review helpful)
  November 27, 2006

Davis, BSO: Tchaikovsky, Sibelius: Lotta Fun, Waaay Musical Since their first release in vinyl, all way back when, these performances of Tchaikovsky and Sibelius have proved themselves, and then some. For starters you have the elegant and venerable musicians of the BSO playing with polish and ... more
Franck: Symphony in D minor, Chausson: Symphony in B flat - Janowski          (9 of 9 found this review helpful)
  November 23, 2006

Janowski, OSR, Franck, Chausson: Improvisatory Delight & Fervor This disc caught my attention in three ways. First, it offers me the great symphony by Cesar Franck in the latest high resolution superaudio surround sound. Second, it represents the peripatetic and welcome return of the Ochestre de la ... more

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Yet another RBCD flavour: Blu-spec CD
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I bumped into this new Japanese Blue Spec CD thang when investigating CDNowJapan. What caught my eye was a new remastering of the classic Bruno Walter Mahler second symphony with NYPhil. I have it on RBCD, and have been waiting, waiting, waiting to see if Sony would ever get around to re-releasing it in SACD. Then comes this blue spec deal. So ... more
Rostropovich conducts Shostakovich
November 23, 2006
So far nobody's complete set of the Shostakovich symphonies is wholly recommendable. I appreciate the Brillian reg red book CD set by Barshai/CologneRSO, along with the Kitaenko/CologneRSO as much as anybody. I know that Rostropovich is said to have had a special relationship with the composer, but I so far find his recordings wanting. The reg CD ... more