FRANZ SCHUBERT (1797-1828): String Quartet in D Minor, D.810 (orch. Andy Stein), Symphony No. 8 in B Minor, D.759 (compl. Brian Newbould and Mario Venzago).
Catalogue Number: 04K057
Description: "Commander Cody and his Lost Planet Airmen" violinist and saxophonist Andy Stein has turned Schubert's Death and the Maiden quartet into a full-fledged symphony - not for strings only like Mahler, but using the full eight winds, four trumpets and timpani of the Tragic symphony. The version of the Eighth recorded here has Swiss conductor Mario Venzago's additions of other Rosamunde music added to the Entr'acte between Acts I and II, making for a longer finale. Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra; JoAnn Falletta.