Demons or Angels?
Death and the Maiden
for orchestra -
heard by the late
'... Falletta and her Buffalo team cannot be faulted ...'
The Demons and/or angels — you choose — of this recent Naxos recording are New York musician Andy Stein, British academician Brian Newbould, Swiss conductor-arranger Mario Vengazo and New York City music director JoAnn Falletta.
Formerly a founding member of country rockabilly band 'Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen' (1967-1976), guest with 'Asleep at the Wheel' (1970 — present), saxophonist and violinist Andy Stein is the guy to blame for the orchestral adaptation of Schubert's String Quartet in D minor, D 810 ('Death and the Maiden' — DATM).
Some of the many celebrities Stein has worked with include Perlman, Domingo, B B King, Von Stade, Emmylou Harris, Bob Dylan, Aerosmith, Billy Joel, Willy Nelson, Mariah Carey, Tony Bennett, Chakka Kahn, James Taylor and Smashing Pumpkins.
And it doesn't stop there; in addition he has appeared on 'Late Night with David Letterman', 'Saturday Night Live', and featured in 1990s Broadway revivals of Guys and Dolls and Fiddler on the Roof...
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