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Street Symphonies

by Cricket and Snail

Street music at its very best: spontaneity, portability, virtuosity and heart! Our mix of Classical, French, Klezmer and Celtic for violin and accordion will truly enchant you and transport you to Old Europe.
Genre: Classical: Symphony
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Symphony No. 40 in G Minor, K. 550: I. Allegro molto (Arr. By Jim Carlson)
5:40 $0.99
2. Pigalle (Arr. By Jim Carlson)
4:07 $0.99
3. Symphony No. 7 in A Major, Op. 92: II. Allegretto (Arr. By Jim Carlson)
5:32 $0.99
4. Der Gasn Nign-Second Ave Square Dance (Arr. By Jim Carlson)
3:58 $0.99
5. Symphony No. 1 in D Major: III. Feierlich Und Gemessen, Ohne Zu Schleppen (Arr. By Jim Carlson)
4:44 $0.99
6. J'attendrai (Arr. By Jim Carlson)
3:45 $0.99
7. Symphony No. 39 in E-Flat Major, K. 543: III. Menuetto (Arr. By Jim Carlson)
3:35 $0.99
8. Raglan Road-the Wild Geese (Arr. By Jim Carlson)
7:00 $0.99
9. Theme from Mon Oncle (Arr. By Jim Carlson)
2:56 $0.99
10. Az der Rebbe Zingt (Arr. By Jim Carlson)
5:32 $0.99
11. Symphony No. 9 in E Minor, Op. 95, B. 178 "From the New World": II. Largo (Arr. By Jim Carlson)
8:01 $0.99
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Album Notes
The CD's title Street Symphonies refers to the five symphony movements that accordionist-singer James Carlson has arranged for he and his wife Lucie to perform on the streets of Prague during their summer visits. Two of these arrangements recast the music in a different street style: Mozart 40 has been Klezmerized and the Beethoven 7 has been transformed into a tango. Other songs on the CD have street themes as well (Pigalle, Der Gasn Nign/2nd Avenue Street Dance. Theme from Mon Oncle and Raglan Road). Cricket and Snail always enjoy this playful mixing of genres and styles and we hope that you will too!

Cricket & Snail is a violin-accordion duo from Tennessee (U.S.A.) that performs an eclectic mix of classical, early 20th-century popular and folk musical styles that transport their listeners to such exotic places as a French café, an opera scene, a Celtic dance or a Jewish wedding. While Czech violinist Lucie Carlson and American accordionist James Carlson are both classically trained musicians and composers, they formed their duo because they wanted to make music that was freer from the boundaries of the concert hall. Whether playing on stage, in a café or on the streets of Prague, they always impress their listeners with the expressiveness of their playing, their original compositions and the surprising beauty of sound that their instruments make when combined. Come hear Cricket & Snail, something out of the ordinary, music that is evocative, heartfelt and fun! They perform extensively in Tennessee, the Seattle area and throughout the Czech Republic.

Cricket and Snail has released three CDs: It Takes Two (2010), Dance to Your Shadow (2011) and At the Theater (2012). All are available for download on itunes. On December 17, 2015, they will also be releasing a new CD, Street Symphonies, which features innovative arrangements of symphony movements and street-themed songs. Cricket and Snail also perform a live music soundtrack to the Jean Renoir silent film La petite marchande d’allumettes (1928) and they recently premiered James’ composition Cricket and Snail Concerto: At the Circus (2013) for the violin, accordion and orchestra with the Sewanee Symphony Orchestra.

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