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Polkastra Discography of CDs


Apolkalypse Now Apolkalypse Now CD (2009)
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Polkastra discography When you're a classical violinist -- and popular -- there is always a lot of pressure to do some crossover and appeal to the pop market. Violin players deal with it in a variety of ways depending on their professional requirements, and/or temperaments: Vanessa-Mae has almost spent her whole career doing crossover, whereas Kyung-Wha Chung probably wouldn't have done it in exchange for lifetime supply of good violin bows. After resisting the crossover bug for some time, Lara St. John did an album for Sony in 2001 that matched beats and breaks to her playing of Bach; it was hip, and better, perhaps, than it should have been. But it still didn't enhance her reputation more than just her normal playing of Bach-as-he-is does. While Lara St. John is generally great in anything she tries, she's greatest doing the things she knows, and that she's known for, and that's generally straight-up classical lit, and this makes her something of a odd fit for anything considerable as crossover. With Polkastra's Apolkalypse Now -- released on St. John's own Ancalagon label -- St. John has managed to find a way to answer the challenge and to wholly sidestep the issue at the same time. She appears as a member of a unique and edgy ensemble, Polkastra, which has devised a new and often hilarious spin on the age-old European dance form, the polka, which like the waltz, ...
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"I Do": The Wedding Album "I Do": The Wedding Album CD (2013)
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Polkastra CD discography Recording information: Kaleidoscope Sound, Union City, NJ (07/04/2011-07/05/2011).

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Polkastra Songs

Popular or famous Polkastra music songs: Knife, Fork and Spoon, Apolkalypse Now, Polkayereyeout, Light As a Feather, Allegro a la Polka. More music songs Caribou Shuffle/Julie Ann Polka, Sirba, Clarinet Polka, Corageasca, Light as a Feather Polka, Araber Tanz, Lidwig Van Polka, American Polka. More music songs Budapest Polka, Flying Gypsy Polka, Meanwhile, Somewhere in France.., Ludwig van Polka, Celtic Kalkadunga Polka. More music songs Anta, Romnyej, Mure Roulya, Four String Polkanini. See All Songs

Polkastra albums Key Personnel

Member NameWorked With
Lara St
Daniel Lapp54-40, Barney Bentall, Bowfire, Gary Fjellgaard, Leeroy Stagger, Wildflowers, Nuala Kennedy, Doug Cox
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