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The The Peärls Before Swïne Experience

Album Summary

>The Peärls Before Swïne Ensemble : Wake Up
>Larsson, Mats : Houses in Motion
>Larsson, Mats : Variation av en Rörelse
>Larson, Chrichan : Ouverture to Jan Louissa Quist
>Nelson, Daniel : Just Lookin' for a Hit
>Ekstrom, Lars : Beat My Ora Dora
>Kaipainen, Jouni : Time Flies
>Mårtensson, Per : i flykten
>Fundal, Karsten : 2 Simple Movements
>The Peärls Before Swïne Ensemble : Intermezzo
>Haugland, Glenn Erik : We're Lying
>Sveinsson, Atli Heimir : Rondo Fantastico 2
>Nielsen, Svend Hvindtfelt : White Light
>The Peärls Before Swïne Ensemble : 17.38
Performer Composers
Notes & Reviews:

Personnel: George Kentros (violin); Mats Olofsson (cello); Anders Jonhäll (flute); Mårten Landström (piano).

Recording information: Swedish Broadcasting Corporation, Göteborg (11/10/1997-11/14/1997).

"We were called Pearls Before Swine," violinist George Kentros said of this Stockholm-based group, "But we found out there was another group with this name so we changed it slightly." Are you experienced, anyone? Although its name, even the second generation one, seems well-worn, the idea of this ensemble is actually incredibly fresh. It is something in the nature of a classical chamber ensemble, performing pieces written specifically for it that apparently have otherwise gone unperformed, by a variety of mostly modern Scandanavian composers. Whether the group is planning to perform only shortish pieces averaging about five minutes is not known, but this is the case here and it is quite effective in the end. For one thing, it means that if a particular composition is boring, stuffy, or stilted, as some of them certainly are, then it isn't too long until there's a respite. The players themselves work very well together and the instrumental combinations are used to great effect, which can't always be said for additional vocal effects and general horsing around that is a bit too stuffy to really be funny. Pianist Marten Landstrom brings a proper touch to almost every piece. There are also three even shorter tracks that seem to be extemporized by the group itself. ~ Eugene Chadbourne



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>The Peärls Before Swïne Ensemble : Wake Up
  • Performer: The Peärls Before Swïne Experience

>Larsson, Mats : Houses in Motion
  • Performer: The Peärls Before Swïne Experience
  • Running Time: 7 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Larsson, Mats : Variation av en Rörelse
  • Performer: The Peärls Before Swïne Experience
  • Running Time: 3 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Larson, Chrichan : Ouverture to Jan Louissa Quist
  • Performer: The Peärls Before Swïne Experience
  • Running Time: 2 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Nelson, Daniel : Just Lookin' for a Hit
  • Performer: The Peärls Before Swïne Experience
  • Running Time: 3 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Ekstrom, Lars : Beat My Ora Dora
  • Performer: The Peärls Before Swïne Experience
  • Running Time: 3 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Kaipainen, Jouni : Time Flies
  • Performer: The Peärls Before Swïne Experience
  • Running Time: 4 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Mårtensson, Per : i flykten
  • Performer: The Peärls Before Swïne Experience
  • Running Time: 4 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Fundal, Karsten : 2 Simple Movements
  • Performer: The Peärls Before Swïne Experience
  • Running Time: 5 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Concerto

>The Peärls Before Swïne Ensemble : Intermezzo
  • Performer: The Peärls Before Swïne Experience

>Haugland, Glenn Erik : We're Lying
  • Performer: The Peärls Before Swïne Experience
  • Running Time: 6 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Sveinsson, Atli Heimir : Rondo Fantastico 2
  • Performer: The Peärls Before Swïne Experience
  • Running Time: 5 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Nielsen, Svend Hvindtfelt : White Light
  • Performer: The Peärls Before Swïne Experience
  • Running Time: 7 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1994

>The Peärls Before Swïne Ensemble : 17.38
  • Performer: The Peärls Before Swïne Experience