Angèle Dubeau founded La Pietà in 1997, an all-female string ensemble featuring some of Canada’s best musicians. What she could not have known at the time was that this experiment, originally [...]
They spoke about it
Listen and celebrate Angèle Dubeau’s exceptional musicality, phrasing and technique across the styles!
— The WholeNote
We drift between full and loose, sad beauty and romantic outbursts, watery eyes and a waltzing heart.
— ICI Musique, Radio-Canada
This second edition is a balm for the mind… and the heart.
— Le Journal de Montréal
An exceptional record on which Angèle Dubeau is at the peak of her art and in complete osmosis with her ensemble.
SILENCE ON JOUE – PRISE 2 / TAKE 2
For as long as I can remember, music has been part of my life. Through music, I have expressed myself and travelled the world; it nourishes me every day. 2017 marks both the 40th year of my musical career and the 20th anniversary of La Pietà. This recording is also my 40th. With so many round and festive numbers, and after so many musical encounters with you, I owed this recording to you.
I therefore thought I would listen to the many requests I get to record another album of film music – and in fact go one better and do a double album. There is so much incredible material to choose from, but I found myself drawn to music that is at once beautiful, powerful, and evocative, even when removed from its original context. Some of these melodies are rather sweet; others are more salty. Together, they cover an entire range of emotions.
I personally researched this repertoire and selected a variety of fi lm score excerpts with the notion of taking a fresh look at the original versions and adding a new dimension with my violin and the wonderful musicians of La Pietà. I also worked closely with arrangers and composers of this new recording. They have my gratitude and admiration.
I also wish to thank the team at Analekta for their trust over the years, their support, and their world-class expertise. But my raison d’être as a musician is my audience, and it is to you that I dedicate this 40th – though I guess since it’s a double, 41st – album.
Thank you for listening all these years!
Angèle Dubeau, O.C., C.Q., DFA