Analekta presents Angele Dubeau & La Pieta's new album, A Time for Us, featuring some of the most beautiful film scores, all favourites of the violinist.
"I have chosen musical moments that speak to me, film music that is particularly appealing, and great musical pieces that inspire images," explains Angele Dubeau. "My relationship to this music is not the kind chosen by composers, who have created emotions that are attached to images, to a reality conceived for film. Rather, I was inspired by pure music, ignoring conveyed images, and taking it elsewhere in order to recreate my own musical universe. What I feel when I play these works comes from the music, and my approach has been comparable in all respects to the one I favour when working on my repertoire. That is why pieces that are first of all functional go beyond their role by defying time and, breaking out of their framework, become masterpieces."
The listener will discover pieces by Erich Wolfgang Korngold(The Adventures of Robin Hood), Howard Shore (Lord of the Ring), Ennio Morricone (Cinema Paradiso and Casualties of War), John Williams (Memoirs of a Geisha and Far and Away), John Barry (Dances with Wolves), as well as Nino Rota (Romeo and Juliet), Gabriel Yared (The English Patient), Alberto Iglesias (Talk to Her) and Joe Hisaishi (Hana-bi), composer Ms. Dubeau was toured with in Japan. The album also includes My Heart Will Go On, in a setting by Claude "Mego" Lemay, Celine Dion's musical director. As a bonus, the album includes as well five other film music tracks, featured on previous albums of the ensemble, including the unforgettable theme from John Williams' Schindler's List and François Dompierre's Fairy Tale.
An artist of rare versatility considered one of the most prominent violin virtuosos in Canada, since 35 years Angele Dubeau has led a dazzling career in the great concert halls of the world. While her virtuosity and musicality have seduced critics, the public has adopted Dubeau for her uncommon gifts as a communicator and her outstanding ability to connect with it. In fact, she is the only Canadian classical musician to have been awarded two gold records for sales exceeding 50,000 albums sold in one year and has already succeeded in selling over 500,000 discs.