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Angele Dubeau & La Pieta: Bio

Angèle Dubeau & La Pietà is a string orchestra with piano, composed of all top-ranking female musicians, amongst the best in the country. The excellence, precision and strength of each one, as well as the closeness that they have with each other, grant them an exceptional ensemble sound and contribute to the communicative pleasure that the orchestra imparts.

With her associates, Angèle Dubeau has travelled to South America and Asia, as well as several times throughout Canada and the United States. The members of this orchestra, thanks to the reputation they have acquired during their national and international tours, have become true ambassadors, whose success does us honour everywhere.

"5 Stars: …spacious, polished, springy, sensitive to harmonic nuance, simply produced." BBC Music Magazine, London, UK

"La Pietà is one of the finest string ensembles I have ever heard… Each time one of its players had an important solo, it was gorgeous… Concertmaster Dubeau played with stirring artistry. She is a master of her instrument with glorious tone, easy technical mastery and a fabulous command of harmonics…" Peninsula Reviews, San Francisco, US

1 Road Movies (for violin and piano): Relaxed Groove  
2 Road Movies (for violin and piano): Meditative  
3 Road Movies (for violin and piano): 40% Swing  
4 John's Book of Alleged Dances: Hammer & Chisel  
5 John's Book of Alleged Dances: Habanera  
6 John's Book of Alleged Dances: The Little Serenade  
7 John's Book of Alleged Dances: Judah to Ocean  
8 John's Book of Alleged Dances: Dogjam  
9 John's Book of Alleged Dances: Rag the Bone  
10 Shaker Loops: I. Shaking and Trembling  
11 Shaker Loops: II. Hymning Slews  
12 Shaker Loops: III. Loops and Verses  
13 Shaker Loops: IV. A Final Shaking  
Angele Dubeau - Prix Denise-Pelletier 2019

After devoting two critically commended recordings of Portraits, to Philip Glass and Arvo Part, Angele Dubeau & La Pieta is now boldly launching itself into the universe of John Adams. Considered by many as the most fundamentally American contemporary composer, Adams knows how to meld the worlds of classical, popular and contemporary music perfectly. To shed light on the composer's multiple facets, the works chosen cover several decades of composition and were written for different ensembles: from the duo to the double quartet, and including the septet. We will be able to hear the emblematic Shaker Loops, a work that propelled him onto the international scene, the playful John's Alleged Books of Dances and Road Movies, a reconsidered sonata for violin and piano.

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