Portrait is a string of recordings presenting contemporary composers with a unique musical signature. Ludovico Einaudi is one of them. A music that captivates the listener, a sonic landscape to discover"says Angèle Dubeau.
Driven by the works of this grand and prolific Italian composer, the internationally renowned violinist shares once again her passion with the excellent musicians of her string orchestra, La Pietà. For her 39th album in career, Angèle Dubeau offers a unique revisit to Ludovico Einaudi's music, "changing its texture, rethinking its character, while bringing a new sonic dimension."
After three critically acclaimed albums in the Portrait series devoted to Philip Glass, Arvo Pärt and John Adams, Angèle Dubeau delves into another distinctive minimalist universe. She chose 13 works arranged by François Vallières and herself that put in light the multiple facets of the notorious composer. His refined and diverse works are present on the soundtracks of various celebrated movies such as Mommy (2014) by Xavier Dolan, Untouchables (2011) by Olivier Nakache and Éric Toledano, as well as This is England (2006) by Shane Meadows.
A DELUXE version of the album including three unreleased works will be available for download on iTunes and other digital platforms, including a remix of the piece Time Lapse by DJ Champion.
In 2014, Blanc, the violinist's previous release, was crowned best album of the year in the classical category by iTunes and ADISQ in Canada and by Classic FM in the UK. It also appeared on the favourite list of recordings for 2014 for the American radios KDFC and Minnesota Public Radio.
According to Soundscan, Angèle Dubeau is the classical violinist who sold the most albums in North America in 2014 and isthe second best selling classical soloist behind Yo-Yo Ma. Additionally, Angèle Dubeau's albums rated in the Soundscan end of year Top 100 classical music chart in Canada represent almost 10% of all the sales on that chart.