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Angele Dubeau, La Pieta - Ovation is the WCRB: CD of the Week

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After twenty award-winning years of globe-trotting, Angèle Dubeau and her all-female string ensemble La Pietà share a collection of favorites from their 2017 tour, and it's WCRB: Boston - CD of the Week.

In 1997, the Canadian violinist Angèle Dubeau pulled together a women's string ensemble and named it La Pietà, after the famous girls' orphanage where Vivaldi once taught. Dubeau was born in Québec, and after her studies at Juilliard and in Romania, she couldn't possibly have imagined that she and her string ensemble would tour 25 countries and sell 300,000 albums. The special brand of energy she looks for in her players has given the group its signature exuberant sound, polished with the remarkable precision of great chamber musicians. Her open-minded curiosity about the world's many styles of music has kept the group fresh.