FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MONTREAL - October 23, 2012 /Analekta/ - Analekta, the largest independent classical record company in Canada, is thrilled to announce Angèle Dubeau with La Pietà newest album Game Music. Her 36th album was devoted to film music and topped the Canadian charts for the last 9 months; this new recording features unrivalled performances of strong and striking works from some of the most popular video games in the world. Never before has the realm of video game music been imbued with such virtuosity and originality. To download the album on iTunes please go here.
"I have never placed limits on my choice of repertoire, and for this project, I reached toward a unique world that was creative and vibrant in its originality," explains Angèle Dubeau, the violinist and artistic director of La Pietà. "In my quest to discover the gems of video game music, I listened to many works written and revisited by composers of great talent. Above all, I wanted to avoid distorting them, and my intention has been to preserve the form that initially won over video game aficionados while at the same time breathing new life into them."
As Angèle did previously when she picked film music, she assembled works that were powerful and evocative enough to have a life of their own. The album features, works associated with famous games such as Tetris, Final Fantasy, Halo 3, Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell, Assassin's Creed and Angry Birds, as well as others heard in Chrono Trigger, Heavy Rain and Secret of Mana. The album is available today for digital download and can be purchased on CD today in Canada and on October 30 th in the US. Additionally a free companion App has been released with trivia on video game music and clips from the album, it can be downloaded here.
Considered one of the most prominent violin virtuosos in Canada since she was 15, Angèle Dubeau has led a dazzling career in the great concert halls of the world. Her virtuosity and musicality have garnered many prizes over the years, and is one of the rare classical violinists in the world to have been awarded gold records. She has already sold over 500,000 albums in her career. Driven by a constant desire to innovate, Angèle Dubeau founded La Pietà in 1997, an all-female string orchestra featuring some of Canada's best musicians. From early on, the ensemble gained a solid reputation, playing Canada's most prestigious venues and on television. The Los Angeles Times noted that "Dubeau is an exciting, dynamic fiddler...The performances were consistently robust and inquiring, taking nothing for granted...Dubeau's well-drilled band played with agility, power, a nicely weighted sound and a fierce joy in the doing."
Founded in 1988 by François Mario Labbé, ANALEKTA has become the largest independent classical record company in Canada. The Quebec recording company has developed an association with the country's finest musicians and musical organizations. Each year, ANALEKTA releases no less than 30 classical recordings featuring the greatest Canadian musicians. Over the years, ANALEKTA has produced over 500 titles with more than 200 artists. The level of excellence of its artists, combined with the determination of its management and its entire team have created an enviable reputation and a first-rate image for the company, both at home and abroad.For more information on Analekta and our recordings please contact us at the numbers below or go to our website at http://www.analekta.com/.
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