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"Behind the Scenes" - Angèle Dubeau & La Pietà, Ludovico Einaudi: Portrait
Classic FM Album of the Week, 14 April 2015, after 10am.
One of the most prominent violinists in Canada, Angèle Dubeau has chalked up huge record sales - selling more than 500,000 albums. She now follows her three critically acclaimed 'Portrait' albums devoted to contemporary composers Philip Glass, Pärt and John Adams, with another - this time focussed on the work of Classic FM favourite, Ludovico Einaudi.
Supported by her excellent string orchestra, La Pietà, Dubeau recasts Einaudi's music, giving the 13 tracks a lusher texture then we are used to, and endowing the melodies with a satisfying dramatic weight and, on the more atmospheric tracks, a heartfelt wistfulness.
This might be the album that convinces those who are not yet fans of Einaudi's music that there is more to it than usually meets the ear.