Angèle Dubeau - Blanc

Stunning contemporary music from a French-Canadian violinist. John Suchet's Album of the Week, 3 March 2014.

After a fight against cancer, the French-Canadian violinist Angele Dubeau has produced an album of beautiful contemporary pieces that are linked by their common evocation of light and peace - all works that she says have personally helped her through her illness.

The album consists of 14 pieces from 12 different composers including international movie maestros - Ennio Morricone, Joe Hisaishi and Ryuichi Sakamato - and such varied genres as jazz and folk, as exemplified by the music of Dave Brubeck and Cat Stevens.

This album came in at No.6 in Classic FM's Album of the Year 2014. See the full chart here >

Angèle Dubeau is a sensational violinist and the selection here is serene and heartfelt. She is ably accompanied by her all-female string ensemble La Pieta who turn Morning Has Broken into a rolling, pastoral rhapsody.