Just in: Baroque band plays music from the movies. Rather well.

Just in: Baroque band plays music from the movies. Rather well.


norman lebrecht

January 20, 2012

The Canadian violinist Angèle Dubeau and her all-girl ensemble La Pietà are usually heard playing music of Vivaldi and his epoch. They also play post-modern minimalism.

When the day’s hard scratching is done they, like the rest of us, head off to relax with a meal and a movie – which is what their new album is all about. Watch this – A Time for Us.


  • Gordon says:

    Their last three albums were Philip Glass, Arvo Part and John Adams. I haven’t checked my Grove, but I don’t think that’s baroque.

  • Pemi Paull says:

    Hi Norman,

    I am a member of a Montreal-based early music ensemble, Ensemble Caprice (we record for Analekta, the same label owned by Angele Dubeau’s husband, which obviously records La Pieta as well). Excellent though they may be, they’re not. a period performance ensemble. La Pieta recordings of the Vivaldi etc. are all done using modern instruments and bows, and the musicians are mainly graduates of the Quebec Conservatoire system in modern violin performance, not early music. None of this is to diminish their abilities or accomplishments but just to set the record straight. 🙂

  • Emil Archambault says:

    Oh, and her name is Angèle Dubeau, not Dubea.