March 30, 2009 12:00 ET

Analekta Wins Two Junos

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - March 30, 2009) -

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ANALEKTA is proud to announce its two, 2009 Juno Awards, winners.

In the category "Classical Album of the Year: Large Ensemble or Soloist(s) with Large Ensemble Accompaniment", the Orchestre symphonique de Montreal and its Music Director Kent Nagano have received the Juno for Beethoven: Ideals of the French Revolution, a CD featuring The General, a homage to Lieutenant-General Romeo Dallaire and a new recording of Beethoven's Fifth Symphony.

In the category "Classical Album of the Year: Vocal or Choral Performance", the Juno was awarded to Ensemble Caprice, under musical direction of Matthias Maute, for Gloria! Vivaldi's Angels, a new reading of Vivaldi's famous choral works.

These wins highlight the quality and diversity of the recordings produced by ANALEKTA, featuring the finest Canadian musicians and confirm a unique status of the label on the Canadian classical music scene.

Founded in 1988 by Mario Labbe, Analekta has become the largest independent classical record company in Canada. The recipient of many distinguished prizes, notably for the quality of its recordings and the rigorous musicianship of its artists, Analekta has earned a reputation of excellence on the international music scene.

Groupe Analekta Inc. recognizes the financial assistance of the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage (Canada Music Fund) and of the Government of Quebec through the SODEC's Programme d'aide aux entreprises du disque et du spectacle de varietes.

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