The Greek word Analekta means “a collection of the finest works”. Since the inception of Analekta in 1988, the greatest Canadian musicians have honored the meaning of this word with their dedication to excellence.
In 1987, while François Mario Labbé was then producing shows around the world, he had in mind three recording projects, including one from violinist Angèle Dubeau. The multinationals at the time rarely agreed to produce music from Canadian artists, hence François Mario Labbé’s motivation to create a recording company that would be devoted to them.
Twenty-five years, 500 albums and over 5000 works later, the company has become the biggest independent classical label in Canada. Its impressive catalogue includes records from some the greatest Canadian artists such as Angèle Dubeau, Alain Lefèvre, Kent Nagano & the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal, Marie-Nicole Lemieux, Ensemble Caprice and many more.
At the forefront of Canadian culture, the company constitutes a reference for the music industry and has been honored by various distinctions commemorating the excellence of its work.
For its first 25 years of hard labor and passion, Analekta has received numerous awards, including:
• 30 Félix
• 9 Junos
• 6 Opus
• 2 Cannes Classical Music award