Works for Solo Viola | Dacapo 8226588

Works for Solo Viola

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Label: Dacapo

Cat No: 8226588

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Instrumental

Release Date: 8th February 2019

Contents

About

The viola occupies a special place in the psyche of musicians and composers. It is an instrument of mystery, soulfulness and even of protest and revolt. Rafaell Altino, principal viola of the Odense Symphony Orchestra, presents this exploration of his instrument’s power and possibilities as realised by six leading Danish composers. Some explore the viola as a tool for sound production while others relish what its distinctive also singing voice does to melodies. The results are as touching and warm as they are fearsome and defiant.

All works on this release are commissioned by and dedicated to violist Rafaell Altino by six leading, Danish composers, including Grawemeyer Award winner 2018, Bent Sørensen.

The viola is characterised as the instrument of ‘the inner soul; of despair, of distorted feelings, of suppressed revolt’, which is felt and heard on this new release dedicated to the viola.

The liner notes are written by Andrew Mellor; journalist and critic with a particular interest in the culture and music of Denmark and the Nordic countries.

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