Rafaell Altino: Works for Solo Viola Rafael Altino
- Poul Ruders (b. 1949): Autumn Collection:
- 1Autumn Collection: I. Overture02:07
- 2Autumn Collection: II. Far Horizon I02:42
- 3Autumn Collection: III. Prelude01:17
- 4Autumn Collection: IV. Fugue03:29
- 5Autumn Collection: V. Cadenza01:57
- 6Autumn Collection: VI. Far Horizon II02:00
- Anders Koppel (b. 1947): For Viola:
- 7For Viola: I. Adagio06:18
- 8For Viola: II. Allegro con brio06:04
- Niels Rosing-Schow (b. 1954): #ViolaSounds:
- Karsten Fundal (b. 1966): Varidrome:
- Søren Nils Eichberg (b. 1973): Recitare:
- 11Recitare I06:31
- 12Recitare II05:36
- Bent Sørensen (b. 1958): Sarabande:
Info for Rafaell Altino: Works for Solo Viola
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 realized 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 Altino by Danish composers, including Grawemeyer Award winner Bent Sorensen. Liner notes have been provided by Andrew Mellor, journalist and critic with a particular interest in the culture and music of Denmark and the Nordic countries.
Rafaell Altino, viola
The Brazilian violist Rafael Altino has a bachelor’s degree from the New England Conservatory in Boston and a Marer’s degree from the Juilliard school in New York. He has studied with Burton Fine, Walter Trampler, Louis Krasner and Samuel Rhodes.
Mr. Altino is the 1.solo viola of the Odense Symphony,with whom he has performed the concertos of Bartok, Walton, Hindemith, as well as premiered two new concertos written for him by Karsten Fundal and Christian Lindberg. The composer Nils Søren Eichberg I preparing his third new concerto to be performed next season.
Rafael have been a member of the Arild String quartet, with whom he has made a recording for Dacapo with music of danish composer’s C.P.E. Horneman and Asger Hamerik, which has been very well received by the danish media. He has received a grant by the Brazilian government to make a recording with six new works written for him by composers of the northeast region of the country where he cames from as well.
In addition to his orchestral work, Rafael is a very after thought chamber musician, having playing with the Miró and Paizo string quartets and those musician as Antonio Meneses, Nikolaj Znajder, Claudio Bohorquez, Ettore Causa, Roland Pontinen, Catalin Rotaru among others. Mr. Altino teaches viola and chamber music at the Carl Nielsen Academy of music in Odense and at Music Conservatory in Malmö.