New Focus Records announced the release of Chilean-American violist Georgina Rossi's new album: "Mobili."
The composers featured include Rafael Díaz, Carlos Botto, Federico Heinlein, David Cortés, Juan Orrego-Salas, and Carlos Guastavino.
"The album is a compilation of previously unrecorded pieces for viola by five outstanding Chilean composers," Rossi told The Violin Channel.
"The music dates from 1962 to 2015, and I felt that it had gone far too many years without ever being recorded. It was time to showcase it and make it available to listeners everywhere. Honoring Juan Orrego-Salas on his centennial was a perfect opportunity to do this.
"I hope listeners take away two things. One is a renewed appreciation for the star-power, virtuosity, and intimacy of the viola. The other is an introduction to the work of five superb composers from my home country whom I hold in the highest esteem, and who, with these pieces, have made a major contribution to the international viola literature."
Georgina Rossi, cello
Silvie Chen, piano
Label: New Focus
Release Date: August 18, 2020