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Orchid Clas­sics has re­leased a sin­gle in aid of the Lenny Trusler Chil­dren’s Foun­da­tion. ‘From a Fairy to a Child’ was writ­ten by

Jools Hol­land as part of Matthew Trusler and Ash­ley Wass’s 2015 Won­der­land project – cel­e­brat­ing 150 years of Lewis Car­roll’s first Alice story – but was set aside un­til this year. Ar­ranged by Carl Davis, it has been recorded by Trusler, Wass and mem­bers of the Paris Opera to mark the char­ity’s tenth an­niver­sary. Down­load it at ltcf.co.uk.

Flo­ri­legium and vi­olin­ist Rachel Podger have been work­ing on sep­a­rate projects for Chan­nel Clas­sics. Podger has recorded a ver­sion of JS Bach’s Cello Suites at the Royal Acad­emy of Mu­sic, while Flo­ri­legium has laid down pieces by CPE Bach, Benda, Graun and Fasch at St Michael’s Church, High­gate.

Fret­work have recorded con­sort works by Thomas Lupo for Signum Clas­sics, and both Thomas Adès and Alessio Bax will take to the pi­ano for the la­bel, in London and Snape Malt­ings re­spec­tively. Adès, a fine pi­anist as well as a com­poser, is re­port­edly work­ing on an al­bum of Janá ek solo works.

An old cas­sette tape record­ing by the late com­poser and pi­anist John Mccabe has been found, re­mas­tered and will be re­leased on Divine Art in the spring. Mccabe recorded con­tem­po­rary pi­ano works by Aus­tralian, Amer­i­can and Bri­tish com­posers in 1985.

There’s a wealth of Mahler on its way, thanks to Valery Gergiev and the Mu­nich Phil­har­monic. The Eighth Sym­phony was cap­tured at the orches­tra’s 125th-an­niver­sary con­cert in Oc­to­ber with the First recorded the fol­low­ing month. They move on to Lieder record­ings – fea­tur­ing Anna Lu­cia Richter and Anja Harteros – in De­cem­ber and April. Mahler is on the menu, too, for BIS Records as Novem­ber saw the record­ing of his Sev­enth Sym­phony by the Min­nesota Orches­tra un­der Osmo Vän­skä.

Alice strings: vi­olin­ist Matthew Trusler

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