We reveal who’s recording what, and where…
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