Based on real life events, Calendar Girls the Musical by Gary Barlow and Tim Firth is the story of a group of ordinary ladies who achieved something extraordinary. The production received fantastic five star reviews in London’s West End & the Original Cast Recording is now being released by Decca Records, just in time for Mother’s Day. The album features the 18 tracks featured in the musical as well as versions of three tracks, featuring Gary Barlow.
Alpha Productions' Jean-Marie Leclair: Le Tombeau features the chamber group Les Folies Françoises under the direction of violinist Patrick Cohën-Akenine in a chamber overture from Op. 13, three sonatas from Op. 5, and the Concerto in G minor, Op. 10/6, by the ill-fated Leclair. In the concerto, Les Folies Françoises is filled out into a small orchestra whimsically referred to as the Orchestre des Folies Françoises, an appellation that can be translated as "the orchestra of French madmen," although that is probably not what they had in mind.