Classical news with Peter Palmer
WHEN, in 1945, Austrian-born Erich Korngold wrote a concerto for the violin virtuoso Jascha Heifetz, he drew on melodies from his Hollywood score for The Adventures Of Robin Hood and other film music.
Next Thursday's soloist at the Royal Concert Hall will be Ruth Palmer, who won a classical Brit award in 2007 on the strength of her self-released debut album.
The BBC commissioned a documentary about her preparations for the recording.
Joining Ruth in Korngold's Violin Concerto are the BBC Philharmonic under Yutaka Sado.
The concert will include Rimsky-Korsakov's Capriccio Espagnol and Tchaikovsky's Fourth Symphony.
MYSTERY surrounds a double horn concerto attributed to Joseph Haydn, because the manuscript bears his brother's name – but is written in another hand.
Robert Parker and Stuart Bower aim to reveal the music's hidden delights when they appear at Nottingham High School next Wednesday.
The Nottingham Music Club concert marks the debut of the Forest Chamber Ensemble, trained by Midlands conductor and cellist Richard Jenkinson. Haydn's symphony "Le Matin" and Elgar's Serenade for Strings are also in store. Heather Prestwich is the soloist in Mozart's Flute Concerto (KV 314).
AT the Lakeside Arts Centre on Thursday, the London Soloists' Ensemble play Messiaen's great wartime piece, Quartet For The End Of Time.
Pianist John Lenehan will partner Lorraine McAslan's violin in a Britten suite and Karine Georgian's cello in Debussy's late Sonata.
JONATHAN Tilbrook conducts the University of Nottingham Philharmonia in Sibelius, Tchaikovsky and Brahms in the Great Hall on Sunday.