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Good videos of these pieces are proving rather difficult to find, but here's a couple.

First, a chance to see more of this warm, endearing performance of Mozart by Gil Shaham (the first movement also a grade 7 piece, with ABRSM):

More technically challenging by far are the first two movements from Stravinsky's Suite Italienne (sorry, but embedding is disabled on that video). As is often the case with Stravinsky's writing for strings, he pulls no punches, but this is because he understands the instrument so well - once you get your head around what he's asking you to do, you realise just how much thought he's put into the sounds being created.

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