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19th January

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  • Elgar, Sir Edward: Cello concerto in E minor, Op.85. Steven Isserlis, vlc. London SO/Richard Hickox.
  • Britten, Benjamin: Simple Symphony, Op.4. Guildhall String Ensemble/Robert Salter.
  • de Murcia, Santiago: Suite in D minor, excerpts. Barry Mason, gtr.

  • 12th January

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  • Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilich: Violin concerto in D, Op.35. Jascha Heifetz, vln. Chicago SO/Fritz Reiner.
  • Mendelssohn, Felix: Symphony for strings, No. 7 in D minor. London Festival Orch/Ross Pople.
  • Ascue: Robin Hood. Paul O'Dette, lute .

  • 5th January

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  • Schubert, Franz: Arpeggione Sonata in A minor, D.821. Emanuel Ax, pno., Yo-Yo Ma, vlc.
  • Villa-Lobos, Heitor: String Quartet No. 8. Danubius Quartet .
  • Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilich: Serenade for Strings in C, Op.48, waltz. Jascha Heifetz, vln. CO .

  • 29th December

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  • Glazunov, Alexander: Violin Concerto in A minor, Op.82. Anne-Sophie Mutter, vln. National SO/Mstislav Rostropovitch.
  • Schubert, Franz: String Quartet No. 8 in B flat, D112. Quartetto Italiano .
  • Monzino, Bernado: Contrapunto prima di B.M.. Hopkinson Smith, lute, Paul O'Dette, lute .

  • 22nd December

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  • Grainger, Percy: Sussex Mummers' Christmas Carol. Leslie Howard, pno., Paul Coletti, vla.
  • Mendelssohn, Felix: String Quintet No.2 in B flat, Op.87. Danilo Rossi, vla. Fine Arts Quartet .
  • Tartini, Giuseppe: Violin concerto in A, D.96. Uto Ughi, vln. I Solisti Veneti/Claudio Scimone.

  • 15th December

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  • Beethoven, Ludwig van: Violin Concerto in D, Op.61. Jascha Heifetz, vln. NBC SO/Arturo Toscanini.
  • Beethoven, Ludwig van: Duet for viola and cello in E flat, WoO32. Heinrich Koll, vla., Milan Karanovic, vlc.
  • Beethoven, Ludwig van: Sonatina in C. Olivier Bensa, gtr., Richard Siegel, hpschd.

  • 8th December

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  • Sibelius, Jean: Violin Concerto in D Minor, Op.47. Jascha Heifetz, vln. London PO/Sir Thomas Beecham.
  • Sibelius, Jean: Trio in G, JS205. Folke Grasbeck, pno., Jaakko Kuusisto, vln., Satu Vanska, vln.
  • Abel, Carl Friedrich: String Quartet in A, Op. 8/5. Salomon Quartet .

  • 1st December

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  • Boccherini, Luigi: Guitar quintet No.2 in E, G.446. Denis Vigay, vlc., Iona Brown, vln., Malcolm Latchem, vln., Pepe Romero, gtr., Stephen Shingles, vla.
  • Wagenseil, Georg Christoph: Concerto in G for harp, two violins and cello. Roberta Alessandrini, harp Mantua Orch/Vittorio Parisi.
  • Locatelli, Pietro Antonio: Violin Concerto No.12 in D, Op.3/12. Elizabeth Wallfisch, vln. Raglan Baroque Players/Nicholas Kraemer.

  • 24th November

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  • Stravinsky, Igor: Suite Italienne. Martha Argerich, pno., Mischa Maisky, vlc.
  • Vaughan Williams, Ralph: Fantasia on a theme by Thomas Tallis. Academy of St Martin in the Fields/Sir Neville Marriner.
  • Prokofiev, Sergei: Cello Concertino in G minor, Op.132 (completed by Mstislav Rostropovich). Steven Isserlis, vlc. London PO/Andrew Litton.