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When BBC Radio 3 spends most of the summer at the Proms in the Royal Albert Hall, its easy to lose sight of other festivals happening across Europe and beyond, and this week in Afternoon on 3 we will try to redress the balance, visiting 27 festivals across 16 countries, including Norway and Sweden, Germany and the USA. This week also has a Brahms focus, with a piece of his each day, starting today with his German Reqiuem, which also introduces another theme of "Choral" works across the week, culminating n Friday with Mendelssohn's Elijah. And there's an opportunity to hear some of the current crop of Early Music specialists across the week too.

Presented by Penny Gore.

Purcell: Welcome to all the pleasures, Ode to St Cecilia's Day Z. 339
Gabrieli Consort and Players
Paul McCreesh, conductor

Haydn: Symphony No. 44 in E minor 'Trauersinfonie'
Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
András Schiff, conductor

2.45 pm
Brahms: Ein Deutsches Requiem
Miah Persson, soprano
Peter Mattei, baritone
Bavarian Radio Chorus
Swedish Radio Chorus & Symphony Orchestra
Riccardo Muti, conductor

Hamelin: 3 Etudes
Marc-André Hamelin, piano

Vivaldi: Spring from The Four Seasons, op. 8/1
Erin Keefe, violin
Daniel Ching, violin
Sandy Yamamoto, violin
John Largess, viola
Joshua Gindele, cello
Scott Pingel, bass
Inon Barnatan, harpsichord

Haydn: Keyboard Concerto in D, Hob. XVIII/11
András Schiff, piano and director
Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra.

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