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Mozart's Attic
Sunday 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Mozart's Attic is a classical music program featuring music from the Middle Ages to the 21st century.

  • Fifteen years after the president’s trip, minimalist composer John Adams’s opera Nixon in China looked back upon the events of 1972, and we’ll hear what what he was able to capture about the spirit of that week in February on this Sunday’s program.
  • Since last July, we’ve been retracing the life of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart through the chronology of his symphonies, We’ll hear that final symphony this week and then we’ll celebrate with some of the wide variety of music he left us after a short but remarkable life.
  • Luigi Cherubini’s Requiem was written for the royal funeral of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette and so popular did it become that it gained a virtual monopoly over memorial services in Europe for many years. We’ll unearth it for this week’s program.
  • The coronation of King Charles is set for May 6, and there will be lots of ceremonial music. We’re going to anticipate some of those ceremonial tunes in a Coronation Special program this week.
  • Rubinstein and Horowitz, Rachmaninoff and Schnabel, Hofmann and Horszowski — This week we’ll look at some of the legendary masters of the ivories. And while we’re at it, we’ll hear some of the shorter jewels of the piano repertoire.
  • English composer Frederick Delius’s story is far from unique. He wanted to devote his life to music; his father wanted him to pursue the family business. It didn’t make a businessman out of him, but it did giive hm the material to write a Florida Suite, and we’ll hear it on this week’s program.
  • Bach’s Easter Oratorio is considerably shorter than some of his similar works, and it’s also considerably less familiar.On this Sunday’s program, we’ll have a performance of this curious work that combines some of Bach’s most festive music with episodes of pathos that seem contradictory at first glance, but maybe not so much on reflection.
  • We’re going to throw caution — not to mention taste — to the winds this week as we spend an hour (it seems longer than that) with PDQ Bach and friends (both of them) on this Sunday’s program.
  • J.S. Bach was born on March 31, 1685, and we’re celebrating with an all-Bach program this Sunday, replete with Inventions and Fugues, Suites and Chorales, Sonatas and What-Have-You.
  • We’ll be looking at music from a half dozen contemporary American composers this Sunday with an hour of recent music. And we’ll continue with the further adventures of Mozart as he reaches the age of 23 and finds himself suffering the little town blues in Salzburg once again.