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Mozart's Attic - Thursday, March 5th at 10:00 pm

Luisa Tetrazzini

It will be beeswax and shellac this Thursday as we look at recordings from the 1900s to the 1940s.

This period encompasses some of the most primitive recording sessions imaginable to the just-pre-high-fidelity era that ended with the 78 RPM record. It also encompasses entirely or in part, the legacy of any number of "Heritage Musicians" who have -- one way or another -- shaped the way we think about classical music today.

Karl Muck, Serge Koussevitzky, Jose Iturbi, Frederick Stock, Enrico Caruso, Arthur Nikisch, Zino Francescatti, Sir Thomas Beecham, Luisa Tetrazzini, and lots more --- and you can listen to this on your alarm clock radio because it's low fidelity (but high artistry) night in the attic.

Originally from central Massachusetts, Jay has called the Space Coast home for more than 30 years. He began his association with WFIT in the late '90s as a dumpster diver for office furniture in response to a broadcast plea for a new chair from a frustrated disc jockey. (WFIT has come a long way since.)