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Mozart's Attic - Thursday, April 30th at 10:00 pm

Marie-Claire Alain

If you like organ music that you can feel in the pit of your stomach, then Jehan Alain's Three Dances is for you.  Marie-Claire Alain sets the 32-foot pipes of the Chateau-Salins organ in Moselle a-rumble in a performance of music by her brother, a promising young talent who was killed fighting with the French army during the 1940 invasion of World War II.

The series of great violin concerti continues with the Mendelssohn E minor, performed by Jascha Heifetz with Charles Munch and the Boston Symphony. Then Herbert von Karajan and the Berlin Philharmonic, with soloists and chorus, take on Mozart's "other"  unfinished choral work, the Great Mass in C minor.

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.)