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Mozart's Attic - Thursday, May 21st at 10:00 pm

Paul Hindemith

The program starts with a short organ sonata by Paul Hindemith. One of the many artists to leave Nazi Germany before the war, Hindemith eventually found himself in New Haven, Connecticut, where he was professor of harmony at Yale. He knew a thing or two about deft tonal shifts, as his organ writing well demonstrates. And those who like their organ music "spooky" will not be disappointed

Then it's the Six German Dances of Franz Schubert - lost for more than a century and re-deiscovered in 1931 -- and Brahms's Variations on a Theme of Haydn, which turned out not to be a theme written by Haydn after all.

Next, The Four Seasons by Antonio Vivaldi. This will be a complete performance of all four concerti.

An early piano sonata by Beethoven wraps it up along with Mozart's Overture to the Magic Flute and his setting of De Profundis for his fellow Freemasons

Only on 89.5 FM and streaming live at WFIT.org and on the NPR Music App.

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.)