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Mozart's Attic - Thursday, May 28th at 10 pm

Franz Schubert

Franz Schubert didn't have much time to develop his art; his career was not much more than fifteen years old at the time of his death at age 31.

Mozart's Attic begins the cycle of the Schubert symphonies this Thursday, starting with the Symphony No. 1in D major, written when Schubert was 16, a well-thought-out piece written in the classical style of Mozart or Haydn. The cycle will be completed in July with the "Great" Symphony No. 9 in C major, a work comparable to the late Beethoven symphonies but with melodies that Beethoven was incapable of writing. The symphonies in-between demonstrate the growth of his talent.

Erik Satie was a curmudgeon with a soft spot in his heart for children. We'll hear some pieces he wrote for little hands.

The series of the Hindemith Organ Sonatas continues with the second of three works.

Then it's off to the German Baroque and the English Renaissance with music of Telemann and John Adson, a little-known woodwind musician and composer in the court of King Charles I (He's the one who was deposed by Oliver Cromwell and later beheaded in 1649).

We conclude with the 1964 Sonata No.1 for Cello by Benjamin Britten, a revival in concept, if not in style, of the famous sonatas of J.S. Bach

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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.)