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Mozart's Attic - Thursday, Aug. 13th at 10:00 pm

Arnold Schoenberg
Arnold Schoenberg

The program begins this week  with music of Arnold Schoenberg, one of the most influential composers of the last century. He, Anton Webern, Alban Berg, and others constituted the Second Viennese School, where much of the free-form atonality of the mid century found its roots.

As a young composer, however, Schoenberg sought to unite the seemingly diametrically opposed strains of German Romanticism, represented by Brahms and Wagner respectively. We'll hear an early work, Transfigured Night in its orchestral version.

The program will close with Mathis der Maler, by Paul Hindemith -- a contemporary of Schoenberg who took German music in a quite different direction.

In between the two, we've got music by Buxtehude, Vivaldi, Handel, Beethoven, and Vaughan Williams

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.)