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Mozart's Attic - Thursday, Aug. 20th at 10:00 pm

Joseph Haydn
Joseph Haydn

It's an All-Baroque program on Mozart's Attic this week. We'll look at music from a number of places in western Europe written by composers who were active from the 1600s through  the mid-1700s, the period that took us from the end of the Renaissance to the new styles of Haydn, Mozart, and their peers.

The century-and-a-half -- or thereabouts -- that comprised the Baroque period saw a great foment in music as musicians listened to the tremendous variety of sounds and techniques heard throughout the continent, assimilated what they heard, and took it a step further -- each in his own way.

We'll look at music from a number of composers. Some you know well, others may be a bit less familiar. All had something to say in their own musical languages.

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.)