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Mozart's Attic - Thursday, Sep. 3rd at 10:00 pm

Johann Sebastian Bach
Bach

J.S. Bach's Two-part Inventions demonstrate some of the simplest, most elegant counterpoint ever written.

These miniatures -- most take about a minute -- were intended to introduce his music students to two-voice playing, yet they have fascinated both students and listeners for  three hundred years. Are they music or are they mathematics. Listen to the fifteen of them this Thursday night and see what you think.

The cycle of Concerti Grossi from Vivaldi's l'Estro Armonico continues with Concerto No. 10, followed by a duet by Muzio Clementi. We'll hear some music Mozart wrote for his Masonic lodge, then a piano tour de force from Weber, and the Brahms Double Concerto; we'll close up the Attic with Yo-Yo Ma's reading of the Tcherepnin Suite for Solo Cello.

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.)