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Mozart's Attic - Thursday, Sep. 24th at 10:00 pm

Giovanni Gabrieli

We begin this week with an hour of music from the Italian Renaissance and Baroque -- from the pageantry of the cathedral music of Gabrieli and Monteverdi to the elegance of Corelli's concerti grossi to a lighter madrigal of the same Monteverdi to the Flemish-school-influenced music of Vincenzo Ruffo.

We continue with a concerto for the keyed trumpet, an instrument that was in use only for a few years late in the time of Haydn, followed by a virtuoso piano concerto by Weber, and we conclude with Beethoven's Great Fugue in Bb a Baroque square peg that Beethoven hammered into a Classical round hole -- leading to the great consternation of both critics and the composer himself.

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.)