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Mozart's Attic - Thursday, Oct 29 at 10:00 pm

Johannes Brahms
Johannes Brahms

As the 19th century came to a close, cathartic changes were coming to the European classical music scene. But they would not come at the hands of Johannes Brahms. No revolutionary he, Brahms was a culminating figure of the Romantic style. This doesn't mean he lacked originality, and his Fourth Symphony with its remarkable finale movement demonstrates that he had a lot yet to say.

From Brahms, we move to an English fishing village with Benjamin Britten's stark Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes; a 21st century elegy from Ukrainian composer Valentin Silvestrov; some virtuoso pieces for violin and for harpsichord by Paganini and Scarlatti, respectively; and a cantata by J.S. Bach, the famous Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott.

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.)