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Mozart's Attic - Thursday, Nov 12th 10:00 pm

Amphion String Quartet
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Amphion String Quartet

Built more than 200 years ago, the Siena Pianoforte was once a treasure of King Umberto of Italy. Eventually it was more or less forgotten, and it turned up -- trashed -- in  World War II North Africa when Rommel's troops withdrew. It was repaired, pressed into service for the British troops, sold to a junk  dealer, and abused for a few years until it was rescued from the Tel Aviv dump, after having served as just about everything but a doghouse --- and maybe even that!

The sound of this instrument is as remarkable as its story. We'll hear it played by a number of different artists.

Then a sneak preview of the Amphion String Quartet, who will be playing in Indialantic this Friday, the conclusion of our cycle of the Paganini Caprices, and lots more.

Thursday at 10:00 pm on WFIT 89.5 FM and streaming at WFIT.org.

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.)