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