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Mozart's Attic - Thursday, Nov 19th 10:00 pm

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Tchaikovsky

It happens all the time. A composer writes a piece of music knowing exactly how he wants it to sound, and then somebody comes along and plays it on a different instrument. Sometimes the result is quite convincing; other times not so much.

This week we'll look at some transcriptions, most of them making a good case for themselves -- and a couple of duds, too.

Crimes against Bach and Beethoven and Debussy and Brahms and Tchaikovsky and a few others. You might like a couple of them better than the originals. See what you think this Thursday.

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.)