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Mozart's Attic Thursday Oct 6th 10:00 PM

Franz Schubert
Schubert

Schubert's final symphony, the Great C major, was another one of those works that he was never to hear performed. There was no one to finance a concert, and so this masterpiece sat in a musical society slushpile for a decade until Robert Schumann took the manuscript and showed it to Felix Mendelssohn, who stared at it goggle-eyed and promptly scheduled a premiere performance in Leipzig.

Schubert's Symphony No. 9 is our featured work this week. Then we head east toward Russia and music said to have roots going back more than 2,000 years, other music with east-of-the-Urals influences, and the conclusion of our cycle of the Shostakovich Preludes and Fugues.

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.)