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Mozart's Attic Thursday Dec 8th 10:00 PM

Robert Shaw
Georgia Public Broadcasting
Robert Shaw

In 1966, Robert Shaw released an original-score recording of the Messiah, and it was a revelation. It was the first "historically informed" performance of Handel's oratorio to be recorded on a major label, and instead of massive, sometimes bombastic orchestral and choral forces, Shaw used an ensemble such as Handel would have used in his day.

It changed everything, and we've never looked at the Messiah the same way since. Shaw's recording is our featured work this week. The Messiah -- complete -- starts at ten.

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.)