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Mozart's Attic Thursday Jan 12th 10:00 PM

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We all know that Mozart died before completing his Requiem, because we've all seen Amadeus.

Well, that's not quite how it happened, but there was still some skullduggery involved in getting the work completed by other composers, and in the years since others have tried their hands at filling in Mozart's blanks. Some of these revisions have been quite severe and others are so subtle that the casual listener might not notice the difference. We look at one of those slight  modifications this week with a new orchestration completed by Franz Beyer in the 1970s.

It's not a drastic change, but it's a little different, and the result is a good Requiem. See what you think.

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.)