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

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In 1955, Jascha Heifetz, Fritz Reiner, and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra set out to record the Brahms Violin Concerto in D major. RCA engineers made two simultaneous recordings of the performance, one on the standard equipment of the day, the other on the new stereophonic tape machines, knowing that -- one day -- consumer playback equipment would catch up with the then-state-of-the-art studio technology that they employed.

Heifetz and Reiner turned out one of the great recorded performances of the last century and we'll have a modern re-issue this week that does justice to the work of those recording engineers of so long ago.

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.)