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Mozart's Attic Thursday June 22nd at 10:00 PM

Antonín Dvořák
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In between his two academic years serving as director of the National Conservatory of Music in New York, Antonin Dvorak spent the summer in Spillville, Iowa, a farming community of about 350 people, many of whom were Czechs or Bohemian Germans. It was a restful place for him, and while there he composed a string quartet -- one of a small number of  "Pieces from America," a category that also includes, of course, the New World Symphony.
 
We'll get to that symphony in a few weeks, but this Thursday we'll listen to the quartet that put Spillville on the map!

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.)