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Mozart's Attic Thursday July 27th at 10:00 PM

Antonin Dvorak

Dvorak's ninth symphony is hailed as the breakthrough of American musical ideas into symphonic (i.e. European) music.
What does that mean? And how does a Czech become a champion of Western Hemisphere music? We'll look into it this week.
And then we'll see how a Lebanese composer finds inspiration in Norway, a proper Englishman looks to India for his muse, an American reaches out to Armenia, and a number of others seek ethnically diverse and geographically abstruse sources for their music.

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.)