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Mozart's Attic Thursday May 31st at 10:00 pm


One of the last of the Romantics, Sergei Rachmaninoff remains among the most popular of the 20th-century Russian composers.

 During his lifetime, however, he was more celebrated as a pianist --  especially  in the years he spent in the United States. We'll hear both sides of him this Thursday night in a historical recording of Rachmaninoff as piano soloist in his own Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini. in a performance with Leopold Stokowski and the Philadelphia Orchestra, made in 1934 and now available as digital audio.

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.)