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Mozart's Attic Thursday June 7th at 10:00 pm

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Herbert von Karajan

Not all of Beethoven's music met with instant success. Even some of his symphonies -- even those that are revered today -- took a little bit of time for the audiences to become acquainted with.
 
Not the Ninth though. Beethoven's final symphony had the audience cheering to the point that the cops were called in for fear that the ovation might turn into a civil disturbance. Not to fear, the cheers were all for the composer, who, alas, couldn't hear them. 
 
194 years later, a good performance still brings a thrill. And we'll have a great performance this week with Herbert von Karajan and the Berlin Philharmonic.

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.)