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Mozart's Attic Thursday Oct 25th at 10:00 pm

Ralph Vaughan Williams
Ralph Vaughan Williams

Beethoven  enjoyed the countryside, away from the hustle and bustle of Vienna. Communicating with people had become difficult for him, but not so with nature, and he celebrated the forests and rustic villages in his Symphony No. 6, the Pastorale.

To Ralph Vaughan Williams, quiet fields brought another picture to mind: the battlefields of post-World War I France. He was quite familiar with those fields when they weren't so quiet, and he wrote his Symphony No. 3, the Pastoral (without an "e"), to reflect upon what had transpired there.

As you might guess, these different views produced very different music. We;ll compare them this Thursday night.

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.)