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Mozart's Attic - Thursday, May 2nd 10:00 pm

Felix Mendelssohn
NPR
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Felix Mendelssohn

In 1829, Felix Mendelssohn embarked on a walking tour of Scotland, and found inspiration there for a symphony, among other works. Perfectionist that he was, he struggled with it for years before debuting his Scottish Symphony.

A half century after Mendelssohn's hike. Max Bruch found his Scottish inspiration in a collection of sheet music in the Munich library. He wasted no time in writing a Scottish Fantasy.

We'll hear them both this Thursday night. Fix yourself a late night snack of haggis or pour yourself a glass of single malt, as you prefer, and see which you think is the more Caledonian.

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.)