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Mozart's Attic - Sunday, August 18th 6:00 pm

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Dmitri Shostakovich, 1960.

In June 1941, Adolf Hitler launched a three-pronged invasion of the Soviet Union.

The northern force was stopped at Leningrad, setting the city up for an 872-day siege. That's close to 2-1/2 years

Inside the city, the animals in the zoo have been eaten and residents now try to get by on a bread ration that’s as much sawdust as wheat - and things are only getting worse as a young composer struggles to depict his city’s sufferings in a heroic piece of music.

Well – yes and no.

We’ll look at Shostakovich’s Leningrad symphony on Mozart’s Attic this Sunday 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.)