© 2022 WFIT
Public Radio for the Space Coast
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
Available On Air Stations

Mozart's Attic - Sunday, Nov 3rd at 6:00 pm

Cyprien Katsaris
Cyprien Katsaris

This week we come to the end of the cycle of the nine Beethoven symphonies, transcribed by Franz Liszt, and performed by Cyprien Katsaris. Beethoven's Ninth stands as one of the monumental works in all of music, and it was no simple task to reduce it  for solo piano and still include every note of the original.  Liszt  gave up in frustration several times before finally succeeding. Neither is it easy to play, as is evidenced by the small number of pianists who have ventured to record it.

We'll also hear music from Handel and Saint-Saens, and we'll conclude with a look at both sides of Bela Bartok.

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.)