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Mozart's Attic - Sunday, Nov 10th at 6:00 pm

Johann Sebastian Bach
Johann Sebastian Bach

In 1733, Bach found himself in a competition with  Vivaldi, Albinoni, Telemann, and several other musicians for a position with the court orchestra in Dresden -- Bach was always looking to improve his job status, and he sent along some portions of a Mass to demonstrate his skills as a composer.

Well, Bach didn't get the job. Neither did Vivaldi, Albinoni, or Telemann. But eventually, Bach completed his Mass in B minor, and we turned out to be the true winners of the 1733 competition. We'll hear it this Sunday. (Nov.11).
 

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.)