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Mozart's Attic Update from Jayski

Beethoven

If you haven’t been tuning in to Mozart’s Attic lately, here’s some of what’s been going on:

We’ve been listening to some of the very early piano sonatas of Ludwig van Beethoven, written back when he was a country bumpkin, new to the big city of Vienna, and beginning to attract some attention as a virtuoso pianist —— who could also write a bit of music now and then.

We’ve been following the trail of E. Power Biggs on his 1964 trip through northern Germany and the Netherlands in search of the surviving instruments of master organ builder Arp Schnitger (1648-1719).

And, we’ve been going through Antonio Vivaldi’s 1716 collection of violin concerti published in Amsterdam under the curious title of La Stravaganza, The Eccentricity.

Of course there’s lots more too, because we never know what we might come across up in the Attic.

Mozart's Attic airs Sunday evenings at 6:00 on WFIT 89.5 FM and streaming live at WFIT.org.

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.)