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Mozart's Attic Sunday September 27th at 6:00 p.m.

German composer and pianist Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827), painted by Kloeber circa 1805.
German composer and pianist Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827), painted by Kloeber circa 1805.

We’ve been working our way through the Beethoven piano sonatas over the past few months, and this week we’re up to Number 14, the famous Moonlight Sonata.

It was written in 1801, and that was a big year for the thirty-year-old transplant to the big city of Vienna. Audiences were taking notice, and patrons were commissioning works. There was a troublesome ringing in his ears, but maybe that would go away.

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.)