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

Antonin Dvorak

Czech composer Antonin Dvorak is best known for his Symphony from the New World, written during his tenure as director of the new National Conservatory in New York.

But Dvorak didn’t receive that directorship out of thin air; he was a composer of some distinction, championed by Brahms, with a considerable portfolio to his credit before he was tapped for the conservatory job. We’ll look at some of that “Music before the New World” this Sunday.

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.)