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Mozart's Attic Sunday January 17th at 6:00 p.m.

Maurice Ravel
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Maurice Ravel (1875-1937), French composer, circa 1925. (Photo by Boris Lipnitzki/Roger Viollet/Getty Images)

Maurice Ravel penned a piano duet drawn from Mother Goose tales for the amusement of a friend’s children in 1910.

His publisher saw commercial possibilities, and the score was orchestrated into a suite, Ma Mere l’Oye, the following year. Next was a ballet score, which is nowadays seldom performed, but that’s the version of Mother Goose we’ll hear 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.)