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Mozart's Attic Sunday July 18th at 6:00 p.m.

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Back a hundred or so years ago, before the radio, the phonograph and other such devices, a parlor piano was a source of amusement for some. If two players were available, duets were often played.

Publishers scrambled to print fresh music for “piano, four-hands,” and many a composer was obliging when it came to writing something for the amateurs. Of course, some others saw artistic opportunities in this newly fashionable combination, and they wrote music that no dilletante was likely to master.

We’ll look at some of these keyboard duets this week.

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.)