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Mozart's Attic Sunday February 13th at 6:00 p.m.

Mannheim National Theatre, 18th century (Schlichten & Klauber)
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Mannheim National Theatre, 18th century (Schlichten & Klauber)

It’s easy for us in the 21st century to look back to the days of Bach and Handel and close that period off as the end of the Baroque era, and then to focus on the mature Mozart and Haydn — and then Beethoven — as the start of something wholly new.

But what was going on between those times?

This week we’ll look at some of the music that bridged the ages of these giants: works from the Mannheim School, the Galants, and the other pre-classicists.

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.)