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Mozart's Attic Sunday April 3rd at 6:00 p.m.

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Clara Wieck Schumann

As a pianist and as a composer, Clara Wieck Schumann hobnobbed with some heady company: her husband Robert, of course, johannes Brahms, Joseph Joachim, Antonin Dvorak, and others. She was the peer of many, and the better of more than a few.

As a 19th-century wife, however, music was not her main role, and we have very little of her work as a composer. We do have some, though, and this Sunday we’ll hear her rarely performed Piano Concerto in A minor, her only orchestral work.

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.)