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Mozart's Attic Sunday May 1st at 6:00 p.m.

Julius Schmid Porträt-Beethoven 1901© Wien Museum
Julius Schmid Porträt-Beethoven 1901© Wien Museum

The mellow side of Beethoven?

Well, the Sixth Symphony is about as mellow as he allows himself to become in public.

He was an angry and unhappy man — with much to be angry and unhappy about — but he took joy in the simple pleasure of getting out of the city to spend time in the forest, and he shares that joy with us in this symphony, known as the Pastorale, our featured work 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.)