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Mozart's Attic Sunday May 15th at 6:00 p.m.

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This is a photograph of three giants of 20th century Russian music captured together. From the left: Sergei Prokofiev, Dmitri Shostakovich and Aram Khachaturian.

Last week we heard from some composers who, through luck or prescience, were able to escape the authoritarian regimes of 20th-century Europe.

This Sunday we’ll hear music from seven who were not so fortunate. Some of the names are familiar — Prokofiev, Khachaturian, Shostakovich — others much less so — Krasa, Klein, Eben, and Laks. Some survived the times, others did not.

Artists vs. tyrants: who won?

We only know who gets the last word.

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.)