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Mozart's Attic Sunday July 17th at 6:00 p.m.

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The Mozart family: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (seated at piano) with his sister Maria Anna (left) and his parents, Leopold and Anna Maria; oil on canvas by Johann Nepomuk della Croce, c. 1780–81; Mozart House, Salzburg, Austria.

Our cycle of the Mozart symphonies continues this week with the Symphony No. 2 in Bb major, another one written when he was eight years old. While the First Symphony appears to be largely the genuine effort of a child prodigy, we think Papa Leopold Mozart helped with this one, probably quite a bit.

Nonetheless, for the sake of argument, let us assume that the melodies came from Wolfgang Amadeus, and that even with his father’s help (or interference), this is still a Mozart symphony.

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.)