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Mozart's Attic Sunday October 9th at 6:00 p.m.

Sergei Prokofiev
Photograph from Pictorial Press / Alamy
Sergei Prokofiev

Sergei Prokofiev’s Lieut. Kije was written in the early thirties as a score to accompany a movie about a Potemkin-village-like farce concerning the heroism of a non-existent officer in the Russian military and the tangled web that ensues when the Czar wants to decorate him. Poking fun at the Czar was perfectly okay in the early years of the Staliin regime. Poking fun at the military would become a touchier subject later on.

We start in Russia this Sunday and end up in 20th-century America with lots of stops in-between, and of course we check in on our series of Mozart symphonies with Number 14 this week.

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.)