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Mozart's Attic: 19th century American music

Louis Moreau Gottschalk
Louis Moreau Gottschalk

American music didn’t get much respect in the Old World in the19th century, and maybe one reason for that was that it had little of what could be called a distinctive American voice.

This would all change later on with the coming of the Jazz Age, but in the meantime there were a few composers who didn’t fit the traditional mold.

We’ll look at two of them, Louis Moreau Gottschalk and Scott Joplin on this Sunday’s program.

6:00 p.m on WFIT, 89.5 FM, streaming at WFIT.org or ask your smart speaker to play WFIT.

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.)