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Mozart's Attic: Franz Schubert's Ninth Symphony

Franz Shubert
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Franz Shubert

Franz Schubert, the archetypal starving artist, never got to hear some of his greatest works — and which of them could be greater than his Ninth Symphony?

He completed it at age 29 and sent off to a civic orchestra, and there it remained on a shelf until it found its way into Felix Mendelssohn’s hands thirteen years later.
We’ll hear his Great C Major Symphony as 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.)