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Mozart's Attic: The life and music of Sergei Prokofiev

Sergei Prokofiev
Photograph from Pictorial Press / Alamy
Sergei Prokofiev

From piano Wunderkind to composer of a beloved children’s classic; from pioneer writer of film scores to party-line holder; from hero of the republic to enemy of the people: Sergei Prokofiev experienced a wide swath of what it meant to be an artist in an authoritarian society.

We’ll take a look at the complicated life and music of one of the most important Russian composers of the 20th century on this week’s program.

Sunday at 6:00 p.m. EST 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.)