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Jay Lamy (Jayski)

Mozart's Attic Host

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.)

Soon he was answering phones during fund drives, doing other odd tasks about the station, and later taking on the job of sending out thank-you gifts and premiums to new and renewing members.

Tune in for Mozart's Attic Thursday nights from 10 pm until midnight.

 

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Prokofiev's Peter and the Wolf presents to children a young fellow who becomes the hero of the day by disobeying the grown-ups.

Sounds like Prokofiev was asking for trouble, doesn't it?

Not so fast. Remember, Peter and the Wolf was written in the USSR in 1936, and there was a difference between disobeying Grandpa and disobeying Papa Joe. Nowadays, Peter and the Wolf is all innocence, but this wasn't always the case.

Schubert's Unfinished Symphony is a legendary work in many senses of the word. It's long been a concert-hall musical favorite, associated with plenty of mystery and romance. We'll begin a short Celebration of Schubert with his Eighth Symphony this week, and then look at some of the other music that he produced in his too-short life.

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Robert Schumann was on his way toward becoming one of Europe's most pre-eminent pianists until a hand injury ended that quest. He then turned to composition and he became one of the most influential composers of the Romantic period, until -- again -- his career was thwarted, this time by mental illness. Schumann left us one piano concerto: a taste of both his vocations, as it were, and it's our featured work this Thursday .

Will the Christmas music never stop? You may have asked yourself that over the past few weeks. In 1735 in Leipzig, it stopped on the Feast of the Epiphany, concluding with Part VI of Bach's Christmas Oratorio. We've been keeping up with Bach's schedule as best we can, to present the complete oratorio s Bach intended it to be performed. We began it in mid-December. and we conclude it tonight with the visit of the Three Kings, leading up to the Flight into Egypt. Then... No more Christmas music for eleven months. We promise.

Not to be confused with Maids a-Milking or Ladies Dancing, Lords a-Leaping, or anything of the sort, the next two cantatas of Bach's Christmas Oratorio were written for New Years Day and the day following -- the eighth and ninth days of Christmas . We'll hear them both as we continue with our presentation of the complete oratorio this holiday season. That's this Thursday, the fourth day of Christmas -- not to be confused with calling birds.

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