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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The great Russian film director Sergei Eisenstein asked Sergei Prokofiev to write the score for his 1938 movie depicting Alexander Nevsky's defeat of the Teutonic knights at the Battle of Lake Peipus in 1242. The film got caught up in the politics of the day. You can hear the story as well as the film score on New Years night.

Also scheduled are Schubert's Impromptus, Opus 90 complete; Bach's Brandenburg Concerto No. 1; and music of Palestrina, Monteverdi and Sweelinck.

A program of seasonal music -- mostly Christmas, but a few other celebrations of note as well. The program will conclude with the Saint Saens Christmas Oratorio.

Thursday at 10:00 pm at 89.5 FM and streaming live at WFIT.org

This week's broadcast of Mozart's Attic will be devoted entirely to a complete and uninterrupted performance of Handel's oratorio, The Messiah. 

Sir Colin Davis conducts the London Symphony Orchestra and Choir in an authentic reading of the original 1743 London score with soloists Heather Harper, Helen Watts, John Wakefield, and John Shirley-Quirk.

Tune in for Mozart's Attic every Thursday evening from 10 p.m. until midnight. You never know what you might come across in the attic.

With its exotic scales and rhythms, the music of Hungary has long has an outsize influence on the music of Europe. Composers, native and non- have brought the music of the peasantry, the Roma, and other influences as well to the concert stage. We take a look at some of the music of this relatively small nation with the music of Bartok, Kodaly, Liszt, Brahms, Berlioz, Tchaikovsky and others on this week's program.

The cycle of the nine Beethoven symphonies recorded by Arturo Toscanini and the NBC Symphony Orchestra for the then-new high fidelity vinyl phonograph records concludes this week with Number 9 in D minor. A good performance -- and this is a great one -- of this monumental work leaves no classical music lover unmoved.

And for something completely different, an overture to a Gilbert & Sullivan operetta, a ballet by Gounod, and some heroic music for organ and brasses are also scheduled.

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