Mozart's Attic

Thursdays from 10pm-12am

Mozart's Attic is a classical music program featuring music from the Middle Ages to the 21st century. Some of it is not frequently heard on air; other pieces are concert favorites from the symphonic repertoire, sometimes in rare or historic performances. There's plenty of vinyl, and sometimes even a bit of shellac.

You never know what you might come across in the attic. 

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

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10:21 am
Tue May 26, 2015

Mozart's Attic - Thursday, May 28th at 10 pm

Franz Schubert

Franz Schubert didn't have much time to develop his art; his career was not much more than fifteen years old at the time of his death at age 31.

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9:28 am
Tue May 19, 2015

Mozart's Attic - Thursday, May 21st at 10:00 pm

Paul Hindemith

The program starts with a short organ sonata by Paul Hindemith. One of the many artists to leave Nazi Germany before the war, Hindemith eventually found himself in New Haven, Connecticut, where he was professor of harmony at Yale. He knew a thing or two about deft tonal shifts, as his organ writing well demonstrates. And those who like their organ music "spooky" will not be disappointed

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7:45 am
Mon May 11, 2015

Mozart's Attic - Thursday, May 14th at 10:00 pm

Joaquin Turina

The program begins with chamber music by 20th-century Spanish composer Joaquin Turina. He was one of the last to compose in the Romantic style that dominated European music in the 19th century, and because he did not go where such composers as Debussy and Ravel and Stravinsky and Schonberg went, he is little remembered today. His music is still well worth listening to, however.

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9:05 am
Mon May 4, 2015

Mozart's Attic - Thursday, May 7th at 10:00 pm

Rachel Barton Pine

The late 1920s represented the height of artistic freedom in Germany -- after World War I and the inflation crisis, and before Hitler, the Third Reich and the Second World War. Playwright Bertolt Brecht and composer Kurt Weill teamed up in 1928 to produce The Threepenny Opera, a musical set among the characters of the Weimar Republic underworld.

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6:43 am
Tue April 28, 2015

Mozart's Attic - Thursday, April 30th at 10:00 pm

Marie-Claire Alain

If you like organ music that you can feel in the pit of your stomach, then Jehan Alain's Three Dances is for you.  Marie-Claire Alain sets the 32-foot pipes of the Chateau-Salins organ in Moselle a-rumble in a performance of music by her brother, a promising young talent who was killed fighting with the French army during the 1940 invasion of World War II.

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