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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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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8:41 am
Mon April 20, 2015

Mozart's Attic - Thursday, April 23rd at 10:00 pm

In the middle of the last century, Alan Lomax travelled this country with a portable (barely) recording machine and collected the folk music of America.

In 1651, John Playford travelled England with pen and paper and collected the folk dances of his land. With the publication of Playford's Dancing Master, he had an instant hit on his hands both in England and in the colonies, resulting in the printing of dozens of further volumes over the next fifty or so years.

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6:18 pm
Wed April 15, 2015

Mozart's Attic - Thursday, April 16th, 10 pm

Leonid Kogan

We begin with a baroque hour featuring a battle suite for brasses by Samuel Scheidt, the seventh in our cycle of the eight symphonies of William Boyce, the Vivaldi Gloria, and an orchestral concerto by Johann David Heinichen -- once  the official composer to the most prestigious court orchestra in Northern Europe, now largely unknown.

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4:42 pm
Tue April 7, 2015

Mozart's Attic - Thursday, April 9th at 10:00 pm

William Boyce

Mozart's Attic begins with some dance music from the middle ages and then from a little bit later --  the 1400s.

Then we have some Renaissance music for double reed consort.

Next we begin a new series featuring the great violin concerti, beginning with the Brahms Concerto in D.

Harp music of Debussy, a piano trio by Jennifer Higdon played by the Lincoln Trio -- who recently gave a concert locally, Rimsky Korsakov's Russian Easter Overture, and harpsichord pieces by Balbastre and Couperin.

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