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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8:58 am
Tue December 16, 2014

Mozart's Attic - Thursday, December 18 at 10:00 pm

Camille Saint-Saens

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

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4:53 pm
Mon December 8, 2014

Mozart's Attic Features Complete Performance of Handel's Oratorio, The Messiah

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.

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8:46 am
Tue December 2, 2014

Mozart's Attic - Thursday, December 4 at 10:00 pm

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.

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7:39 am
Mon November 24, 2014

Mozart's Attic 10:00 pm Thanksgiving Evening

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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8:00 am
Mon November 17, 2014

Mozart's Attic 10:00 pm Thursday 11/20

Arturo Toscanini

This week brings us to Number Eight in the cycle of the nine Beethoven symphonies recorded by Arturo Toscanini and the NBC Symphony for the newfangled high fidelity phonograph records six decades ago.

Also scheduled are some dances from Tudor England, baroque music from Bach and Monteverdi, a concerto by Mozart, some stage music by Schubert, and some Shostakovich and Stravinsky.

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