WFIT Features

WFIT Features
1:29 pm
Thu March 5, 2015

Lagoon Fest Session Friday at Noon on Sound Waves

WFIT welcomes Andy Harrington of Heliophonic.

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3:49 pm
Tue March 3, 2015

WFIT Welcomes Award Winning Australian Guitarist Tommy Emmanuel

On Sunday, March 8 at noontime, WFIT-FM welcomes award winning Australian virtuoso guitarist Tommy Emmanuel. Tommy is well known for his complex fingerstyle guitar technique. He has performed with a wide range of artists including Tina Turner, Chet Atkins, Eric Clapton, Les Paul and others.

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10:46 am
Mon March 2, 2015

Mozart's Attic - Thursday, March 5th at 10:00 pm

Luisa Tetrazzini

It will be beeswax and shellac this Thursday as we look at recordings from the 1900s to the 1940s.

This period encompasses some of the most primitive recording sessions imaginable to the just-pre-high-fidelity era that ended with the 78 RPM record. It also encompasses entirely or in part, the legacy of any number of "Heritage Musicians" who have -- one way or another -- shaped the way we think about classical music today.

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8:56 am
Wed February 25, 2015

Mozart's Attic - Thursday, Feb 26 at 10:00 pm

Tchaikovsky

This week's program starts off with music from five very different contemporary composers, Americans John Adams, Janet Gilbert, and Michael Torke, along with Estonian Arvo Part and Gambian-born Foday Suso.

The program continues with the third of William Boyce's little symphonies dating back to 18th-century London, along with a motet from Baroque composer Michael Praetorius, Beethoven's Pathetique sonata, and Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 4.

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10:11 am
Tue February 17, 2015

Mozart's Attic - Thursday, Feb 19th at 10 p.m.

Musicians need to practice, and for organists this historically presented a problem: someone had to be engaged to pump a bellows to provide air pressure. One solution was the pedal harpsichord, a practice instrument that didn't require an assistant.

When the electric fan came along, there was no longer a need for a bellows, much less a bellows pumper. Soon the expensive and cumbersome pedal harpsichord disappeared as well -- until a revival a half century or so ago. This once nearly extinct instrument will be featured in a couple of Bach trio sonatas this week.

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