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When Amit Peled was 10, his parents gave him a gift: a cassette of music by cello master Pablo Casals. Peled had no classical background; his parents were not musicians. He says his own budding interest in the cello was a scam, a way of getting close to a girl in his town who happened to play the instrument. And yet, every night, he would fall asleep with the tape playing from a boombox beside his bed. The music made an impression.

The Kaddish Symphony, dating from 1963, concludes the cycle of the three symphonies of Leonard Bernstein this week on Mozart's Attic. We'll also hear the composer's set of Symphonic Dances from West Side Story.
Then music of English Baroque composer William Boyce, piano music from Schubert, a horn concerto by Mozart, and some Russian liturgical music for men's chorus.

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The State of NASA

Feb 3, 2015
State of NASA
MALCOLM DENEMARK/FLORIDA TODAY

NASA opened it's doors to the media yesterday. WFIT's Rick Glasby filed this report from Kennedy Space Center.

Leonard Bernstein's music will again be featured this week with the Symphonic Suite from his film score for On the Waterfront, followed by his Symphony No. 2, a musical interpretation of W.H. Auden's poem, The Age of Anxiety.

 The second hour will be devoted to the German, French, Italian, and Spanish Baroque with music of Bach, Rameau, Vivaldi, and Soler.

On Saturday morning, January 31st at 8 a.m., Sandman returns to his rightful place behind the microphone at WFIT Broadcast Center.

Tune in and enjoy this fresh new edition of PrivateRadio on WFIT, 89.5 FM "on the dial" and steaming live at WFIT.org.

Enjoy great music, good vibes, and a joyful noise to start your Saturday....and don't forget to turn it up!

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