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WCPE Offers Birthday Tribute to Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Mozart Madness to Air January 25 through 27 on TheClassicalStation.org

WAKE FOREST, N.C. (January 22, 2013)—William Woltz, music director for WCPE, TheClassicalStation.org, announces today that in recognition of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Birthday, WCPE celebrates the wunderkind from Salzburg for three days, January 25 through his birthday on January 27, 2013.

“That Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart could write a symphony at the age of eight is remarkable,” offers Woltz, who also hosts Allegro. “That the dying adult left us with his achingly beautiful Requiem is a gift to mankind.”

You can request your favorite Amadeus on All Request Friday and Saturday Evening Request Program by going to TheClassicalStation.org and clicking Music Requests under Quick Links on the right.

Here is a partial listing of programming being offered:

25 Friday

  • 8:00 a.m. Mozart: Overture to The Marriage of Figaro
  • 9:00 a.m. All-Request Friday
  • 10:00 p.m. Mozart: Rondo in A Minor

26 Saturday

  • 8:00 a.m. Mozart: Serenade no. 13 in G (Eine Kleine Nachtmusik)
  • 9:00 a.m. Mozart: Symphony no. 35 in D (Haffner)
  • 10:00 a.m. Mozart: Piano Concerto no. 20 in D Minor
  • 11:00 a.m. Mozart: Quintet in E-flat for Piano and Winds
  • 12:00 p.m. Mozart: Overture to Don Giovanni
  • 4:00 p.m. Mozart: Piano Concerto no. 21 in C
  • 5:00 p.m. Mozart: Symphony no. 39 in E-flat

27 Sunday

  • 7:00 a.m. Mozart: Exsultate, Jubilate
  • 11:00 a.m. Mozart: Symphony no. 40 in G Minor
  • 12:00 p.m. Mozart: Piano Sonata no. 8 in A Minor
  • 2:00 p.m. Mozart: String Quartet no. 22 in B-flat
  • 3:00 p.m. Mozart: Piano Concerto no. 24 in C Minor
  • 4:00 p.m. Mozart: Serenade no. 10 in B-flat (for Winds) (Gran Partita)
  • 5:00 p.m. Mozart: Symphony no. 41 in C (Jupiter)

In 1990 a group of psychologists studied Mozart’s written personal history and labeled him as “Pathologically Optimistic.” WCPE’s Mozart Madness will explore, through music, his exuberance and hope, even when composing during times of personal hardship and despair.

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About WCPE:

With a 34 plus year history, WCPE 89.7 FM is a non-commercial, 100 percent listener- supported, independent station dedicated to excellence in Great Classical Music broadcasting. WCPE is heard worldwide on the Internet in multiple formats, including the next generation IPv6. Because WCPE receives no tax-derived support, the station conducts two on-air fundraising campaigns and two major mail-out campaigns per year to raise needed operating funds. For more information, visit www.TheClassicalStation.org or call 919-556-5178.

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