Mozart Madness Airs Now thru Jan 27 on

William Woltz, music director for WCPE,, announces today that in recognition of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Birthday, WCPE celebrates the wunderkind from Salzburg for three days, today, 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 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.

WCPE's live broadcast of 'Great Classical Music, 24 Hours A Day' can be accessed around the globe in several ways; on-line streaming in multiple formats, including IPv6, local cable television systems and traditional radio broadcasting. A complete list of the ways WCPE is available with instructions for cable and Satellite reception can be found at: In central North Carolina and southern Virginia, WCPE is found on the radio at 89.7 FM.

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