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Except for special events, we only list radio broadcasts one month in advance.  For many of these broadcasts, WFMT Radio is local to Chicago (98.7 FM in the Chicago area) but is also available on cable and over the Internet worldwide.  Note that WFMT will often broadcast early music in the 12:00 midnight-6:00 AM "Through the Night with Peter van de Graaff" program, also the 6:00 AM-9:00 AM "Mornings with Carl Grapentine" program.

Harmonia


Thursdays, 9:00-10:00 PM EST.
(9:00-10:00 CST for Chicago and vicinity, while Daylight Savings Time is in effect; 8:00-9:00 CST during the rest of the year), live Early Music on Public Radio (WFIU-Public Radio from Indiana University), a weekly 59-minute radio program produced in conjunction with Indiana University's world-renowned Early Music Institute.  Be sure, also, to listen to the Harmonia Archived Programs.  Download the RealOne Player from RealNetworks and listen to Harmonia on the Internet!

Here of a Sunday Morning


Sundays, 9:00-11:00 AM EST.
(8:00-10:00 AM CST for Chicago and vicinity; same local times while Daylight Savings Time is in effect), live broadcast (WBAI, 99.5 FM, Pacifica Radio in New York, and since the early 1970s) of primarily early music, usually, but not exclusively in historically informed performances, with talk about the people who created it, and the conditions under which they made it.  Every month or two, there is a "New Releases" program, which presents new and interesting recordings, but otherwise the program explores the history of music in a reasonably systematic way.  To listen on-line, visit this site.

Exploring Music with Bill McGlaughlin


weekdays, 7:00-8:00 AM CDT
(This is Chicago time; check the program website for broadcasts elsewhere, including possible Internet broadcasts.)  A production of the WFMT Radio Network, Exploring Music is an exciting daily radio program that delves into a wide assortment of topics in classical music, occasionally also early music.  Broadcast to the Chicago area by WFMT Radio.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014, 9:00 AM CDT.
Bach's English Suite #1 in A, BWV 806.  Broadcast during the 9:00-10:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014, 11:00 AM CDT.
Dowland's Forlorn Hope Fancy; Queen Elizabeth, Her Galliard.  Broadcast during the 11:00-12:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014, 8:00 PM CDT.
The Tuesday Night Opera with Peter Van De Graaff: Gluck's Orphée et Eurydice.  Broadcast during the 8:00-11:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014, 11:00 PM CDT.
Vivaldi's Two Mandolin Concerto in G, R 532.  Broadcast during the 11:00-12:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014, 11:00 AM CDT.
Pergolesi's Sinfonia in F for Cello and Continuo.  Broadcast during the 11:00-12:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Thursday, July 3, 2014, 9:00 AM CDT.
Susato's Dance Suite.  Broadcast during the 9:00-10:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Thursday, July 3, 2014, 10:00 PM CDT.
Baroque and Before with Candice Agree.  Broadcast during the 10:00-11:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Saturday, July 5, 2014, 3:00 PM CDT.
Vivaldi's The Four Seasons, Op 8/1-4: Violin Concerto #2, R 315, L'estate (Summer).  Broadcast during the 3:00-4:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Sunday, July 6, 2014, 7:00 AM CDT.
Bach's Cantata #135, Ach Herr, mich armen Sünder.  Broadcast during the 7:00-9:55 Mornings with Candice Agree program on WFMT Radio.

Sunday, July 6, 2014, 12:00 noon CDT.
Bach's Orchestra Suite #3 in D, BWV 1068.  Broadcast during the 12:00-1:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Monday, July 7, 2014, 7:00 PM CDT.
Exploring Music with Bill McGlaughlin: The Four Seasons.  Broadcast during the 7:00-8:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014, 12:00 noon CDT.
Legrenzi's Sonata La Galini a due, Op 8.  Broadcast during the 12:00-1:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014, 3:00 PM CDT.
Handel's Concerto Grosso in Bb, Op 3/1.  Broadcast during the 3:00-4:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014, 7:00 PM CDT.
Exploring Music with Bill McGlaughlin: The Four Seasons.  Broadcast during the 7:00-8:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014, 8:00 PM CDT.
The Tuesday Night Opera with Peter Van De Graaff: Gluck's Iphigénie en Aulide.  Broadcast during the 8:00-11:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014, 11:00 PM CDT.
Couperin's Les Nations: L'espagnole.  Broadcast during the 11:00-12:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014, 9:00 AM CDT.
Bach's motet Lobet den Herrn alle Heiden, BWV 230.  Broadcast during the 9:00-10:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014, 7:00 PM CDT.
Exploring Music with Bill McGlaughlin: The Four Seasons.  Broadcast during the 7:00-8:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Thursday, July 10, 2014, 10:00 AM CDT.
Lully's Armide: Overture; Passacaille.  Broadcast during the 10:00-11:00 Midday with Lisa Flynn program on WFMT Radio.

Thursday, July 10, 2014, 7:00 PM CDT.
Exploring Music with Bill McGlaughlin: The Four Seasons.  Broadcast during the 7:00-8:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Thursday, July 10, 2014, 10:00 PM CDT.
Baroque and Before with Candice Agree.  Broadcast during the 10:00-11:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Friday, July 11, 2014, 10:00 AM CDT.
Vivaldi's Two-Guitar Concerto in G, R 532.  Broadcast during the 10:00-11:00 Midday with Lisa Flynn program on WFMT Radio.

Friday, July 11, 2014, 2:00 PM CDT.
Victoria's motet, Alma Redemptoris Mater.  Broadcast during the 2:00-3:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Friday, July 11, 2014, 7:00 PM CDT.
Exploring Music with Bill McGlaughlin: The Four Seasons.  Broadcast during the 7:00-8:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Sunday, July 13, 2014, 7:00 AM CDT.
Bach's Cantata #177, Ich ruf zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ.  Broadcast during the 7:00-9:55 Mornings with Candice Agree program on WFMT Radio.

Sunday, July 13, 2014, 5:00 PM CDT.
Bach's Keyboard Concerto in g, BWV 1058; Brandenburg Concerto #6; Keyboard Concerto in A, BWV 1055; Brandenburg Concerto #3.  Broadcast during the 5:00-6:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Monday, July 14, 2014, 9:00 AM CDT.
Rameau's Pièces de clavecin en concerts: Cinquième Concert.  Broadcast during the 9:00-10:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Monday, July 14, 2014, 3:00 PM CDT.
Bach's French Suite #5 in G, BWV 816.  Broadcast during the 3:00-4:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Monday, July 14, 2014, 11:00 PM CDT.
Handel's Concerto grosso in d, Op 6/10.  Broadcast during the 11:00-12:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014, 10:00 AM CDT.
Bach's Violin Sonata in G, BWV 1019a.  Broadcast during the 10:00-11:00 Midday with Lisa Flynn program on WFMT Radio.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014, 8:00 PM CDT.
The Tuesday Night Opera with Peter Van De Graaff: Gluck's Iphigénie en Tauride.  Broadcast during the 8:00-11:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014, 11:00 PM CDT.
Louis XIII's Ballet de la Merlaison.  Broadcast during the 11:00-12:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014, 9:00 AM CDT.
Vivaldi's Oboe Sonata #6 in g, R 58; The Four Seasons: Violin Concerto in g, Op 8/2, Summer.  Broadcast during the 9:00-10:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014, 10:00 AM CDT.
Leclair's Two-Violin Sonata in D, Op 12/3.  Telemann's Two-Violin Concerto in A.  Broadcast during the 10:00-11:00 Midday with Lisa Flynn program on WFMT Radio.

Thursday, July 17, 2014, 11:00 PM CDT.
Baroque and Before with Candice Agree.  Broadcast during the 11:00-12:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Friday, July 18, 2014, 1:00 PM CDT.
Anonymous: Bransles de Village.  Broadcast during the 1:00-2:00 Afternoons with Kerry Frumkin program on WFMT Radio.

Friday, July 18, 2014, 3:00 PM CDT.
Vivaldi's The Four Seasons, Op 8/1-4: L'Inverno (Winter).  Broadcast during the 3:00-4:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Sunday, July 20, 2014, 7:00 AM CDT.
Bach's Cantata #93, Wer nur den lieben Gott lässt walten.  Broadcast during the 7:00-9:55 Mornings with Candice Agree program on WFMT Radio.

Sunday, July 20, 2014, 12:00 noon CDT.
Bach's Cantata #202, Weichet nur, betrübte Schatten (Wedding).  Broadcast during the 12:00-1:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Monday, July 21, 2014, 1:00 PM CDT.
Bach's Aria variata alla maniera Italiana, BWV 989.  Broadcast during the 1:00-2:00 Afternoons with Kerry Frumkin program on WFMT Radio.

Monday, July 21, 2014, 11:00 PM CDT.
Bach's Trio Sonata in Bb.  Broadcast during the 11:00-12:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 12:00 noon CDT.
Handel's Concerto Grosso in F, Op 6/9.  Broadcast during the 12:00-1:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 8:00 PM CDT.
The Tuesday Night Opera with Peter Van De Graaff: Gluck's Les Pèlerins de la Mecque.  Broadcast during the 8:00-11:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Thursday, July 24, 2014, 9:00 AM CDT.
Scarlatti's Keyboard Sonata in D, Kk 21 (L 363).  Bach's Brandenburg Concerto #5 in D, BWV 1050.  Broadcast during the 9:00-10:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Thursday, July 24, 2014, 3:00 PM CDT.
Bach's Two-Keyboard Concerto #1 in c, BWV 1060.  Broadcast during the 3:00-4:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Thursday, July 24, 2014, 11:00 PM CDT.
Baroque and Before with Candice Agree.  Broadcast during the 11:00-12:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Friday, July 25, 2014, 10:00 AM CDT.
Telemann's Overture (Suite) in C, Hamburger Ebb; und Flut (Wassermusik).  Handel's Trumpet Suite in D, Water Piece.  Broadcast during the 10:00-11:00 Midday with Lisa Flynn program on WFMT Radio.

Sunday, July 27, 2014, 7:00 AM CDT.
Bach's Cantata #170, Vergnügte Ruh, beliebte Seelenlust.  Broadcast during the 7:00-9:55 Mornings with Candice Agree program on WFMT Radio.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 10:00 AM CDT.
Bach's Trio Sonata in G, BWV 1038.  Broadcast during the 10:00-11:00 Midday with Lisa Flynn program on WFMT Radio.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 8:00 PM CDT.
The Tuesday Night Opera with Peter Van De Graaff: Gluck's Paride ed Elena.  Broadcast during the 8:00-11:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 10:00 AM CDT.
Purcell's King Arthur: song tune, Fairest Isle.  Broadcast during the 10:00-11:00 Midday with Lisa Flynn program on WFMT Radio.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 3:00 PM CDT.
Bach's Violin Partita #2 in d, BWV 1004; Brandenburg Concerto #4 in G, BWV 1049.  Broadcast during the 3:00-4:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 9:00 AM CDT.
Bach's French Suite #1 in d, BWV 812.  Broadcast during the 9:00-10:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Thursday, July 31, 2014, 10:00 PM CDT.
Baroque and Before with Candice Agree.  Broadcast during the 10:00-11:00 time period on WFMT Radio.