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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.

Baroque & Before


Thursdays, 10:00-11:00 PM CST
(This is Chicago time; check the program website for broadcasts elsewhere, including possible Internet broadcasts.  The broadcast may also occasionally be delayed somewhat later than 10:00, depending on the early evening's schedule.)  Baroque&Before explores works written before 1750, featuring live concert recordings from some of the world's most prestigious early music festivals, as well as commercially released recordings from WFMT's vast collection in the Richard and Mary L. Gray Music Library.  From Russia to the Americas, from Northern Europe to the Mediterranean and Middle East, producer and host Candice Agree presents internationally known artists on the early music scene, crafting a delightful mix of musicianship, music, and history.

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 PM CST
(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.

Friday, August 1, 2014, 1:00 PM CDT.
Handel's Water Music Suite in D/G.  Broadcast during the 1:00-2:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Friday, August 1, 2014, 8:00 PM CDT.
Music in Chicago: Music of the Baroque performs Handel's oratorio Israel in Egypt.  Broadcast during the 8:00-10:30 time period on WFMT Radio.

Sunday, August 3, 2014, 7:00 AM CDT.
Bach's Cantata #209, Non sa che sia dolore.  Broadcast during the 7:00-9:55 Mornings with Candice Agree program on WFMT Radio.

Monday, August 4, 2014, 1:00 PM CDT.
Bach's Two-Violin Concerto in d, BWV 1043.  Broadcast during the 1:00-2:00 Afternoons with Kerry Frumkin program on WFMT Radio.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014, 11:00 AM CDT.
Bach's Clavier Partita #1 in Bb, BWV 825.  Broadcast during the 11:00-12:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Thursday, August 7, 2014, 9:00 AM CDT.
Praetorius' Terpsichore: Dances.  Broadcast during the 9:00-10:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Thursday, August 7, 2014, 10:00 AM CDT.
Vivaldi's Concerto for Violin, Two Oboes, Bassoon, Two Horns & Timpani, R 562a.  Purcell's anthem, Praise the Lord, O Jerusalem.  Broadcast during the 10:00-11:00 Midday with Lisa Flynn program on WFMT Radio.

Thursday, August 7, 2014, 10:00 PM CDT.
Baroque & Before with Candice Agree.  Broadcast during the 10:00-11:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Friday, August 8, 2014, 9:00 AM CDT.
Bach's Italian Concerto in F, BWV 971.  Broadcast during the 9:00-10:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Sunday, August 10, 2014, 7:00 AM CDT.
Bach's Cantata #178, Wo Gott der Herr nicht bei uns hält.  Broadcast during the 7:00-9:55 Mornings with Candice Agree program on WFMT Radio.

Sunday, August 10, 2014, 12:00 noon CDT.
Henry VIII's suite Rose Without A Thorn.  Broadcast during the 12:00-1:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Monday, August 11, 2014, 1:00 PM CDT.
Vivaldi's Two-Violin, Flute and Bassoon Concerto in g, R 104.  Broadcast during the 1:00-2:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014, 9:00 AM CDT.
Bach's Brandenburg Concerto #3 in G, BWV 1048; motet Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied, BWV 225.  Broadcast during the 9:00-10:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014, 11:00 AM CDT.
Anonymous: Six Lute Pieces.  Broadcast during the 11:00-12:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014, 2:00 PM CDT.
Vivaldi's Concerto in C con molti stromenti, R 558.  Broadcast during the 2:00-3:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014, 3:00 PM CDT.
Bach's Brandenburg Concerto #5 in D, BWV 1050.  Broadcast during the 3:00-4:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Thursday, August 14, 2014, 12:00 noon CDT.
Telemann's Overture (Suite) in C, Hamburger Ebb' und Flut (Wassermusik).  Broadcast during the 12:00-1:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Thursday, August 14, 2014, 10:00 PM CDT.
Baroque & Before with Candice Agree.  Broadcast during the 10:00-11:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Friday, August 15, 2014, 10:00 AM CDT.
Locke's The Broken Consort: Suite #3 in C.  Broadcast during the 10:00-11:00 Midday with Lisa Flynn program on WFMT Radio.

Friday, August 15, 2014, 2:00 PM CDT.
Bach's Chromatic Fantasy and Fugue in d, BWV 903.  Broadcast during the 2:00-3:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Sunday, August 17, 2014, 7:00 AM CDT.
Bach's Cantata #94, Was frag ich nach der Welt.  Broadcast during the 7:00-9:55 Mornings with Candice Agree program on WFMT Radio.

Monday, August 18, 2014, 9:00 AM CDT.
Bach's Well-Tempered Clavier, Bk 1, BWV 846/69: Preludes and Fugues 13-16.  Broadcast during the 9:00-10:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Monday, August 18, 2014, 10:00 AM CDT.
Purcell's The Fairy Queen Suite.  Broadcast during the 10:00-11:00 Midday with Lisa Flynn program on WFMT Radio.

Monday, August 18, 2014, 3:00 PM CDT.
Vivaldi's The Four Seasons, Op 8/1-4: Violin Concerto #1, R 269, La Primavera.  Broadcast during the 3:00-4:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Monday, August 18, 2014, 11:00 AM CDT.
Rameau's Le temple de la gloire: Suite of Instrumental Music.  Broadcast during the 11:00-12:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014, 10:00 AM CDT.
Bach's Inventions, BWV 772/786; Sinfonias, BWV 787/801: Three-Part Sinfonias #s 1-7.  Broadcast during the 10:00-11:00 Midday with Lisa Flynn program on WFMT Radio.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014, 11:00 PM CDT.
Marais' La Sonnerie de Sainte Geneviève du Mont de Paris.  Broadcast during the 11:00-12:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014, 9:00 AM CDT.
Bach's Cantata #148, Bringet dem herrn Ehre seines Namens: Chorus #1.  Broadcast during the 9:00-10:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014, 10:00 AM CDT.
Rebel's Les Eléments.  Broadcast during the 10:00-11:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014, 3:00 PM CDT.
Bach's Violin and Oboe Concerto in c, BWV 1060.  Broadcast during the 3:00-4:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014, 11:00 PM CDT.
Stradella's Sinfonia #22.  Broadcast during the 11:00-12:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Thursday, August 21, 2014, 9:00 AM CDT.
Vivaldi's Two-Guitar Concerto in G, R 532.  Broadcast during the 9:00-10:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Thursday, August 21, 2014, 10:00 PM CDT.
Baroque & Before with Candice Agree.  Broadcast during the 10:00-11:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Sunday, August 24, 2014, 7:00 AM CDT.
Bach's Cantata #46, Schauet doch und sehet, ob irgend ein Schmerz sei.  Broadcast during the 7:00-9:55 Mornings with Candice Agree program on WFMT Radio.

Sunday, August 24, 2014, 12:00 noon CDT.
Handel's Chaconne #1 in G, HWV 435.  Bach's Violin Partita #2 in d, BWV 1004: #5, ChaconneHandel's Harp Concerto in Bb, Op 4/6.  Broadcast during the 12:00-1:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Monday, August 25, 2014, 9:00 AM CDT.
Handel's Semele: Aria, Where'er You Walk.  Broadcast during the 9:00-10:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014, 11:00 AM CDT.
Bach's motet Der Geist hilft unser Schwachheit auf, BWV 226.  Broadcast during the 11:00-12:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014, 11:00 PM CDT.
Pachelbel's String Suite in G.  Broadcast during the 11:00-12:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Thursday, August 28, 2014, 11:00 AM CDT.
Purcell's Suite of Theater Music.  Broadcast during the 11:00-12:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Thursday, August 28, 2014, 10:00 PM CDT.
Baroque & Before with Candice Agree.  Broadcast during the 10:00-11:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Sunday, August 31, 2014, 7:00 AM CDT.
Bach's Cantata #199, Mein Herze schwimmt im Blut.  Broadcast during the 7:00-9:55 Mornings with Candice Agree program on WFMT Radio.