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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.

Thursday, January 1, 2015, 10:00 PM CST.
Baroque & Before with Candice Agree.  Broadcast during the 10:00-11:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Friday, January 2, 2015, 10:00 AM CST.
Handel's L'Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato: Duet, As Steals the Morn.  Broadcast during the 10:00-11:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Friday, January 2, 2015, 2:00 PM CST.
Bach's Cello Suite #1 in G, BWV 1007; Cantata #78, Jesu, der du meine Seele: Duet, Wir eilen mit schwachen.  Broadcast during the 2:00-3:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Saturday, January 3, 2015, 7:00 AM CST.
Bach's Violin Concerto in d (after BWV 1052).  Broadcast during the 7:00-10:00 Mornings with Candice Agree program on WFMT Radio.

Sunday, January 4, 2015, 7:00 AM CST.
Bach's Cantata #153, Schau, lieber Gott, wie mein Feind.  Broadcast during the 7:00-9:55 Mornings with Candice Agree program on WFMT Radio.

Sunday, January 4, 2015, 12:00 noon CST.
Bach's Orchestra Suite #3 in D, BWV 1068.  Broadcast during the 12:00-1:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Monday, January 5, 2015, 1:00 PM CST.
Purcell's The Fairy Queen Suite.  Broadcast during the 1:00-2:00 Afternoons with Kerry Frumkin program on WFMT Radio.

Tuesday, January 6, 2015, 10:00 AM CST.
Vivaldi's The Four Seasons, Op 8/1-4: Violin Concerto #4 in f, R 297, Winter.  Broadcast during the 10:00-11:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Tuesday, January 6, 2015, 1:00 PM CST.
Bach's Orchestra Suite #1 in C, BWV 1066.  Broadcast during the 1:00-2:00 Afternoons with Kerry Frumkin program on WFMT Radio.

Tuesday, January 6, 2015, 11:00 PM CST.
Handel's Trio Sonata in g, Op 2/5.  Broadcast during the 11:00-12:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Wednesday, January 7, 2015, 11:00 PM CST.
Bach's Organ Concerto in G, BWV 592.  Marais' Sonate à la Marésienne.  Broadcast during the 11:00-12:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Thursday, January 8, 2015, 1:00 PM CST.
Bach's Brandenburg Concerto #2 in F, BWV 1047.  Broadcast during the 1:00-2:00 Afternoons with Kerry Frumkin program on WFMT Radio.

Thursday, January 8, 2015, 10:00 PM CST.
Baroque & Before with Candice Agree.  Broadcast during the 10:00-11:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Friday, January 9, 2015, 11:00 AM CST.
Anonymous: 18th C. Improvisations on Passa e mezzo.  Broadcast during the 11:00-12:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Friday, January 9, 2015, 12:00 noon CST.
Bach's Italian Concerto in F, BWV 971.  Broadcast during the 12:00-1:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Sunday, January 11, 2015, 7:00 AM CST.
Bach's Cantata #154, Mein liebster Jesus ist verloren.  Broadcast during the 7:00-9:55 Mornings with Candice Agree program on WFMT Radio.

Monday, January 12, 2015, 9:00 AM CST.
Handel's Solomon: Arrival of the Queen of Sheba.  Broadcast during the 9:00-10:00 Midday with Lisa Flynn program on WFMT Radio.

Monday, January 12, 2015, 12:00 noon CST.
Vivaldi's Three-Violin Concerto in F, R 551.  Manfredini's Carlo Magno: Fra' lacci tu mi credi.  Broadcast during the 12:00-1:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015, 2:00 PM CST.
Bach's Violin Partita #3 in E, BWV 1006.  Broadcast during the 2:00-3:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015, 1:00 PM CST.
Bach's Orchestra Suite #2 in b, BWV 1067.  Broadcast during the 1:00-2:00 Afternoons with Kerry Frumkin program on WFMT Radio.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015, 3:00 PM CST.
Byrd's New Year Anthem O God, That Guides the Cheerful SunBach's The Wise Virgins Suite.  Broadcast during the 3:00-4:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015, 11:00 PM CST.
Bach's Well-Tempered Clavier, Bk 1, BWV 846/69.  Broadcast during the 11:00-12:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Thursday, January 15, 2015, 10:00 PM CST.
Baroque & Before with Candice Agree.  Broadcast during the 10:00-11:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Friday, January 16, 2015, 12:00 noon CST.
Pergolesi's Sinfonia in F for Cello and Continuo.  Broadcast during the 12:00-1:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Sunday, January 18, 2015, 7:00 AM CST.
Bach's Cantata #3, Ach Gott, wie manches Herzeleid.  Broadcast during the 7:00-9:55 Mornings with Candice Agree program on WFMT Radio.

Sunday, January 18, 2015, 12:00 noon CST.
Bach's Little Suite from the Anna Magdalena Notebook; Trio Sonata in G, BWV 1039.  Broadcast during the 12:00-1:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Monday, January 19, 2015, 11:00 PM CST.
Handel's Trio Sonata #3 in Eb, HWV 382.  Anonymous: Primo Tempore.  Broadcast during the 11:00-12:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015, 9:00 AM CST.
Anonymous: Rossignol; The Nightingale; In Midst of Woods/The Blackbird; Goddesses.  Broadcast during the 9:00-10:00 Midday with Lisa Flynn program on WFMT Radio.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015, 12:00 noon CST.
Vivaldi's Flute Concerto in G, R 436.  Bach's Aria variata alla maniera italiana, BWV 989.  Broadcast during the 12:00-1:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015, 3:00 PM CST.
Bach's St. Matthew Passion, BWV 244: Erbarme dich, mein Gott.  Broadcast during the 3:00-4:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Thursday, January 22, 2015, 10:00 AM CST.
Bach's Orchestra Suite #3 in D, BWV 1068; Prelude in b; Siciliano.  Broadcast during the 10:00-11:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Thursday, January 22, 2015, 8:00 PM CST.
Bach's Violin & Oboe Concerto.  Broadcast during the 8:00-10:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Thursday, January 22, 2015, 10:00 PM CST.
Baroque & Before with Candice Agree.  Broadcast during the 10:00-11:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Friday, January 23, 2015, 11:00 AM CST.
Palestrina's A solis ortu cardine.  Broadcast during the 11:00-12:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Sunday, January 25, 2015, 7:00 AM CST.
Bach's Cantata #111, Was mein Gott will, das g'scheh allzeit.  Broadcast during the 7:00-9:55 Mornings with Candice Agree program on WFMT Radio.

Monday, January 26, 2015, 11:00 AM CST.
Scarlatti's Clavier Sonata in E, Kk 215.  Broadcast during the 11:00-12:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Monday, January 26, 2015, 3:00 PM CST.
Bach's Well-Tempered Clavier, Bk 1, BWV 846/69: Preludes & Fugues #s 1-4; Cantata #68, Also hat Gott die Welt geliebt: Aria, My Heart Ever Faithful.  Broadcast during the 3:00-4:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Monday, January 26, 2015, 11:00 PM CST.
Telemann's Trio Sonata in a.  Broadcast during the 11:00-12:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015, 10:00 AM CST.
Purcell's Suite of Theater Music.  Broadcast during the 10:00-11:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015, 3:00 PM CST.
Bach's Triple Concerto in a, BWV 1044.  Broadcast during the 3:00-4:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Thursday, January 29, 2015, 3:00 PM CST.
Handel's Water Music Suite in D/G.  Broadcast during the 3:00-4:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Thursday, January 29, 2015, 10:00 PM CST.
Baroque & Before with Candice Agree.  Broadcast during the 10:00-11:00 time period on WFMT Radio.