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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.

Saturday, November 1, 2014, 7:00 AM CDT.
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, November 2, 2014, 7:00 AM CST.
Bach's Cantata #162, Ach, ich sehe, itzt, da ich zur Hochzeit gehe.  Broadcast during the 7:00-9:55 Mornings with Candice Agree program on WFMT Radio.

Monday, November 3, 2014, 11:00 AM CST.
Monteverdi's Beatus VirBach's Partita #1 in Bb.  Broadcast during the 11:00-12:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Monday, November 3, 2014, 1:00 PM CST.
Telemann's Tafelmusik, Bk 3: Overture (Suite) in Bb.  Broadcast during the 1:00-2:00 Afternoons with Kerry Frumkin program on WFMT Radio.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014, 1:00 PM CST.
Bach's The Art of Fugue, BWV 1080: Contrapuncti 4-6.  Broadcast during the 1:00-2:00 Afternoons with Kerry Frumkin program on WFMT Radio.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014, 11:00 PM CST.
Vivaldi's Cello Sonata #3 in a, R 43.  Broadcast during the 11:00-12:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Thursday, November 6, 2014, 10:00 PM CST.
Baroque & Before with Candice Agree.  Broadcast during the 10:00-11:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Sunday, November 9, 2014, 7:00 AM CST.
Bach's Cantata #109, Ich glaube, lieber Herr, hilf meinem Unglauben.  Broadcast during the 7:00-9:55 Mornings with Candice Agree program on WFMT Radio.

Sunday, November 9, 2014, 5:00 PM CST.
Bach's Cello Suite #1.  Broadcast during the 5:00-6:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014, 11:00 PM CST.
Leclair's String Sonata in Bb, Op 4/2.  Broadcast during the 11:00-12:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Thursday, November 13, 2014, 10:00 PM CST.
Baroque & Before with Candice Agree.  Broadcast during the 10:00-11:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Friday, November 14, 2014, 8:00 PM CST.
Music of the Baroque performs in recorded concert: Handel's The Water Music Suites #s 1, 2 & 3.  Broadcast during the 8:00-10:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Sunday, November 16, 2014, 7:00 AM CST.
Bach's Cantata #89, Was soll ich aus dir machen, Ephraim?.  Broadcast during the 7:00-9:55 Mornings with Candice Agree program on WFMT Radio.

Sunday, November 16, 2014, 5:00 PM CST.
Leclair's Two-Violin Sonata in ACouperin's Concert Royal #2 in D.  Broadcast during the 5:00-6:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014, 11:05 AM CST.
Bach's Capriccio in Bb, BWV 992.  Broadcast during the 11:05-12:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014, 11:00 PM CST.
Handel's Concerto grosso in b, Op 6/12.  Broadcast during the 11:00-12:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Thursday, November 20, 2014, 10:00 PM CST.
Baroque & Before with Candice Agree.  Broadcast during the 10:00-11:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Saturday, November 22, 2014, 7:00 AM CST.
Bach's Violin Partita #2 in d, BWV 1004; Keyboard Concerto #1 in d, BWV 1052.  Broadcast during the 7:00-10:00 Mornings with Candice Agree program on WFMT Radio.

Sunday, November 23, 2014, 7:00 AM CST.
Bach's Cantata #163, Nur Jedem das Seine.  Broadcast during the 7:00-9:55 Mornings with Candice Agree program on WFMT Radio.

Sunday, November 23, 2014, 6:00 PM CST.
Bach's Italian Concerto in F, BWV 971.  Broadcast during the 6:00-7:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Monday, November 24, 2014, 11:00 AM CST.
Vivaldi's Flute Concerto in D, R 428.  Broadcast during the 11:00-12:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014, 11:00 AM CST.
Bach's Violin and Oboe Concerto in c, BWV 1060.  Handel's Passacaglia.  Broadcast during the 11:00-12:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014, 3:00 PM CST.
Leclair's Violin Sonata in G, Op 2/5.  Broadcast during the 3:00-4:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014, 11:00 PM CST.
Telemann's Quadro in g.  Broadcast during the 11:00-12:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Thursday, November 27, 2014, 2:00 PM CST.
Bach's Cantata #29, Wir danken dir, Gott, wir danken dir.  Broadcast during the 2:00-3:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Thursday, November 27, 2014, 10:00 PM CST.
Baroque & Before with Candice Agree.  Broadcast during the 10:00-11:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Saturday, November 29, 2014, 7:00 AM CST.
Bach's Cantata #36, Schwingt freudig euch empor.  Broadcast during the 7:00-10:00 Mornings with Candice Agree program on WFMT Radio.