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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.

Sunday, March 1, 2015, 7:00 AM CST.
Bach's Cantata #23, Du wahrer Gott und Davids Sohn.  Broadcast during the 7:00-9:55 Mornings with Candice Agree program on WFMT Radio.

Sunday, March 1, 2015, 1:00 PM CST.
Bach's six Brandenburg Concertos.  Broadcast during the 1:00-3:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Monday, March 2, 2015, 9:00 AM CST.
Pergolesi's Flute Concerto in G.  Broadcast during the 9:00-10:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Monday, March 2, 2015, 8:00 PM CST.
Live from WFMT: Baroque Band.  Broadcast during the 8:00-10:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Monday, March 2, 2015, 11:00 PM CST.
Biber's Sonata a 7.  Broadcast during the 11:00-12:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015, 12:00 noon CST.
Corelli's Violin Sonata in A, Op 5/9.  Tartini's Violin Sonata in g, Devil's Trill.  Broadcast during the 12:00-1:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015, 3:00 PM CST.
Praetorius' Terpsichore: Suite #1 in C.  Broadcast during the 3:00-4:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015, 11:00 PM CST.
Purcell's Viol Fantasia #8.  Broadcast during the 11:00-12:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015, 10:00 AM CST.
Bach's Brandenburg Concerto #3 in G, BWV 1048; Brandenburg Concerto #5 in D, BWV 1050.  Broadcast during the 10:00-11:00 Midday with Lisa Flynn program on WFMT Radio.

Thursday, March 5, 2015, 9:00 AM CST.
Vivaldi's Two-Violin Sonata in b, Op 1/11.  Broadcast during the 9:00-10:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Thursday, March 5, 2015, 11:00 AM CST.
Handel's Music for the Royal FireworksCastello's Sonata Seconda.  Broadcast during the 11:00-12:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Thursday, March 5, 2015, 2:00 PM CST.
Vivaldi's Trio Sonata in d, R 63.  Geminiani's Concerto grosso in d (La Follia).  Broadcast during the 2:00-3:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Thursday, March 5, 2015, 10:00 PM CST.
Baroque & Before with Candice Agree.  Broadcast during the 10:00-11:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Friday, March 6, 2015, 9:00 AM CST.
Bach's Violin Concerto in A, BWV 1055; Lute Suite in g, BWV 995.  Broadcast during the 9:00-10:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Saturday, March 7, 2015, 7:00 AM CST.
Bach's Solo Violin Sonata #1 in g, BWV 1001.  Broadcast during the 7:00-10:00 Mornings with Candice Agree program on WFMT Radio.

Sunday, March 8, 2015, 7:00 AM CDT.
Bach's Cantata #54, Widerstehe doch der Sünde.  Broadcast during the 7:00-9:55 Mornings with Candice Agree program on WFMT Radio.

Monday, March 9, 2015, 9:00 AM CDT.
Palestrina's Magnificat quarti toni.  Broadcast during the 9:00-10:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Monday, March 9, 2015, 3:00 PM CDT.
Bach's Lute Partita in c, BWV 997.  Broadcast during the 3:00-4:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Monday, March 9, 2015, 11:00 PM CDT.
Rameau's Les Fêtes d'Hébé.  Broadcast during the 11:00-12:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015, 9:00 AM CDT.
Bach's French Suite #6 in E, BWV 817.  Broadcast during the 9:00-10:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015, 1:00 PM CDT.
Vivaldi's The Four Seasons, Op 8/1-4: Violin Concerto #2 in g, R 315, Summer.  Broadcast during the 1:00-2:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Thursday, March 12, 2015, 9:00 AM CDT.
Handel's Water Music Suite #3 in G; Samson: Let the Bright Seraphim.  Broadcast during the 9:00-10:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Thursday, March 12, 2015, 11:00 AM CDT.
Vivaldi's Lute Concerto in D, R 93.  Broadcast during the 11:00-12:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Thursday, March 12, 2015, 10:00 PM CDT.
Baroque & Before with Candice Agree.  Broadcast during the 10:00-11:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Friday, March 13, 2015, 12:00 noon CDT.
Telemann's Three-Trumpet Concerto in BbHandel's Dettingen Te Deum: Chorus, We Praise Thee, O God.  Broadcast during the 12:00-1:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Friday, March 13, 2015, 3:00 PM CDT.
Bach's Toccata and Fugue in d, BWV 565; Violin Concerto #2 in E, BWV 1042.  Broadcast during the 3:00-4:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Friday, March 13, 2015, 8:00 PM CDT.
Music in Chicago presents Music of the Baroque performing Handel's Rival Queens.  Broadcast during the 8:00-10:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Saturday, March 14, 2015, 7:00 AM CDT.
Bach's Orchestra Suite #1 in C, BWV 1066.  Broadcast during the 7:00-9:00 Mornings with Candice Agree program on WFMT Radio.

Saturday, March 14, 2015, 9:00 AM CDT.
Bach's Brandenburg Concerto #6 in Bb, BWV 1051.  Broadcast during the 9:00-10:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Sunday, March 15, 2015, 7:00 AM CDT.
Bach's Cantata #159, Sehet! Wir gehn hinauf gen Jerusalem.  Broadcast during the 7:00-9:55 Mornings with Candice Agree program on WFMT Radio.

Monday, March 16, 2015, 9:00 AM CDT.
Gabrieli's Jubilate Deo.  Broadcast during the 9:00-10:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Monday, March 16, 2015, 11:00 PM CDT.
Gabrieli's Canzon quarti toni; Canzon a 12; Canzon per sonare #28.  Broadcast during the 11:00-12:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015, 9:00 AM CDT.
Bach's Clavier Toccata #1 in f#, BWV 910; Brandenburg Concerto #3 in G, BWV 1048.  Broadcast during the 9:00-10:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015, 11:00 PM CDT.
Handel's Harp Concerto in Bb, Op 4/6.  Broadcast during the 11:00-12:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015, 11:15 PM CDT.
Rameau's Acante et Céphise SuiteBoyce's Symphony #6 in F.  Broadcast during the 11:15-12:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015, 9:00 AM CDT.
Vivaldi's Violin Concerto in Bb, R 253.  Charpentier's Louise: Depuis le jour.  Broadcast during the 9:00-10:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015, 11:00 PM CDT.
Bach's English Suite #3 in g, BWV 808.  Broadcast during the 11:00-12:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015, 11:00 PM CDT.
Scarlatti's Clavier Sonata in G, Kk 240 (L 29).  Broadcast during the 11:00-12:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Thursday, March 19, 2015, 9:00 AM CDT.
Bach's Italian Concerto in F, BWV 971.  Broadcast during the 9:00-10:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Thursday, March 19, 2015, 12:00 noon CDT.
Holborne's Renaissance Suite.  Broadcast during the 12:00-1:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Thursday, March 19, 2015, 10:00 PM CDT.
Baroque & Before with Candice Agree.  Broadcast during the 10:00-11:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Saturday, March 21, 2015, 7:00 AM CDT.
Bach's Orchestra Suite #3 in D, BWV 1068; Organ Trio Sonata #1 in G.  Broadcast during the 7:00-10:00 Mornings with Candice Agree program on WFMT Radio.

Saturday, March 21, 2015, 6:00 PM CDT.
Bach's Brandenburg Concerto #5 in D, BWV 1050; Adagio-Arioso; Pastorale in F; Air from Orchestra Suite #3.  Broadcast during the 6:00-7:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Sunday, March 22, 2015, 7:00 AM CDT.
Bach's Mass in G, BWV 236.  Broadcast during the 7:00-9:55 Mornings with Candice Agree program on WFMT Radio.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015, 12:00 noon CDT.
Purcell's The Fairy Queen Suite.  Broadcast during the 12:00-1:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015, 3:00 PM CDT.
Vivaldi's Trio Sonata in g, R 58, Il Pastor Fido.  Broadcast during the 3:00-4:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015, 11:00 PM CDT.
Marais' Recorder Suite in F.  Broadcast during the 11:00-12:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Thursday, March 26, 2015, 10:00 AM CDT.
Bach's Brandenburg Concerto #1 in F, BWV; Brandenburg Concerto #7 (reconstructed by Bruce Haynes).  Broadcast during the 10:00-11:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Thursday, March 26, 2015, 10:00 PM CDT.
Baroque & Before with Candice Agree.  Broadcast during the 10:00-11:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Saturday, March 28, 2015, 7:00 AM CDT.
Bach's Brandenburg Concerto #5 in D, BWV 1050.  Broadcast during the 7:00-9:55 Mornings with Candice Agree program on WFMT Radio.

Saturday, March 28, 2015, 3:00 PM CDT.
Bach's Violin Partita #2 in d, BWV 1004.  Broadcast during the 3:00-4:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Sunday, March 29, 2015, 7:00 AM CDT.
Bach's Cantata #1, Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern.  Broadcast during the 7:00-9:55 Mornings with Candice Agree program on WFMT Radio.

Monday, March 30, 2015, 12:00 noon CDT.
Corelli's Trio Sonata in D, Op 1/12.  Vivaldi's Three-Violin Concerto in F, R 551.  Broadcast during the 12:00-1:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Monday, March 30, 2015, 10:30 PM CDT.
Exploring Music: "The Not-So-Minor B Minor Mass".  Broadcast during the 10:30-11:30 time period on WFMT Radio.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015, 10:30 PM CDT.
Exploring Music: "The Not-So-Minor B Minor Mass".  Broadcast during the 10:30-11:30 time period on WFMT Radio.