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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.

Monday, September 1, 2014, 1:00 PM CDT.
Bach's Brandenburg Concerto #1 in F, BWV 1046; Brandenburg Concerto #2 in F, BWV 1047; Brandenburg Concerto #3 in G, BWV 1048.  Broadcast during the 1:00-2:00 Afternoons with Kerry Frumkin program on WFMT Radio.

Monday, September 1, 2014, 11:00 PM CDT.
Quantz's Flute Concerto in G.  Broadcast during the 11:00-12:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014, 12:00 noon CDT.
Tallis' Te lucis ante terminum.  Broadcast during the 12:00-1:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014, 1:00 PM CDT.
Bach's Brandenburg Concerto #4 in G, BWV 1049; Brandenburg Concerto #5 in D, BWV 1050; Brandenburg Concerto #6 in Bb, BWV 1051.  Broadcast during the 1:00-2:00 Afternoons with Kerry Frumkin program on WFMT Radio.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014, 11:00 PM CDT.
Couperin's Concerto Royal #4 in e.  Broadcast during the 11:00-12:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014, 9:00 AM CDT.
WF Bach's Sinfonia for Strings in F, F 67.  JL Bach's Concerto in d for 2 Violins, 2 Oboes, Strings and ContinuoBach's Orchestra Suite #3 in D, BWV 1068.  Broadcast during the 9:00-10:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014, 11:00 AM CDT.
Handel's Trio Sonata in A, Op 5/1.  Broadcast during the 11:00-12:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014, 3:00 PM CDT.
Vivaldi's Two-Violin and Cello Concerto in d, Op 3/11, R 565.  Broadcast during the 3:00-4:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Thursday, September 4, 2014, 1:00 PM CDT.
Bach's French Suite #1 in d, BWV 812.  Broadcast during the 1:00-2:00 Afternoons with Kerry Frumkin program on WFMT Radio.

Thursday, September 4, 2014, 10:00 PM CDT.
Baroque & Before with Candice Agree.  Broadcast during the 10:00-11:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Friday, September 5, 2014, 11:00 PM CDT.
Albinoni's Violin Sonata in Bb.  Broadcast during the 11:00-11:55 time period on WFMT Radio.

Saturday, September 6, 2014, 7:00 AM CDT.
Bach's Brandenburg Concerto #4 in G, BWV 1049.  Broadcast during the 7:00-10:00 Mornings with Candice Agree program on WFMT Radio.

Sunday, September 7, 2014, 7:00 AM CDT.
Bach's Cantata #137, Lobe den Herrn, den mächtigen König der Ehren.  Broadcast during the 7:00-9:55 Mornings with Candice Agree program on WFMT Radio.

Monday, September 8, 2014, 10:00 AM CDT.
Gluck's Orphée et Eurydice: J'ai perdu mon Eurydice.  Broadcast during the 10:00-11:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Monday, September 8, 2014, 12:00 noon CDT.
Henry VIII's suite, Rose Without A ThornDowland's Kemp's Jig; Clear or Cloudy; O Sweet Woods.  Broadcast during the 12:00-1:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Monday, September 8, 2014, 3:00 PM CDT.
Bach's Partita #2 in d, BWV 1004; Oboe Concerto in g, BWV 1056.  Broadcast during the 3:00-4:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014, 9:00 AM CDT.
Bach's Brandenburg Concerto #7 (reconstructed by Bruce Haynes).  Broadcast during the 9:00-10:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014, 12:00 noon CDT.
Hasse's Sinfonia, Op 5/6.  Broadcast during the 12:00-1:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014, 1:00 PM CDT.
Corelli's Variations in d on La Folia, Op 5/12.  Broadcast during the 1:00-2:00 Afternoons with Kerry Frumkin program on WFMT Radio.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014, 11:00 PM CDT.
Bach's Viola da Gamba Sonata #2 in D, BWV 1028.  Broadcast during the 11:00-12:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Thursday, September 11, 2014, 9:00 AM CDT.
Purcell's The Fairy Queen: orchestral excerpts.  Broadcast during the 9:00-10:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

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

Friday, September 12, 2014, 12:00 noon CDT.
Handel's Trio Sonata in F, Op 2/4.  Broadcast during the 12:00-1:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Friday, September 12, 2014, 8:00 PM CDT.
Music of the Baroque performs in recorded concert from May 2013, with works by Purcell, Vivaldi, CPE Bach, Rameau, Handel.  Broadcast during the 8:00-10:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Saturday, September 13, 2014, 7:00 AM CDT.
Bach's Lute Suite in e, BWV 996.  Broadcast during the 7:00-10:00 Mornings with Candice Agree program on WFMT Radio.

Sunday, September 14, 2014, 7:00 AM CDT.
Bach's Cantata #33, Allein zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ.  Broadcast during the 7:00-9:55 Mornings with Candice Agree program on WFMT Radio.

Monday, September 15, 2014, 3:00 PM CDT.
Vivaldi's Violin Concerto in A, R 335, Nightingale.  Broadcast during the 3:00-4:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Monday, September 15, 2014, 11:00 PM CDT.
Boismortier's Fragments melodiques.  Broadcast during the 11:00-12:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014, 11:10 PM CDT.
Bach's Italian Concerto in F, BWV 971.  Dowland's Go Nightly Cares.  Broadcast during the 11:10-12:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014, 11:00 AM CDT.
Rameau's Pièces de clavecin en concerts: Cinquième Concert.  Broadcast during the 11:00-12:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Thursday, September 18, 2014, 10:00 PM CDT.
Baroque & Before with Candice Agree.  Broadcast during the 10:00-11:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Friday, September 19, 2014, 12:00 noon CDT.
Palestrina's Song of Songs: 7, 8 & 12.  Broadcast during the 12:00-1:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Saturday, September 20, 2014, 7:00 AM CDT.
Bach's Triple Concerto in a, BWV 1044.  Broadcast during the 7:00-10:00 Mornings with Candice Agree program on WFMT Radio.

Sunday, September 21, 2014, 7:00 AM CDT.
Bach's Cantata #25, Es ist nichts Gesundes an meinem Leibe.  Broadcast during the 7:00-9:55 Mornings with Candice Agree program on WFMT Radio.

Monday, September 22, 2014, 11:00 AM CDT.
Handel's Concerto grosso in C, Alexander's Feast; Alessandro: Aria, Brilla nell'alma.  Broadcast during the 11:00-12:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014, 10:00 AM CDT.
Bach's Viola da Gamba Sonata #3 in g, BWV 1029.  Vivaldi's Two-Trumpet Concerto in C, R 537.  Broadcast during the 10:00-11:00 Midday with Lisa Flynn program on WFMT Radio.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014, 3:00 PM CDT.
Bach's Orchestra Suite #2 in a, BWV 1067.  Broadcast during the 3:00-4:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014, 9:00 AM CDT.
Purcell's King Arthur: excerts from act 5.  Broadcast during the 9:00-10:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Thursday, September 25, 2014, 10:00 PM CDT.
Baroque & Before with Candice Agree.  Broadcast during the 10:00-11:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Friday, September 26, 2014, 10:00 AM CDT.
Bach's Orchestra suite #1 in C, BWV 1066.  Purcell's anthem Thou Knowest, Lord, the Secrets of Our Hearts.  Broadcast during the 10:00-11:00 Midday with Lisa Flynn program on WFMT Radio.

Friday, September 26, 2014, 3:00 PM CDT.
Bach's Well-Tempered Clavier, Bk 1, BWV 846/69.  Broadcast during the 3:00-4:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Saturday, September 27, 2014, 7:00 AM CDT.
Bach's English Suite #5 in e, BWV 810.  Broadcast during the 7:00-10:00 Mornings with Candice Agree program on WFMT Radio.

Sunday, September 28, 2014, 7:00 AM CDT.
Bach's Cantata #100, Was Gott tut, das ist wohlgetan.  Broadcast during the 7:00-9:55 Mornings with Candice Agree program on WFMT Radio.

Monday, September 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.

Monday, September 29, 2014, 11:00 PM CDT.
Schütz's Italian Madrigals.  Broadcast during the 11:00-12:00 time period on WFMT Radio.