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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.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014, 11:00 PM CDT.
Victoria's motet Salve Regina.  Broadcast during the 11:00-12:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Thursday, October 2, 2014, 10:00 AM CDT.
Bach's A Musical Offering, BWV 1079: Ricercar a 6.  Broadcast during the 10:00-11:00 Midday with Lisa Flynn program on WFMT Radio.

Thursday, October 2, 2014, 1:00 PM CDT.
Bach's Orchestra Suite #2 in b, BWV 1067.  Broadcast during the 1:00-2:00 Afternoons with Kerry Frumkin program on WFMT Radio.

Thursday, October 2, 2014, 8:00 PM CDT.
Bach's Violin & Oboe Concerto.  Broadcast during the 8:00-10:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Thursday, October 2, 2014, 10:00 PM CDT.
Baroque & Before with Candice Agree.  Broadcast during the 10:00-11:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Friday, October 3, 2014, 3:00 PM CDT.
Handel's Concerto a due cori #1 in Bb.  Broadcast during the 3:00-4:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Saturday, October 4, 2014, 7:00 AM CDT.
Bach's Orchestra Suite #1 in C, BWV 1066.  Broadcast during the 7:00-10:00 Mornings with Candice Agree program on WFMT Radio.

Sunday, October 5, 2014, 7:00 AM CDT.
Bach's Cantata #161, Komm, du süsse Todesstunde.  Broadcast during the 7:00-9:55 Mornings with Candice Agree program on WFMT Radio.

Sunday, October 5, 2014, 5:00 PM CDT.
Fasch's Oboe and Violin Concerto in d.  Broadcast during the 5:00-6:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Monday, October 6, 2014, 1:00 PM CDT.
Monteverdi's Beatus Vir; Monteverdiana.  Broadcast during the 1:00-2:00 Afternoons with Kerry Frumkin program on WFMT Radio.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014, 10:00 AM CDT.
Bach's Cello Suite #1 in G, BWV 1007.  Broadcast during the 10:00-11:00 Midday with Lisa Flynn program on WFMT Radio.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014, 3:00 PM CDT.
Bach's Brandenburg Concerto #6 in Bb, BWV 1051.  Handel's Harpsichord Suite #5 in E: Air with variations, The Harmonious Blacksmith.  Broadcast during the 3:00-4:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Thursday, October 9, 2014, 2:00 PM CDT.
Buxtehude's Sonata in C, Op 1/5.  Bach's Toccata and Fugue in d, BWV 565.  Broadcast during the 2:00-3:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Thursday, October 9, 2014, 10:00 PM CDT.
Baroque & Before with Candice Agree.  Broadcast during the 10:00-11:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Friday, October 10, 2014, 8:00 PM CDT.
Music of the Baroque performs in concert October 2012: Mozart's Divertimento in F, K 138; Symphony #38 in D, K 504. Haydn's Lord Nelson Mass.  Broadcast during the 8:00-10:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Saturday, October 11, 2014, 7:00 AM CDT.
Bach's Oboe Concerto in F, BWV 1053.  Broadcast during the 7:00-10:00 Mornings with Candice Agree program on WFMT Radio.

Sunday, October 12, 2014, 7:00 AM CDT.
Bach's Cantata #148, Bringet dem Herrn Ehre seines Namens.  Broadcast during the 7:00-9:55 Mornings with Candice Agree program on WFMT Radio.

Monday, October 13, 2014, 3:00 PM CDT.
Bach's Chromatic Fantasy and Fugue in d, BWV 903.  Broadcast during the 3:00-4:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Monday, October 13, 2014, 11:00 PM CDT.
Anonymous: improvisations on Ayo visto lo mappa-mundi: The Voyage.  Broadcast during the 11:00-12:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014, 10:30 PM CDT.
JCF Bach's Sinfonia in DRameau's Nouvelles Suite de pièces de clavecin.  Broadcast during the 10:30-12:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014, 10:00 AM CDT.
Telemann's Tafelmusik, Bk 2: Overture (Suite) in DRameau's Clavier Suite in G: La Poule.  Broadcast during the 10:00-11:00 Midday with Lisa Flynn program on WFMT Radio.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014, 2:00 PM CDT.
Vivaldi's The Four Seasons, Op 8/1-4: Violin Concerto #3 in F, R 293, L'autunno.  Broadcast during the 2:00-3:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014, 11:00 PM CDT.
Albinoni's Two-Oboe Concerto in C, Op 7/11.  Broadcast during the 11:00-12:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Thursday, October 16, 2014, 12:00 noon CDT.
Handel's Concerto grosso in G, Op 6/1; L'Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato: Duet, As Steals the Morn.  Broadcast during the 12:00-1:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Thursday, October 16, 2014, 8:00 PM CDT.
Bach's Cello Suite #1.  Broadcast during the 8:00-10:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Thursday, October 16, 2014, 10:00 PM CDT.
Baroque & Before with Candice Agree.  Broadcast during the 10:00-11:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Friday, October 17, 2014, 3:00 PM CDT.
Bach's Keyboard Concerto #2 in E, BWV 1053.  Broadcast during the 3:00-4:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Saturday, October 18, 2014, 7:00 AM CDT.
Bach's Keyboard Concerto #1 in d, BWV 1052.  Broadcast during the 7:00-10:00 Mornings with Candice Agree program on WFMT Radio.

Sunday, October 19, 2014, 7:00 AM CDT.
Bach's Cantata #96, Herr Christ, der einge Gottessohn.  Broadcast during the 7:00-9:55 Mornings with Candice Agree program on WFMT Radio.

Sunday, October 19, 2014, 12:00 noon CDT.
Monteverdi's Vespro della Beata Vergine: Magnificat.  Broadcast during the 12:00-1:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Sunday, October 19, 2014, 5:00 PM CDT.
Vivaldi's Violin Concerto in E, Spring, fr The Four Seasons.  Broadcast during the 5:00-6:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Monday, October 20, 2014, 10:00 AM CDT.
Vivaldi's Sinfonia in Bb, R 162.  Broadcast during the 10:00-11:00 Midday with Lisa Flynn program on WFMT Radio.

Monday, October 20, 2014, 2:00 PM CDT.
Corrette's Le Phenix, Concerto in D.  Broadcast during the 2:00-3:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Monday, October 20, 2014, 11:00 PM CDT.
Telemann's Sonata #5 in g fr Sonates Corellisantes.  Broadcast during the 11:00-12:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014, 12:00 noon CDT.
Couperin's Concert Royal #1.  Broadcast during the 12:00-1:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 11:00 AM CDT.
Gluck's La Rencontre imprévue: Je chérirai, jusqu'au trépas.  Broadcast during the 11:00-12:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 3:00 PM CDT.
Bach's Sinfonia fr Cantata #29; Siciliano in g; Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland.  Broadcast during the 3:00-4:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Thursday, October 23, 2014, 10:00 AM CDT.
Purcell's Trumpet VoluntaryHandel's Coronation Anthem, Zadok the Priest.  Broadcast during the 10:00-11:00 Midday with Lisa Flynn program on WFMT Radio.

Thursday, October 23, 2014, 10:00 PM CDT.
Baroque & Before with Candice Agree.  Broadcast during the 10:00-11:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Friday, October 24, 2014, 12:00 noon CDT.
Bach's Violin and Oboe Concerto in c, BWV 1060; Cantata #140, Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme: Duet, Wann kommst du, mein Heil?.  Broadcast during the 12:00-1:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Saturday, October 25, 2014, 7:00 AM CDT.
Bach's Violin Sonata #4 in c, BWV 1017.  Broadcast during the 7:00-10:00 Mornings with Candice Agree program on WFMT Radio.

Sunday, October 26, 2014, 7:00 AM CDT.
Bach's Cantata #48, Ich elender Mensch, wer wird mich erlösen.  Broadcast during the 7:00-9:55 Mornings with Candice Agree program on WFMT Radio.

Sunday, October 26, 2014, 5:00 PM CDT.
Bach's Violin Sonata in G.  Broadcast during the 5:00-7:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Monday, October 27, 2014, 11:00 AM CDT.
Gabrieli's Canzoni per Sonare #s 4 & 2.  Broadcast during the 11:00-12:00 Midday with Lisa Flynn program on WFMT Radio.

Monday, October 27, 2014, 1:00 PM CDT.
Handel's Water Music Suite #3 in G.  Broadcast during the 1:00-2:00 Afternoons with Kerry Frumkin program on WFMT Radio.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014, 2:00 PM CDT.
Bach's Three-Trumpet Concerto in D, after BWV 249; Orchestra Suite #4 in D, BWV 1069.  Broadcast during the 2:00-3:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Thursday, October 30, 2014, 1:00 PM CDT.
Bach's Prelude, Fugue, and Allegro in Eb (D), BWV 998.  Broadcast during the 1:00-2:00 Afternoons with Kerry Frumkin program on WFMT Radio.

Thursday, October 30, 2014, 10:00 PM CDT.
Baroque & Before with Candice Agree.  Broadcast during the 10:00-11:00 time period on WFMT Radio.