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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, December 1, 2014, 10:00 AM CST.
Monteverdi's Beatus VirCorelli's Variations in d on La Follia.  Broadcast during the 10:00-11:00 Midday with Lisa Flynn program on WFMT Radio.

Monday, December 1, 2014, 11:00 PM CST.
Vivaldi's The Four Seasons, Op 8/1-4.  Broadcast during the 11:00-12:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014, 1:00 PM CST.
Henry VIII Suite, Rose Without A Thorn.  Broadcast during the 1:00-2:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014, 8:00 PM CST.
The Tuesday Night Opera with Peter Van De Graaff:  Handel's opera Alessandro. Broadcast during the 8:00-11:30 time period on WFMT Radio.

Thursday, December 4, 2014, 12:00 noon CST.
Bach's Violin Partita #2 in d, BWV 1004.  Broadcast during the 12:00-1:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

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

Friday, December 5, 2014, 3:00 PM CST.
Gabrieli's Canzon Septimi Toni; Sonata Pian e Forte.  Broadcast during the 3:00-4:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Saturday, December 6, 2014, 7:00 AM CST.
Bach's English Suite #3 in g, BWV 808.  Broadcast during the 7:00-9:55 Mornings with Candice Agree program on WFMT Radio.

Sunday, December 7, 2014, 7:00 AM CST.
Bach's Cantata #70, Wachet, betet.  Broadcast during the 7:00-9:55 Mornings with Candice Agree program on WFMT Radio.

Monday, December 8, 2014, 11:00 AM CST.
Vivaldi's Recorder Concerto in D, R 90, Il Gardellino.  Broadcast during the 11:00-12:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014, 12:00 noon CST.
Byrd's Nunc Dimittis.  Broadcast during the 12:00-1:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014, 10:00 AM CST.
AnonymousThe Bear's Dance.  Broadcast during the 10:00-11:00 Midday with Lisa Flynn program on WFMT Radio.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014, 1:00 PM CST.
Tartini's Violin Sonata in g, Devil's Trill.  Broadcast during the 1:00-2:00 Afternoons with Kerry Frumkin program on WFMT Radio.

Thursday, December 11, 2014, 2:00 PM CST.
Bach's Orchestra Suite #3 in D, BWV 1068.  Broadcast during the 2:00-3:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

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

Friday, December 12, 2014, 10:00 AM CST.
Bach's Triple Concerto in a, BWV 1044.  Broadcast during the 10:00-11:00 Midday with Lisa Flynn program on WFMT Radio.

Friday, December 12, 2014, 1:00 PM CST.
Purcell's Abdelazer, or The Moor's Revenge Suite.  Broadcast during the 1:00-2:00 Afternoons with Kerry Frumkin program on WFMT Radio.

Friday, December 12, 2014, 8:00 PM CST.
Music of the Baroque performs last December's Brass & Choral Holiday Concert (recorded).  Broadcast during the 8:00-10:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Saturday, December 13, 2014, 7:00 AM CST.
Bach's Oboe Concerto in F, BWV 1053.  Broadcast during the 7:00-9:55 Mornings with Candice Agree program on WFMT Radio.

Sunday, December 14, 2014, 7:00 AM CST.
Bach's Cantata #186, Aergre dich, o Seele, nicht.  Broadcast during the 7:00-9:55 Mornings with Candice Agree program on WFMT Radio.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014, 9:00 AM CST.
Bach's Magnificat in Eb, BWV 243a.  Broadcast during the 9:00-10:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014, 11:00 AM CST.
Locatelli's Concerto grosso in f, Op 1/8, Christmas ConcertoHandel's Messiah: Why Do the Nations So Furiously Rage Together.  Broadcast during the 11:00-12:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014, 3:00 PM CST.
Handel's Harp Concerto in F, Op 4/5.  Broadcast during the 3:00-4:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Thursday, December 18, 2014, 12:00 noon CST.
Vivaldi's Four-Guitar Concerto in b, R 580.  Bach's Well-Tempered Clavier, Bk 1, BWV 846/69.  Broadcast during the 12:00-1:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Thursday, December 18, 2014, 1:00 PM CST.
Charpentier's Noëls pour les instruments; Louise: Aria, Depuis le jour.  Broadcast during the 1:00-2:00 Afternoons with Kerry Frumkin program on WFMT Radio.

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

Friday, December 19, 2014, 11:00 AM CST.
Telemann's Tafelmusik, Bk 1: Quartet in GBach's Christmas Oratorio: Pastoral Sinfonia.  Broadcast during the 11:00-12:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Friday, December 19, 2014, 3:00 PM CST.
AnonymousSuite of Dances.  Broadcast during the 3:00-4:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Saturday, December 20, 2014, 7:00 AM CST.
Bach's Orchestra Suite #1 in C, BWV 1066.  Broadcast during the 7:00-9:55 Mornings with Candice Agree program on WFMT Radio.

Saturday, December 20, 2014, 3:00 PM CST.
Torelli's Concerto grosso in g, Op 8/6, Christmas Concerto.  Broadcast during the 3:00-4:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Sunday, December 21, 2014, 7:00 AM CST.
Bach's Cantata #147, Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben.  Broadcast during the 7:00-9:55 Mornings with Candice Agree program on WFMT Radio.

Monday, December 22, 2014, 10:00 AM CST.
Bach's Brandenburg Concerto #3 in G, BWV 1048; Christmas Oratorio: opening chorus, Jauchzet, frohlocket.  Broadcast during the 10:00-11:00 Midday with Lisa Flynn program on WFMT Radio.

Monday, December 22, 2014, 3:00 PM CST.
Locatelli's Concerto grosso in f, Op 1/8.  Broadcast during the 3:00-4:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014, 12:00 noon CST.
The Play of Daniel, part one:  The Court of Belshazzar.  Broadcast during the 12:00-1:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014, 1:00 PM CST.
Bach's Keyboard Concerto #2 in E, BWV 1053.  Broadcast during the 1:00-2:00 Afternoons with Kerry Frumkin program on WFMT Radio.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014, 11:15 PM CST.
Manfredini's Christmas ConcertoRore's Missa Praeter rerum seriem.  Broadcast during the 11:15-12:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Wednesday, December 24, 2014, 11:00 AM CST.
Corelli's Concerto grosso in g, Op 6/8, Christmas Concerto.  Broadcast during the 11:00-12:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Wednesday, December 24, 2014, 11:00 PM CST.
AnonymousChristmas Day Mass, Notre Dame School: Introit, Puer Natus Est.  Broadcast during the 11:00-12:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Thursday, December 25, 2014, 10:00 PM CST.
Baroque & Before with Candice Agree.  Broadcast during the 10:00-12:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Friday, December 26, 2014, 3:00 PM CST.
Bach's Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248: Cantata #1.  Broadcast during the 3:00-4:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Saturday, December 27, 2014, 7:00 AM CST.
Bach's Magnificat in D, BWV 243.  Broadcast during the 7:00-9:55 Mornings with Candice Agree program on WFMT Radio.

Saturday, December 27, 2014, 10:00 AM CST.
Bach's Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248: Cantata #2.  Broadcast during the 10:00-11:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Sunday, December 28, 2014, 7:00 AM CST.
Bach's Cantata #152, Tritt auf die Glaubensbahn.  Broadcast during the 7:00-9:55 Mornings with Candice Agree program on WFMT Radio.

Sunday, December 28, 2014, 12:00 noon CST.
Bach's Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248: Cantata #3.  Broadcast during the 12:00-1:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Sunday, December 28, 2014, 5:00 PM CST.
Vivaldi's Chamber Concerto in g for flute, oboe, bassoon, and violin.  Broadcast during the 5:00-6:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Monday, December 29, 2014, 1:00 PM CST.
Bach's Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248: Cantata #4.  Broadcast during the 1:00-2:00 Afternoons with Kerry Frumkin program on WFMT Radio.

Tuesday, December 30, 2014, 9:00 AM CST.
Praetorius' Terpsichore: Dance Suite.  Broadcast during the 9:00-10:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Tuesday, December 30, 2014, 10:00 AM CST.
Tartini's Violin Sonata in g, Devil's Trill.  Broadcast during the 10:00-11:00 Midday with Lisa Flynn program on WFMT Radio.

Tuesday, December 30, 2014, 4:00 PM CST.
Bach's Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248: Cantata #5.  Broadcast during the 4:00-7:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Tuesday, December 30, 2014, 11:00 PM CST.
Lully's Alceste Suite.  Broadcast during the 11:00-12:00 time period on WFMT Radio.

Wednesday, December 31, 2014, 9:00 AM CST.
Bach's Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248: Cantata #6.  Broadcast during the 9:00-10:00 time period on WFMT Radio.