Wednesdays at 10:00 pm

A fresh feast of early music every week.

Join host Candice Agree for WFMT’s exciting weekly program of early music. 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 library. From Russia to the Americas, from Northern Europe to the Mediterranean and Middle East, Candice presents internationally known artists on the early music scene, crafting a delightful mix of musicianship, music, and history.

The Schwanengesang of Heinrich Schütz

September 30, 2020

Known as the Father of German Music, Heinrich Schütz had a profound influence on generations of composers who followed. Tonight, we hear his final opus, his Schwanengesang, if you will: a monumental setting of all 176 verses of Psalm 119, plus Psalm 100, and his fourth and final setting of the Deutsches Magnificat. The RIAS Chamber Chorus, Capella de la ...

Ensemble Cantoría: Gossip in the Renaissance

October 7, 2020

The vocal quartet Cantoría has its origins in the Early ‎Music Department of the Catalonian College of Music (ESMUC). Specializing in music of Iberian Golden Age, Cantoría presents a program of vocal treasures by great Spanish of the Renaissance. Recorded live in concert in the Auditori March 10, 2020, as part of the Barcelona Emergents Music Festival. Tonight’s program will ...