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.

Grotesquerie in music of Seventeenth-century Rome

May 29, 2024, 10:00 pm

Concerto Romano brings us the complete range of high-Baroque musical drama: angels and demons, saints and sinners, in a variety of instrumental environments.

The Golden Age of Spanish Music

June 5, 2024, 10:00 pm

Viola da gambist Fahmi Alqhai and guitarist Kiyoshi Shomura bring us a recital of music by composers of 15th through 17th century Spain, El Siglo de Oro.

Zelenka’s Missa Omnium Sanctorum

June 12, 2024, 10:00 pm

Jan Dismas Zelenka was one of the most important composers of the Czech baroque. Bach and Telemann, his contemporaries, praised Zelenka for his melodic and contrapuntal inventiveness. These elements are never more evident than in Zelenka’s Missa Omnium Sanctorum of 1741, a monumental work full of virtuosity, brilliance, and carefully crafted and impressive fugues. It’s the featured work on this ...