Just a point of information.
On the lastest version of iTunes there's an icon called "Radio,"
Click on it, and you'll see a section called "Calm Radio." There's a
station there that plays T.,--- 24-hours a day.
They have apps for iPhones, Android, iPads-- and no-- they're NOT
paying me for this! (Hahahahahah!)
Personally, I know most of the music they play, but sometimes, they
surprise you with rarities/obscurities.
No commercials. Little chatter.
My belated X-mas gift to you all.
Very interesting. But not even Tchaikovsky would bear 24 hours non stop
of his music ...
No one is asking you to listen to T., 24-hours a day!!
All I was saying is it's AVALIABLE!
Plus-- it's plays in cycles.
It was meant to be a point of info-- that's all.
I very rarely, seldom, get into talk about who wrote what, and where is
manuscript of .... whatever...
It's all mute to me.
A waste of our time/space.
I like the T-Channel because it's interesting to hear the very
different takes CONDUCTORS take on his masterpieces.
For example, I heard "Marche Slavonic." God-- get it in the hands of
the wrong conductor and they'll butcher it!
But forget about me--this site is about T. For example, is it true he
He merely wrote it for the $$$ and the high-esteemed commission of a
All I can say is the Czar & Czarina must have S**t their respective
pants when they heard it.
To answer your inquiry.
One does not listen for 24-hours a day. it goes in cycles, (the radio
station). Everything in three hours.
Funnily enough a few years ago I was asked to calculate how long it
would take to perform all Tchaikovsky's works. Taking into account his own
arrangements and alternative versions of scores, and average playing
times, my best estimate was:
88 hours and 30 minutes
Now that would be a marathon!
Actually a few years ago they played everyone of Tchaikovsky's pieces,
even his student works on BBC...it was done along with all of Stravinsky's
works...we discussed it on the Forum...
BBC - Radio 3 - Classical/Tchaikovsky & Experience/Tchaikovsky's Works on
Here's what we heard in Feb 2007 on the BBC..complete works...I focused
on the works I was not familiar with....