Listener Directed Productions, Inc.

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Listener Directed Productions, Inc. is the producer of Virtuoso Voices, an interview clip service for classical music stations, presenting preeminent and upcoming classical music performers, conductors and composers talking in 20 to 35 second clips. These topical and evergreen sound bites enable announcers to bring an additional perspective to the music they play on their shifts.

Virtuoso Voices is also Public Radio's primary source for classical music fundraising messages, providing stations a variety of fundraising material featuring most of the performers we interview. Virtuoso Voices was the most downloaded PRX Series in 2007. Please listen to both our enanced intro clips and fundraising spots by visiting our website www.virtuosovoices.org .  There you can also see and hear how stations are using Virtuoso Voices on their air.

HOW DOES VIRTUOSO VOICES WORK? We're continually interviewing leading classical music performers around the country. Every month, a new collection of clips from these interviews is available on our ftp site, on CD and here on PRX. You have access to an ever increasing bank of content from a wide variety of performers whose views and experiences you can access anytime.

For more information send an e-mail to "info (at) listenerdirect (dot) org".

Series

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A 60-second introduction and invitation to enjoy the best moments and best pieces in classical music.

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An ongoing series and collection of Public Radio Fundraising Messages with celebrities, icons and other public figures your listeners love.

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The 2009 Classical Music Grammy Award winners: Use these brief performer clips to enhance your introductions to the Grammy Award winning recordings by this year's winners, or for use during your local arts-magazine programming.

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Virtuoso Voices is a collection of timely and topical sound bites from classical music's leading performers. Each sound bite (or clip) will bring your listeners an insider's perspective to the classical music they enjoy on your station. Virtuoso Voices offers classical music announcers an additional way to enhance their breaks by using the voice of the artist whose recording they're about to play on their shift.

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Virtuoso Voices offers you three types of classical music fundraising messages: Produced Funder Spots, Un-hosted Funders and Straight-read Funder Spots. All feature classical music's leading performers and conductors. Use these Funder Spots during your classical music fundraising shifts to add variety, credibility and authority to your on-air fundraising sound. The Virtuoso Voices Funders Series includes Gil Shaham, Joshua Bell, Hilary Hahn, Evelyn Glennie, Stephen Hough, Richard Stoltzman, Yolanda Kondonassis, Andrew Litton, Leila Josefowicz, Roy Goodman, Murray Perahia, Emanuel Ax, Andre Watts, the Canadian Brass, Riccardo Muti, Menahem Pressler, Garrick Ohlsson, Marin Alsop, Sharon Isbin and many others.


Pieces

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For your Fundraising campaign, pianist Simone Dinnerstein invites your listeners to take your station to epic heights by supporting classical music...

Bought by KVNO, WKCP, WMNR, and Kansas Public Radio


  • Added: Dec 31, 2010
  • Length: :27
  • Purchases: 4
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For your On-Air Fundraising: these pieces have been designed to give stations three options for using and creating a fundraising spot with a major ...

Bought by KVNO, WMNR, WSKG, NPR Illinois, and Iowa Public Radio


  • Added: Dec 31, 2010
  • Length: :59
  • Purchases: 5
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For your Fundraising campaign, two members of the Canadian Brass remind your listeners of the power of classical music the power of their financial...

Bought by KVNO, WKCP, WMNR, WCVE, NPR Illinois and more


  • Added: Dec 31, 2010
  • Length: :45
  • Purchases: 6
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For your Fundraising campaign, conductor and violinist Vladimir Spivakov says supporting classical music on Public Radio is one way we can also sup...

Bought by KVNO and WMNR


  • Added: Dec 31, 2010
  • Length: :33
  • Purchases: 2
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For your Fundraising campaign, pianist Olli Mustonen talks about the privilege and responsibility of enjoying an association with classical music. ...

Bought by KVNO, WMNR, NPR Illinois, and Iowa Public Radio


  • Added: Dec 31, 2010
  • Length: :31
  • Purchases: 4
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For your Fundraising campaign, the Canadian Brass remind your listeners that the power and romance of classical music is endless -- even when playe...

Bought by KVNO, WKCP, WMNR, NPR Illinois, and Iowa Public Radio


  • Added: Dec 31, 2010
  • Length: :59
  • Purchases: 5
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For your Fundraising campaign, violinist Robert Chen (Concert Master of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra) thanks your listeners for their financial s...

Bought by Tri States Public Radio, KVNO, WMNR, NPR Illinois, and Iowa Public Radio


  • Added: Dec 31, 2010
  • Length: :27
  • Purchases: 5
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For your Fundraising campaign, conductor Erich Kunzel talks about the joy and responsibility of bringing a great musical work to life. Use this 19...

Bought by KVNO, WKCP, WMNR, NPR Illinois, and Iowa Public Radio


  • Added: Dec 31, 2010
  • Length: :19
  • Purchases: 5
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For your On-Air Fundraising: these pieces have been designed to give stations three options for using and creating a fundraising spot with a major ...

Bought by KVNO, WMNR, New Hampshire Public Radio, KUHF, KCSC and more


  • Added: Dec 31, 2010
  • Length: 01:00
  • Purchases: 7
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For your On-Air Fundraising: these pieces have been designed to give stations three options for using and creating a fundraising spot with a major ...

Bought by KVNO, WMNR, WSKG, KUHF, and KCSC


  • Added: Dec 31, 2010
  • Length: :59
  • Purchases: 5