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".

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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, violinist James Ehnes asks your listeners to complete the Public Radio Listening-Funding circle. Use this 24 second...

Bought by KVNO, WKCP, WMNR, KUCO, and Georgia Public Broadcasting


  • Added: Dec 31, 2010
  • Length: :24
  • Purchases: 5
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For your Fundraising campaign, Matt Haimovitz invites your listeners to keep classical music a constant in their life. Use this 17 second clip as ...

Bought by KVNO and WMNR


  • Added: Dec 31, 2010
  • Length: :17
  • Purchases: 2
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For your Fundraising campaign, pianist and conductor Vladimir Ashkenazy reminds listeners that classical music on public radio depends on them. Us...

Bought by KVNO, WKCP, WMNR, KUCO, and Georgia Public Broadcasting


  • Added: Dec 31, 2010
  • Length: :15
  • Purchases: 5
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For your Fundraising campaign, Helene Grimaud talks about the power of music and the joy of discovering powerful music on your station. Use this 2...

Bought by KVNO and WMNR


  • Added: Dec 31, 2010
  • Length: :22
  • Purchases: 2
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For your Fundraising campaign, Violinist Hilary Hahn reminds your listeners of the power of music. She says that "finding music that appeals to yo...

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


  • Added: Dec 31, 2010
  • Length: :34
  • Purchases: 19
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For your Fundraising campaign, pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet talks about the power of music in his life and ours. Use this 27 second clip as a fundr...

Bought by KVNO and WMNR


  • Added: Dec 31, 2010
  • Length: :27
  • Purchases: 2
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For your Fundraising campaign, composer Jennifer Higdon talks about the power of classical music, and that the most powerful music is often found o...

Bought by WFSU, KVNO, WMNR, KZYX, KUCO and more


  • Added: Dec 31, 2010
  • Length: :22
  • Purchases: 7
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For your Fundraising campaign, Richard Stoltzman describes your station as a great meeting place for equally great music. Use this 26 second clip ...

Bought by KVNO, WMNR, Louisville Public Media, and KRPS


  • Added: Dec 31, 2010
  • Length: :26
  • Purchases: 4
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For your Fundraising campaign, violinist Sarah Chang invites your listeners to support classical music on your station. Use this 12 second clip as...

Bought by KVNO, WMNR, and WEKU


  • Added: Dec 31, 2010
  • Length: :12
  • Purchases: 3
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For your Fundraising campaign, violinist Janine Jansen invites listeners to keep classical music a constant in their life by supporting their stati...

Bought by KVNO, WMNR, KUCO, Georgia Public Broadcasting, and KRCU Public Radio


  • Added: Dec 31, 2010
  • Length: :25
  • Purchases: 5