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, pianist Mischa Dichter explains that classical music is for everyone. Use this 18 second clip as a fundraising mess...

Bought by WWNO, KVNO, WKCP, and WMNR


  • Added: Jul 27, 2011
  • Length: :18
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: The Berlin Philharmonic
For your Fundraising campaign, Berlin Philharmonic cellist Ludwig Quandt reveres the shared experience of music making. Use this 29 second clip as ...

Bought by WWNO, KVNO, WKCP, and WMNR


  • Added: Jul 27, 2011
  • Length: :29
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: The King's Singers
For your Fundraising campaign, King's Singer member David Hurley and former member Stephen Connolly talk about the way your listeners' contribution...

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


  • Added: Jul 27, 2011
  • Length: :24
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Jeremy Denk
For your Fundraising campaign, pianist - and blogger - Jeremy Denk compares classical music and broccoli. Use this 23 second clip as a fundraising ...

Bought by WWNO, KVNO, WKCP, Vermont Public Radio, WMNR and more


  • Added: Jul 27, 2011
  • Length: :23
  • Purchases: 7
Caption: Hilary Hahn
For your Fundraising campaign, violinist Hilary Hahn endorses Public Radio as a wonderful musical meeting place. Use this 19 second clip as a fundr...

Bought by KVNO, WKCP, and WMNR


  • Added: Jul 27, 2011
  • Length: :19
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Dame Evelyn Glennie
For your Fundraising campaign, percussionist Evelyn Glennie honors your listener-supporters. Use this 17 second clip as a fundraising message duri...

Bought by WWNO, KVNO, WMNR, Spokane Public Radio, and Kansas Public Radio


  • Added: Jul 27, 2011
  • Length: :18
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Alisa Weilerstein
For your Fundraising campaign, cellist Alicia Weilerstein remembers her first cello -- made out of cardboard. Use this 28 second clip as a fundrai...

Bought by WWNO, KVNO, WKCP, Vermont Public Radio, WMNR and more


  • Added: Jul 27, 2011
  • Length: :29
  • Purchases: 8
Caption: Joshua Bell
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 WFSU, KVNO, and WMNR


  • Added: Jul 27, 2011
  • Length: 02:19
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: JoAnn Falletta
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 and WMNR


  • Added: Jul 27, 2011
  • Length: 02:12
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Jean-Yves Thibaudet
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, WSKG, and WMNR


  • Added: Jul 27, 2011
  • Length: 02:19
  • Purchases: 3