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 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, Kansas Public Radio, South Carolina Public Radio, NPR Illinois and more


  • Added: Dec 31, 2010
  • Length: :58
  • Purchases: 6
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For your Fundraising campaign, harpist Catrin Finch reminds your listeners they can always find classical music, sometimes with a twist, on your st...

Bought by WWNO, KVNO, WMNR, and KUHF


  • Added: Dec 31, 2010
  • Length: :25
  • Purchases: 4
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For your Fundraising campaign, the young and upcoming pianist Orion Weiss talks about classical music's ability to take you to the places where gre...

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


  • Added: Dec 31, 2010
  • Length: :29
  • Purchases: 19
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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, NPR Illinois, Iowa Public Radio, WMUK and more


  • Added: Dec 31, 2010
  • Length: :59
  • Purchases: 8
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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, KMXT, KRPS, Texas Public Radio and more


  • Added: Dec 31, 2010
  • Length: :59
  • Purchases: 11
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For your fund drive, conductor Roy Goodman talks about the benefits of having access to thousands of recordings heard every day on Public Radio. U...

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


  • Added: Dec 31, 2010
  • Length: :28
  • Purchases: 30
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For your Fundraising campaign, violinist Cho-Liang Lin talks about the many ways classical music contributes to our quality of life. Use this 31 s...

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


  • Added: Dec 31, 2010
  • Length: :31
  • Purchases: 11
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For your Fund Drive, conductor Roy Goodman describes how Public Radio gives listeners the best of both worlds: classical music and in-depth news. ...

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


  • Added: Dec 31, 2010
  • Length: :33
  • Purchases: 26
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For your Fundraising campaign, pianist Awadagin Pratt talks about the benefits of enjoying a long term relationship with classical music. Use this...

Bought by KVNO, WKCP, WMNR, Kansas Public Radio, NPR Illinois and more


  • Added: Dec 31, 2010
  • Length: :30
  • Purchases: 11
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For your Fundraising campaign, pianist Anne-Marie McDermott talks about the importance of having classical music on Public Radio, how it benefits t...

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


  • Added: Dec 31, 2010
  • Length: :28
  • Purchases: 32