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.


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What came first, the chicken or the egg -- the music's title or the music itself? Composer John Adams talks about the origin of his extroverted wo...

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What makes a composer's music resonate with the audience? Composer John Adams offers a starting point to this ultimately unanswerable question. U...

Bought by WETS and Red River Radio Network (E. Texas/Louisiana/Arkansas/Mississippi)


  • Added: Sep 30, 2007
  • Length: :29
  • Purchases: 2
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"Back Seat Drivers" are bad for those of us in the driver's seat, and they can be just as distracting for composers. Conductor Bernard Haitink tal...

  • Added: Sep 30, 2007
  • Length: :29
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Anton Bruckner's music is out of place, and maybe out of sync in our current fast-paced world. Conductor Bernard Haitink says Bruckner's luxurious...

  • Added: Sep 30, 2007
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Anton Bruckner's most popular work is his Symphony No.4, but conductor Bernard Haitink says he's under the spell of Bruckner's Symphony No. 7. Use...

  • Added: Sep 30, 2007
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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 WSKG, Red River Radio Network (E. Texas/Louisiana/Arkansas/Mississippi), KUHF, WSKG, North State Public Radio and more


  • Added: Aug 01, 2007
  • Length: 01:00
  • Purchases: 18
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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 KTXK, KHNS, New Hampshire Public Radio, Red River Radio Network (E. Texas/Louisiana/Arkansas/Mississippi), KUHF and more


  • Added: Aug 01, 2007
  • Length: 01:00
  • Purchases: 19
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Many recordings these days are made from live concert performances. The pressure and excitement of a live setting often brings out a more spontane...

Bought by WITF


  • Added: Aug 01, 2007
  • Length: :22
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Composer Franz Liszt is best known as a composer, virtuoso performer and ladies' man. Pianist Stephen Hough says you could also call him an innova...

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  • Added: Jul 31, 2007
  • Length: :26
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In a song or aria, what comes first - the melody or the words? It depends on whom you ask. A singer is almost guaranteed to say it's the words. ...

Bought by WITF


  • Added: Jul 31, 2007
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  • Purchases: 1