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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Two of the most frequently used key strokes on the computer are "copy" and "paste." It probably saves us hours of time each week. Pianist Maurizi...

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  • Added: Jun 26, 2007
  • Length: :23
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Traditionally, composers have gone beyond their own national boundaries for their creative inspiration. One composer who frequently thought and co...

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  • Added: Jun 26, 2007
  • Length: :29
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Mozart originally conceived many of his Piano Concertos as works he would both play and conduct. Occasionally, pianist Maurizio Pollini performs t...

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  • Added: Jun 26, 2007
  • Length: :33
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If you're a conductor, it's helpful to have a living composer at your side to answer questions about their music that may come up during rehearsals...

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  • Added: Jun 26, 2007
  • Length: :28
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Before Pope John Paul II, Poland's most celebrated national hero was Frederic Chopin. His music was a source of inspiration and comfort for a coun...

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  • Added: Jun 25, 2007
  • Length: :27
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There is ample evidence that composer Aaron Copland wanted his music performed straight, as is, with little added emotion or nuance by the performe...

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  • Added: Jun 20, 2007
  • Length: :26
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Aaron Copland is called the "Father of American classical music" for his ability to set American landscapes and the American spirit to music. Befo...

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  • Added: Jun 20, 2007
  • Length: :23
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In Classical Music, "Impressionism" means the music of Debussy and Ravel - and light washes of sound and pastel-like colors. Though impressionism ...

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  • Added: Jun 20, 2007
  • Length: :23
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It's natural to wonder how a composer can write music that touches us in such powerful ways. With Aaron Copland, that question is more specific. ...

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  • Added: Jun 20, 2007
  • Length: :34
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When you love your work, it's more than just a "job." And that's certainly the case with many musicians, including violinist Gil Shaham (SHAH-hahm)...

Bought by WITF and WFCR


  • Added: May 31, 2007
  • Length: :32
  • Purchases: 2