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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Violinist Gil Shaham plays with his sister Orli and her husband, conductor David Robertson. He also performs with his wife, violinist Adele Anthon...

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  • Added: May 30, 2007
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Violinist Gil Shaham is spending much of this year playing Brahms. Whether it's the Sonatas, the Violin Concerto or the Double Concerto, it's alwa...

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  • Added: May 30, 2007
  • Length: :28
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Violinist Gil Shaham says Prokofiev "never wrote a bad note." But in Prokofiev's First Violin Sonata, Shaham is drawn more to the Sonata's back st...

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  • Added: May 30, 2007
  • Length: :30
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Violinist Gil Shaham became an overnight success when he filled in for Itzhak Perlman at the last moment. Excited after a champagne sipping flight...

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  • Added: May 30, 2007
  • Length: :28
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Who comes first, the composer or the performer? Despite his best intentions, violinist Gil Shaham says it's impossible to stay personally detache...

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  • Added: May 29, 2007
  • Length: :28
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When violinist Gil Shaham plays recitals with his sister Orli Shaham, members of the audience are often the victims of an innocent case of mistaken...

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  • Added: May 29, 2007
  • Length: :18
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Prokofiev's two Violin Sonatas, in music and mood, represent the Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde of Violin Sonatas. The first is dark and even contains a ...

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  • Added: May 29, 2007
  • Length: :18
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The First Violin Concerto by Prokofiev is not the traditional concerto where the soloist dominates the stage with long romantic melodies and show s...

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  • Added: May 11, 2007
  • Length: :19
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At times, Vivaldi is the "Rodney Dangerfield of composers." He gets no respect from the many pundits and experts who say he wrote the same concert...

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  • Added: May 11, 2007
  • Length: :25
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Clarinetist Richard Stoltzman's two children both grew up to pursue musical careers. It's not something he pushed, but music was one of the parenti...

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  • Added: May 01, 2007
  • Length: :24
  • Purchases: 1