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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With concertos, it's completely natural to focus our attention on the soloist. But while it's important to hear the solo part, violinist Cho-Liang...

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  • Added: May 01, 2007
  • Length: :18
  • Purchases: 2
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Huge. Blockbuster. Larger than life. Those are just a few of the ways you could describe the Piano Sonata in B minor by Franz Liszt. Awadagin P...

Bought by WITF


  • Added: May 01, 2007
  • Length: :22
  • Purchases: 1
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Performers like to put their individual stamp on a piece of music, especially in a concerto, where the solo part is the star of the show. Violinis...

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  • Added: May 01, 2007
  • Length: :23
  • Purchases: 1
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Pianist Awadagin Pratt likes to play music loud. Unlike most piano students, Pratt didn't spend hours studying the recordings made by famous piani...

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  • Added: May 01, 2007
  • Length: :27
  • Purchases: 1
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Johannes Brahms came out of retirement to write four major works for the clarinet, including a quintet for Clarinet and Strings. Clarinetist Richa...

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  • Added: May 01, 2007
  • Length: :30
  • Purchases: 1
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The "what if" question game is always an interesting game to play. What if Leonard Bernstein had pursued composing over conducting? What would he...

Bought by WITF


  • Added: May 01, 2007
  • Length: :28
  • Purchases: 1
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Richard Stoltzman is one of the most recognized solo clarinetists in the world, but he's never been officially welcomed into the Clarinet Fraternit...

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  • Added: May 01, 2007
  • Length: :24
  • Purchases: 1
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It may sound like Mozart is easy to play, but just about any performer will grimace and tell you his music is about as tough as it gets. In the Vi...

Bought by WHRV and WITF


  • Added: May 01, 2007
  • Length: :29
  • Purchases: 2
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When you've played a piece of music for 20 or 30 years, it's easy to fall into old habits and the old ways of doing things. Clarinetist Richard St...

Bought by WITF


  • Added: May 01, 2007
  • Length: :26
  • Purchases: 1
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It's always tempting to fill up your plate at the Sunday buffet table or at the salad bar. You know you can go back for seconds... or even thirds....

Bought by WITF


  • Added: May 01, 2007
  • Length: :20
  • Purchases: 1