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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Yolanda Kondonassis talks about one of classical music's most nurturing and resonating relationships -- the one between French composer Claude Debu...

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  • Added: Mar 02, 2007
  • Length: :31
  • Purchases: 2
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Clair de Lune (Moonlight) is one of Claude Debussy's best known works, and it's the perfect introduction to the "Impressionist" school of compositi...

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  • Added: Mar 02, 2007
  • Length: :16
  • Purchases: 2
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Breaking down the barrier between classical music and its audience is a priority for many classical music performers, including the charismatic per...

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  • Added: Mar 02, 2007
  • Length: :26
  • Purchases: 2
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Violinist Hilary Hahn has been playing the beautiful "Lark Ascending" Violin Concerto by Ralph Vaughan Williams for most of her career -- some cons...

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  • Added: Mar 02, 2007
  • Length: :25
  • Purchases: 3
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"Assume nothing," says harpist Yolanda Kondonassis. Just because the harp has been linked to the angels, she adds, doesn't mean the harp and its p...

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  • Added: Mar 01, 2007
  • Length: :31
  • Purchases: 2
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We often hear about the healing qualities of music. Percussionist Evelyn Glennie recommends we take it in regular doses. Use this 31 second clip ...

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  • Added: Mar 01, 2007
  • Length: :31
  • Purchases: 2
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While Alan Hovhaness' music has a distinct and recognizable sound and texture, it's the sum of many different cultures and nationalities. Harpist ...

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  • Added: Mar 01, 2007
  • Length: :35
  • Purchases: 2
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The idea of a keyboard instrument being a soloist in a concerto is obvious to us today, but in Bach's time, the keyboard usually played politely in...

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  • Added: Mar 01, 2007
  • Length: :20
  • Purchases: 2
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We all makes mistakes -- some just get noticed more than most, like when you're playing your violin on stage before an audience of thousands. Viol...

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  • Added: Mar 01, 2007
  • Length: :24
  • Purchases: 2
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When Evelyn Glennie tells people she plays percussion, they often assume she's the drummer in a Rock band. But since there are literally thousands...

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  • Added: Mar 01, 2007
  • Length: :32
  • Purchases: 2