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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Something's missing in violinist Hilary Hahn's latest CD. Rather than take the traditional "show off your fantastic technique" approach in two hig...

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  • Added: Mar 01, 2007
  • Length: :27
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Did you ever want to learn to play a musical instrument? It's not too late and not as difficult as you might think. Evelyn Glennie has just the r...

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  • Added: Mar 01, 2007
  • Length: :20
  • Purchases: 2
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Some Rock 'n Roll musicians are notorious for going on the road and destroying their hotel rooms. Violinist Hilary Hahn doesn't trash her room whe...

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  • Added: Mar 01, 2007
  • Length: :27
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In the event you may be undergoing surgery in the near future, harpist Yolanda Kondonassis suggests you check to see if your health insurance cover...

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  • Added: Mar 01, 2007
  • Length: :28
  • Purchases: 2
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This 10 second clip is intended to be used as a "Top of the Hour" Billboard or as an Enhanced Forward Promo. In pianist Orion Weiss' first recordi...

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  • Added: Jan 04, 2007
  • Length: :10
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The piano part has the most notes -- thousands -- but it's a cello sonata. Pianist Orion Weiss talks about his need to play second fiddle to the ce...

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  • Added: Jan 01, 2007
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The "Meditation" from the Opera, "Thais", is the only moment we know from this all but forgotten opera by Jules Massenet. Today, the "Meditation" ...

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  • Added: Jan 01, 2007
  • Length: :23
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The Haydn Piano Trios have always been an important part of the Beaux Art Trio repertoire. The Trio's Pianist Menahem Pressler offers this multipl...

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  • Added: Dec 29, 2006
  • Length: :30
  • Purchases: 2
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Getting accepted as a student at a prestigious music school is a grueling and highly competitive process. At Indiana University, Piano Professor (...

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  • Added: Dec 29, 2006
  • Length: :30
  • Purchases: 2
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At best, making music with others is a successful marriage -- there's give and take and compromise. Pianist Menahem Pressler is the founding membe...

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  • Added: Dec 29, 2006
  • Length: :34
  • Purchases: 3