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.


Pieces

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Throughout his illustrious, 60-year career, pianist Menahem Pressler has been associated with the biggest names in classical music, from Toscanini ...

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  • Added: Dec 29, 2006
  • Length: :30
  • Purchases: 2
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Two friends, both musicians, team up to play a romantic moment by Beethoven and Mozart. Even though, they're "just friends", cellist Julie Albers ...

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  • Added: Dec 28, 2006
  • Length: :20
  • Purchases: 2
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Pianist Orion Weiss joins cellist Julie Albers for a performance of "Variations on a Paganini Theme" by Piatigorsky. It's a virtuosic showstopper f...

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  • Added: Dec 28, 2006
  • Length: :18
  • Purchases: 2
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JoAnn Falletta is the conductor of the Virginia Symphony and the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra. Although she is a frequent guest conductor around...

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  • Added: Dec 27, 2006
  • Length: :23
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What's an effective way for a guest conductor to get to know a new orchestra quickly. JoAnn Falletta says a version of the silent treatment works ...

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  • Added: Dec 26, 2006
  • Length: :31
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Conductor JoAnn Falletta talks about the mostly positive changes that have taken place in the classical music, particularly the new face and image ...

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  • Added: Dec 25, 2006
  • Length: :39
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Good News: you don't need an advanced degree, or have even played an instrument, to enjoy classical music. Clarinetist Richard Stoltzman passes o...

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  • Added: Dec 23, 2006
  • Length: :29
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No matter how much you practice and prepare for a concert, anything can happen on stage, like the time a bottom section of Richard Stoltzman's clar...

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  • Added: Dec 22, 2006
  • Length: :43
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No matter how much you practice and prepare for a concert, anything can happen on stage, like the time pieces of Richard Stoltzman's clarinet fell ...

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  • Added: Dec 22, 2006
  • Length: :31
  • Purchases: 2
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Clarinetist Richard Stoltzman calls composer Aaron Copland on the phone to ask his permission to bring a more jazz-like sensibility to the composer...

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  • Added: Dec 21, 2006
  • Length: :30
  • Purchases: 2