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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The French Horn is hard enough to play in its modern-day set up of valves, extra tubing and other gadgetry. But the original French Horn, the Natu...

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  • Added: Nov 02, 2006
  • Length: :34
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Each instrument has at least one quality or characteristic that makes it different than the rest. Cellist Lynn Harrell says composers have used th...

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  • Added: Nov 02, 2006
  • Length: :28
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Who knows best? When it comes to classical music, conductor Roy Goodman says it's not the conductor, the first violinist or the music critic. It'...

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  • Added: Nov 01, 2006
  • Length: :35
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Cellist Lynn Harrell, like all serious musicians, dedicates himself to the music and it's composer. What sets him apart from some other musicians ...

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  • Added: Nov 01, 2006
  • Length: :28
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Everyone has their favorite piece of music. For Violinist Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, it has always been the Brahms Violin Concerto. Her challenge ...

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  • Added: Oct 31, 2006
  • Length: :33
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Where have all the young people gone? Surprise! Some, at least, are at classical music concerts. That's one encouraging trend pianist Jean-Yves ...

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  • Added: Oct 31, 2006
  • Length: :35
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Each instrument, whether it's the oboe or the triangle, has its own distinctive quality or quirk -- the one element that makes it different from an...

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  • Added: Oct 31, 2006
  • Length: :34
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What really motivated Sibelius to write his Violin Concerto? Violinist Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg says he wrote this "ridiculously, unnecessarily aw...

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  • Added: Oct 30, 2006
  • Length: :27
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The cello is an upside down violin planted in the ground -- so says cellist Lynn Harrell. That makes the instrument the perfect foil for some tast...

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  • Added: Oct 30, 2006
  • Length: :28
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Roy Goodman offers his respect for trumpet players who play those stratospheric high notes in Bach's Brandenburg Concerto Number 2, but points out ...

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  • Added: Oct 30, 2006
  • Length: :32
  • Purchases: 2