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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In our eternal quest to find a brilliant summary of Mozart's contribution to classical music and the world at large, here is Roy Goodman. The Brit...

Bought by WHRV, Eclectic 89.1 WBCX, WITF, and WFCR


  • Added: Oct 28, 2006
  • Length: :34
  • Purchases: 4
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One person's trash is another person's treasure. Violinist Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg readily admits the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto is mostly fluff...

Bought by WITF and WFCR


  • Added: Oct 28, 2006
  • Length: :26
  • Purchases: 2
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Russian composer Dimitri Shostakovich spent most of his entire creative life worrying about whether his government was going to send him to jail or...

Bought by WITF and WFCR


  • Added: Oct 02, 2006
  • Length: :22
  • Purchases: 2
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Without question, the beauty and craftsmanship within Brahms "Variations on a Theme by Paganini" are substantial. 2005 Van Cliburn Piano Competiti...

Bought by WITF, Northeast Indiana Public Radio, and WFCR


  • Added: Oct 02, 2006
  • Length: :25
  • Purchases: 3
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Gershwin's "An American In Paris" captures both the American spirit and the bustling, jazzy sounds of Paris in the 1920's. Conductor Andrew Litton...

Bought by WITF and WFCR


  • Added: Sep 29, 2006
  • Length: :36
  • Purchases: 2
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Actor and Director Charlie Chaplin wrote all the music for his films, and "Modern Times" (1936) contains his most enduring music, specifically the ...

Bought by WITF, WFCR, and KISU


  • Added: Sep 28, 2006
  • Length: :27
  • Purchases: 3
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The ideal job is one that's also your favorite hobby. Conductor Andrew Litton says making music is both his job and his passion - and both come wi...

Bought by WITF, WFCR, and WBST


  • Added: Sep 28, 2006
  • Length: :27
  • Purchases: 3
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If you have any doubts about the quality and integrity of film music, and the music's ability to stand on its own without the picture, composer Wil...

Bought by WITF and WFCR


  • Added: Sep 27, 2006
  • Length: :33
  • Purchases: 2
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What kind of composer was Franz Liszt? He was "lady slayer" composer according to conductor Andrew Litton. In this clip, the conductor talks abou...

Bought by WITF and WFCR


  • Added: Sep 27, 2006
  • Length: :36
  • Purchases: 2
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All her life, Evelyn Glennie dreamed of becoming a solo percussionist, with the ardent support of family and friends. When it came time to make he...

Bought by WITF and WFCR


  • Added: Sep 26, 2006
  • Length: :32
  • Purchases: 2