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

Caption: Leif Ove Andsnes, Credit: Simon Fowler
Grieg's Piano Concerto has long held its place as an audience favorite and as the calling card for several generations of pianists, including Leif ...

  • Added: May 29, 2009
  • Length: :25
Caption: Leif Ove Andsnes, Credit: Simon Fowler
In almost every profession, some of the best work gets done away from the office. It's true for pianist Leif Ove Andsnes. He likes to work from h...

  • Added: May 29, 2009
  • Length: :23
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What do you like about Mozart? There are so many things to like – and choose from. Pianist Leif Ove Andsnes simply likes all the action. Use thi...

Bought by WHRV


  • Added: May 29, 2009
  • Length: :18
  • Purchases: 1
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Composer John Corigliano’s father was the concertmaster (1st violinist) with the New York Philharmonic for 23 years, so violin playing and the viol...

  • Added: May 29, 2009
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Caption: Anne Akiko Meyers
The name of the piece is "Mirror in Mirror." It's a seven minute work by Estonian composer Arvo Pärt. Violinist Anne Akiko Meyers describes it as...

  • Added: May 29, 2009
  • Length: :26
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It was voted the Number One Song on the American Film Institute's list of the "100 Best Songs" used in film. The beauty and autobiographical senti...

  • Added: May 29, 2009
  • Length: :21
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"Sea in Spring" was written by a blind Japanese composer, Michio Miyagi . Violinist Anne Akiko Meyers says this music calls on her to use some spe...

  • Added: May 29, 2009
  • Length: :18
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The music by Argentinean composer Astor Piazzolla is often charged with romantic and melodramatic urges. When it comes to playing Piazzolla, violi...

  • Added: May 29, 2009
  • Length: :24
Caption: Anne Akiko Meyers
Actor and filmmaker Charlie Chaplin was also a composer. His song, "Smile," is a standard and a favorite of balladeers…and violinists. The lyrics...

  • Added: May 29, 2009
  • Length: :25
Caption: Hilary Hahn
For your fundraising campaign, this clips features violinist Hilary Hahn. She strives to give her audience more than just the gift of great music ...

Bought by New Hampshire Public Radio, Kansas Public Radio, KUHF, WSKG, Wisconsin Public Radio and more


  • Added: May 14, 2009
  • Length: :59
  • Purchases: 6