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Virtuoso Voices - Gil Shaham (Paganini Under the Influence)

From: Listener Directed Productions, Inc.
Series: Virtuoso Voices(tm)
Length: :29

While Nicolo Paganini's violin playing brought him enormous prestige and adoration from his many female admirers, he also got around on the guitar. Violinist Gil Shaham talks about Paganini's guitar music and the sensual force that inspired it. Use this 29 second clip to introduce Gil Shaham playing Paganini. Scroll down to read the Suggested Host Intro, Outro and a transcript.

Gilshaham_small Nicolo Paganini's violin playing inspired great passion from his many female admirers. But the woman he loved preferred the guitar to the violin, so Paganini changed his composing focus to please her -- at least while they were still a couple. Use this clip to enhance your introduction of Violinist Gil Shaham playing Paganini Violin and Guitar music (DGG 437 837).

SUGGESTED HOST INTRO
Numerous legends recount the amorous appeal of Paganini. Women literally fainted at the sight of him playing his violin on stage. Violinist Gil Shaham (SHAH-hahm) says that even though Paganini was a famous ladies man, he was not immune to the love bug.

CLIP TRANSCRIPT
"He was actually quite a virtuoso guitarist in his own right. Most of his concerts when he toured Europe were in that format, with one violinist and one guitarist. And I think there was a period of three years there where he was in love with a woman who hated the sound of the violin. And so he dedicated himself to guitar. And he continued to write duos but favoring the guitar."

SUGGESTED HOST OUTRO

Violinist Gil Shaham (SHAH-hahm). Here he is with guitarist Goran Sollscherr (GORE-on SOLE-shur) with (insert music listing) by Paganini.

(To download a .txt file of this suggested copy, look under the "Additional Files" for this piece.)


WHAT IS VIRTUOSO VOICES™?

Virtuoso Voices™ is a performer interview service that provides short interview segments to radio stations, their websites and other online platforms.

Virtuoso Voices provides stations with a new strategy for presenting classical music on the radio by directly involving the performer in the introduction of the music.  These topical and evergreen clips enable announcers to bring an additional insider's perspective to the music they introduce and play on their shifts.

Program content is taken from interviews with internationally recognized classical music performers, such as Gil Shaham, Yo-Yo Ma, Marin Alsop, Lorin Maazel, Joshua Bell, Hilary Hahn and Michael Tilson Thomas.

For more information and to see additional ways to use these clips, please visit our website, www.virtuosovoices.org.


Virtuoso Voices™ Fundraising Service

Virtuoso Voices(tm) is also Public Radio's primary source for classical music fundraising messages.

Please visit the fundraising page of our website for examples and further information.  www.virtuosovoices.org/fundraising.


VIRTUOSO VOICES

"Classical Music's Virtuosos Want a Word with Your Listeners."

Virtuoso Voices is a trademark of Listener Directed Productions, Inc.

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Piece Description

Nicolo Paganini's violin playing inspired great passion from his many female admirers. But the woman he loved preferred the guitar to the violin, so Paganini changed his composing focus to please her -- at least while they were still a couple. Use this clip to enhance your introduction of Violinist Gil Shaham playing Paganini Violin and Guitar music (DGG 437 837).

SUGGESTED HOST INTRO
Numerous legends recount the amorous appeal of Paganini. Women literally fainted at the sight of him playing his violin on stage. Violinist Gil Shaham (SHAH-hahm) says that even though Paganini was a famous ladies man, he was not immune to the love bug.

CLIP TRANSCRIPT
"He was actually quite a virtuoso guitarist in his own right. Most of his concerts when he toured Europe were in that format, with one violinist and one guitarist. And I think there was a period of three years there where he was in love with a woman who hated the sound of the violin. And so he dedicated himself to guitar. And he continued to write duos but favoring the guitar."

SUGGESTED HOST OUTRO

Violinist Gil Shaham (SHAH-hahm). Here he is with guitarist Goran Sollscherr (GORE-on SOLE-shur) with (insert music listing) by Paganini.

(To download a .txt file of this suggested copy, look under the "Additional Files" for this piece.)


WHAT IS VIRTUOSO VOICES™?

Virtuoso Voices™ is a performer interview service that provides short interview segments to radio stations, their websites and other online platforms.

Virtuoso Voices provides stations with a new strategy for presenting classical music on the radio by directly involving the performer in the introduction of the music.  These topical and evergreen clips enable announcers to bring an additional insider's perspective to the music they introduce and play on their shifts.

Program content is taken from interviews with internationally recognized classical music performers, such as Gil Shaham, Yo-Yo Ma, Marin Alsop, Lorin Maazel, Joshua Bell, Hilary Hahn and Michael Tilson Thomas.

For more information and to see additional ways to use these clips, please visit our website, www.virtuosovoices.org.


Virtuoso Voices™ Fundraising Service

Virtuoso Voices(tm) is also Public Radio's primary source for classical music fundraising messages.

Please visit the fundraising page of our website for examples and further information.  www.virtuosovoices.org/fundraising.


VIRTUOSO VOICES

"Classical Music's Virtuosos Want a Word with Your Listeners."

Virtuoso Voices is a trademark of Listener Directed Productions, Inc.

Additional Files

Additional Credits

Photo Credit: Boyd Hagen

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http://www.virtuosovoices.org