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Virtuoso Voices: Produced Funders - Menahem Pressler (Little Black Dots)

From: Listener Directed Productions, Inc.
Series: Virtuoso Voices(tm): Funders
Length: 01:00

For your On-Air Fundraising: these pieces have been designed to give stations three options for using and creating a fundraising spot with a major performer. This spot features pianist Menahem Pressler talking about the little black dots that have provided him more inspiration than Heifetz, Horowitz and Toscanini. Click Listen above to hear three pieces of audio for you to consider. (1) A self-contained spot, (2) a mostly self-contained spot with a longer and more localized Live Outro, (3) a clip only version where you provide the text and music as suggested below. Scroll down to read the complete rundown, transcript, Suggested Host Intro and Outro texts and music bed information.

Menahempressler_small Use any of these Funder Spot choices during your Classical Music Fundraising programming, and especially before or after playing any performance by Menahem Pressler. Music Options for before or after the spot are listed below.

BEST PRACTICES: Choose the 2-3 spots you feel are the strongest and rotate them regularly and consistently throughout your fundraising campaign - at least once every other hour. Using this OES strategy, your listeners will hear the most powerful messages enough times for them to resonate and inspire action.

Option 1: As a Self-Contained Spot

FUNDER MESSAGE RUNDOWN, TRANSCRIPT, TIMINGS and MUSIC INFORMATION

Music Bed: Brahms - Piano Trio in B Major: I (Philips 438 365)

Intro: Throughout his 60-year career, pianist Menahem Pressler has been associated with the biggest names in classical music, from Toscanini to Heifetz. And, there are a few other figures who have provided him life long inspiration.

Menahem Pressler Clip: "The greatest of them all is when you open that printed paper with the little dots, and it says on the outside, Beethoven, Bach, Brahms, Schumann: that is the true inspiration, because you're listening actually to angels talking to you." Outro: If you're inspired by the little dots you hear on Public Radio, please make a contribution so Public Radio can continue to inspire you every day. (Text out at 0:44)

SUGGESTED LIVE HOST OUTRO
Please call (insert station phone number), or make your contribution online at (insert station web address). Leave it to Pianist Menahem (muh-NAH-khuhm) Pressler to make the message of the moment so clearly. The music is why you listen to (insert station name), and it's the music that we hope inspires you to make a contribution to (insert station name). Please call now....

Music bed fades at 0:59

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Option 2: As a Self-Contained Spot With a Longer, More Localized Live Outro

FUNDER MESSAGE RUNDOWN, TRANSCRIPT, TIMINGS and MUSIC INFORMATION

Music Bed: Brahms - Piano Trio in B Major: I (Philips 438 365)

Intro: Throughout his 60-year career, pianist Menahem Pressler has been associated with the biggest names in classical music, from Toscanini to Heifetz. And, there are a few other figures who have provided him life long inspiration.

Menahem Pressler Clip: "The greatest of them all is when you open that printed paper with the little dots, and it says on the outside, Beethoven, Bach, Brahms, Schumann: that is the true inspiration, because you're listening actually to angels talking to you." (Text out at 0:35)

SUGGESTED LIVE HOST OUTRO
If you're inspired by the little dots you hear on Public Radio, please make a contribution so Public Radio can continue to inspire you every day. Please call (insert station phone number), or make your contribution online at (insert station web address). Leave it to pianist Menahem (muh-NAH-khuhm) Pressler to make the message of the moment so clearly. The music is why you listen to (insert station name), and it's the music that we hope inspires you to make a contribution to (insert station name). Please call now....

Music bed fades at 0:59

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Option 3: Clip Only -- You create and assemble the elements and text to your station's specifications, providing the live intro, outro and music bed based on the suggested texts and music bed listed above. Menahem Pressler Clip: "The greatest of them all is when you open that printed paper with the little dots, and it says on the outside, Beethoven, Bach, Brahms, Schumann: that is the true inspiration, because you're listening actually to angels talking to you." (0:20)

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

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WHAT IS VIRTUOSO VOICES?

Virtuoso Voices(tm) is an interview clip service for classical music stations, presenting today's preeminent classical music performers, conductors and composers talking in 15 to 35 second sound bites.

These topical and evergreen clips enable announcers to bring an additional insider's perspective to the music they introduce and play on their shifts.

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

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

Use any of these Funder Spot choices during your Classical Music Fundraising programming, and especially before or after playing any performance by Menahem Pressler. Music Options for before or after the spot are listed below.

BEST PRACTICES: Choose the 2-3 spots you feel are the strongest and rotate them regularly and consistently throughout your fundraising campaign - at least once every other hour. Using this OES strategy, your listeners will hear the most powerful messages enough times for them to resonate and inspire action.

Option 1: As a Self-Contained Spot

FUNDER MESSAGE RUNDOWN, TRANSCRIPT, TIMINGS and MUSIC INFORMATION

Music Bed: Brahms - Piano Trio in B Major: I (Philips 438 365)

Intro: Throughout his 60-year career, pianist Menahem Pressler has been associated with the biggest names in classical music, from Toscanini to Heifetz. And, there are a few other figures who have provided him life long inspiration.

Menahem Pressler Clip: "The greatest of them all is when you open that printed paper with the little dots, and it says on the outside, Beethoven, Bach, Brahms, Schumann: that is the true inspiration, because you're listening actually to angels talking to you." Outro: If you're inspired by the little dots you hear on Public Radio, please make a contribution so Public Radio can continue to inspire you every day. (Text out at 0:44)

SUGGESTED LIVE HOST OUTRO
Please call (insert station phone number), or make your contribution online at (insert station web address). Leave it to Pianist Menahem (muh-NAH-khuhm) Pressler to make the message of the moment so clearly. The music is why you listen to (insert station name), and it's the music that we hope inspires you to make a contribution to (insert station name). Please call now....

Music bed fades at 0:59

* * * * * * * * * * *
Option 2: As a Self-Contained Spot With a Longer, More Localized Live Outro

FUNDER MESSAGE RUNDOWN, TRANSCRIPT, TIMINGS and MUSIC INFORMATION

Music Bed: Brahms - Piano Trio in B Major: I (Philips 438 365)

Intro: Throughout his 60-year career, pianist Menahem Pressler has been associated with the biggest names in classical music, from Toscanini to Heifetz. And, there are a few other figures who have provided him life long inspiration.

Menahem Pressler Clip: "The greatest of them all is when you open that printed paper with the little dots, and it says on the outside, Beethoven, Bach, Brahms, Schumann: that is the true inspiration, because you're listening actually to angels talking to you." (Text out at 0:35)

SUGGESTED LIVE HOST OUTRO
If you're inspired by the little dots you hear on Public Radio, please make a contribution so Public Radio can continue to inspire you every day. Please call (insert station phone number), or make your contribution online at (insert station web address). Leave it to pianist Menahem (muh-NAH-khuhm) Pressler to make the message of the moment so clearly. The music is why you listen to (insert station name), and it's the music that we hope inspires you to make a contribution to (insert station name). Please call now....

Music bed fades at 0:59

* * * * * * * * * * *
Option 3: Clip Only -- You create and assemble the elements and text to your station's specifications, providing the live intro, outro and music bed based on the suggested texts and music bed listed above. Menahem Pressler Clip: "The greatest of them all is when you open that printed paper with the little dots, and it says on the outside, Beethoven, Bach, Brahms, Schumann: that is the true inspiration, because you're listening actually to angels talking to you." (0:20)

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

*****************************************

WHAT IS VIRTUOSO VOICES?

Virtuoso Voices(tm) is an interview clip service for classical music stations, presenting today's preeminent classical music performers, conductors and composers talking in 15 to 35 second sound bites.

These topical and evergreen clips enable announcers to bring an additional insider's perspective to the music they introduce and play on their shifts.

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

VIRTUOSO VOICES

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

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

Additional Files

Related Website

http://www.virtuosovoices.org