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Virtuoso Voices - Yolanda Kondonassis (Who's Hovhaness?)

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

Traditionally, composers have gone beyond their own national boundaries for their creative inspiration. One composer who frequently thought and composed globally is also a favorite of harpist Yolanda Kondonassis. Use this 29 second clip to introduce Yolanda Kondonassis playing Hovhannes. Scroll down to read the Suggested Host Intro, Outro and a transcript. Read the full description.

Yolandakondonassis_small Use this clip to enhance your introduction of Yolanda Kondonassis playing Hovhannes. Kondonassis performances of Hovhaness are available on Telarc 80530 and 80418. ("Spirit of Trees" is one of YK's favorite works; it's on her all-Hovhaness CD, Telarc 80530.)

SUGGESTED HOST INTRO
Traditionally, composers have gone beyond their own national boundaries for their creative inspiration. One composer who frequently thought and composed globally is also a favorite of harpist Yolanda Kondonassis (kon-doe-NASS-sis).

CLIP TRANSCRIPT
"Alan Hovhaness was a composer that I think really respected the harp and all the colors that are possible on the harp. And his music is such a mixture. There's a great Asian element, there's a little bit of a Middle Eastern element. His own nationality is Armenian and yet, it almost has an American, open, Copland-esque feeling sometimes. It's a beautiful blend and representative of our culture and our society right now."

SUGGESTED HOST OUTRO
Harpist Yolanda Kondonassis (kon-doe-NASS-sis), whose affection for the globally influenced Alan Hovhaness is heard on several of her CD's. You'll hear some of those global influences in his (insert music title) performed by Yolanda Kondonassis (kon-doe-NASS-sis).

(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."

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Piece Description

Use this clip to enhance your introduction of Yolanda Kondonassis playing Hovhannes. Kondonassis performances of Hovhaness are available on Telarc 80530 and 80418. ("Spirit of Trees" is one of YK's favorite works; it's on her all-Hovhaness CD, Telarc 80530.)

SUGGESTED HOST INTRO
Traditionally, composers have gone beyond their own national boundaries for their creative inspiration. One composer who frequently thought and composed globally is also a favorite of harpist Yolanda Kondonassis (kon-doe-NASS-sis).

CLIP TRANSCRIPT
"Alan Hovhaness was a composer that I think really respected the harp and all the colors that are possible on the harp. And his music is such a mixture. There's a great Asian element, there's a little bit of a Middle Eastern element. His own nationality is Armenian and yet, it almost has an American, open, Copland-esque feeling sometimes. It's a beautiful blend and representative of our culture and our society right now."

SUGGESTED HOST OUTRO
Harpist Yolanda Kondonassis (kon-doe-NASS-sis), whose affection for the globally influenced Alan Hovhaness is heard on several of her CD's. You'll hear some of those global influences in his (insert music title) performed by Yolanda Kondonassis (kon-doe-NASS-sis).

(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

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