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Helene Grimaud 

Virtuoso Voices - Helene Grimaud (Opposites Attract)

From: Listener Directed Productions, Inc.
Series: Virtuoso Voices(tm)
Length: :25

Pianist Helene Grimaud took a somewhat uncommon approach to Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 5. She decided to play one side against the other. Use this 25 second clip to introduce Helene Grimaud's recording of Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 5 "Emperor". Scroll down to read the Funder transcript and the Suggested Host Outro.

Grimaud__helene_2_small Use this clip to enhance your introduction of Helene Grimaud's recording of Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 5 "Emperor" (DGG 477 659).

SUGGESTED HOST INTRO
Pianist Helene Grimaud (eh-LEN Gree-MOH) took a somewhat uncommon approach to Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 5.  She decided to play one side against the other.

CLIP TRANSCRIPT
"Things only exist because of their contrary or their direct opposite, so of course then it's one of the things that makes Beethoven's music so powerful is this contrast, always.  But the quieter moments have such power in their expression and in the intimacy of the feeling which is conveyed.  And they're the ones who give the more demonstrative gestures in a piece like the Emperor Concerto their full spectrum, really."

SUGGESTED HOST OUTRO
The critic from the London Observer called Helene Grimaud's (eh-LEN Gree-MOHz) recording of Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 5 a "strikingly original performance, opting for melancholic introspection, and freshly imagined detail, over the usual alpha-male" rendition.  We'll hear it now - Beethoven's "Emperor" Concerto, the Piano Concerto No. 5, with pianist Helene Grimaud and the Dresden State Orchestra led by Vladimir Jurowski (yoo-RAWF-skee).


(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

Use this clip to enhance your introduction of Helene Grimaud's recording of Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 5 "Emperor" (DGG 477 659).

SUGGESTED HOST INTRO
Pianist Helene Grimaud (eh-LEN Gree-MOH) took a somewhat uncommon approach to Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 5.  She decided to play one side against the other.

CLIP TRANSCRIPT
"Things only exist because of their contrary or their direct opposite, so of course then it's one of the things that makes Beethoven's music so powerful is this contrast, always.  But the quieter moments have such power in their expression and in the intimacy of the feeling which is conveyed.  And they're the ones who give the more demonstrative gestures in a piece like the Emperor Concerto their full spectrum, really."

SUGGESTED HOST OUTRO
The critic from the London Observer called Helene Grimaud's (eh-LEN Gree-MOHz) recording of Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 5 a "strikingly original performance, opting for melancholic introspection, and freshly imagined detail, over the usual alpha-male" rendition.  We'll hear it now - Beethoven's "Emperor" Concerto, the Piano Concerto No. 5, with pianist Helene Grimaud and the Dresden State Orchestra led by Vladimir Jurowski (yoo-RAWF-skee).


(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

This clip is also available on the Virtuoso Voices January 2009 CD.

Related Website

www.virtuosovoices.org