Caption: Misha Dichter, Credit: Stefan Cohen
Image by: Stefan Cohen 
Misha Dichter 

Virtuoso Voices - Misha Dichter (Feeling Cheap)

From: Listener Directed Productions, Inc.
Series: Virtuoso Voices(tm)
Length: :23

You don’t usually see a lot of extra physical gestures or exaggerated facial expressions when pianist Misha Dichter is on stage. But there was a concert once when friends encouraged him to add something extracurricular to the music. Use this clip to introduce almost any performance by Misha Dichter. Scroll down to read the Suggested Host Intro, Outro, transcript and music recommendations. Read the full description.

Misha_dichter_by_stefan_cohen_for_prx_small Use this clip to introduce Misha Dichter playing Brahms–Piano Concerto No. 1, Beethoven–“Moonlight” Sonata (Pentatone 5186124); Brahms–Piano Concerto No. 2, Beethoven–“Pathetique” Sonata (Pentatone (5186125); Chopin (Philips 411 123); Mozart–music for two pianos (Nimbus 2537); Liszt-Solo Piano Works (Philips 446 554); Liszt-Piano Concerti (Philips 420 896).  Misha Dichter’s complete discography is available at arkivmusic.com.

SUGGESTED HOST INTRO
You don’t usually see a lot of extra physical gestures or exaggerated facial expressions when pianist Misha Dichter (MIH-sha Dickh-tur) is on stage.  But there was a concert once when friends encouraged him to add something extracurricular to the music.

Misha Dichter Clip:
“On this one occasion in the slow movement I just looked up, closed my eyes, and played the way I thought I always played.  One of our friends came back crying saying, ‘I’ve never seen you so engaged in a performance.  I was moved beyond belief.’  And I saw the power of something like that.  It felt a little cheap.  It didn’t work for me but I tried it and it scared me how persuasive that was.”

SUGGESTED HOST OUTRO
Interesting insight from a pianist who is highly respected by his colleagues and those who have seen him play during his 40-plus year career.  Pianist Misha Dichter (MIH-sha Dickh-tur) prefers to keep it real on stage…and in recordings.  (Insert music title, composer and performers.)

(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 introduce Misha Dichter playing Brahms–Piano Concerto No. 1, Beethoven–“Moonlight” Sonata (Pentatone 5186124); Brahms–Piano Concerto No. 2, Beethoven–“Pathetique” Sonata (Pentatone (5186125); Chopin (Philips 411 123); Mozart–music for two pianos (Nimbus 2537); Liszt-Solo Piano Works (Philips 446 554); Liszt-Piano Concerti (Philips 420 896).  Misha Dichter’s complete discography is available at arkivmusic.com.

SUGGESTED HOST INTRO
You don’t usually see a lot of extra physical gestures or exaggerated facial expressions when pianist Misha Dichter (MIH-sha Dickh-tur) is on stage.  But there was a concert once when friends encouraged him to add something extracurricular to the music.

Misha Dichter Clip:
“On this one occasion in the slow movement I just looked up, closed my eyes, and played the way I thought I always played.  One of our friends came back crying saying, ‘I’ve never seen you so engaged in a performance.  I was moved beyond belief.’  And I saw the power of something like that.  It felt a little cheap.  It didn’t work for me but I tried it and it scared me how persuasive that was.”

SUGGESTED HOST OUTRO
Interesting insight from a pianist who is highly respected by his colleagues and those who have seen him play during his 40-plus year career.  Pianist Misha Dichter (MIH-sha Dickh-tur) prefers to keep it real on stage…and in recordings.  (Insert music title, composer and performers.)

(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 November 2010 Virtuoso Voices CD.
Photo Credit: Stefan Cohen
Virtuoso Voices is a trademark of Listener Directed Productions, Inc.

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