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When composer Jennifer Higdon accepts a commission from a performer to write a new piece, she takes a few steps before writing the very first note....

  • Added: Sep 30, 2008
  • Length: :29
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Feedback can be helpful, informative or devastating. Musicians constantly receive feedback, invited and uninvited, and some of Jennifer Higdon's h...

Bought by WITF and WFCR


  • Added: Mar 28, 2007
  • Length: :18
  • Purchases: 2
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Why does a composer write music the way they do? Jennifer Higdon says influences come from just about anywhere, and the road to becoming a classic...

Bought by WITF and WFCR


  • Added: Mar 28, 2007
  • Length: :21
  • Purchases: 2
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"Blue Cathedral," written by Jennifer Higdon is one of the most performed contemporary orchestral works in the U-S. She composed it with her broth...

Bought by KBYU/BYU Radio


  • Added: Sep 30, 2008
  • Length: :25
  • Purchases: 1
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Composer Jennifer Higdon's career path does not line up with that old saying, "those who can't do... teach." She's one of the busiest, most perfor...

Bought by KBYU/BYU Radio


  • Added: Sep 30, 2008
  • Length: :26
  • Purchases: 1
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For your Fundraising campaign, composer Jennifer Higdon talks about the power in music to inspire powerful emotions and thoughts. Use this 25 seco...

Bought by KVNO, WMNR, WUIS, Iowa Public Radio, WMUK and more


  • Added: Dec 31, 2010
  • Length: :25
  • Purchases: 11
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For your Fundraising campaign, composer Jennifer Higdon talks about the power of classical music, and that the most powerful music is often found o...

Bought by WFSU, KVNO, WMNR, KZYX, KCSC and more


  • Added: Dec 31, 2010
  • Length: :22
  • Purchases: 7
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Composer Jennifer Higdon maintains a full schedule of commissions and enjoys more than 200 performances of her music a year. "Blue Cathedral" is o...

Bought by WITF and WFCR


  • Added: Mar 28, 2007
  • Length: :27
  • Purchases: 2
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Blue Cathedral is composer Jennifer Higdon's most popular work, receiving more than 200 performances each year. Originally, she had no intention o...

Bought by WITF and WFCR


  • Added: Mar 28, 2007
  • Length: :34
  • Purchases: 2
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There's an old saying in the music business: never turn down work. Composer Jennifer Higdon maintains a full schedule of commissions, and sometim...

Bought by WITF and WFCR


  • Added: Mar 28, 2007
  • Length: :31
  • Purchases: 2
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Composer Jennifer Higdon is one of the busiest, most performed and most acclaimed American composers today. From her vantage point, she understand...

Bought by WETS


  • Added: Sep 30, 2008
  • Length: :29
  • Purchases: 1
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Composer Jennifer Higdon had a secret. When journalists kept writing about the imaginative way she captured the color blue in her composition, “Bl...

  • Added: Dec 31, 2009
  • Length: :24
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Virtuoso Voices is a collection of timely and topical sound bites from classical music's leading performers. Each sound bite (or clip) will bring your listeners an insider's perspective to the classical music they enjoy on your station. Virtuoso Voices offers classical music announcers an additional way to enhance their breaks by using the voice of the artist whose recording they're about to play on their shift.

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158 Pieces

Virtuoso Voices offers you three types of classical music fundraising messages: Produced Funder Spots, Un-hosted Funders and Straight-read Funder Spots. All feature classical music's leading performers and conductors. Use these Funder Spots during your classical music fundraising shifts to add variety, credibility and authority to your on-air fundraising sound. The Virtuoso Voices Funders Series includes Gil Shaham, Joshua Bell, Hilary Hahn, Evelyn Glennie, Stephen Hough, Richard Stoltzman, Yolanda Kondonassis, Andrew Litton, Leila Josefowicz, Roy Goodman, Murray Perahia, Emanuel Ax, Andre Watts, the Canadian Brass, Riccardo Muti, Menahem Pressler, Garrick Ohlsson, Marin Alsop, Sharon Isbin and many others.

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A two hour weekly show of new music, and new releases, with an in-depth look at classical music.

  • From: WBAA
  • Updated: Aug 30, 2017
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56 Pieces

We continue Relevant Tones, a weekly exploration of the most fascinating time in classical music history: right now. From up-and-coming firebrands to established artists, this series features music and in-person interviews from the hottest festivals around the world, celebrates the major figures shaping classical music today, spots emerging trends, shines a light on lesser known but fascinating composers, and features music recorded in dynamic live broadcasts.