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Is there an "American sound" when it comes to classical music? Conductor JoAnn Falletta makes this case for Aaron Copland. Use this 25 second cli...

  • Added: Nov 01, 2008
  • Length: :25
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What was the secret behind the Leonard Bernstein mystique? Conductor and former Bernstein student, JoAnn Falletta says it was how he inspired her ...

Bought by WITF, WFCR, and 90.1 WFYI Public Radio


  • Added: Aug 31, 2006
  • Length: :34
  • Purchases: 3
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If you're a conductor, it's helpful to have a living composer at your side to answer questions about their music that may come up during rehearsals...

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  • Added: Jun 26, 2007
  • Length: :28
  • Purchases: 1
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What's an effective way for a guest conductor to get to know a new orchestra quickly. JoAnn Falletta says a version of the silent treatment works ...

Bought by WITF, WFCR, and WFSU


  • Added: Dec 26, 2006
  • Length: :31
  • Purchases: 3
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JoAnn Falletta is the conductor of the Virginia Symphony and the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra. Although she is a frequent guest conductor around...

Bought by WITF and WFCR


  • Added: Dec 27, 2006
  • Length: :23
  • Purchases: 2
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American Classical Music has found an enthusiastic home in most European concert halls. Conductor JoAnn Falletta appreciates the zeal and enthusia...

Bought by WETS


  • Added: Nov 14, 2008
  • Length: :21
  • Purchases: 1
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To get an orchestra of 60 or 100 players to play like one is the eternal challenge for a conductor. Every orchestra is different but conductor JoA...

  • Added: Nov 01, 2008
  • Length: :29
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Performers, their teachers and their audience demand perfection. Since perfection really can't be achieved, that puts musicians in a compromising ...

  • Added: Nov 01, 2008
  • Length: :26
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It's natural to wonder how a composer can write music that touches us in such powerful ways. With Aaron Copland, that question is more specific. ...

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  • Added: Jun 20, 2007
  • Length: :34
  • Purchases: 1
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Iranian composer Behzad Ranjbaran calls on the folk music and folk legends of his country to write music for the traditional orchestral setting. C...

  • Added: Nov 01, 2008
  • Length: :25
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There is ample evidence that composer Aaron Copland wanted his music performed straight, as is, with little added emotion or nuance by the performe...

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  • Added: Jun 20, 2007
  • Length: :26
  • Purchases: 1
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In Classical Music, "Impressionism" means the music of Debussy and Ravel - and light washes of sound and pastel-like colors. Though impressionism ...

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  • Added: Jun 20, 2007
  • Length: :23
  • Purchases: 1
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Conductor JoAnn Falletta talks about the mostly positive changes that have taken place in the classical music, particularly the new face and image ...

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  • Added: Dec 25, 2006
  • Length: :39
  • Purchases: 2
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Aaron Copland is called the "Father of American classical music" for his ability to set American landscapes and the American spirit to music. Befo...

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  • Added: Jun 20, 2007
  • Length: :23
  • Purchases: 1
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For your Fundraising campaign, conductor JoAnn Falletta talks about the energy force she feels coming at her from the musicians when she conducts a...

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


  • Added: Dec 31, 2010
  • Length: :33
  • Purchases: 10
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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 ...

Bought by KVNO and WMNR


  • Added: Jul 27, 2011
  • Length: 02:12
  • Purchases: 2
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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 ...

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


  • Added: Dec 31, 2010
  • Length: 01:00
  • Purchases: 20
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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.

Caption: Carol Wincenc, Credit: Cori Wells Braun
The “Poem” by Charles Tomlinson Griffes is, in a way, one of the quintessential American works for flute and orchestra. But flutist Carol Wincenc ...

  • Added: May 30, 2010
  • Length: :14
Caption: Angela Cheng, Credit: Lisa Kohler
Clara Schumann, wife of Robert Schumann was quite celebrated as a pianist, but she was also a gifted composer. Today, one her biggest fans is piani...

  • Added: Jul 27, 2009
  • Length: :24
Caption: Angela Cheng, Credit: Lisa Kohler
Pianist Clara Schumann was ahead of her time -- she was a leading soloist of her day and a composer. Although she's best known as Robert Schumann'...

  • Added: Jul 27, 2009
  • Length: :25