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Sergei Prokofiev has no bigger fans than Gil and Orli Shaham. Though Prokofiev's place in musical history is guaranteed by a relatively small numb...

  • Added: May 31, 2008
  • Length: :24
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Like many Russian musicians in the 20th century, Sergei Prokofiev's music was under the direct supervision of the Russian government. Pianist Orli...

  • Added: May 31, 2008
  • Length: :24
Caption: Orli Shaham, Credit: Christian Steiner
Pianist Orli Shaham says Dvorak's music is like a beautiful onion - every time you peel off a layer, or look beyond the surface of the music, you a...

  • Added: Apr 30, 2008
  • Length: :25
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From a bone chilling graveyard scene, to the sound of a heart beat that slows down and finally stops beating, Prokofiev's First Violin Sonata has j...

  • Added: May 31, 2008
  • Length: :23
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When pianist Orli Shaham walks on stage to perform, she always says the same two words to her musical partner before playing the first note: "Have...

  • Added: Apr 30, 2008
  • Length: :21
Caption: Orli Shaham, Credit: Christian Steiner
The trouble with cliches is that they tend to lose meaning after the 15th hearing. So instead of saying Mozart brilliantly practiced the art of "l...

  • Added: Apr 30, 2008
  • Length: :25
Caption: Orli Shaham, Credit: Photo by Christian Steiner
Being a jack of all trades has its advantages, but as the saying goes, it doesn't necessarily make you a master of anything. A musical exception t...

  • Added: May 31, 2008
  • Length: :22
Caption: Orli Shaham, Credit: Photo by Christian Steiner
When it comes to talking to members of your immediate family, can you be direct, or do you need to walk on egg shells? Brother and sister musician...

  • Added: May 31, 2008
  • Length: :18
Caption: Orli Shaham, Credit: Christian Steiner
For your Fundraising campaign, pianist Orli Shaham asks your listeners to complete the listening-funding circle by making a contribution. Use this...

Bought by KVNO and WMNR


  • Added: Dec 31, 2010
  • Length: :24
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Orli Shaham, Credit: Christian Steiner
Pianist Orli Shaham dreams of playing in front of the enthusiastic and traditionally very responsive audiences that attend the figure skating compe...

Bought by Northwest Public Radio


  • Added: Apr 30, 2008
  • Length: 01:31
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Orli Shaham, Credit: Photo by Christian Steiner
There's often a story behind a story behind the music we love, but not always. Mozart never really tells us how he came to write his Violin Sonata...

  • Added: Apr 30, 2008
  • Length: :28
Caption: Orli Shaham, Credit: Photo by Christian Steiner
Pianist Orli Shaham's most recent recording is an all-Mozart disc she made with her brother Gil. She's played Mozart all of her life, and fittingl...

Bought by WHRV


  • Added: Apr 30, 2008
  • Length: :27
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Orli Shaham, Credit: Christian Steiner
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 Red River Radio Network, KUHF, WSKG, Wisconsin Public Radio, Northstate Public Radio and more


  • Added: Aug 31, 2008
  • Length: :59
  • Purchases: 6
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When violinist Gil Shaham plays recitals with his sister Orli Shaham, members of the audience are often the victims of an innocent case of mistaken...

Bought by WITF


  • Added: May 29, 2007
  • Length: :18
  • Purchases: 1
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Violinist Gil Shaham plays with his sister Orli and her husband, conductor David Robertson. He also performs with his wife, violinist Adele Anthon...

Bought by WITF


  • Added: May 30, 2007
  • Length: :25
  • Purchases: 1
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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, New Hampshire Public Radio, Kansas Public Radio, KUHF and more


  • Added: Dec 31, 2010
  • Length: :58
  • Purchases: 11
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Violinist Gil Shaham says Prokofiev "never wrote a bad note." But in Prokofiev's First Violin Sonata, Shaham is drawn more to the Sonata's back st...

Bought by WITF


  • Added: May 30, 2007
  • Length: :30
  • Purchases: 1
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Prokofiev's two Violin Sonatas, in music and mood, represent the Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde of Violin Sonatas. The first is dark and even contains a ...

Bought by WITF


  • Added: May 29, 2007
  • Length: :18
  • Purchases: 1
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For your Fundraising campaign, violinist Gil Shaham endorses Public Radio as a wonderful musical meeting place. Use this 20 second clip as a fundr...

Bought by KVNO, KFAI, Vermont Public Radio, WMNR, Spokane Public Radio and more


  • Added: Jul 27, 2011
  • Length: :20
  • Purchases: 6
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642 Pieces

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.

Caption: Zuill Bailey, Credit: Lisa-Marie Mazzucco
The Nocturne by Tchaikovsky lives at the intersection of melancholy and beauty – you can hear and feel both. And for cellist Zuill Bailey, it’s mu...

  • Added: Sep 29, 2010
  • Length: :24
Caption: Zuill Bailey, Credit: Lisa Marie Mazzucco
Cellist Zuill Bailey recorded a CD containing the six Suites for Solo Cello by Bach - and recorded them over an eight-day period. That's two CDs, s...

Bought by KUHF


  • Added: Feb 26, 2010
  • Length: :22
  • Purchases: 1
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With Peer Gynt, composer Edvard Grieg did not write in the big orchestral setting that made Beethoven's symphonies so popular. Conductor Herbert B...

  • Added: Oct 31, 2007
  • Length: :24
Caption: Anne-Sophie Mutter
We celebrated Mozart's 250th anniversary year in 2006 with concerts, special recordings and festive celebrations throughout the world. Violinist A...

Bought by WHRV


  • Added: Nov 27, 2008
  • Length: :25
  • Purchases: 1