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It's hard to describe the magical dialogue that takes place between the strings and the winds at the beginning of the Symphony No. 2 by Sibelius. ...

  • Added: Sep 30, 2008
  • Length: :25
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When describing Beethoven's astonishing accomplishments as a composer, it's hard to know where to start. Pianist and conductor Vladimir Ashkenazy ...

Bought by WETS


  • Added: Sep 30, 2008
  • Length: :26
  • Purchases: 1
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For your Fundraising campaign, pianist and conductor Vladimir Ashkenazy reminds listeners that classical music on public radio depends on them. Us...

Bought by KVNO, WKCP, WMNR, KCSC, and Georgia Public Broadcasting


  • Added: Dec 31, 2010
  • Length: :15
  • Purchases: 5
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Pianist and conductor Vladimir Ashkenazy is not quite sure what's more amazing - that Beethoven wrote so many remarkable pieces of music, or that h...

  • Added: Sep 30, 2008
  • Length: :22
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20th century Russian composers like Dmitri Shostakovich were expected to write what the Party defined as "proper" Russian music. And even though S...

  • Added: Sep 30, 2008
  • Length: :27
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The political difficulties that ruled the life of Russian composer, Dmitri Shostakovich were more than just minor aggravations. His refusal to fol...

  • Added: Sep 30, 2008
  • Length: :27
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The musician's life is a humbling up and down journey towards perfection, or at least musical expression on the highest level. If you don't get it...

  • Added: Sep 30, 2008
  • Length: :27
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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, KRPS, and KCSC


  • Added: Dec 31, 2010
  • Length: 01:00
  • Purchases: 4
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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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Each instrument has at least one quality or characteristic that makes it different than the rest. Cellist Lynn Harrell says composers have used th...

Bought by WITF and WFCR


  • Added: Nov 02, 2006
  • Length: :28
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Lynn Harrell, Credit: Christian Steiner
Beethoven was one of the first composers to demonstrate the cello's wide range of expressive capabilities. But there was one characteristic Beetho...

Bought by KBYU/BYU Radio


  • Added: Mar 31, 2010
  • Length: :26
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Lynn Harrell, Credit: Christian Steiner
The impressionist movement in music began in France during the late nineteenth century. Composers like Debussy rebelled against what they consider...

Bought by KBYU/BYU Radio


  • Added: Mar 31, 2010
  • Length: :22
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: 200 Stories for the 200 Years of Fryderyk Chopin
106 Pieces

Two hundred 2-minute modules comprise a series that tells the stories of the people, places, and particulars behind the composer and every one of his timeless works. Featuring performances and commentary by the world's great Chopin interpreters, including Warsaw Chopin Competition winner Garrick Ohlsson, Byron Janis, the late William Kapell, Artur Rubinstein, and many more.