Episode #1218

Virgil Fox: The Centenary

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Sunday, May 06, 2012

Pipedreams presents a tribute to the memory of one of the most popular -- and controversial -- organists of all time, Virgil Fox, who believed in the cause of beauty above history, and above the limitations of any instrument.

Program details:

J.S. BACH: Fugue in g, BWV 578 –Virgil Fox (1953 Aeolian-Skinner/Riverside, New York, NY) BMG/RCA CD-61251.

BACH: Fantasy & Fugue in c, BWV 537 –Virgil Fox (1953 Aeolian-Skinner/Riverside, New York, NY) OrganArts CD-4135.

BACH (transcribed by Fox): Arioso, from Cantata Number 156 –Virgil Fox (1930 E.M. Skinner/Girard College Chapel, Philadelphia, PA) OrganArts CD-4001.

BACH: Toccata & Fugue in d, BWV 565 –Virgil Fox.

Toccata, (Rogers electronic/Wintergarden Theatre, San Francisco) MCA 9827.

Fugue, (1871 Henry Willis; 1924; 1933 Harrison & Harrison; 2004 Mander/Royal Albert Hall, London, England, UK) RCA 7736.

G.F. HANDEL: Allegro , fr Organ Concerto No. 4 in F –Virgil Fox (1953 Aeolian-Skinner/Riverside, New York, NY) BMG/RCA CD-61251.

WILHELM MIDDELSCHULTE: Perpetuum Mobile, from Concerto on a Theme of Bach –Virgil Fox (1953 Aeolian-Skinner/Riverside, New York, NY) EMI Classics CDC 65913.

PYOTR TCHAIKOVSKY: Theme from Romeo & Juliet –Virgil Fox (1953 Aeolian-Skinner/Riverside, New York, NY) MCA 20861.

MARCEL DUPRÉ: Prelude & Fugue in g, Opus 7, number 3 –Virgil Fox (1953 Aeolian-Skinner/Riverside, New York, NY) EMI Classics CDC 66386.

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Comments [1]

Robert W. Trigg from Louisville, KY

I am a musician - violin by profession and piano by hobby. But when I recently listened to Virgil Fox playing "Romeo & Juliet" while driving I had to pull over to the side of the road for better concentration. I would like to know where I can purchase Mr. Fox playing primarily Tchaikovsky arrangements.
Thank you,
Robert W. Trigg

May. 15 2012 05:53 PM

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