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Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments

[Virgil Fox in 1954]
Virgil Fox in 1954

Symphonic Fox

…passionate performances by one of the world’s most celebrated organ virtuosos, the late, great Virgil Fox, with commentary by his friend and colleague Richard Torrence.

Audio 1 hr 28 min

Audio 32:48
Audio 13:20
Audio 41:51

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Music played in the program

Part 1

CÉSAR FRANCK: Grande pièce symphoniqueVirgil Fox (1962 Aeolian-Skinner/Philharmonic Hall, Lincoln Center, New York, NY) OrganArts CD-4135

Part 2

RICHARD WAGNER: Parsifal Fanfares –Virgil Fox (1911 Wanamaker/Grand Court, Macy’s Center City, Philadelphia, PA) Bainbridge CD-2501

J.S. BACH: Chorale-prelude, Jesu, joy of man’s desiring; Prelude Number 22 in b-flat, S. 867, from Well-tempered Clavier, Book I –Virgil Fox (1971 Ruffatti/Cathedral of St. Mary, San Francisco, CA) SeeMusic CD-052

Part 3

JOSEPH JONGEN: Symphonie Concertante for Organ and Orchestra, Opus 81 –NHK Symphony Orchestra, Heinz Wallberg, conductor; Virgil Fox (1971 Karl Schuke/NHK Concert Hall, Tokyo, Japan) Pipedreams Archive recorded June 1977

Filler –GABRIEL FAURÉ: Nocturne, from Shylock –Virgil Fox, 1911 Wanamaker Organ


Thanks to Dan Cronenwet for facilitating access to the NHK concert recording!

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