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Virgil Fox Encores

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BMG Classics 09026-61251-2

Year
1958

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By: Brian on Feb, 01 2012

Personally, I am very VERY pleased that this horrible showmanship "clap-along-with-Bach" style of playing has practically vanished. Awful stuff, devoid of everything except dexterity - including, alas, musicianship.

By: ragbin on Apr, 06 2012

Organists criticise Fox for his unconventional interpretations but the fact remains that, unusually for a performer (as distinct from a composer), Virgil Fox memorial recitals and concerts continued to be staged more than a quarter-century after his death. His impact is unassailable.

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Aeolian-Skinner 1964 V/204
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By: TrichterRegal on Jul, 17 2015

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A pointless racket. Awful. If you listen carefully, Handel is in there somewhere.

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By: Brian on Jan, 18 2012

Awful. Like a cheap music-box on steroids.

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By: ragbin on Mar, 14 2011

For any newcomer to organ music, this is the most striking of pieces. Fox's version, the fastest in the Organlive library, is all the more memorable.

By: jfk1961 on Jul, 18 2011

Ridiculous tempo! "Many organists play it at a very fast tempo whereas Widor preferred a more controlled articulation to be involved."

By: Brian on Feb, 01 2012

Utterly pointless "I can play it faster than you!" showing off which completely trashes the music and degrades it to a meaningless, twitching racket.

By: churchmouse on Mar, 11 2012

Times change. Everything has become fast-paced in this and the last century. Hymns are usually sung faster in church. I don't think it's a matter of showing off, but we still need to slow down a bit!

By: Tromba on Jan, 12 2017

Just because one CAN, doesn't mean one SHOULD...

By: mrorgan on Jan, 12 2017

What Tromba said!

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