Virgil Fox in 1954
Virgil Fox in 1954

Symphonic Fox #0831

…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.

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!