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The Art Of Virgil Fox


Release Date: 11/08/1994 
Label:  Emi Classics   Catalog #: 65426   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Richard WagnerPeter Ilyich TchaikovskyTraditionalJules Massenet,   ... 
Performer:  Virgil Fox
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 14 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

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Works on This Recording

1. Tannhäuser: O, du mein holder Abendstern by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Virgil Fox (Organ)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1845/1861; Germany 
Date of Recording: 05/12/1959 
Venue:  Riverside Church, New York City 
Length: 4 Minutes 19 Secs. 
2. Songs (6), Op. 6: no 6, None but the lonely heart by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Virgil Fox (Organ)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1869; Russia 
Date of Recording: 05/14/1959 
Venue:  Riverside Church, New York City 
Length: 4 Minutes 3 Secs. 
3. All through the night by Traditional
Performer:  Virgil Fox (Organ)
Written: Wales, UK 
Date of Recording: 05/14/1959 
Venue:  Riverside Church, New York City 
Length: 3 Minutes 18 Secs. 
4. Thaïs: Meditation by Jules Massenet
Performer:  Virgil Fox (Organ)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1894; France 
Date of Recording: 10/05/1960 
Venue:  Riverside Church, New York City 
Length: 5 Minutes 57 Secs. 
5. Liebesträume for Piano, S 541: no 3, O Lieb, so lang by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Virgil Fox (Organ)
Period: Romantic 
Written: circa 1850; Weimar, Germany 
Date of Recording: 10/05/1960 
Venue:  Riverside Church, New York City 
Length: 5 Minutes 8 Secs. 
6. Suite bergamasque: 3rd movement, Clair de Lune by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Virgil Fox (Organ)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1890/1905; France 
Date of Recording: 10/04/1960 
Venue:  Riverside Church, New York City 
Length: 5 Minutes 41 Secs. 
7. The Old Refrain by Fritz Kreisler
Performer:  Virgil Fox (Organ)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Austria 
Date of Recording: 10/06/1960 
Venue:  Riverside Church, New York City 
Length: 4 Minutes 2 Secs. 
8. Woodland Sketches, Op. 51: no 1, To a Wild Rose by Edward MacDowell
Performer:  Virgil Fox (Organ)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; USA 
Date of Recording: 05/13/1959 
Venue:  Riverside Church, New York City 
Length: 2 Minutes 40 Secs. 
9. Quartet for Strings no 1 in D major, Op. 11: 2nd movement, Andante cantabile by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Virgil Fox (Organ)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Russia 
Date of Recording: 10/18/1962 
Venue:  Riverside Church, New York City 
Length: 6 Minutes 55 Secs. 
Notes: Composition written: Russia (1871).
Composition revised: Russia (1888). 
10. Cavalleria Rusticana: Intermezzo by Pietro Mascagni
Performer:  Virgil Fox (Organ)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Italy 
Venue:  Riverside Church, New York City 
Length: 5 Minutes 5 Secs. 
Notes: Composition written: Italy (1888).
Composition revised: Italy (1889). 
11. Danny Boy "Londonderry Air" by Traditional
Performer:  Virgil Fox (Organ)
Written: Ireland 
Date of Recording: 05/12/1959 
Venue:  Riverside Church, New York City 
Length: 4 Minutes 23 Secs. 
12. Carnival of the animals: no 13, The swan by Camille Saint-Saëns
Performer:  Virgil Fox (Organ)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1886; France 
Date of Recording: 05/13/1959 
Venue:  Riverside Church, New York City 
Length: 2 Minutes 33 Secs. 
Notes: Transcribed: Guilmant 
13. Zigeunermelodien (7), Op. 55: no 4, Als die alte Mutter by Antonín Dvorák
Performer:  Virgil Fox (Organ)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1880; Bohemia 
Date of Recording: 05/13/1959 
Venue:  Riverside Church, New York City 
Length: 2 Minutes 54 Secs. 
Notes: Transcribed: Orem 
14. Piano Pieces (6) Arranged from Songs, Op. 41: no 3, I love thee by Edvard Grieg
Performer:  Virgil Fox (Organ)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1884; Norway 
Date of Recording: 12/18/1962 
Venue:  Riverside Church, New York City 
Length: 3 Minutes 54 Secs. 
15. The Lost Chord by Arthur Sullivan
Performer:  Virgil Fox (Organ)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1877; England 
Date of Recording: 12/18/1962 
Venue:  Riverside Church, New York City 
Length: 5 Minutes 10 Secs. 
16. Lyric Pieces (6), Book 3, Op. 43: no 6, In Springtime by Edvard Grieg
Performer:  Virgil Fox (Organ)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1886; Norway 
Date of Recording: 05/11/1959 
Venue:  Riverside Church, New York City 
Length: 2 Minutes 44 Secs. 
17. Ein' feste Burg ist unser Gott by Martin Luther
Performer:  Virgil Fox (Organ)
Period: Renaissance 
Written: Germany 
Date of Recording: 10/30/1961 
Venue:  Riverside Church, New York City 
Length: 4 Minutes 37 Secs. 

Sound Samples

The Lost Chord
A Mighty Fortress in Our God
Evening Star (from Tannhauser)
None But The Lonely Heart
All Through The Night
Meditation (from Thais)
Liebestraume No. 3
Clair de Lune (from Suite Bergamasque)
The Old Refrain
To A Wild Rose (from Woodland Sketches. Op. 51 No. 1)
Andante Cantabile (from String Quartet No. 1)
Intermezzo (from Cavalleria Rusticana)
To Spring (Op. 43 No. 6)
Londonderry Air
The Swan (from Carnival of the Animals)
Songs My Mother Taught Me
Ich Liebe Dich
The Lost Chord

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  2 Customer Reviews )
 Music from Heaven February 28, 2013 By Mary Heller (Poughkeepsie, NY) See All My Reviews "Virgil Fox was a New York icon and his playing at Riverside Church legendary. This CD is a must have for anyone who loves organ music played by a master of the "first art."" Report Abuse
 Subwoofers ,beware!!  February 28, 2013 By B. Richard (Nampa, ID) See All My Reviews "This is by far one of the most enjoyable organ recordings available. Virgil Fox has mastered the art of turning orchestral masterpieces into pipe organ showpieces. The Riverside Church organ has a voice like no other. If your audio system can handle it, you're in for a treat. This is a must for any music collection." Report Abuse
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