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eBook Virgil Fox (The Dish): An Irreverent Biography of the Great American Organist ePub

by Richard Torrence,Marshall Yaeger

  • ISBN: 0971297002
  • Category: Music
  • Subcategory: Photo and Art
  • Author: Richard Torrence,Marshall Yaeger
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Circles International; First Edition edition (May 15, 2001)
  • Pages: 432
  • ePub book: 1525 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1844 kb
  • Other: doc lit mbr azw
  • Rating: 4.7
  • Votes: 144

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A spicy biography of the late Virgil Fox (-), who was the most successful . Published by Circles International. Commissioned by the Virgil Fox Society.

A spicy biography of the late Virgil Fox (-), who was the most successful and famous organist in history. Prepared by the organists managers for years, the book is based on a -page memoir of Foxs artistic heir and protg, Ted Alan Worth, with contributions by other associates and students who knew Fox intimately. 432 pages, 65 photographs. Written by the organist's managers for 17 years, the book is based on a 375-page memoir of Fox's artistic heir and protege, Ted Alan Worth.

Written by the organist's managers for 17 years, the book is based on a 375-page memoir of Fox's artistic heir and protege, Ted Alan Worth.

A spicy biography of the late Virgil Fox (-), who was the most successful and famous organist in history

A spicy biography of the late Virgil Fox (-), who was the most successful and famous organist in history. No current Talk conversations about this book.

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The great concert organist, Virgil Fox, dominated the classical organ field from the mid-1940’s until his death in 1980. Biography, Nonfiction. Synopsis: The great concert organist, Virgil Fox, dominated the classical organ field from the mid-1940’s until his death in 1980.

Virgil Fox (The Dish): An Irreverent Biography of the Great American Organist by Marshall Yaeger and Richard Torrence (2001), a compendium of reminiscences by contemporaries of Virgil Fox, expanded upon a. .

Virgil Fox (The Dish): An Irreverent Biography of the Great American Organist by Marshall Yaeger and Richard Torrence (2001), a compendium of reminiscences by contemporaries of Virgil Fox, expanded upon an unpublished autobiography by Ted Alan Worth, a student of hi. The Virgil Fox Legacy. The Virgil Fox Society. Virgil Fox YouTube Videos. The Virgil Fox Allen Touring Organ. Virgil Fox at Find a Grave.

Virgil Fox (The Dish). An Irreverent Biography of the Great American Organist. by Marshall Yaeger, Richard Torrence. Published May 3, 2001 by Circles International.

Virgil Fox (The Dish): An Irreverent Biography of the Great American Organist" by Marshall Yaeger and Richard Torrence (2001), a compendium of reminiscences by contemporaries of Virgil Fo.

Virgil Fox (The Dish): An Irreverent Biography of the Great American Organist" by Marshall Yaeger and Richard Torrence (2001), a compendium of reminiscences by contemporaries of Virgil Fox, included an unpublished autobiography by Ted Alan Worth, a student of his. Worth wrote of Fox's sexual orientation, "To anyone who was gay, there was no question as to what Virgil was"

A spicy biography of the late Virgil Fox (-), who was the most successful and famous organist in history. Prepared by the organists managers for years, the book is based on a -page memoir of Foxs artistic heir and protg, Ted Alan Worth, with contributions by other associates and students who knew Fox intimately.

Comments

Shaktiktilar Shaktiktilar
"The Dish" is in many ways a sheep in Fox's clothing. This first biography of Virgil Fox is in reality a Ted Alan Worth (Fox's protegee) memoir of his time at the feet of the great organ virtuoso. It could also be described as the world's longest series of anecdotes with a healthy dose of inserted comments by Fox cohorts Richard Torrence, Marshall Yeager and many others As such it cannot be considered a true biography. That aside, it is the only large volume devoted to Fox, so for those interested in his life and loves (musically and otherwise) it is a must read. Worth was 14 when he first met Virgil in what must have been about 1946. The narrative starts at that point, omitting the first 34+ years of Fox's life. Why he learned to love the organ, his rise to prominence and early concert career before World War II are left out. Too bad. It would have been nice to have known the full story of his inspirations. "The Dish" sounds like it was dashed off in one long paragraph, which in fact it was.
I found the stories relating to the organ companies themselves not too technical and full of the competitive spirit. Worth was on the forefront of both the Rodgers and Ruffatti organizations.
The little background, personal stories are a nice People magazine style break from the concertizing minutiae and other more solemn parts of the chapters. Everything from Fox's sex life to his wardrobe are given plenty of amplification. Few stops stay in regarding his personal life. Pictures abound giving faces to the many voices in the text. There are also quite a few variations on the themes of grammar and spelling (lightening for lightning as an example) which detract from the airy prose.
As a non-organist, I came to Fox through his "Heavy Organ" concerts that began in the 1970's. His magical way of introducing "us kids" to J.S. Bach with a pulsating light show behind him cannot be described and of course now cannot be experienced. It's been over 20 years since his death, so those who had the privilege will want to grab on to "Virgil Fox - The Dish" as a pleasant reminder of how great those mind-expanding nights at the theatre were, and how complex was the man who brought organ music to popular culture.
Dagdalas Dagdalas
It is a wonderful read for lovers of the pipe organ! I remember seeing Virgil Fox in concert and being overwhelmed by his performance. The details of how he built quite a business really add to the book. It goes to show the ability of some to make a "niche" market for themselves and live the American Dream. Thanks for such a great entertaining book- I could hardly put it down.
Dikus Dikus
I loved reading this book and couldn't wait to pick it up a couple times a day! This book really tells the story of the man, good points, bad points, warts and all. You really got the essence of this great master of the organ.
Atineda Atineda
Wonderfully written. If you enjoyed the recordings of Virgil Fox, the book is a must read for you. Very well written and contributions within the book come from Fred Swann, Carlo Curley, T. Earnest Nichols and many others. It gives you insight to that monumental recording at the Wanamaker in 1964, the problems he had at Hammond Castle. And how involved he was with the Crystal Cathedral. Hard to put down once you start, that is if you have an interest in the world of pipe organs!
GYBYXOH GYBYXOH
An excellent and very entertaining story about the famous Virgil Fox, the concert organist. This book really has some wonderful moments and the writing puts the reader into the story so thoroughly you imagine that you are the one experiencing all the amazing adventures of this very talented man. Highly recommended .G Smith
fightnight fightnight
Sometimes it's best for some information about someone you once thought great to be left unsaid.
Bad Sunny Bad Sunny
somewhat disconnected at times, but a marvelous, hilarious, detailed look at the life of the Liberace of the organ.
I have joined the Virgil Fox facebook page and found that a Fox performance I attended in 1968 was also attended
by two other facebook users!! This is a must for any Fox fan. All the jucy tidbits of this famous American Virtouso.