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Virgil Fox Memorial Concert
J. Michael Barone, Johann Sebastian Bach, Richard Purvis
Virgil Fox Memorial Concert
Genres: Special Interest, Classical
 
  •  Track Listings (9) - Disc #1
  •  Track Listings (10) - Disc #2


      

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CD Reviews

A must for any organ-collection
03/07/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is an impeccably recorded CD. Perfect balance of organ and audience applause--there is little indication of it being a LIVE recording, except for the applause. The performances are awesome. Tom Hazleton's theatre-organ influences can be heard in his interpretation of Bach's T & F in d-minor. As flamboyant as Fox himself would have played it. The concert ends with F. Swann playing an emotional Come, Sweet Death with 20 tolls of the great bell (20 years since Fox's death). He then leads the attendees in O God, Our Help in Ages Past. Splendid singing by what must be an audience of musicians, and fantastic hymn-playing as only Swann can do on the great 5-manual Riverside organ--utilizing all of its vast resources in the final 'amen'."
You'll keep listening!
Sesquiltera | Xenu City, Teegeeack | 01/25/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"What do you get when you take one of the most beautifull, largest organs of the world, in a place with great acoustics, fill it with the world's best organists?
Exactly! This CD!
The works of Robert Hebble alone are worth buying it. I'm astounded that he is so little known in the world of the organ. His composition "A Symphonie of Light" is such a fantastic work of art, it's serious, complex, it has mystique, it's radiant, exuberant. Well I just love it!
This CD is VERY good, the recording also is pretty good, but you only get a distorted view of distances. That still makes it worthwile!"