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Author: Richard Torrence,Marshall Yaeger
ISBN: 097129707X
Pages: 432 pages
Publisher: Circles International (December 15, 2003)
Language: English
Category: Arts & Literature
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e-Book Virgil Fox (The Dish), Special Edition (Book/CD/DVD) epub download

by Richard Torrence,Marshall Yaeger



Virgil Fox (The Dish): An Irreverent Biography of the Great American Organist by Marshall Yaeger, Richard Torrence and a great selection of related . Marshall Yaeger, Richard Torrence. Published by Circles International (2001). ISBN 10: 0971297002 ISBN 13: 9780971297005.

Marshall Yaeger, Richard Torrence.

Fox was such a wild ride himself, and this book is a warm testament not only to the power of belief in oneself, but the devotion of friends even after they've seen their idol's feet of clay (and been charged a dollar for the privilege - Fox nickeled and dimed his guests for refreshments at his house!). Delightfully unpretentious, honest and tender, "The Dish" is a mix of high and low culture, tasty and good for you. I am delighted to have learned about the organ community, but even more delighted - at this safe remove - to have met Virgil.

Other differentiating features are that Personal Copy is silkscreened on the book’s fore edge, and it comes with a cloth slipcase, a measuring tape ribbon marker, and a flexi disc printed with a Juergen Teller photo that includes a recording of Virgil Abloh discussing his inspirations.

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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Marshall Yaeger and Richard Torrence (2001), a compendium of reminiscences by contemporaries of Virgil Fox, included an unpublished autobiography by Ted Alan Worth, a student of his.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.

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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.
Based on a memoir by Ted Alan Worth, this is a look at easily the most famous organist since Johann Sebastian Bach.

Worth first met Fox when he played an organ concert at a church in California. Worth was totally blown away by the things Fox did that day; he didn't just play the organ (from memory, which was unheard of in the organ world), he mastered the organ. Is there a word beyond "virtuoso"? That is how good Fox was on the organ. After years of practice, Worth became one of the Fox "group" and became an organist on his own.

During the 1950s and 1960s, Fox was the organist at the Riverside Church in New York City. His gay lover, Richard Weagly, was the Choir Director. The unpleasant end to their relationship was played out in front of everyone. Fox spent a lot of time on tour, playing in churches and concert halls all over America. After each concert, Fox loved spending hours greeting everyone who stood in line to chat or get an autograph. He was a natural showman who wanted people to know who he was, and demanded to be able to be seen by the audience.

It was also the era of pipe organs (before electronics) where each pipe had to be tuned individually. Fox was extremely picky about the sound of whatever organ he was playing, frequently driving organ tuners nuts. In the late 1960s, Fox was asked to resign from the Riverside Church; he had gotten "too big" for the Church.

This book chronicles many ups and downs in Fox's life, both personal and professional. To replace Richard, his lover, Fox brought home a much younger man named David. He was not well liked by the people around Fox, including his manager, and David did little to endear himself to the group. In the late 1970s, Fox entered the hospital for a prostate operation. He was told that the whole tumor was removed, and everything was fine. Fox did nothing about it for a year, only to be told that just half the tumor was removed, and the cancer had spread. He died in October 1980.

This is an excellent, but specialized, book. Anyone who is interested in organ music, or the life of Virgil Fox, should read this book. For everyone else, Fox was a person who enjoyed life to the fullest, and it shows here. It is very much recommended.
Virgil Fox deserves a better portrait than this. He had a positive impact on the music scene and popularized the organ as no one since E. Power Biggs. His playing was controversial, of course, but always musical on its own terms. This book is written in a gushing tone that grows frustrating. As you turn the pages you begin to wish the author had not chosen to relate his acquaintance with Fox through a succession of amusing anecdotes; the "look what he's done now!" approach loses its effect quickly. If you took out half of the exclamation marks, the book would be fifty pages shorter. Skip this one and hope a better book appears soon