Sunday Pipes #56

Equal Time

Last week and a few time before, I referenced the sometimes not so friendly relationship between E. Power Biggs and Virgil Fox.  Both virtuosos, Biggs was a traditionalist and Fox was a showman, with more than just a touch of flamboyance.

‘I loathe what that man stands for.’
– Virgil Fox, a professional organist, about E Power Biggs, another professional organist.
‘Who Is the World’s Best Organist? Ask Virgil Fox’, Sunday (NY) Times, 29 September, 1974

Read the full article here.

Me, I stand with the Biggs crowd, but I’ll acknowledge that Virgil Fix was a master of his craft.  Both links, above and below are quite interesting and educational. I encourage you to peruse them.

Bach’s Prelude & Fugue in A Minor.

About Ray V.

Living between Aiken & Nashville, TN, USA, I like to share what I am looking at, thinking about or listening to. I refer to this as the view out my window. Thanks for stopping by.
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2 Responses to Sunday Pipes #56

  1. Stephen Landry says:

    I remember as a child of perhaps ten or so in the mid-1960s seeing Vigil Fox perform Bach on the Mike Douglas Show; I was astounded by the speed and complexity of the performance (and as someone who even back then was interested in electronic gadgets, his travelling organ; needless to say, I wanted one!).

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