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Heavy Organ at Carnegie Hall - The Legendary 1973 Concert


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listen  1. Spoken Introduction By Virgil Fox (Remastered 1997) 3:43$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  2. We All Believe in One God, BWV680 (Remastered 1997) 4:11$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  3. Introduction to Rejoice Beloved Christians, BWV734 (Remastered 1997)0:31$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  4. Rejoice Beloved Christians, BWV734 (Remastered 1997) 1:50$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  5. Introduction to Finale from St. Matthew Passion (Remastered 1997)0:11$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  6. Finale from St. Matthew Passion (Remastered 1997) 6:38$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  7. Introduction to Prelude and Fugue in E Minor, BWV 548 ''Wedge'' (Remastered 1997)0:23$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  8. Prelude in E Minor, BWV 548 ''Wedge'' (Remastered 1997) 5:48$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  9. Fugue in E Minor, BWV 548 ''Wedge'' (Remastered 1997) 7:06$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen10. Toccata in D Minor, BWV 565 (Remastered 1997) 2:38$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen11. Fugue in D Minor, BWV 565 (Remastered 1997) 6:10$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen12. Introduction to Passacaglia and Fugue in C Minor, BWV 582 (Remastered 1997)0:40$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen13. Passacaglia in C Minor, BWV 582 (Remastered 1997) 8:49$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen14. Fugue in C Minor, BWV 582 (Remastered 1997) 5:13$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen15. Introduction to Fugue in G Minor, BWV577 ''Gigue'' (Previously Unreleased) (Remastered 1997)0:19$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen16. Fugue in G Minor, BWV577 ''Gigue'' (1997 Remastered) 3:20$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen17. Introduction to The First Nowell (Remastered 1997)0:44$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen18. The First Nowell (Remastered 1997) 2:19$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen19. It Came Upon A Midnight Clear (Remastered 1997) 3:34$0.99  Buy MP3 


Product Details

  • Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach
  • Audio CD (September 16, 1997)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: RCA Victor Gold Seal
  • ASIN: B000003G9V
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #62,267 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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19 of 21 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on December 15, 1998
Format: Audio CD
Virgil Fox was ahead of his contemporaries in bringing Bach and the power of the organ to the masses, a fresh departure from the classical academician's rigid structure and expectations on the audience; the familiar insular approach to performance. Mr. Fox played Bach the way it was meant to be played-- with grace, power and stunning technique, with emotional delivery and thunder. Taking to the road and the roaring rock-concert circuit with a specially equipped touring organ was a natural outgrowth of his desire to share his passion for this grand music. None before or after him has trod such an intrepid path. The legendary Heavy Organ of Virgil Fox is well worth the listen-- set out some candles, dim the lights and turn up the volume. This one's a hair-raiser!
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Bob Makarowski on January 13, 2000
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Want to hear a performer really communicate with his audience? This is the CD for you. A diverse and impinging introduction to the music of J.S. Bach, as well as Virgil's musical stylings, make this CD a must-have for anyone interested in classical organ, Bach, or how to give a successful live performance of classical music. Although the crowd's boistreous enthusiasm occasionally interrupts the flow of the show, there isn't a single bad cut on the entire album.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Stuart W. Hall on June 3, 2005
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This CD is significant in that it is so far the only Heavy Organ performance to make it to CD. Virgil Fox's Heavy Organ tour did a lot to popularize classical organ music and bring it to a wider audience. Although the Rodgers "Black Beauty" touring organ sounds a bit dated by the standards of today's digital instruments, it was state of the art for analog organs in its day. So the sound might not knock your socks off, but this is as close as you'll get to imagining what it must have been like to see Fox live at the peak of his popularity.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Goodrich on November 20, 2009
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I grew up listening to organ music, largely because my mother studied organ for several years. We often went to hear Virgil Fox, whose performances were supreme and whose entertainment abilities were second to none. In this CD of Virgil Fox, Heavy Organ at Carnegie Hall, the listener gets the best of this magnificent organist.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on November 2, 2000
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This recording was originally issued as Volume 2; another Heavy Organ at CArnegie Hall album was made a year before this one and hopefully will be reissued on CD at some point. This album is a good example of Virgil Fox's approach to Bach's music. One hears kaleidoscopic registrations (a performance trademark of Fox's that was always controversial) and a dramatic, fiery style of playing. There are fewer quiet works on this album -- one, the final St Matthew Passion chorus, really doesn't come off well due to the overused tremolo and an articulation that doesn't allow the music to flow well. But I think the best track on the album is the shortest: Fox's performance of "Rejoice, Beloved Christians", shows phenomenal technique and lightning speed, yet is utterly delicate and graceful -- a rendition that is simply unassailable. The Wedge Prelude and Fugue, though containing some mistakes, is a very dramatic and noble interpretation. This record is far, far superior to Fox's first Heavy Organ album from Fillmore East, which suffers from numerous wrong notes and mistakes.
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