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I have "Arioso" and "Adagio" on a 12" 78 record (very possibly from the 1920's). Despite the format, it is very clean and I play it with a modern wide groove needle. This record is one of the quietest, most peaceful 78's I have to listen to. However, no matter how clean a 78 is, it's still pressed varnish and makes for a high noise floor in very quiet passages. So, I'd always wondered if a clearer version existed. I have no idea if the recordings presented here are the same session as mine, but one thing is clear: they're much clearer.

Biography

Born: May 3, 1912 in Princeton, IL

Genre: Classical

Years Active: '30s, '40s, '50s, '60s, '70s

Virgil Fox was one of the most popular and accomplished classical organists of his time. He often generated controversy because of his flamboyant performance style, which involved the use of lights during live performances and often liberal changes to the scores he was playing. Yet Fox, a brilliant technician and insightful interpreter, maintained broad appeal and never used ostentation or eccentricity to camouflage diminishing technique or failing skills. By age ten, Virgil Keel Fox had developed...
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  • Genres: Classical, Music
  • Released: Aug 31, 2004

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