Virgil Fox - In the Beginning, Dennis Block
Virgil Fox – In The Beginning explores the early life of iconic American organist, Virgil Fox. It is the first book of its kind, documenting Virgil's life from his birth in 1912 to his appointment as Organist of the Riverside Church in New York City in May 1946. It explores, among other things, his family and school life, his music teachers and their influences, the development of his career, and his unique performance style that earned him an international reputation as a youthful organ prodigy. Many previously unknown facts about this period in Mr. Fox's life are revealed here for the first time in a book that will be of interest not only to musicians, but to anyone who wishes to know more about one of the 20th century's most famous organists.