Text Box: ORGANIST AUTOGRAPHS

Price: $175.00

                 NEAR MINT CONDITION

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Autographed 8” x 10” glossy formal promotional photograph of the legendary organist, c. late 1940’s.

 

The Britich born, American concert organist, Edward Power Biggs (1906-1977) was  the organists’ organist.  When Fox disturbed the AGO with his flashiness and performance, Biggs earned their standing ovations. A Bach purist through and through, he recorded a significant legacy which is still widely available today.  Unlike Virgil Fox, who he rather reviled, Biggs, though not stodgy preferred the subtly of the organist of the past.  He was revolted when Carnegie Hall replaced their pipe organ with an electric organ.  Biggs was also not completely without some frivolity, his recording of the works of Scott Joplin on the pedal harpsichord in his home is totally unique in the world of keyboard recordings.  Biggs also had other stretches away from Bach purity when he arranged Sousa’s “The Stars and Stripes Forever” for organ.

 

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E. POWER BIGGS - ORGANIST