1. Famous Organists: Virgil Fox

    In this episode of our Famous Organists series, Viscount Organs will dive into the tenaciously productive life of the American pipe organist, Virgil Fox An Early Commitment To Music Born in Princeton, Illinois on May 3, 1912, Virgil Fox was destined for greatness. Even in his early childhood, Fox was recognized as a virtuoso. Early on, he was taking music lessons, and by the age of ten, he was alr…Read More

  2. Famous Organists: Eugène Gigout

    In this episode of our Famous Organists Blog Series, we’ll be diving into the life and legacy of Eugène Gigout, a renowned organist and composer as well as an influential educator.  At Viscount Organs, we’re dedicated to all things pipe organs. From building innovative, elegant instruments to paying homage to the great minds who have influenced the wonderful world of organ music, we love sha…Read More

  3. Famous Organists: Jeanne Demessieux

    Viscount Organs is happy to bring you another installation of our Famous Organists Blog Series, this time examining an amazing organist, Jeanne Demessieux.  At Viscount Organs, we’re extremely passionate about paying homage to organists who have greatly impacted the world of organ music and to keeping those artists’ legacies alive.  A Pianist Turns Organist Jeanne Demessieux was born in Mont…Read More

  4. Famous Organists: Louis Vierne

    Famous Organists: Louis Vierne This edition of our Famous Organists blog series is going to take a look at the life, interesting death, and influence of Louis Vierne, titulaire, or lead organist, at the Notre Dame Cathedral from 1900-1937. A Determined Youth Vierne was born into challenges on October 8, 1870, in Poitiers, France. Upon his birth, Vierne suffered from congenital cataracts, a birth c…Read More

  5. Famous Organists: Rolande Falcinelli

    Rolande Falcinelli is the next subject of our Famous Organists series. In this blog, we’ll take a look at the life of this fabulous female organist and discuss what she contributed to the culture of organ music. An Artistic Existence Heralding from Paris, France, Falcinelli was born on February 20, 1920. Although she was the first career musician in her family, she was born into a family of visu…Read More

  6. Famous Organists: Marie-Claire Alain

    In the next installment of our Famous Organists blog series, we will be taking a look at the incredible Marie-Claire Alain. A Family of Organists On August 10, 1926, Marie-Claire Alain was born near Paris, France, into a prodigious family of organists and musicians. Her father, Albert Alain, composed for the organ, built organs, and played the organ for his local parish. Her brother, Jehan Alain, …Read More

  7. The American Guild Of Organists

    At the beginning of this month, Viscount Organs was thrilled to be a featured part of the 2018 National American Guild of Organists Convention. As always, the convention was a smash hit, and to thank our gracious hosts, we thought we would take a few moments to talk about the Guild, its mission, history, and purpose. Join Viscount Organs as we discuss this important part of the organ playing cultu…Read More

  8. Interesting Facts About the Organ – Part 5

    It’s been a while since we’ve done a blog on interesting organ facts, so we thought we’d revisit the topic with a brand new set of fun facts! The pipe organ has been an object of fascination for hundreds, nearly thousands of years. In that time, the instrument has changed shape, purpose, and preferences. So without further ado, Viscount Organs presents more interesting facts about the organ!…Read More

  9. Viscount North America to Showcase at 2018 American Guild of Organists Convention

    Viscount North America will be celebrating Viscount’s 128th year by unveiling new organ models at the 2018 National American Guild of Organists Convention July 2 - 6th in Kansas City, MO. We will be showcasing our new all American designed 4-manual drawknob organ, the UNICO 800 in Exhibit Hall A, along with a new more affordable American designed 3-manual UNICO 370 rocker tab organ.  Both featu…Read More

  10. Famous Organists: Ethel Smith

    For over 100 years, Viscount Organs has been producing organs of unparalleled quality. In that time, countless musicians have sat behind the pedals and keys of our organs and played everything from timid first notes to entire concertos. We’re glad that we’ve been a part of the music community for so long, and we’re always happy to recognize the musicians who have had truly spectacular career…Read More