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Arthur Fiedler & The Boston Pops Orchestra In A Stunningly Beautiful Video! Album!
Arthur Fiedler & The Boston Pops Orchestra In A Stunningly Beautiful Video! Album!
Published: 2015/07/23
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Arthur Fiedler & The Boston Pops Orchestra In A Stunningly Beautiful Video! Album! Part II
Arthur Fiedler & The Boston Pops Orchestra In A Stunningly Beautiful Video! Album! Part II
Published: 2015/07/24
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Fiedler
Fiedler's favourite overtures (Arthur Fiedler & Boston Pops Orchestra - 1971)
Published: 2013/04/03
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Boston Pops 1812 July 4, 1976 Bicentennial
Boston Pops 1812 July 4, 1976 Bicentennial
Published: 2013/05/25
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Arthur Fiedler & The Boston Pops Orchestra! (1 Hr. Easy Listening Album) 1080p
Arthur Fiedler & The Boston Pops Orchestra! (1 Hr. Easy Listening Album) 1080p
Published: 2016/07/23
Channel: James Randall
Mantovani vs  Percy Faith vs  Arthur Fiedler! High Definition!
Mantovani vs Percy Faith vs Arthur Fiedler! High Definition!
Published: 2016/10/03
Channel: James Randall
ARTHUR FIEDLER & THE BOSTON POPS ORCHESTRA    JEALOUSY
ARTHUR FIEDLER & THE BOSTON POPS ORCHESTRA JEALOUSY
Published: 2017/06/25
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Benny Goodman and Arthur Fiedler
Benny Goodman and Arthur Fiedler
Published: 2011/04/03
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Bonanza - Arthur Fiedler
Bonanza - Arthur Fiedler
Published: 2010/06/25
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ARTHUR FIEDLER AND THE BOSTON POPS- PLAY THE BEATLES
ARTHUR FIEDLER AND THE BOSTON POPS- PLAY THE BEATLES
Published: 2015/04/09
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Arthur Fiedler & The Boston Pops Orchestra! (1 Hr. Easy Listening Album) 1080p  Part III
Arthur Fiedler & The Boston Pops Orchestra! (1 Hr. Easy Listening Album) 1080p Part III
Published: 2016/07/26
Channel: Harvey Dentworth
Arthur Fiedler  - Jalousie
Arthur Fiedler - Jalousie
Published: 2015/04/12
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Clair de Lune - Boston Pops - Fiedler
Clair de Lune - Boston Pops - Fiedler
Published: 2014/01/28
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Arthur Fiedler -- Serenata
Arthur Fiedler -- Serenata
Published: 2014/02/10
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Arthur Fiedler & The Boston Pops  "Sleigh Ride"
Arthur Fiedler & The Boston Pops "Sleigh Ride"
Published: 2013/09/26
Channel: Bob Barry
JUDY COLLINS - "Both Sides Now" with Arthur Fiedler and the Boston Pops  1976
JUDY COLLINS - "Both Sides Now" with Arthur Fiedler and the Boston Pops 1976
Published: 2013/07/08
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Arthur Fiedler & Boston Pops Orchestra  ~~The Sound Of Silence
Arthur Fiedler & Boston Pops Orchestra ~~The Sound Of Silence
Published: 2017/04/12
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Arthur Fiedler & The Boston Pops Orchestra! (1 Hr. Easy Listening Album) 1080p
Arthur Fiedler & The Boston Pops Orchestra! (1 Hr. Easy Listening Album) 1080p
Published: 2016/07/23
Channel: Professor Howdy
Arthur Fiedler - Warsaw concerto
Arthur Fiedler - Warsaw concerto
Published: 2013/07/22
Channel: Hossam Shawky
And This Is My Beloved - Percy Faith & Arthur Fiedler!  (1953) (1 Hr. Album) (Lyrics) 1080p
And This Is My Beloved - Percy Faith & Arthur Fiedler! (1953) (1 Hr. Album) (Lyrics) 1080p
Published: 2016/06/26
Channel: James Randall
Mah-Nà Mah-Nà - Arthur Fiedler & Boston Pops
Mah-Nà Mah-Nà - Arthur Fiedler & Boston Pops
Published: 2013/08/08
Channel: UnclaimedFr8
Arthur Fiedler & The Boston Pops Orchestra In A Stunningly Beautiful Video! Album!
Arthur Fiedler & The Boston Pops Orchestra In A Stunningly Beautiful Video! Album!
Published: 2015/07/24
Channel: Mike Williams
"Exodus" by Arthur Fiedler & the Boston Pops Orchestra
"Exodus" by Arthur Fiedler & the Boston Pops Orchestra
Published: 2010/07/28
Channel: bjnboy
Trumpeter
Trumpeter's Lullaby! (Leroy Anderson) (Arthur Fiedler) (1950) Beautiful 4K Music Video!
Published: 2017/03/16
Channel: James Randall
Arthur Fiedler & The Boston Pops - Selections from "Song of India" - Sound Engineering - Orchestra
Arthur Fiedler & The Boston Pops - Selections from "Song of India" - Sound Engineering - Orchestra
Published: 2015/03/05
Channel: The Vinyl Restoration Project
Patriotic Songs! (Arthur Fiedler) (Boston Pops Orchestra) (H.D.)
Patriotic Songs! (Arthur Fiedler) (Boston Pops Orchestra) (H.D.)
Published: 2017/05/29
Channel: James Randall
Sound Of Music Medley - Arthur Fiedler & The Boston Pops Orchestra!
Sound Of Music Medley - Arthur Fiedler & The Boston Pops Orchestra!
Published: 2014/09/03
Channel: Professor Howdy
"When You Wish Upon A Star" - Arthur Fiedler conducts
"When You Wish Upon A Star" - Arthur Fiedler conducts
Published: 2012/12/17
Channel: adam28xx
Cabaret - Arthur Fiedler & The Boston Pops Orchestra!  (1966)  (1 Hr. - Album)  1080p
Cabaret - Arthur Fiedler & The Boston Pops Orchestra! (1966) (1 Hr. - Album) 1080p
Published: 2016/06/18
Channel: James Randall
Love Is A Many Splendored Thing! (1955) (Arthur Fiedler & The Boston Pops Orchestra!)
Love Is A Many Splendored Thing! (1955) (Arthur Fiedler & The Boston Pops Orchestra!)
Published: 2015/03/12
Channel: Mike Williams
Arthur Fiedler & Boston Pops Medley - Here We Come A-Caroling/O Tannenbaum/I Saw Three Ships (1972)
Arthur Fiedler & Boston Pops Medley - Here We Come A-Caroling/O Tannenbaum/I Saw Three Ships (1972)
Published: 2010/12/06
Channel: ChristmasTimeTV
Syncopated Clock! (Leroy Anderson) (Arthur Fiedler) Newly Discovered Lyrics In 4K
Syncopated Clock! (Leroy Anderson) (Arthur Fiedler) Newly Discovered Lyrics In 4K
Published: 2017/06/22
Channel: James Randall
Arthur Fiedler & the Boston Pops Orchestra - RAVEL   Bolero abrieviated to under 3 minutes
Arthur Fiedler & the Boston Pops Orchestra - RAVEL Bolero abrieviated to under 3 minutes
Published: 2015/09/03
Channel: Okmusix
JUDY COLLINS - "Skyline Pigeon" with Arthur Fiedler and the Boston Pops  1976
JUDY COLLINS - "Skyline Pigeon" with Arthur Fiedler and the Boston Pops 1976
Published: 2013/07/09
Channel: Beta Hi-Fi Archive
Gershwin / Earl Wild, 1959: Rhapsody in Blue - Arthur Fiedler, Boston Pops- 1967 RCA Vinyl Remaster
Gershwin / Earl Wild, 1959: Rhapsody in Blue - Arthur Fiedler, Boston Pops- 1967 RCA Vinyl Remaster
Published: 2012/06/16
Channel: davidhertzberg
Boston Pops w Arthur Fiedler - Dance of the  Sugar Plum Fairies
Boston Pops w Arthur Fiedler - Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairies
Published: 2016/11/15
Channel: Christmas Express
Arthur Fiedler -- Hora Staccato
Arthur Fiedler -- Hora Staccato
Published: 2014/02/10
Channel: VintageMusicFm
Boston Pops w Arthur Fiedler - Santa Claus is Comin To Town
Boston Pops w Arthur Fiedler - Santa Claus is Comin To Town
Published: 2016/11/15
Channel: Christmas Express
The Mahna Mahna Song - Arthur Fiedler & The Boston Pops Orchestra! (ALBUM)
The Mahna Mahna Song - Arthur Fiedler & The Boston Pops Orchestra! (ALBUM)
Published: 2015/05/14
Channel: E.C. Thomas
Swan Lake Waltz!(Arthur Fiedler) (Tchaikovsky) (Boston Pops) Beautiful 4K Music Video Album!
Swan Lake Waltz!(Arthur Fiedler) (Tchaikovsky) (Boston Pops) Beautiful 4K Music Video Album!
Published: 2017/07/22
Channel: James Randall
We
We've Only Just Begun! (Arthur Fiedler & Boston Pops) (Lyrics) (1970) Romantic 4K Music Video!
Published: 2017/01/21
Channel: James Randall
Boston Pops w Arthur Fiedler - White Christmas
Boston Pops w Arthur Fiedler - White Christmas
Published: 2016/11/15
Channel: Christmas Express
Ship of Fools - Goodbye To Vera Cruz (Main Title) - Arthur Fiedler / Boston Pops
Ship of Fools - Goodbye To Vera Cruz (Main Title) - Arthur Fiedler / Boston Pops
Published: 2012/11/21
Channel: Michael McKenna
Arthur Fiedler & Boston Pops -  Night and day
Arthur Fiedler & Boston Pops - Night and day
Published: 2017/05/07
Channel: Music my life
Arthur Fiedler - Hernando
Arthur Fiedler - Hernando's Hideaway
Published: 2014/10/03
Channel: Hossam Shawky
Reverie - Arthur Fiedler & The Boston Pops!
Reverie - Arthur Fiedler & The Boston Pops!
Published: 2013/08/24
Channel: James Randall
Goodbye To Love - Arthur Fiedler & The Boston Pops! [HD] by Taylor McDonald
Goodbye To Love - Arthur Fiedler & The Boston Pops! [HD] by Taylor McDonald
Published: 2013/08/23
Channel: James Randall
Arthur Fiedler and the Boston Pops: Those Were the Days
Arthur Fiedler and the Boston Pops: Those Were the Days
Published: 2009/10/02
Channel: hunchybunker
Yesterday - Great Beatles
Yesterday - Great Beatles' Song - Arthur Fiedler & The Boston Pops Orchestra! (1965) 1080p
Published: 2016/03/25
Channel: Mike Williams
Pops Stoppers - Arthur Fiedler
Pops Stoppers - Arthur Fiedler
Published: 2016/12/09
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Arthur Fiedler
Arthur Fiedler 1968.jpg
Fiedler in 1968
Background information
Born (1894-12-17)December 17, 1894
Boston, Massachusetts
Died July 10, 1979(1979-07-10) (aged 84)
Brookline, Massachusetts
Occupation(s) Conductor

Arthur Fiedler (December 17, 1894 – July 10, 1979)[1] was a long-time conductor of the Boston Pops Orchestra, a symphony orchestra that specializes in popular and light classical music. With a combination of musicianship and showmanship, he made the Boston Pops one of the best-known orchestras in the United States. Fiedler was sometimes criticized for over-popularizing music, particularly when adapting popular songs or edited portions of the classical repertoire, but he kept performances informal and sometimes self-mocking to attract a bigger audience.

Life and career[edit]

Fiedler was born in Boston, Massachusetts to Emanuel and Johanna Fiedler.[1] His father was an Austrian violinist who played in the Boston Symphony Orchestra, and his mother was a pianist. He grew up in Boston, and attended Boston Latin School until his father retired in the early 1900s, and they moved to Vienna, Austria, in 1910. The family soon moved again, to Berlin, where from 1911 to 1915 young Fiedler studied violin at the Royal Academy of Music (Hochschule für Musik Berlin) under Willy Hess.[1] Fiedler returned to Boston at the beginning of World War I. In 1915 he joined the Boston Symphony Orchestra under Karl Muck as a violinist. He also worked as a pianist, organist, and percussionist.

In 1924, Fiedler formed the Boston Sinfonietta,[1] a chamber music orchestra composed of Boston Symphony members, and started a series of free outdoor concerts.

Fiedler conducting the Boston Pops Orchestra in 1969

Fiedler was appointed the eighteenth conductor of the Boston Pops Orchestra in 1930.[1] While the position of conductor of the Boston Pops both prior to and after Fiedler tended to be a phase of a conductor's career, Fiedler made it his life's work, having the position for a half-century.

With Fiedler's direction, the Boston Pops reportedly made more recordings than any other orchestra in the world, most of them for RCA Victor, with total sales exceeding $50 million. His recordings began in July 1935 at Boston's Symphony Hall with RCA Victor, including a world premiere recording of Jacob Gade's "Jalousie", which eventually sold more than a million copies,[2] and the first complete recording of "Rhapsody in Blue" by George Gershwin (with Jesús Maria Sanromá as soloist; around that time they also made the first recording of Edward MacDowell's Second Concerto[3]). In 1946, he conducted the Boston Pops in one of the first American recordings devoted to excerpts from a film score, Dmitri Tiomkin's music for the David O. Selznick Technicolor epic Duel in the Sun. RCA Victor released an album of ten-inch 78-rpm discs complete with photographs from the film.

Fiedler's June 20, 1947, recording of Gaîté Parisienne by Jacques Offenbach was eventually released by RCA as their first long-playing classical album (RCA Victor LM-1001), in 1950. He recorded the same music in 1954 in stereo and began making regular stereo recordings in 1956. A number of Fiedler's recordings were released as 45-rpm "extended play" discs, beginning in 1949, such as Tchaikovsky's Marche Slave and Ketèlbey's In a Persian Market (RCA Victor ERA-2). Besides recording light classics, Fiedler also recorded music from Broadway shows and Hollywood film scores, as well as arrangements of popular music, especially the Beatles. He and the Boston Pops occasionally recorded classical works that were favorites, but not considered as "light" as most of the pieces that he conducted. He made but a single recording with the Boston Symphony Orchestra: Dvorak's New World Symphony. There were also recordings of chamber music by his Sinfonietta. Fiedler and the Boston Pops recorded exclusively for RCA Victor until 1970, when they switched to Deutsche Grammophon for classical releases with co-owned Polydor Records for his arrangements of pop music compositions and then London Records. His last album, devoted to disco, was titled Saturday Night Fiedler.[4]

Fiedler was also associated with the San Francisco Pops Orchestra for 26 summers (beginning during 1949), and conducted many other orchestras throughout the world. He was a featured conductor on several of NBC's The Standard Hour programs in 1950 and 1951, conducting the San Francisco Symphony in the War Memorial Opera House; the performances were preserved on transcription discs and later released on audio cassette.

In very rare visiting performances, Fiedler accepted the invitation to conduct Don Caneva's John Hersey High School Bands after reviewing their latest recordings. Caneva said, “I was tremendously pleased and delighted when he said he would accept our invitation, after hearing a recent recording of the band." Fiedler ended up conducting twice for Caneva’s bands in 1971 and 1972. In the final 1972 performance the band opened the Symphonic Winds portion of the concert with the "Festive Overture" by Dmitri Schostakovich, followed with the "American Salute" by Morton Gould. For the conclusion of this portion, Fiedler chose "The Finale From The New World Symphony" by Anton Dvorak. He also conducted Leroy Anderson's "Serenata" with the high school band.[5][6]

Fiedler dressed for the part of a fireman for a show skit. Red Skelton is dressed as Clem Kadiddlehopper.

Fiedler had many different hobbies. He was fascinated by the work of firefighters and would travel in his own vehicle to large fires in and around Boston at any time of the day or night to watch the firefighters at work. He was even made an "Honorary Captain" in the Boston Fire Department. A number of other fire departments gave him honorary fire helmets and/or badges. The official biography of Fiedler reports that the conductor once helped in the rescue efforts at the tragic Cocoanut Grove fire in Boston in 1942. An avid sailor, he volunteered during the early days of World War II for the Temporary Reserve of the U.S. Coast Guard and was later a member of the Coast Guard Auxiliary.[7]

Fiedler conducted at the nationally-televised opening ceremonies of Walt Disney World in 1971. He also appeared on numerous telecasts on Evening at Pops, carried on PBS stations nationwide.

Fiedler is best remembered by contemporary audiences for his conducting of the Boston Pops at the outdoor Hatch Memorial Shell on the July 4, 1976 celebration of the US Bicentennial. The rendition of the 1812 Overture led by a jacketless and demonstrative Fiedler, capped by a huge fireworks finale over the Charles River was the climax of all day long network television coverage. The video of the aged but obviously delighted Fiedler puffing out his cheeks to the beat of the music and mugging for his musicians was one of the most talked about images of the country's celebration.[8]

In honor of Fiedler's influence on American music, on October 23, 1976 he was awarded the prestigious University of Pennsylvania Glee Club Award of Merit.[9] Beginning in 1964, this award "established to bring a declaration of appreciation to an individual each year that has made a significant contribution to the world of music and helped to create a climate in which our talents may find valid expression."

On January 10, 1977, Fiedler was presented with the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Gerald Ford.

Personal life[edit]

In 1942, Fiedler married Ellen Bottomley, and they had three children: Johanna, Deborah, and Peter.

In 1994, Doubleday published a book written by his daughter, Johanna, titled Arthur Fiedler: Papa, the Pops and Me.[10]

Death[edit]

Fiedler died on July 10, 1979 after having been in failing health for some time. During the previous winter, he suffered a stroke that temporarily left him unable to speak, but he quickly recovered and in May conducted a concert to celebrate his 50th anniversary as conductor of the Pops. A few days later, he had a mild heart attack after another performance. He collapsed while studying music scores in his Brookline, Massachusetts home and suffered cardiac arrest. After his death, Boston honored him with a stylized sculpture, an oversized bust of Fiedler, near the Charles River Esplanade, and named a footbridge over Storrow Drive after him. This area is home of the free concert series that continues through the present day. Composer John Williams succeeded Fiedler as the orchestra's nineteenth director. His widow, Ellen Bottomley Fiedler, died October 25, 1984, in Framingham, Massachusetts. She was 70.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Hughes, Allen (July 11, 1979). "Arthur Fiedler, 84, Conductor of Boston Pops 50 Years, Dies". The New York Times. Archived from the original on 24 October 2010. Retrieved October 26, 2010. 
  2. ^ Murrells, Joseph (1978). The Book of Golden Discs (2nd ed.). London: Barrie and Jenkins Ltd. p. 21. ISBN 0-214-20512-6. 
  3. ^ Jeremy Nicholas. Booklet notes to Hyperion CDA67165.
  4. ^ Edgers, Geoff (May 2, 2007). "Saturday Night Fiedler". The Boston Globe. 
  5. ^ “Fiedler to Conduct Hersey High Band”, Section 2, page 29, The Daily Herald newspaper, Chicago, Illinois, December 14, 1970
  6. ^ "The Daily Herald from Chicago, Illinois · Page 29". Newspapers.com. 1970-12-14. Retrieved 2015-08-27. 
  7. ^ "USCG: Page Title". Uscg.mil. Retrieved 2015-08-27. 
  8. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z-fGZzS2M1s
  9. ^ "The University of Pennsylvania Glee Club Award of Merit Recipients". Dolphin.upenn.edu. Archived from the original on 2012-02-09. Retrieved 2015-08-27. 
  10. ^ "Non-fiction review: Arthur Fiedler: Papa, the Pops and Me". Publishers Weekly. August 29, 1994. Retrieved April 16, 2011. 

Sources[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • Dickson, Harry Ellis (1981). Arthur Fiedler and the Boston Pops. Boston: Houghton Mifflin. ISBN 0-395-30524-1. 
  • Fiedler, Johanna (1994). Arthur Fiedler: Papa, the Pops and Me. New York: Doubleday. ISBN 0-385-42391-8. 
  • Moore, Robin (1980). Fiedler, the Colorful Mr. Pops: The Man and His Music. Cambridge, MA: Da Capo Press. ISBN 0-306-76008-8. 
  • Wilson, Carol Green (1968). Arthur Fiedler: Music for the Millions. New York: Evans. 

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Cultural offices
Preceded by
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Conductor, Boston Pops Orchestra
1930–1979
Succeeded by
John Williams

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