Arthur Fiedler

Arthur Fiedler (December 17, 1894 – July 10, 1979) 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 editing portions of the classical repertoire, but he kept performances informal and sometimes self-mocking to attract a bigger audience.

Birth and Death Data: Born December 17, 1894 (Boston), Died July 10, 1979 (Brookline)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1917 - 1950

Roles Represented in DAHR: conductor, violin

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Recordings (Results 26-50 of 227 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor CVE-92825 12-in. 7/2/1935 Dance of the hours Boston Pops Orchestra ; Arthur Fiedler Orchestra conductor  
Victor BVE-92826 10-in. 7/2/1935 Thunder and lightning Boston Pops Orchestra ; Arthur Fiedler Orchestra conductor  
Victor CVE-92827 12-in. 7/2/1935 Meditation Boston Pops Orchestra ; Arthur Fiedler ; Robert Gundersen Orchestra conductor  
Victor CVE-92828 12-in. 7/3/1935 The sleeping beauty Boston Pops Orchestra ; Arthur Fiedler Orchestra conductor  
Victor BVE-92829 10-in. 7/3/1935 Malagueña Boston Pops Orchestra ; Arthur Fiedler Orchestra conductor  
Victor BVE-92830 10-in. 7/3/1935 Dance of the Camorristi Boston Pops Orchestra ; Arthur Fiedler Orchestra conductor  
Victor CVE-92831 12-in. 7/3/1935 Prelude in G minor Boston Pops Orchestra ; Arthur Fiedler Orchestra conductor  
Victor CVE-92832 12-in. 7/3/1935 Prelude in C sharp minor Boston Pops Orchestra ; Arthur Fiedler Orchestra conductor  
Victor CVE-92833 12-in. 7/3/1935 Air for G string Boston Pops Orchestra ; Arthur Fiedler Orchestra conductor  
Victor CVE-92834 12-in. 7/3/1935 March of the boyards Boston Pops Orchestra ; Arthur Fiedler Orchestra conductor  
Victor CVE-92835 12-in. 7/3/1935 Strike up the band Boston Pops Orchestra ; Arthur Fiedler Orchestra conductor  
Victor CVE-92836 12-in. 7/3/1935 Pomp and circumstance Boston Pops Orchestra ; Arthur Fiedler Orchestra conductor  
Victor CVE-92837 12-in. 7/3/1935 Prelude to act 3 Boston Pops Orchestra ; Arthur Fiedler Orchestra conductor  
Victor CVE-92838 12-in. 7/3/1935 Poet and peasant overture Boston Pops Orchestra ; Arthur Fiedler Orchestra conductor  
Victor CVE-92839 12-in. 7/3/1935 Poet and peasant overture Boston Pops Orchestra ; Arthur Fiedler Orchestra conductor  
Victor CVE-92840 12-in. 7/3/1935 Citronen waltz (Where the citrons bloom) Boston Pops Orchestra ; Arthur Fiedler Orchestra conductor  
Victor CVE-92841 12-in. 7/3/1935 Citronen waltz (Where the citrons bloom) Boston Pops Orchestra ; Arthur Fiedler Orchestra conductor  
Victor BVE-92842 10-in. 7/3/1935 Drink to me only with thine eyes Boston Pops Orchestra ; Arthur Fiedler String orchestra conductor  
Victor BVE-92843 10-in. 7/3/1935 Prayer of thanksgiving Boston Pops Orchestra ; Arthur Fiedler Orchestra conductor  
Victor BVE-92844 10-in. 7/3/1935 Hungarian dance no. 5 Boston Pops Orchestra ; Arthur Fiedler Orchestra conductor  
Victor BVE-92845 10-in. 7/3/1935 Hungarian dance no. 6 Boston Pops Orchestra ; Arthur Fiedler Orchestra conductor  
Victor BVE-92846 10-in. 7/3/1935 Slavonic dance in C major, no.15 Boston Pops Orchestra ; Arthur Fiedler Orchestra conductor  
Victor BVE-92847 10-in. 7/3/1935 Turkey in the straw Boston Pops Orchestra ; Arthur Fiedler Orchestra conductor  
Victor BVE-92848 10-in. 7/3/1935 Music box Boston Pops Orchestra ; Arthur Fiedler Orchestra conductor  
Victor CS-102824 12-in. 6/29/1936 Aida : Ballet suite Boston Pops Orchestra ; Arthur Fiedler Orchestra conductor  
(Results 26-50 of 227 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Fiedler, Arthur," accessed February 3, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103023.

Fiedler, Arthur. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved February 3, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103023.

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