Boston Pops Orchestra

The Boston Pops Orchestra is an American orchestra based in Boston, Massachusetts that specializes in playing light classical and popular music.

The Boston Pops was founded in 1885 as a second, popular identity of the Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO), founded four years earlier. Consisting primarily of musicians from the BSO, although generally not all of the first-chair players, the orchestra performs a Spring season of popular music and a holiday program in December, the BSO schedule on break at those times. For the Pops, the seating on the floor of Symphony Hall is reconfigured from auditorium seating to banquet/cafe seating. In addition, the Pops also plays an annual concert at the Hatch Shell on the Esplanade every Fourth of July. Their performance of "The Stars and Stripes Forever" is famous for the unfurling of the American flag that occurs as the song enters its final moments. Identified with its long-time director Arthur Fiedler, in the past the orchestra has recorded extensively, made frequent tours, and appeared regularly on television. The Pops Spring and Holiday seasons allowed the BSO to become one of the first American orchestras to provide year-round employment for its musicians.

The current Music Director of the Boston Pops Orchestra is Keith Lockhart.

Birth and Death Data: Born 1885

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1935 - 1950

Roles Represented in DAHR: Musical group

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 179 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-92800 10-in. 7/1/1935 Marche militaire Boston Pops Orchestra ; Arthur Fiedler Orchestra Musical group  
Victor CS-92801 12-in. 7/1/1935 Capriccio espagnol Boston Pops Orchestra ; Arthur Fiedler Orchestra Musical group  
Victor CS-92802 12-in. 7/1/1935 Capriccio espagnol Boston Pops Orchestra ; Arthur Fiedler Orchestra Musical group  
Victor CS-92803 12-in. 7/1/1935 Capriccio espagnol Boston Pops Orchestra ; Arthur Fiedler Orchestra Musical group  
Victor CS-92804 12-in. 7/1/1935 Capriccio espagnol Boston Pops Orchestra ; Arthur Fiedler Orchestra Musical group  
Victor BS-92805 10-in. 7/1/1935 Song of India Boston Pops Orchestra ; Arthur Fiedler Orchestra Musical group  
Victor CVE-92806 12-in. 7/1/1935 Rhapsody in blue Boston Pops Orchestra ; Arthur Fiedler ; Jesús María Sanromá Orchestra Musical group  
Victor CVE-92807 12-in. 7/1/1935 Rhapsody in blue Boston Pops Orchestra ; Arthur Fiedler ; Jesús María Sanromá Orchestra Musical group  
Victor CVE-92808 12-in. 7/1/1935 Rhapsody in blue Boston Pops Orchestra ; Arthur Fiedler ; Jesús María Sanromá Orchestra Musical group  
Victor BVE-92809 10-in. 7/1/1935 Cavalleria rusticana : Intermezzo Boston Pops Orchestra ; Arthur Fiedler Orchestra Musical group  
Victor BVE-92810 10-in. 7/1/1935 March of the little lead soldiers Boston Pops Orchestra ; Arthur Fiedler Orchestra Musical group  
Victor CVE-92811 12-in. 7/1/1935 Jalousie Boston Pops Orchestra ; Arthur Fiedler Orchestra Musical group  
Victor CVE-92812 12-in. 7/1/1935 Polonaise militaire in A major Boston Pops Orchestra ; Arthur Fiedler Orchestra Musical group  
Victor CVE-92813 12-in. 7/1/1935 Procession of the Sardar Boston Pops Orchestra ; Arthur Fiedler Orchestra Musical group  
Victor CVE-92814 12-in. 7/1/1935 In the village Boston Pops Orchestra ; Arthur Fiedler Orchestra Musical group  
Victor CS-92815 12-in. 7/2/1935 Aïda : Grand march Boston Pops Orchestra ; Arthur Fiedler Orchestra Musical group  
Victor CS-92816 12-in. 7/2/1935 Midsummer night's dream : Overture Boston Pops Orchestra ; Arthur Fiedler Orchestra Musical group  
Victor CS-92817 12-in. 7/2/1935 Midsummer night's dream : Overture Boston Pops Orchestra ; Arthur Fiedler Orchestra Musical group  
Victor CS-92818 12-in. 7/2/1935 Midsummer night's dream : Overture Boston Pops Orchestra ; Arthur Fiedler Orchestra Musical group  
Victor CS-92819 12-in. 7/2/1935 Midsummer night's dream : Wedding march Boston Pops Orchestra ; Arthur Fiedler Orchestra Musical group  
Victor CS-92820 12-in. 7/2/1935 Largo Boston Pops Orchestra ; Arthur Fiedler Orchestra and organ Musical group  
Victor BVE-92821 10-in. 7/2/1935 The Continental Boston Pops Orchestra ; Arthur Fiedler Orchestra Musical group  
Victor BVE-92822 10-in. 7/2/1935 Carioca Boston Pops Orchestra ; Arthur Fiedler Orchestra Musical group  
Victor BVE-92823 10-in. 7/2/1935 Entrance of the little fauns [from Cydalise] Boston Pops Orchestra ; Arthur Fiedler Orchestra Musical group  
Victor CVE-92824 12-in. 7/2/1935 Dance of the hours Boston Pops Orchestra ; Arthur Fiedler Orchestra Musical group  
(Results 1-25 of 179 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Boston Pops Orchestra," accessed August 7, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103024.

Boston Pops Orchestra. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved August 7, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103024.

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