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Best Of Pops / Arthur Fiedler, Boston Pops Orchestra

Fiedler,Arthur & The Boston Pops Orchestra
Release Date: 07/02/2013 
Label:  Dynamic   Catalog #: 3580   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Jacob GadeLeroy AndersonVictor YoungMeredith Willson,   ... 
Conductor:  Arthur Fiedler
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Pops
Number of Discs: 3 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 3 Hours 29 Mins. 

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Works on This Recording

1.
Jalousie by Jacob Gade
Conductor:  Arthur Fiedler
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Pops
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1925; England 
Length: 3 Minutes 57 Secs. 
2.
Belle of the Ball by Leroy Anderson
Conductor:  Arthur Fiedler
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1951; USA 
Length: 2 Minutes 50 Secs. 
3.
Around the World in 80 Days: Around the World by Victor Young
Conductor:  Arthur Fiedler
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1956; USA 
Length: 2 Minutes 41 Secs. 
4.
The Music Man: Seventy-Six Trombones by Meredith Willson
Conductor:  Arthur Fiedler
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
Length: 3 Minutes 11 Secs. 
5.
Roberta: Smoke Gets in Your Eyes by Jerome Kern
Conductor:  Arthur Fiedler
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1933; USA 
Length: 4 Minutes 29 Secs. 
6.
Peter Gunn: Theme by Henry Mancini
Conductor:  Arthur Fiedler
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
Length: 2 Minutes 0 Secs. 
7.
Laura, song (for the film Laura) by David Raksin
Conductor:  Arthur Fiedler
Period: Modern 
Written: United States of Ame 
Length: 3 Minutes 2 Secs. 
8.
On Your Toes: Slaughter on Tenth Avenue by Richard Rodgers
Conductor:  Arthur Fiedler
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1936; USA 
Length: 8 Minutes 58 Secs. 
9.
Syncopated Clock by Leroy Anderson
Conductor:  Arthur Fiedler
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1945; USA 
Length: 2 Minutes 28 Secs. 
10.
Moonglow by George Duning
Conductor:  Arthur Fiedler
Period: Modern 
Written: 1934 
Length: 3 Minutes 31 Secs. 
11.
Carousel: Excerpt(s) by Richard Rodgers
Conductor:  Arthur Fiedler
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1945; USA 
Length: 7 Minutes 57 Secs. 
12.
Gigi: Gigi by Frederick Loewe
Conductor:  Arthur Fiedler
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1958; USA 
Length: 3 Minutes 13 Secs. 
13.
My Fair Lady: [Medley] by Frederick Loewe
Conductor:  Arthur Fiedler
Period: Modern 
Written: 1954 
Length: 9 Minutes 9 Secs. 
14.
Pajama Game: Hernando's Hideaway by Richard Adler
Conductor:  Arthur Fiedler
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1954 
Length: 3 Minutes 25 Secs. 
15.
Die lustige Witwe: Waltz by Franz Lehár
Conductor:  Arthur Fiedler
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1905; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 5 Minutes 53 Secs. 
16.
Geschichten aus dem Wienerwald, Op. 325 by Johann Strauss Jr.
Conductor:  Arthur Fiedler
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1868; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 10 Minutes 50 Secs. 
17.
Die leichte Kavallerie: Overture by Franz von Suppé
Conductor:  Arthur Fiedler
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1866; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 6 Minutes 49 Secs. 
18.
In a Persian Market by Albert William Ketèlbey
Conductor:  Arthur Fiedler
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1920; England 
Length: 6 Minutes 38 Secs. 
19.
Liebesträume for Piano, S 541: no 3, O Lieb, so lang by Franz Liszt
Conductor:  Arthur Fiedler
Period: Romantic 
Written: circa 1850; Weimar, Germany 
Length: 4 Minutes 19 Secs. 
20.
El amor brujo: Danza rituel del fuego "Ritual Fire Dance" by Manuel de Falla
Conductor:  Arthur Fiedler
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1914-1915; Spain 
Length: 4 Minutes 6 Secs. 
21.
Prince Igor: Polovtsian Dances by Alexander Borodin
Conductor:  Arthur Fiedler
Period: Romantic 
Written: Russia 
Length: 11 Minutes 5 Secs. 
22.
España by Emmanuel Chabrier
Conductor:  Arthur Fiedler
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1883; France 
Length: 6 Minutes 27 Secs. 
23.
Eugene Onegin, Op. 24: Polonaise by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Arthur Fiedler
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1877-1878; Russia 
Length: 4 Minutes 38 Secs. 
24.
El salón México by Aaron Copland
Conductor:  Arthur Fiedler
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1932-1936; USA 
Length: 10 Minutes 20 Secs. 
25.
Fantasia on Greensleeves by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Conductor:  Arthur Fiedler
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1934; England 
Length: 5 Minutes 45 Secs. 
26.
Les patineurs, Op. 183 by Emil Waldteufel
Conductor:  Arthur Fiedler
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1882; Paris, France 
Length: 8 Minutes 41 Secs. 
27.
Tale of Tsar Saltan: Suite, Op. 57 - Flight of the bumblebee by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Conductor:  Arthur Fiedler
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1903; Russia 
Length: 1 Minutes 29 Secs. 
28.
Die Walküre: Ride of the Valkyries by Richard Wagner
Conductor:  Arthur Fiedler
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1856; Germany 
Length: 4 Minutes 51 Secs. 
29.
Aida: Grand March by Giuseppe Verdi
Conductor:  Arthur Fiedler
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1871; Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 37 Secs. 
30.
Caucasian Sketches Suite no 1, Op. 10: Procession of Sardar by Mikhail Ippolitov-Ivanov
Conductor:  Arthur Fiedler
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1894; Russia 
Length: 3 Minutes 47 Secs. 
31.
Babes in Toyland: March of the Toy Soldiers by Victor Herbert
Conductor:  Arthur Fiedler
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1903; USA 
Length: 3 Minutes 51 Secs. 
32.
Orchestral Suite No. 1: Marche miniature by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Arthur Fiedler
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1878 
Length: 2 Minutes 0 Secs. 
33.
The King and I: March of the Siamese Children by Richard Rodgers
Conductor:  Arthur Fiedler
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1951; USA 
Length: 3 Minutes 27 Secs. 
34.
Karelia Suite, Op. 11: no 3, Alla marcia by Jean Sibelius
Conductor:  Arthur Fiedler
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; Finland 
Length: 4 Minutes 11 Secs. 
35.
La damnation de Faust, Op. 24: Rákóczy March by Hector Berlioz
Conductor:  Arthur Fiedler
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1845-1846; France 
Length: 4 Minutes 14 Secs. 
36.
American Salute by Morton Gould
Conductor:  Arthur Fiedler
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1943; USA 
Length: 4 Minutes 13 Secs. 
37.
Colonel Bogey by Kenneth Alford
Conductor:  Arthur Fiedler
Period: 20th Century 
Written: by 1913; England 
Length: 3 Minutes 7 Secs. 
38.
Strike up the Band: Strike up the band by George Gershwin
Conductor:  Arthur Fiedler
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1927/1929; New York, USA 
Length: 2 Minutes 47 Secs. 
39.
Le Régiment de Sambre et Meuse by Robert Planquette
Conductor:  Arthur Fiedler
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1879 
Length: 3 Minutes 59 Secs. 
40.
Thunderer by John Philip Sousa
Conductor:  Arthur Fiedler
Period: Romantic 
Written: circa 1889; USA 
Length: 2 Minutes 41 Secs. 
41.
High School Cadets by John Philip Sousa
Conductor:  Arthur Fiedler
Period: Romantic 
Written: circa 1890; USA 
Length: 2 Minutes 31 Secs. 
42.
El Capitan (march) by John Philip Sousa
Conductor:  Arthur Fiedler
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Pops
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; USA 
43.
Boston Commandery, march for band by Thomas M. Carter
Conductor:  Arthur Fiedler
Period: Post-Romantic 
Written: 1892; United States of Ame 
Length: 3 Minutes 33 Secs. 
44.
Semper Fidelis by John Philip Sousa
Conductor:  Arthur Fiedler
Period: Romantic 
Written: circa 1888; USA 
Length: 2 Minutes 36 Secs. 
45.
Stars and Stripes Forever by John Philip Sousa
Conductor:  Arthur Fiedler
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1897; USA 
Length: 3 Minutes 24 Secs. 

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  1 Customer Review )
 Great Tribute To The Fiedler Legacy May 10, 2014 By Henry S. (Springfield, VA) See All My Reviews "In these 3 CD's, one finds a compelling justification for the reverence and respect which Arthur's Fiedler's artistic legacy still generates. As conductor of the Boston Pops Orchestra for decades, he established and developed a tradition of 'lighter' orchestral fare with which the famous Pops concerts could be constructed. All one has to do is listen to these disks, continuing a total of 45 selections recorded over several decades, to appreciate the supreme quality of the Boston Pops Orchestra and the obvious attachment it had to its illustrious conductor. Simply put, Arthur Fiedler's magnificent career constitutes a priceless contribution to the American orchestral tradition, and this excellent collection is a fitting tribute to his memory. CD#1 contains an eclectic set of tunes from movies, TV shows, Broadway, some traditional light classical waltzes, and finally several works which the Boston Pops has made into signature pieces (e. g.- Jalousie, The Syncopated Clock). Excellent work, all in all (although the Peter Gunn theme was somewhat disjointed and a little bit too raucous for my ear). CD#2 is a potpourri of light classical works, such as Suppe's Light Cavalry Overture and Falla's Ritual Fire Dance. Great stuff on this disk, the sound quality is excellent, and the BPO rises to the level of world class with these selections. CD#3 contains 17 marches, ranging from Verdi's Grand March from 'Aida' to one of the BPO's signature works, Sousa's 'Stars and Stripes Forever.' Most are presented in excellent 1960's and 1970's analog sound, but 4 tracks (Sousa's The Thunderer, High School Cadets, El Capitan, and Boston Commandery) appear to be from the 1940's or 1950's, as the sound quality here is noticeably lower, although still quite listenable. In summary, this musical compendium justly qualities as essential listening for all fans of the classical pops genre, and it merits a place in any classical music collection of any persuasion. Try it- I'm sure you'll love it, and if you listen carefully, you just might hear a wonderfully nuanced chuckle- that's Arthur Fiedler winking at you through his music. Strong recommendation!" Report Abuse
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