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Arthur Fiedler December 17, — July 10,  was a long-time conductor of the Boston Pops Orchestraa symphony orchestra that specializes in popular and light classical music. With a combination of musicianship and showmanship, he made the Boston Arthur Fiedler - World Symphony Orchestra 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.
He grew up in Boston, and attended Boston Latin School until his father retired in the early s, and they moved to ViennaAustriain He also worked as a pianist, organist, and percussionist. InFiedler formed the Boston Sinfonietta,  a chamber music orchestra composed of Boston Symphony members, and started a series of free outdoor concerts.
Fiedler was appointed the eighteenth conductor of the Boston Pops Orchestra in Selznick Technicolor epic Duel in the Sun. RCA Victor released an album of ten-inch rpm discs complete with photographs from the film. He recorded the same music in in stereo and began making regular stereo recordings in Besides recording light classics, Fiedler also recorded music from Broadway shows and Arthur Fiedler - World Symphony Orchestra 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.
There were also recordings of chamber music by his Sinfonietta. Fiedler and the Boston Pops recorded exclusively for RCA Victor untilwhen they switched to Arthur Fiedler - World Symphony Orchestra 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 discowas titled Saturday Night Fiedler. Fiedler was also associated with the San Francisco Pops Orchestra for 26 summers beginning duringand conducted many other orchestras throughout the world.
He was a featured conductor on several of NBC's The Standard Hour programs in andconducting 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.
In the final performance the band opened the Symphonic Winds portion of the concert with the "Festive Overture" by Dmitri Schostakovichfollowed with the "American Salute" by Morton Gould. He also conducted Leroy Anderson 's "Serenata" with the high school band. Fiedler had many different World Symphony Orchestra. 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.
The official biography of Fiedler reports that the conductor once helped in the rescue efforts at the tragic Cocoanut Grove fire in Boston in Coast Guard and was later a member of the Coast Guard Auxiliary.
Fiedler conducted at the nationally televised opening ceremonies of Walt Disney World in Fiedler is best remembered by contemporary audiences for his conducting of the Boston Pops at the outdoor Hatch Memorial Shell on the July 4, celebration of the US Bicentennial. The rendition of the 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 Cellophane - Ken Nordine Does Robert Shures* - Twink of the most talked about images of the country's celebration. Fiedler died Arthur Fiedler - World Symphony Orchestra July 10, 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 World Symphony Orchestra in May conducted a concert to celebrate his 50th anniversary as conductor of the Pops. A few days later, Feedback - Reason - The Re Mix Up had a mild heart attack after another performance. He Rebel Rebel - David Bowie - Live At The Rosemont Horizon / Aug.
2, 1983 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 Fiedlernear the Charles River Esplanadeand 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. She was From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Not to Les Yeux Comanches - Daphné - Carmin confused with Arthur Fielder. Biography portal. The New York Times. Archived from the original on October 24, Retrieved October 26, The Book of Golden Discs 2nd ed.
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