Arthur Fiedler Legacy: Evening at the Pops

Arthur Fiedler Legacy: Evening at the Pops

by Arthur Fiedler
     
 

Arthur Fiedler was, for 50 years, the acknowledged master of the light classical repertory. This often took him into the territory of orchestral arrangements of popular tunes, but just as often, simply into the most accessible corners of the mid- to late-19th century concert repertory. The latter is mostly what's on display in this generously programmed double-CD set,… See more details below

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Arthur Fiedler was, for 50 years, the acknowledged master of the light classical repertory. This often took him into the territory of orchestral arrangements of popular tunes, but just as often, simply into the most accessible corners of the mid- to late-19th century concert repertory. The latter is mostly what's on display in this generously programmed double-CD set, made of recordings from Fiedler's final decade, when he and the Boston Pops were signed to Deutsche Grammophon. There are a few digressions into Disney and Sesame Street territory, as well as some pop, rock, and show tunes that fill out the second disc, but for the first hour or so, this is all repertory -- Tchaikovsky, Johann Strauss, Debussy, Goldmark, Sibelius, Grieg, Humperdinck -- that any concert orchestra in the world might have programmed, just done in extremely spirited fashion; the irony, of course, is that most of this very same late romantic material was soon to disappear from most major concert halls as programming moved toward more ambitious and somewhat more contemporary works, save when student orchestras perform. But here it all is, done in the same ebullient spirit in which it would have been presented in the early 20th century, and in state of the art, mid-20th century fidelity (just about audiophile quality), and well-annotated, as well.

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Product Details

Release Date:
11/13/2007
Label:
Deutsche Grammophon
UPC:
0028947761211
catalogNumber:
001005802

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Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Entry March
  2. Im Frühling, overture for orchestra, Op 36
  3. Clair de lune, for orchestra or other arrangement (from "Suite Bergamas
  4. Finlandia, tone poem for orchestra, Op. 26
  5. Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring
  6. An der schönen, blauen Donau (On the Beautiful, Blue Danube), waltz for or
  7. Kaiser-Walzer (Emperor Waltz), for orchestra, Op. 437 (RV 437)
  8. Im Krapfenwald'l, polka française for orchestra, Op. 336 (RV 336)
  9. Neu-Wien (New Vienna), waltz for orchestra (with voice ad lib), Op. 342
  10. Perpetuum Mobile (Perpetual Motion), Ein musikalischer Scherz, for orch
  11. Märchen aus dem Orient (Tales from the Orient), waltz for orchestra, Op
  12. Tritsch-Tratsch-Polka (Chit-Chat Polka), for orchestra, Op. 214 (RV 214
  13. Chineser-Galopp, for orchestra, Op. 20

Disc 2

  1. In the Hall of the Mountain King
  2. Dance of the Sugarplum Fairy
  3. Dance of the Reed Pipes
  4. Dream Pantomime
  5. The Sorcerer's Apprentice (L'apprenti sorcier), symphonic scherzo for orche
  6. Tubby the Tuba
  7. Mickey Mouse March
  8. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Fantasy (after Churchill)
  9. Sesame Street Theme
  10. The French Chef Theme
  11. I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing, song
  12. Brand New Key
  13. We've Only Just Begun
  14. Aquarius
  15. Those Were the Days, song
  16. Hava Nagila
  17. Jalousie, tango for orchestra

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