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Arthur Fiedler

Fiedler Encores (CD)

One of the last century’s great popularisers of art music who introduced the names of Mozart and Strauss to millions, Arthur Fiedler recorded for several labels during his half century as music director of the Boston Pops Orchestra. Here are two Decca albums, reissued and compiled together for the first time on a single, generously filled (79-minute) CD.

JEAN SIBELIUS: Finlandia, Op. 26 No. 7
BEDRICH SMETANA: Vltava (Má Vlast)
Slavonic Dance in C major, Op. 46 No. 1
Slavonic Dance in C major, Op. 72 No. 7
FELIX MENDELSSOHN: Wedding March (A Midsummer Night’s Dream)
ENGLEBERT HUMPERDINCK: Pantomime (Hänsel und Gretel)
GIUSEPPE VERDI: Ballet Music from Aida
FREDERIC CHOPIN: Polonaise No. 3 in A major, Op. 40 No. 1 ‘Military’ (orch. Glazunov)
JOHN WILLIAMS: Theme from ‘Star Wars’
STEPHEN SONDHEIM: Send in the Clowns (A Little Night Music)
JOHN WILLIAMS: Theme from ‘Jaws’
NEIL SEDAKA: Love Will Keep Us Together (arr. Richard Hayman)

Boston Pops Orchestra
Arthur Fiedler