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Arthur Fiedler

Born December 17, 1894 – Died July 10, 1979

Arthur Fielder "Mr. Pops", who presided over the Boston Pops Orchestra, an orchestra made up of the principal musicians of the Boston Symphony Orchestra was well known for providing his unique and popular music on the Orchestra for nearly 50 years from 1930 until 1979. The Orchestra under his baton, made hundred’s of recordings. Fielder changed the whole nature of symphony concerts, adding popular music, folk music, Broadway musicals, rock and roll, jazz and even advertising jingles.

An avid sailor and yacht owner, who volunteered as a member first of the Coast Guard Temporary Reserve and then the Coast Guard Auxiliary.


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