Arthur Fiedler by Johanna Fiedler
Papa, the Pops and Me

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The daughter of the longtime conductor of the Boston Pops symphony orchestra recounts his professional achievements and innovations, his backstage humor and hot temper, his alcoholism, and his record as a father. National ad/promo. Tour.
 

About Johanna Fiedler

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She is the daughter of Arthur Fiedler, the longtime conductor of the Boston Pops, and has worked in the field of classical music for many years. She is the author of Arthur Fiedler: Papa, the Pops, and Me. She lives in New York City.
 
Published September 1, 1994 by Doubleday. 268 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Arts & Photography. Non-fiction

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Dickson starts out with a brief biography of Fiedler's early life: his musical Boston family (though Arthur's musical enthusiasm came late), Berlin studies, BSO/violinist years, ascension to the Pops conductorship in 1930, handsome-bachelor days, and ""stormy"" marriage to much-younger, very Cath...

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Her complaints against Fiedler päre seem valid, but the dysfunctional Fiedler family nevertheless strikes the reader as having been more typical of the mid-century upper middle class than traumatic in the ``Daddy Dearest'' vein.

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Fiedler, presenting undemanding programs, including skillful arrangements of popular and movie music, beautifully played by crack musicians, introduced more Americans to ``classical'' music than any other performer.

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