Classics of the Phonograph

Arthur Fiedler

Photo of Arthur Fiedler.

Photo of Arthur Fiedler. By RCA Victor Records - ebayfrontback, Public Domain,

Arthur Fiedler, who led the Boston Pops Orchestra for over 50 years, was one of the most successful recording artists in history. It claimed that Fiedler and the Pops made more recordings than any other orchestra. It all began with a recording session in 1935, out of which came a recording of Gade's "Jealousie" which was the first classical record to reach a million sales. Fiedler made many bestselling records in the 78 rpm era.

On this week's Classics of the Phonograph, Saturday at 11 am on WILL-FM, we will sample some of them.