Arthur Fielder: Papa, the Pops, and Me.
Place Published: New York:
Date Published: 1944.
Description: STATED FIRST EDITION. 268 pages with index and 16 pages off black and white photos. The book is in NEAR FINE condition with a very small nick in the lower front board. The jacket is in NEAR FINE condition with minor shelf wear. JMVINTAGE specializes in Books, Magazines and Treasures related to the Duke and Duchess Windsor and..other curious people. The dust jacket reads: In this candid but loving biographical memoir, Johanna Fiedler tells the story of America's most popular and beloved musicians: her father, Arthur Fiedler. A gifted young man who rose from his positions as a violist with the Boston Symphony Orchestra to become the leader of the Boston Pops, Arthur Fiedler brought more people to classical music than any musician ever had-in concerts, on million-copy-selling recordings, and in the award-winning BS television program "Evening at Pops." To the world he bore the persona of a lovable curmudgeon, but those closest to him saw a darker side. Though he was charming, even dashing, in his youth, his increasing fame and success in later years were not enough to erase his deeply felt insecurities. He was in his late forties when he finally traded in his playboy bachelorhood for married life, fifty when Johanna,the eldest of his three children, was born but he never could find in family life the same satisfaction that he got from conducting and touring all over the globe. Johanna Fiedler poignantly and faithfully captures what it was like to grow up the daughter of this famous musician: the fun of being backstage during uproarious rehearsal sessions; the thrill of opening night at the Pops; the unreal quality of lives spent in the public eye; the sorrow of a family fractured by unhappiness and alcohol. Heartwarming as well as heartbreaking, this is an unforgetable portrait of an unforgettable man.Edition: First edition
Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dj
Book Id: 2170