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LISTENING TO TCHAIKOVSKY: Béla Hartmann uses his knowledge of Eastern Europe to argue against the banning of all Russian culture following Vladimir Putin's invasion of Ukraine.
Arthur Fiedler of Boston 'Pops' fame was born in Boston, MA, USA, on 19 December 1894 and died in Brookline, MA on 7 October 1979. His father was a member of the Boston Symphony, to which son joined as a violinist after some training in Europe. Before the 'Pops' orchestra, Fiedler formed a Boston Sinfonietta which he directed for some years, until the advent of the Boston 'Pops' concerts in 1930. The success story of that venture is known worldwide.
CD Spotlight. Glittering Technique - Music by Gershwin for piano and orchestra, reviewed by Howard Smith. '... commendable drive and clarity.'
Ensemble. Rousing Performance - Mendelssohn, Ravel, Larsen and Tchaikovsky in South Florida, reviewed by Lawrence Budmen