A Christmas Festival
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Fiedler and The Boston Pops are in good form on this holiday album. ~ David A. Milberg, Rovi
Arthur Fiedler and the Boston Pops were a staple of my childhood. Every year, we'd slap this and a couple other seasonal records onto the record player and decorate the tree. As a young adult, I purchased my own cassette version, which is now getting rather worn out. This album is a true sentimental favorite. I cannot hear it without imagining the smell of fresh Christmas tree.
If you are looking for a good, straightforward Christmas album, I'd say this is a pretty good bet.
The Quintessential Christmas Album
Spectacularly beautiful versions of many, many favorites (and a few lesser-known works like Mozart’s Sleigh Ride). The dynamics in Fantasia on Greensleeves and the tempo on Carol of the Bells are perfection. A integral part of any Christmas music collection.
Born: December 17, 1894 in Boston, MA
Years Active: '50s, '60s, '70s