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Saturday Night Fiedler

Posted by Geoff Edgers  May 2, 2007 06:50 AM

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Don't be fooled into thinking this "Pops On The Edge" thing is the first time Symphony Hall has been hip to what the kids are digging.

How about "Saturday Night Fiedler," an ode to the Bee Gees & Co. that features the maestro doing his finest Travolta.

I have this record, an important eBay purchase from a couple years back. A quick google tells me you, too, could probably scare up a copy for the hi-fi. Unpleasant! looks back at when disco mania took over the Pops. My favorite quote comes from Arthur Fiedler himself on the back of the record in question:

From the moment I conducted the “Saturday Night Fiedler” suite on television in May, I knew the youngsters had done it again: disco–a marvelous, insistently rhythmic dance form to which all manner of music can be adapted from Bach to the Bee Gees. And this span of musical poles truly accents the universality of music.

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