Dietrich Fischer‐Dieskau

Born 28 May 1925. Died 18 May 2012
Dietrich Fischer‐Dieskau
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1925-05-28
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Dietrich Fischer‐Dieskau

Biography (Wikipedia)

Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (28 May 1925 – 18 May 2012) was a German lyric baritone and conductor of classical music, one of the most famous Lieder (art song) performers of the post-war period, best known as a singer of Franz Schubert's Lieder, particularly "Winterreise" of which his recordings with accompanist Gerald Moore and Jörg Demus are still critically acclaimed half a century after their release.

Recording an array of repertoire (spanning centuries) as musicologist Alan Blyth asserted, "No singer in our time, or probably any other has managed the range and versatility of repertory achieved by Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau. Opera, Lieder and oratorio in German, Italian or English came alike to him, yet he brought to each a precision and individuality that bespoke his perceptive insights into the idiom at hand." In addition, he recorded in French, Russian, Hebrew, Latin and Hungarian. He was described as "one of the supreme vocal artists of the 20th century" and "the most influential singer of the 20th Century". Fischer-Dieskau was ranked the second greatest singer of the century (after Jussi Björling) by Classic CD (United Kingdom) "Top Singers of the Century" Critics' Poll (June 1999). The French dubbed him "Le miracle Fischer-Dieskau" and Dame Elisabeth Schwarzkopf called him "a born god who has it all." At his peak, he was greatly admired for his interpretive insights and exceptional control of his soft, beautiful instrument. Despite the small size of his lyric/chamber baritone voice, Fischer-Dieskau also performed and recorded a great many operatic roles. He dominated both the opera and concert platform for over thirty years.

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Franz Schubert
Die Taubenpost, D 965a
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Die Taubenpost, D 965a
Benjamin Britten
War Requiem, Op 66 / Sanctus: After the Blast Of Lightning From the East
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War Requiem, Op 66 / Sanctus: After the Blast Of Lightning From the East
Gioachino Rossini
Petite messe solennelle: Credo
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Petite messe solennelle: Credo
Benjamin Britten
Let us sleep now (War Requiem)
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Let us sleep now (War Requiem)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Recordare (Requiem, K.626)
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Recordare (Requiem, K.626)
Robert Schumann
Dichterliebe, Op.48: nos.12-13
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Dichterliebe, Op.48: nos.12-13
Franz Schubert
An die Musik, D 547
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An die Musik, D 547
Franz Schubert
Erlkönig, D 328
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Erlkönig, D 328
Franz Schubert
Winterreise (Die Krahe)
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Winterreise (Die Krahe)
Franz Schubert
Nacht und Träume, D 827
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Nacht und Träume, D 827
Gustav Mahler
Lieder Eines Fahrenden Gesellen Vers.
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Lieder Eines Fahrenden Gesellen Vers.
Hans Pfitzner
Palestrina - Act III 'Die Messe'
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Palestrina - Act III 'Die Messe'
Giuseppe Verdi
Rigoletto - Opera In 3 Acts: 'Bella figlia dell'amore'
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Rigoletto - Opera In 3 Acts: 'Bella figlia dell'amore'
Hugo Wolf
Trunken Mussen Wir Alle Sein?
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Trunken Mussen Wir Alle Sein?
Carl Maria von Weber
Sind es Schmerzen, sind es Freuden?
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Sind es Schmerzen, sind es Freuden?
Richard Strauss
Capriccio - The Sonnett and Trio
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Capriccio - The Sonnett and Trio
Franz Schubert
Der Doppelgänger
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Der Doppelgänger
Hanns Eisler
An den kleinen Radioapparat
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An den kleinen Radioapparat
Johann Sebastian Bach
Mache dich, mein Herze, rein (St Matthew Passion, BWV 244)
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Mache dich, mein Herze, rein (St Matthew Passion, BWV 244)
Johannes Brahms
Regenlied, Op 59 No 3
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Regenlied, Op 59 No 3
Robert Schumann
Liederkreis op. 39: Mondnacht
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Liederkreis op. 39: Mondnacht
Richard Strauss
Capriccio Op.85 - last scene
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Capriccio Op.85 - last scene
Franz Schubert
Mass in G Major, D.167: V. Benedictus
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Mass in G Major, D.167: V. Benedictus
Gustav Mahler
Ruckertlieder - Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen
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Ruckertlieder - Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen
Gustav Mahler
Ruckertlieder - Blicke mir nicht in die Lieder
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Ruckertlieder - Blicke mir nicht in die Lieder
Gustav Mahler
Ruckertlieder - Ich atmet' einen linden Duft
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Ruckertlieder - Ich atmet' einen linden Duft
Gustav Mahler
Ruckertlieder - Um Mitternacht
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Ruckertlieder - Um Mitternacht
Robert Schumann
Im wunderschönen Monat Mai, Op 48 No 1 (Dichterliebe)
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Im wunderschönen Monat Mai, Op 48 No 1 (Dichterliebe)
Robert Schumann
Dichterliebe, Op 48
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Dichterliebe, Op 48
Franz Schubert
Die Liebe Farbe
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Die Liebe Farbe
Robert Schumann
Widmung; Du bist wie eine Blume (Myrthen, Op 25)
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Widmung; Du bist wie eine Blume (Myrthen, Op 25)
Franz Schubert
Im Fruhling
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Im Fruhling
Witold Lutoslawski
Les espaces du sommeil
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Les espaces du sommeil
Benjamin Britten
Dies Irae (War Requiem)
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Dies Irae (War Requiem)
Franz Schubert
Winterreise, D.911 - 24. Der Leiermann
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Winterreise, D.911 - 24. Der Leiermann
Franz Schubert
Die Schone Mullerin: Das Wandern
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Die Schone Mullerin: Das Wandern
Franz Schubert
Wandrers Nachtlied ('Über allen Gipfeln ist ruh'), D768
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Wandrers Nachtlied ('Über allen Gipfeln ist ruh'), D768
Johann Sebastian Bach
Ich Habe Genug BWV 82
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Ich Habe Genug BWV 82
Gustav Mahler
Ich atmet' einen linden Duft; Blicke mir nicht in die Lieder (Ruckert-Lieder)
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Ich atmet' einen linden Duft; Blicke mir nicht in die Lieder (Ruckert-Lieder)
Franz Schubert
Die Forelle, Op 32, D 550
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Die Forelle, Op 32, D 550
Johann Sebastian Bach
Cantata No. 82 Bwv.82: Schlummert ein, ihr matten Augen
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Cantata No. 82 Bwv.82: Schlummert ein, ihr matten Augen
Franz Schubert
Die Schone Mullerin, D795 - excerpts
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Die Schone Mullerin, D795 - excerpts
Gustav Mahler
Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen - Ging heut' Morgans ubers Feld
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Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen - Ging heut' Morgans ubers Feld
Franz Schubert
Wandrers Nachtlied I: 'Der du von dem Himmel bist'
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Wandrers Nachtlied I: 'Der du von dem Himmel bist'
Franz Schubert
An die Musik, D 547
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An die Musik, D 547
Franz Schubert
'Der Doppelganger', from Schwanengesang, D957
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'Der Doppelganger', from Schwanengesang, D957
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Proms 1989: Prom 62
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Royal Albert Hall
1989-09-11T05:29:51
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1989

Proms 1989: Prom 62

Royal Albert Hall

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