Jump to content


Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Rest in Peace


  • Please log in to reply
4 replies to this topic

#1 Helene

Helene

    Administrator

  • Administrators
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 11,219 posts

Posted 18 May 2012 - 01:32 PM

From Baritone Luca Pisaroni's Facebook Page comes the news that Dietrich Fischer-Diskau died today. Here is the BBC obituary:
http://www.bbc.co.uk...t-arts-18118722

From the New York Times:
http://www.nytimes.c...86.html?_r=1

Just a few of the many, many songs he recorded:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bMrg9blUTig&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ayIrOHMKFFQ&feature=related

#2 MakarovaFan

MakarovaFan

    Bronze Circle

  • Senior Member
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 461 posts

Posted 18 May 2012 - 01:40 PM

I just read on NYTimes.com that Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau passed away today at the age of 86. My love affair with lieder began with hearing one of my Mom's old LP's with DFD singing Schumann's Dichterliebe. He possessed a glorious voice and an exquisite, one-of-a kind gift for interpreting song poems with haunting eloquence, poignancy and power. He will be greatly missed. Rest in peace, Herr Fischer-Dieskau.

#3 MakarovaFan

MakarovaFan

    Bronze Circle

  • Senior Member
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 461 posts

Posted 18 May 2012 - 01:47 PM

Here is DFD singing Dichterliebe in the '50's with the marvelous Gerald Moore at the keyboard. However often I hear it, this brings tears to my eyes. Enjoy!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AwZFrb-mt8I

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jHK-Xz3mB18&feature=relmfu





#4 Helene

Helene

    Administrator

  • Administrators
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 11,219 posts

Posted 19 May 2012 - 12:10 AM

You can listen to and/or download George Jellinek's 2003 tribute to Fischer-Diskau from the WQXR website:

http://www.wqxr.org/#!/articles/wqxr-features/2012/may/18/vaults-george-jellinek-tribute-dietrich-fischer-dieskau/

#5 Paul Parish

Paul Parish

    Platinum Circle

  • Senior Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,925 posts

Posted 19 May 2012 - 05:15 PM

Thank you for posting these links. What an imagination!

We shall not look on his like again.


0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users


Help support Ballet Alert! and Ballet Talk for Dancers year round by using this search box for your amazon.com purchases (adblockers may block display):