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Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Rest in Peace


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#1 Helene

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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

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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.

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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

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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/

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Posted 19 May 2012 - 05:15 PM

Thank you for posting these links. What an imagination!

We shall not look on his like again.


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