Saturday, September 8, 2012

Great Singer of the Week: Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau

Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau should need no introduction to my readers.  But if he does, here is his Wikipedia bio-blurb.  He left this world for Valhalla in May.

Feel free also to click my Amazon store over there and find some of his sublime recordings of German lieder, among other things.

Take a look at the great DFD singing Mr. Schubert's Erlkönig:

Here is a 1955 recording of DFD singing Mr. Schumann's Mondnacht:
A haunting Der Leiermann, last of Mr. Schubert's amazing Winterreise:
There are dozens--nay, hundreds--of videos of Herr Fischer-Dieskau's amazing performances of lieder, concert works, and opera.  I encourage you to look for more!  

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