Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, 1925-2012
May 18, 2012 1:41 PM Subscribe
Baritone Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau has died (NYTimes).
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“Providence gives to some singers a beautiful voice, to some musical artistry, to some (let us face it) neither, but to Fischer-Dieskau Providence has given both. The result is a miracle and that is just about all there is to be said about it.” (John Amis)
Brahms, Ein Deutsches Requiem, "III. Herr, lehre doch mich"
and "VI. Denn wir haben hie keine bleibende Statt"
Bach, St. Matthew Passion, "Mache dich, mein Herze, rein"
And, of course, Schubert... "Mondnacht"
, "Der Leiermann"