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Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau


Who is Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau?

Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau was a German lyric baritone and conductor of classical music, one of the most famous Lieder performers of the post-war period, 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 by Classic CD "Top Singers of the Century" Critics' Poll.

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Google previewAbbreviations Dictionary, Tenth Edition (2001)

by Dean A. Stahl, Karen Landen

Baritone-Conductor Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau Barney Barnato Barnett Barnato (Barnett Isaacs) Baron Britten ...

Google previewA Dictionary for the Modern Conductor (2015)

by Emily Freeman Brown

Mahler cycle; and Americans Lorin Maazel and later Leonard Bernstein, as well as artists such as baritone Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, who recorded the complete Franz Schubert lieder for male voice and piano. DG's early music division is Archiv Produktion. Recordings included the work of violinist and leader Reinhard Goebel with Musica Antiqua Köln, Trevor Pinnock with the English Concert, John Elliott Gardiner and the English Baroque Soloists, and many more. The last decades ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Recorded Sound (2004)

by Frank Hoffmann

Among the outstanding names of the 1950s and 1960s were Carlo Bergonzi, Montserrat Caballé, Maria Callas, Franco Corelli, Mario del Monaco, Victoria de los Angeles, Giuseppe di Stefano, Placido Domingo, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Mirella Freni, Nicolai Gedda , Nicolai ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Opera Characters (2010)

by Joyce Bourne

Among notable portrayers of this role are David Bispham, Jaro Prohaska, Hans Hotter, Gustav Neidlinger, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Walter Berry, Eberhard Wächter, Donald McIntyre, Hermann Becht, and Falk Struckman, many of whom went on to become famous Wotans. Created (1865) byAnton Mitterwurzer. Kuterma, Grishka (Rimsky-Korsakov: The Legend of the Invisible City ofKitezh). Ten. A drunken layabout who curses the wedding of Fevronia and PrinceVsevolod.

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Admittedly, it is really our duty, as artists, to hold up a mirror to our own era; but, on the other hand, these works have lives of their own, and they're still alive today. (Dietrich Fischer Dieskau)
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