In memoriam Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (1925-2012)

Enormously sad news today that Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, to my mind the greatest singer of the age of recording, has passed away at the age of 86. A man of such innate musicality it almost defied explanation, and one of my musical heroes.

In his memory, a performance of Schubert’s song ‘Fischerweise’ with Sviatoslav Richter.


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2 Responses to “In memoriam Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (1925-2012)”

  1. Evie Says:

    Thank you for this – I love the way he stands there nonchalantly with arms folded and sings so seemingly effortlessly! Beautiful.

  2. Gareth Says:

    It’s clear that they’re both having a great time too. Richter doing a passable impersonation of Alastair Sim…

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