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Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Master Singer of German Art Songs, Dies at 86.

Posted on the 24 May 2012 by Btchakir @btchakir
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, master singer of German art songs, dies at 86.

Fischer-Dieskau & Bernstein

I saw this morning that the famous German baritone Fischer-Dieskau died, and while he doesn’t relate, probably, to my current readers’ album collections, there was a time when I was in college that his voice had me entranced.

D F-D was what was known as a Lieder Singer, a performer of a certain type of folk song. He also performed in Wagnerian operas…famous for his portrayal of Parsifal.

Here’s a sample of D F-D for those who didn’t know his artistry… or for those who do and who will miss him:

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