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Get ready for SF Opera season with DVDs and
SFGateGet ready for SF Opera season with DVDs and videosSFGateFor a second choice, go with either the set featuring Birgit Nilsson, Franco Corelli and Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, or the one with Mirella Freni, Luciano Pavarotti and Sherrill Milnes (both on Decca). A 2011 DVD from the Royal Opera House, Covent ...
Posted on 24 August 2014 | 4:08 am
Her Hands Lead, Her Voice Follows - New York
Her Hands Lead, Her Voice FollowsNew York TimesThe great baritone Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, who died in 2012, took to the podium for a time but achieved little prominence in that role. The tenor and baritone Plácido Domingo is the best-known example of a classical vocalist who conducts regularly ...
Posted on 20 August 2014 | 12:01 pm
Stage fright can lead to addiction, even in
The GuardianStage fright can lead to addiction, even in the world of classical musicThe GuardianI remember my first week with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, on stage at the Alte Oper in Frankfurt, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau singing, Sir Georg Solti conducting. Although I had a number of years behind me playing in provincial orchestras, nothing ...
Posted on 20 August 2014 | 4:00 am
For a Festival, Change Comes, Invited or Not
New York TimesFor a Festival, Change Comes, Invited or NotNew York TimesThe tenor Plácido Domingo conducts some, as did the baritone Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau late in his career, both typically sticking to either conducting or singing. But Ms. Hannigan is intent on combining the two, as she did here with the Mahler Chamber ...
Posted on 18 August 2014 | 2:49 am
CD reviews: Carlo Bergonzi and The Three
Sydney Morning HeraldCD reviews: Carlo Bergonzi and The Three SeasSydney Morning HeraldAnd of course his fellow singers are magnificent, including Renata Tebaldi (Aida), Birgit Nilsson (Ballo), Joan Sutherland (Traviata) and Renata Scotto (Rigoletto), plus the likes of Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau and Nicolai Ghiaurov. This is a superb memorial.
Posted on 15 August 2014 | 6:46 am
Remembering Baritone DietrichDietrich Fischer-Dieskau had almost too much going for him. His voice was almost too beautiful, and once he lost his baby fat, he was almost too good-looking. And he was almost too versatile. He sang opera and oratorio, Bach, Mozart, and Verdi, as well as ...
Posted on 23 May 2012 | 2:52 am
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, master singer ofDietrich Fischer-Dieskau, the German baritone whose name is virtually synonymous with the German art song for several generations of postwar music lovers, died May 18 at his home in Starnberg, Germany. He was 86. His death was confirmed by his fourth wife ...
Posted on 19 May 2012 | 12:15 pm
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Lyrical andDietrich Fischer-Dieskau, the German baritone whose beautiful voice and mastery of technique made him the 20th century’s pre-eminent interpreter of art songs, died on Friday at his home in Bavaria. He was 86. His wife, the soprano Julia Varady, confirmed ...
Posted on 19 May 2012 | 11:41 am
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau Dead: GermanBERLIN — Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, the renowned German baritone who performed for more than five decades on stages in Berlin, Vienna, London and New York, died Friday. He was 86. The art songs and opera singer died at his home in the southern German city ...
Posted on 18 May 2012 | 9:37 am
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau obituaryDietrich Fischer-Dieskau, the distinguished German baritone, has died aged 86. His protean career was surely unique, as he sang and recorded more vocal music than any who came before. In particular, he broached more lieder (German songs) than any of his ...
Posted on 18 May 2012 | 8:57 am