Schumann: Scenes from Goethe's Faust CD
The GuardianSchumann: Scenes from Goethe's Faust CD review – deeply impressiveThe GuardianBut ever since Benjamin Britten conducted a celebrated Decca recording with Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau as Faust in 1973, the Scenes have fared relatively well on disc. Fischer-Dieskau returned to the work with Bernhard Klee conducting for EMI, and in the ...
Posted on 16 October 2014 | 6:15 am
A Conversation with Violinist Pinchas
A Conversation with Violinist Pinchas ZukermanStay Thirsty MediaIt was important for me to hear Isaac Stern, but it was also important for me to hear Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau. In fact, let me go even farther with this: We went to Toledo a few months ago to see the El Greco exhibit. A few hours studying those ...
Posted on 12 October 2014 | 8:13 pm
Wagner: Tannhäuser CD review – fabled
The GuardianWagner: Tannhäuser CD review – fabled 1961 radio broadcast showcases ...The GuardianOn the plus side, however, are Victoria de los Angeles's supremely touching Elisabeth, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau's tragic, lovelorn Wolfram, and the glorious Venus, among the finest on disc, of Grace Bumbry. Conductor Wolfgang Sawallisch admirably ...
Posted on 9 October 2014 | 10:00 am
Review: Schumann Lieder Benjamin Appl, James
Review: Schumann Lieder Benjamin Appl, James Cheung at St Mary de Lode ...Birmingham PostAppl was the last-ever student of the great Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, and didn't his mentoring show, with fabulously intelligent and probing colouring of words, a clarity of diction which projected so grippingly in this difficult acoustic, a ...
Posted on 9 October 2014 | 6:45 am
New Partnership With Carnegie Hall and
New Partnership With Carnegie Hall and medici.tv Brings First Webcasts of ...WMOT... masterclasses, artist portraits and archival material by such legendary musicians as Maria Callas, Glenn Gould, Yehudi Menuhin, David Oistrakh, Sviatoslav Richter, Mstislav Rostropovich, Arthur Rubinstein, Georg Solti and Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau.
Posted on 6 October 2014 | 1:39 pm
Fischer-Dieskau was one of the giants in the tradition of Lieder interpretation. He emerged as a performer following the Second World War, and established a style of interpretation that focused on the poetry allied to an extraordinary control of timbre ...
Posted on 9 October 2014 | 12:04 pm
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, master singer of
Correction: An earlier version of this article incorrectly referred to Mr. Fischer-Dieskau’s achievement as a recording artist. He was among the most prolific classical recording artists but was not featured on more recordings than any other artist.
Posted on 19 May 2012 | 12:17 pm
Baritone Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau dies at 86
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, a German baritone whose name is inescapable in talk of classical song, died this morning at age 86. Fischer-Dieskau was best known for lending his singularly expressive voice to lieder by Franz Schubert, Gustav Mahler, Johannes ...
Posted on 18 May 2012 | 10:05 am
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau obituary
Dietrich 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 | 9:23 am
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, German baritone
For millions of grateful listeners, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, the German baritone, was the pre-eminent interpreter of art songs. Pavarotti and Domingo owned opera, but Fischer-Dieskau was unmatched in the rarefied air of songs by Schubert, Schumann ...
Posted on 18 May 2012 | 5:35 am