Britten, England's preeminent composer in 1962, had written "Requiem" as a 90-minute musical reflection on the horrors of war and chose three singers to represent a major power in World War II: Russian-born soprano Galina Vishnevskaya, British tenor Peter Pears and German baritone Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
Few works offer so much space for recording comparison as Winterreise, and that is not to speak of the untouchable Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
, the incomparably original and enthralling Brigitte Fassbaender, or the great song interpreters of previous decades such as Thomas Quasthoff or Ian Bostridge.
Her recorded legacy includes Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni opposite Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
in the title role, conducted by Hans Lowlein, released on the Deutsche Grammophon label.
Celebrated baritone Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
performed and recorded many of these, and a similarly sure hand with vocal color and an ability to create supple legato lines from frequently disjunct melodies make these eminently suitable for the more advanced singer looking for unusual German repertoire.
This young baritone has certainly shot into the firmament since I first heard him at Gloucester Music Club 18 months ago, and shows many characteristics of his great mentor, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
, whose last student he was: the same honeyed upper tones, the same compelling physical involvement, but as yet none of the gruffness lower down with which Fischer-Dieskau could shade his delivery.
Reimann's Lear was written for Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
and first performed in Munich.
I am falling asleep at age two or three; my father is working in his study after supper, and from the RCA hi-fi in the living room comes the sound of Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
's voice singing Schubert songs: "An Die Musik," "Der Lindenbaum," "Lachen und Weinen," with congenial, reliable old Gerald Moore at the piano.
New York, NY, April 07, 2013 --(PR.com)-- Kultur is proud to announce the DVD release of Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
: Schubert/Schumann Recital available April 30, 2013.
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