Friday 18 May 2012

Sad news...

I just heard the sad news that Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau has died. Probably the leading baritone of the 20th century he has given pleasure and joy to millions of classical music listeners across the world. His soft and equally strong voice was simply unsurpassed. I really regret never having heard him while he was still performing (he was billed to sing at a performance I listened to at the Berliner Philharmonie under Pierre Boulez but had to withdraw). 

Still his many recordings will keep the memory of his breathtaking art alive and I am absolutely certain that  people will continue to listen to and appreciate this amazing voice for a long time.

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