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Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Bountiful German Baritone, Dies at 86
The New York Times ^ | May 18, 2012 | Daniel Lewis

Posted on 05/18/2012 1:41:05 PM PDT by EveningStar

Dietrich 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.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Germany
KEYWORDS: artsongs; baritone; classicalmusic; fischerdieskau; lieder; obituary; opera; voice
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dietrich_Fischer-Dieskau
1 posted on 05/18/2012 1:41:23 PM PDT by EveningStar
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To: Borges; sitetest

ping


2 posted on 05/18/2012 1:42:48 PM PDT by EveningStar
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To: EveningStar

Sad but a great career. I have many of his Lieder and opera recordings. A wonderful artist.


3 posted on 05/18/2012 1:43:28 PM PDT by NewHampshireDuo
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To: EveningStar
I have a structured settlement and I need cash now


4 posted on 05/18/2012 1:47:17 PM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Borges

Ping.


5 posted on 05/18/2012 1:58:23 PM PDT by Publius
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To: EveningStar
Schubert: "Der Musensohn"

Sung by Fischer-Dieskau.

6 posted on 05/18/2012 2:00:17 PM PDT by Publius
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To: EveningStar

RIP.


7 posted on 05/18/2012 2:04:46 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (If you like lying Socialist dirtbags, you'll love Slick Willard)
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To: EveningStar; .30Carbine; 1cewolf; 1rudeboy; 2nd Bn, 11th Mar; 31R1O; ADemocratNoMore; ...

Dear EveningStar,

Thanks for the ping.

Classical Music Ping List ping.

If you want on or off this list, let me know via FR e-mail.

Thanks,

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8 posted on 05/18/2012 2:06:44 PM PDT by sitetest (If Roe is not overturned, no unborn child will ever be protected in law.)
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To: sitetest
Salve Please add me to your list. Danke Merci I could write in Deutsh of what I think, That person had a voice that could rumble bells of church. Merci [Romanian native > ESL]
9 posted on 05/18/2012 2:25:10 PM PDT by MCSP2008
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To: EveningStar
Prayers for the repose of his soul.

Nobody ever interpreted Mahler better:

Der Tambourg'sell" ("The Drummer Boy"/"The Last Goodnight")

I'm a poor drummer boy,
They bring me out of my cell,
If I had stayed a drummer boy,
I wouldn't have been thrown in prison.

O gallows, you high house,
You look so terrifying,
I won't look at you anymore,
Because I know that I belong there.

When soldiers march by,
Who are quartered somewhere else,
When they ask who I am,
[I reply:] Drummer of the Commander's Company.

Good night, you marble stone,
You mountains and little hills.
Good night, you officers,
Corporals and musketeers.

Good night! You officers,
Corporals and grenadiers,
I will cry with a loud voice,
To take leave of you all.
Good night! Good night!

10 posted on 05/18/2012 2:25:24 PM PDT by AnAmericanMother (Ministrix of ye Chasse, TTGS Ladies' Auxiliary (recess appointment))
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To: MCSP2008

Grüß Gott! Hier oben is etwas auf Deutsch für Sie . . .


11 posted on 05/18/2012 2:28:41 PM PDT by AnAmericanMother (Ministrix of ye Chasse, TTGS Ladies' Auxiliary (recess appointment))
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To: AnAmericanMother
Salve Great muzik people are passing away Merci Be gutte friend, be gutte Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, be gutte. [Romanian native > ESL]
12 posted on 05/18/2012 2:31:18 PM PDT by MCSP2008
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To: AnAmericanMother

Hallo

Er war so groß. Seine Stimme war so tief und zu einer Wende von Notizen. großer Mann des muzik.

Vielen, vielen Dank


13 posted on 05/18/2012 2:36:24 PM PDT by MCSP2008
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To: AnAmericanMother

danke


14 posted on 05/18/2012 2:38:39 PM PDT by MCSP2008
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To: MCSP2008

Amen.


15 posted on 05/18/2012 3:06:22 PM PDT by oldsicilian
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To: MCSP2008
Schubert: "An die Musik"

Sung by Fischer-Dieskau.

16 posted on 05/18/2012 3:13:17 PM PDT by Publius
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To: MCSP2008

Bitte sehr! :-)


17 posted on 05/18/2012 3:13:38 PM PDT by AnAmericanMother (Ministrix of ye Chasse, TTGS Ladies' Auxiliary (recess appointment))
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To: AnAmericanMother

Mahler: To be accompanied by paintings by Goya.


18 posted on 05/18/2012 3:15:25 PM PDT by Publius
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To: Publius; AnAmericanMother; oldsicilian
Hallo Salve Danke. Dies ist Stimme der Gabe von Gott Es sieht aus wie der Himmel bekam zusätzliche Stimme. This is muzik, great voice is with Angles in heaven. Gift from God. Merci And for good friends in Italia Grazie. Questa è la voce del dono di Dio Sembra che il cielo ha la voce più Ciao [Romanian native > ESL]
19 posted on 05/18/2012 3:28:46 PM PDT by MCSP2008
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To: EveningStar
More Mahler:

I am lost to the world

I am lost to the world:
With which I used to waste so much time,
It has for so long heard nothing from me,
it may very well believe that I am dead.

I am not that anxious about it,
If it believes that I am dead:
I honestly can't say a word against that,
for I truly am dead to the world.

I am dead to the world's tumult,
And I rest in a quiet realm.
I live alone in me and in my heaven,
In my love, in my song.

20 posted on 05/18/2012 3:33:39 PM PDT by AnAmericanMother (Ministrix of ye Chasse, TTGS Ladies' Auxiliary (recess appointment))
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To: Publius
Except in the case of THIS song, which should be accompanied by a painting by Dali:

"Des Antonius von Padua Fischpredigt" (St Anthony of Padua's Fish-Preaching)


21 posted on 05/18/2012 3:43:29 PM PDT by AnAmericanMother (Ministrix of ye Chasse, TTGS Ladies' Auxiliary (recess appointment))
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To: AnAmericanMother
LOL

Mahler used that song very effectively as the scherzo of his Second Symphony.

22 posted on 05/18/2012 3:49:23 PM PDT by Publius
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To: Publius

Yep, like Handel and Mozart, he believed in recycling!


23 posted on 05/18/2012 4:02:16 PM PDT by AnAmericanMother (Ministrix of ye Chasse, TTGS Ladies' Auxiliary (recess appointment))
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To: AnAmericanMother
Brahms: "Ein Deutsches Requiem": "Herr, lehre doch mich"

Fischer-Dieskau, conducted by Klemperer.

24 posted on 05/18/2012 4:07:07 PM PDT by Publius
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To: MCSP2008
MCSP2008.

I extend my personal welcome to FR...

I find that you have already contributed several worthwhile insights not usually found here. :-)

Your "[Romanian native > ESL]" is a good idea, and is helpful -- in that it notifies us to make a small effort to better understand your comments. If you wish to save the effort of entering it each time, you can enter it once in the "Tagline" space below the text entry field (as I have done here for a demonstration). Unfortunately, however, the "Tagline" field does not accept HTML -- so your "< font color="gray">" tag will not work there. :-(

Again, welcome! I look forward to your contributions.

25 posted on 05/18/2012 4:24:00 PM PDT by TXnMA ([Romanian native > ESL])
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To: EveningStar

A legend of classical music. He will be sorely missed.


26 posted on 05/18/2012 4:26:48 PM PDT by Norman Bates
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To: AnAmericanMother
Schumann: "Rose, Meer und Sonne"

Sung by Fischer-Dieskau. This is Schumann writing in his blockbuster mode.

27 posted on 05/18/2012 4:29:51 PM PDT by Publius
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To: Publius
Not as up on Brahms as I should be - don't think we've ever sung the Requiem - although I think my daughter did at Davidson College.

That is very fine. What a voice!

28 posted on 05/18/2012 4:29:56 PM PDT by AnAmericanMother (Ministrix of ye Chasse, TTGS Ladies' Auxiliary (recess appointment))
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To: TXnMA

Resetting my tagline...


29 posted on 05/18/2012 4:32:02 PM PDT by TXnMA ("Allah": Satan's current alias...)
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To: AnAmericanMother
Brahms could write instant folk music. When you hear the chorale setting of "How lovely are your dwelling places" from the Requiem, the initial reaction is, "Brahms wrote that?"

At the first performance in Dresden, the audience was in tears during that fourth movement. Clara Schumann, who had just lost Robert, was crying like a baby.

30 posted on 05/18/2012 4:33:17 PM PDT by Publius
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To: Vaquero

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HlL3y3j8ofc

Hilarious!


31 posted on 05/18/2012 4:35:20 PM PDT by dennisw
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To: AnAmericanMother
Schubert: "Fischerweise"

Fischer-Dieskau sings one of my favorite Schubert songs.

32 posted on 05/18/2012 4:42:41 PM PDT by Publius
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To: TXnMA

Salve

That man was like Pavorotti, an excelent voice. He is missed in of familia in Bawaria.

Merci


33 posted on 05/18/2012 4:58:42 PM PDT by MCSP2008 (Romanian native > ESL)
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To: EveningStar

Prey, Wunderlich, Schock, Fischer-Dieskau...who’s left of the great Kammersaeger?


34 posted on 05/18/2012 5:46:39 PM PDT by Hiddigeigei ("Talk sense to a fool and he calls you foolish," said Dionysus - Euripides)
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To: Hiddigeigei

Kammersaeger = Kammersaenger


35 posted on 05/18/2012 5:48:06 PM PDT by Hiddigeigei ("Talk sense to a fool and he calls you foolish," said Dionysus - Euripides)
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To: Hiddigeigei
Kammersänger.

ALT + NUM LOCK + 0228 für den "a" mit umlaut.

Thanks to the hard work of Benjamin Britten and Peter Pears at their lieder school at Aldeburgh, there is a new generation out there making a name for itself. They left a good legacy.

36 posted on 05/18/2012 5:53:29 PM PDT by Publius
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To: EveningStar

A giant, and one of the last who was a living link to the great German/Austrian tradition.

We won’t see his kind again.

RIP.


37 posted on 05/18/2012 8:35:09 PM PDT by mojito
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To: EveningStar; stylecouncilor

I’ll always remember his lyric baritone in Der Winterreise.

RIP Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau.


38 posted on 05/18/2012 8:47:42 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: onedoug
Schubert: "Gute Nacht" from "Winterreise"

Von Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau gesungen.

39 posted on 05/18/2012 8:51:30 PM PDT by Publius
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To: EveningStar; .30Carbine; 1cewolf; 1rudeboy; 2nd Bn, 11th Mar; 31R1O; ADemocratNoMore; ...

Dear EveningStar,

Thanks for the ping.

Classical Music Ping List ping.

If you want on or off this list, let me know via FR e-mail.

Thanks,

sitetest


40 posted on 05/19/2012 3:23:11 AM PDT by sitetest (If Roe is not overturned, no unborn child will ever be protected in law.)
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