Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau: A Biography
No other singer has recorded so much material with so indelible a personal stamp as Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau. This first definitive biography provides a comprehensive and frank account of his extraordinary career. From his debut in Verdi's Don Carlos in 1948 to his farewell concert appearance in 1992, his life as a singer is traced, together with an exploration of his other artistic endeavors. He is a painter of uncommon gifts whose canvases have been widely exhibited, the author of several perceptive scholarly books on musical topics, and he remains active as a teacher and conductor.
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Background and Early Life
The Voice of an Angel
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accompanist Alfred Brendel Almaviva Aribert Reimann artistic audiences baritone Bayreuth become Beethoven beginning Brahms Brahms's Britten Busoni Cantata career character composer conducted conductor course critic cycle Daniel Barenboim debut Deutsche Oper Berlin Dieskau Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau Don Giovanni emotions Falstaff Faust feel Festival Fischer Fischer-Dieskau sang Fischer-Dieskau wrote Friedrich Furtwangler Gerald Moore German Giinther Goethe Hartmut Holl Henze Henze's Hugo Wolf interpretation Irmgard Jorg Demus Julia Varady later Lear letter Lieder recital listening London Mahler Marriage of Figaro Mittenhofer Mozart's Munich musician Nachklang never opera orchestra Orfeo Othmar Schoeck performance Philharmonic pianist piano play poems premiere recording rehearsal Requiem Richard Strauss Richter role Sachs Salzburg Sawallisch Schoeck schone Schubert Schumann singing song Stadtische Oper stage Stuttgart sung Sviatoslav Richter Symphony theater tour Trans Verdi's Vienna vocal voice Wagner Weissenborn Winterreise Wolf Wolfgang Wolfgang Sawallisch Wolfram words Wozzeck