Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (1925-2012)

Born in Berlin May 1925, Albert Dietrich Fisher-Dieskau started singing as a child and began formal voice lessons at the age of 16. 2 years later, Fisher-Dieskau is draft into the Wehmacht (1943), Captured in 1945 he woul sing lieders in camps to homesick German soldiers. Lauching his career in 1947 by singing Brahms’ Ein Deutsches Requiem and his first Lieder recital, Dietrich Fisher Diekau first recordings where an instant success.

From his Salzbourg Festival concert debut with Mahler’s lieders in 1951, to his first american tour in 1955, at the age of 23, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau was already the principal lyric baritone with the Municipal Opera in Berlin and made his debut as Posa in Don Carlos. He further went on to appear in opera houses located in Munich and Vienna and added concert tours in Switzerland, Holland, England, France and Italy.Becoming one of the greatest voice of the 20th century, admire by the rest of the music world as one of the rare singer to be able to control his voice from Opera repertoire to leads, where his understand of the melody influence a whole generation of singers, Dietrich Ficher Dieskau has been to us a voice of our childhood, allowing us to understand details and emotions that we were not able to read on our own.

 



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