Quotes by Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau

About Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau:

Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau was a German lyric baritone and conductor of classical music, one of the most famous Lieder (art song) performers of the post-war period, described as "one of the supreme vocal artists of the 20th century" and "the most influential singer of the 20th Century". Fischer-Dieskau was ranked the second greatest singer of the century (after Jussi Björling) by Classic CD (United Kingdom) "Top Singers of the Century" Critics' Poll (June 1999).

Author Bio

  • NameDietrich Fischer-Dieskau
  • DescriptionGerman lyric baritone and conductor
  • BornMay 28, 1925
  • DiedMay 18, 2012
  • CountryGermany
  • ProfessionConductor; Author; Singer; Opera Singer; Musician
  • AwardsKnight Of The Legion Of Honour; Commandeur Des Arts Et Des Lettres?; Order Of Merit For Arts And Science; Honorary Citizen Of Berlin; Grand Cross Of The Order Of Merit Of The Federal Republic Of Germany With Star; Ernst Reuter Medal; Musikpreis Der Stadt Duisburg; Praemium Imperiale; Léonie Sonning Music Prize