Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau

1925 - 2012

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Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (28 May 1925 – 18 May 2012) was a German lyric baritone and conductor of classical music. One of the most famous Lieder (art song) performers of the post-war period, he is best known as a singer of Franz Schubert's Lieder, particularly "Winterreise" of which his recordings with accompanists Gerald Moore and Jörg Demus are still critically acclaimed half a century after their release. Recording an array of repertoire (spanning centuries) as musicologist Alan Blyth asserted, "No singer in our time, or probably any other has managed the range and versatility of repertory achieved by Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau has received more than 406,666 page views. His biography is available in 38 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 37 in 2019). Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau is the 148th most popular singer (up from 157th in 2019), the 799th most popular biography from Germany (up from 834th in 2019) and the 9th most popular German Singer.

Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau is a German baritone who is most famous for his performances of German Lieder.

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Over the past year Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau has had the most page views in the with 41,763 views, followed by German (39,912), and French (11,634). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Volapük (233.95%), Afrikaans (70.09%), and Simple English (67.28%)


Among singers, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau ranks 148 out of 4,381Before him are Bryan Ferry, Billy Joel, Astrud Gilberto, Chris Norman, Esma Redžepova, and Roberto Carlos. After him are Barbara Strozzi, Ofra Haza, Shakira, Georges Brassens, Sofia Rotaru, and Elisabeth Schwarzkopf.

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Among people born in 1925, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau ranks 58Before him are Robert Venturi, Juan Alberto Schiaffino, Roy J. Glauber, Rod Steiger, Barbara Bush, and Milton Obote. After him are Bülent Ecevit, Alain Touraine, Frei Otto, József Bozsik, Oliver Smithies, and Jean Tinguely. Among people deceased in 2012, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau ranks 36Before him are John Demjanjuk, Antonio Tabucchi, Ravi Shankar, Sun Myung Moon, Larry Hagman, and Kiro Gligorov. After him are Benzion Netanyahu, Lucio Dalla, Oscar Luigi Scalfaro, Sergey Sokolov, Nayef bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud, and E. Donnall Thomas.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau ranks 799 out of 7,253Before him are Johann Christoph Adelung (1732), Paul von Lettow-Vorbeck (1870), Eduard Dietl (1890), Johannes Peter Müller (1801), Thietmar of Merseburg (975), and Volker Schlöndorff (1939). After him are Jürgen Prochnow (1941), Max Schmeling (1905), Hans-Valentin Hube (1890), Ernest Augustus, Elector of Brunswick-Lüneburg (1629), Christina of Holstein-Gottorp (1573), and Frank Wedekind (1864).

Among SINGERS In Germany

Among singers born in Germany, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau ranks 9Before him are Klaus Meine (1948), Dieter Bohlen (1954), Nina Hagen (1955), Sandra (1962), Constanze Mozart (1762), and Thomas Anders (1963). After him are Ivan Rebroff (1931), Nena (1960), Marian Gold (1954), Fancy (1946), Tarkan (1972), and Udo Dirkschneider (1952).