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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, 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. Opera, Lieder and oratorio in German, Italian or English came alike to him, yet he brought to each a precision and individuality that bespoke his perceptive insights into the idiom at hand." In addition, he recorded in French, Russian, Hebrew, Latin and Hungarian. He was 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). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau has received more than 351,634 page views. His biography is available in 37 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 34 in 2019). Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau is the 158th most popular singer (down from 148th in 2019), the 834th most popular biography from Germany (down from 821st 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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Among singers, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau ranks 158 out of 3,528Before him are Dr. Dre, Feodor Chaliapin, Ibrahim Ferrer, Chris Norman, Paul Anka, and Mirella Freni. After him are Chester Bennington, John Denver, Bob Geldof, Alessandro Moreschi, Birgit Nilsson, and Eduard Khil.

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Among people born in 1925, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau ranks 56Before him are Jacques Delors, George Kennedy, Roy J. Glauber, Barbara Bush, Simon van der Meer, and Bülent Ecevit. After him are Jean Tinguely, Ieng Sary, Michele Ferrero, Alain Touraine, Juan Alberto Schiaffino, and Celia Cruz. Among people deceased in 2012, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau ranks 38Before him are Pope Shenouda III of Alexandria, Kiro Gligorov, Princess Ragnhild, Mrs. Lorentzen, Matilde Camus, Antonio Tabucchi, and Dave Brubeck. After him are Andrew Huxley, Eduard Khil, Joseph Murray, Sun Myung Moon, Nayef bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud, and Etta James.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau ranks 834 out of 6,142Before him are Frederick Francis II, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin (1823), Theodor Fontane (1819), Therese Neumann (1898), Fritz Haarmann (1879), John Rabe (1882), and Clemens Brentano (1778). After him are Georg von Frundsberg (1473), Maria Anna Victoria of Bavaria (1660), Anna Seghers (1900), Princess Louise of Prussia (1838), Achim von Arnim (1781), and Steffi Graf (1969).

Among SINGERS In Germany

Among singers born in Germany, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau ranks 9Before him are Klaus Meine (1948), Anna Magdalena Bach (1701), Dieter Bohlen (1954), Nina Hagen (1955), Sandra (1962), and Thomas Anders (1963). After him are Ivan Rebroff (1931), Nena (1960), Marian Gold (1954), Christa Ludwig (1928), Fancy (1946), and Wolf Biermann (1936).