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 295,216 page views. His biography is available in 34 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 33 in 2019). Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau is the 148th most popular singer (up from 155th in 2019), the 821st most popular biography from Germany (down from 793rd in 2019) and the 7th 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 148 out of 3,541Before him are Anna German, Anatoliy Solovianenko, Eric Burdon, Engelbert Humperdinck, Roberto Carlos, and Nicolai Ghiaurov. After him are Eduard Khil, Charles Trenet, Ivan Rebroff, Georges Brassens, Nina Hagen, and Caterina Valente.

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Among people born in 1925, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau ranks 61Before him are Milton Obote, Juan Alberto Schiaffino, Robert Rauschenberg, Baruch Samuel Blumberg, Bülent Ecevit, and Oscar Peterson. After him are Jean Tinguely, Claude Lanzmann, Bill Haley, Ieng Sary, Michele Ferrero, and Dick Van Dyke. Among people deceased in 2012, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau ranks 38Before him are Rodney King, Dave Brubeck, Antoni Tàpies, Kiro Gligorov, Pope Shenouda III of Alexandria, and Sun Myung Moon. After him are Eduard Khil, Erland Josephson, Nayef bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud, Antonio Tabucchi, Rauf Denktaş, and Miguel de la Madrid.

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Among people born in Germany, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau ranks 821 out of 5,289Before him are Sophie of Mecklenburg-Güstrow (1557), Philipp Otto Runge (1777), Wilhelm Windelband (1848), Josef Terboven (1898), Julius Richard Petri (1852), and Viktor Lutze (1890). After him are Günther Lütjens (1889), Frederick Francis II, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin (1823), Albrecht III Achilles, Elector of Brandenburg (1414), August Landmesser (1910), Johann Mattheson (1681), and Nathan Mayer Rothschild (1777).

Among SINGERS In Germany

Among singers born in Germany, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau ranks 7Before him are Nico (1938), Constanze Mozart (1762), Anna Magdalena Bach (1701), Klaus Meine (1948), Dieter Bohlen (1954), and Sandra (1962). After him are Ivan Rebroff (1931), Nina Hagen (1955), Thomas Anders (1963), Nena (1960), Tarkan (1972), and Franzl Lang (1930).