Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, age 86

Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau

Father of modern art song performance, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau dies at 86

His recordings are still the starting point for the study of many German song cycles.  He is one of the major players in the resurrection of art song in the 20th century.  Thank you, sir, for your inspiration and commitment to artistic excellence.  The music community owes you an enormous debt. 

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