Dietrich Fischer-dieskau - Complete Lieder On Dg
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau Jörg Demus, Daniel Barenboim, Alfred Brendel
2022 marks the 10th anniversary of the death of Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, the singer whom Leonard Bernstein once called the "most important singer of the 20th century". He excelled in all areas of the classical repertoire - and yet it is above all the Lied with which he set standards and will remain unforgotten. He discovered in music and poem a common poetic ground, 'a landscape of the soul' - and he saw it as his life's task to put this artistic synthesis into work in song and to give it one - his voice In this 107-CD box set, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau's entire Lied oeuvre appears collected for the first time on DG, Philips and Decca. Over 50 years of recording history from 1949 to 2003 offers the opportunity to trace the development of this epochal voice over his entire, long career - four different 'Winterreisen' alone allow a fascinating comparison. Included are the nearly complete song oeuvre of Schubert, Schumann, Brahms, Wolf, Liszt, and Strauss for male voice, as well as less familiar or contemporary repertoire - plus duets, vocal ensembles, symphonies, melodramas, and previously unreleased recordings. The portrait is rounded off by an audio document 'From my life', an extensive interview on CD and a 240-page booklet with essays by Dr. Michael Wersin and Cord Garben as well as numerous unpublished photos and documents from private collections, the Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin and the DG archive.