Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau is dead

May 18, 2012 | Sabine Wiedemann News Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau is dead

Shortly before his 87th birthday the legendary singer, music teacher and author died. His impact and commitment for the art song in the 20th century is outstanding.

Only in February audite released Fischer-Dieskau’s very first recordings of sacred works - the Karl Ristenpart production „The RIAS Bach Cantatas Project“.Fischer-Dieskau was personally looking forward to its release. Also his first recording of the “Winterreise” from 1948 was released at audite within a five part “Edition Fischer-Dieskau” just like a four part „Fischer-Dieskau Birthday Edition“ honouring his 85th birthday. Many additional recordings with him were released on our label as well. He always followed the productions with interest.

We are happy that we were able to document a part of Fischer-Dieskau’s immense artistic legacy.