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Thread: Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau....a great singer ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Woodduck View Post
    Definitely a great singer. As others have said, in opera he would sometimes take on roles that required more sheer voice. Hence I don't like his Verdi (though his Falstaff is effective) or his Wotan (for which his tenorish baritone is entirely wrong), but his first Kurwenal under Furtwangler, his Wolfram, his Telramund, his Gunther and his Amfortas are all at least commendable. Mozart suits him well.
    I agree, but (generally speaking) I don't like the male voices.
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    The only opera role I liked him in is Rodrigo (that old-timey German(!) Don Carlos is up on YT and it's quite hilarious but also endearing)

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    I have never enjoyed his work in opera, so I think of him as strictly a lieder singer lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bulldog View Post
    The results of The Performer Game completed in September of this year:

    1. Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (vocals)
    2. Mstislav Rostropovich (cello)

    3. Emil Gilels (piano)
    3. David Oistrakh (violin)

    5. Lynn Harrell (cello)
    5. Yo-Yo Ma (cello)
    5. Fritz Wunderlich (vocals)

    8. Elly Ameling (vocals)
    9. Glenn Gould (piano)
    10. Sviatoslav Richter (piano)
    I would have thought there would have been another violin or two. Maybe one or two less cellos.
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    Quote Originally Posted by haydnguy View Post
    I would have thought there would have been another violin or two. Maybe one or two less cellos.
    And I don't think that Harrell and Ma would make my list of top ten *cellists*, much less top ten performers.

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