One of the great singers of the 20th century died yesterday. The German baritone Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau was a champion of lieder, having recorded most of the repertoire, much of it multiple times. He was even trending on Twitter.







Joyce DiDonato posted the following recording; it is achingly beautiful:

Barth’s comment about Mozart (for which I concur!) comes to mind: surely this “voices creation’s praise”.

Der Meistersänger


I dress up, play make believe and warble for money. I also like to drink good coffee and think about things like culture, philosophy, faith. As a music steward, I lead congregational sung worship at a monthly international service at the FeG Karlsruhe. The worship songs I write can be found at See my professional biography and performance schedule at

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