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”.