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    Farewell To One Of The Greats

    The eminent German Baritone Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau departed from us yesterday.

    An Obituary from "Superconductor"

    http://super-conductor.blogspot.com/...r-dieskau.html

    and from the Guardian an appreciation of this "Titanic Figure" from Tenor Ian Bostridge

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/musicblog/2012/may/18/ian-bostridge-dietrich-fischer-dieskau

    The great man singing Der Lindbaum from Schubert's Die Wintereisse

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jyxMMg6bxrg
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    The only reason for time is to prevent everything from happening at once - Albert Einstein

    You know you have reached Middle Age when it takes you longer to rest up than it did to get tired.

    If it sounds good; it is good

    Rob

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    Die Wintereisse, is one of the greatest cycles and his performance is legendary was that Brendle on Piano?
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    Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau's exit from this transitory life was a sad day for me and my wife - His artistry meant so much to us.

    Вечная Память! Well done, faithful servant - Come and receive your well-deserved rest.
    *If a man wants God to hear his prayer quickly, then before he prays for anything else, even his own soul, when he stands and stretches out his hands towards God, he must pray with all his heart for his enemies. Through this action God will hear everything that he asks* -Abba Zeno-

    *Protagoras: "Truth is subjective. What is true for you, and what is true for me, is true for me. Your opinion is true by virtue of its being your opinion."

    *Socrates: "My opinion is: Truth is absolute, not opinion, and that you are in absolute error. Since this is my opinion, then according to your philosophy you must grant that it is true."

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    Quote Originally Posted by JHC View Post
    Die Wintereisse, is one of the greatest cycles and his performance is legendary was that Brendle on Piano?
    Yes, that was my thought when I watched it
    The only reason for time is to prevent everything from happening at once - Albert Einstein

    You know you have reached Middle Age when it takes you longer to rest up than it did to get tired.

    If it sounds good; it is good

    Rob

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    That is sad news, may he rest in peace. I bought Schubert's Die Wintereisse, with Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau with a record token, a present for my 21st birthday.


    Margaret

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    Quote Originally Posted by marval View Post
    That is sad news, may he rest in peace. I bought Schubert's Die Wintereisse, with Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau with a record token, a present for my 21st birthday.


    Margaret
    That's great Marg what do you expect for your 22nd
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    Quote Originally Posted by JHC View Post
    That's great Marg what do you expect for your 22nd

    I wish, 61st comming up. you could get more music for your money then.

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    This lovely tribute to his memory was on the website of The Economist this morning and I felt it was worth sharing

    http://www.economist.com/node/21555877
    The only reason for time is to prevent everything from happening at once - Albert Einstein

    You know you have reached Middle Age when it takes you longer to rest up than it did to get tired.

    If it sounds good; it is good

    Rob

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    Thank you Rob, that was a lovely tribute and gave an insight into his life.


    Margaret

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