Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (28 May 1925 – 18 May 2012) was a German lyric baritone and conductor of classical music, one of the most famous Lieder (art song) performers of the post-war period, described as "one of the supreme vocal artists of the 20th century" and "the most influential singer of the 20th Century". Fischer-Dieskau was ranked the second greatest singer of the ... more »
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''The future? Like unwritten books and unborn children, you don't talk about it.''Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (b. 1925), German baritone singer. Daily Telegraph (London, Oct. 14, 1988).