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Lieder (German) - Released May 27, 2005 | INA Mémoire vive

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Classical - Released May 10, 2010 | Deutsche Grammophon (DG)

Booklet Distinctions Diapason d'or - 4F de Télérama - Choc de Classica
This collection of all of Schubert's songs for low voice is one of the landmark recordings of the 20th century because it features two of the greatest Schubertians of their era, baritone Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau and pianist Gerald Moore. The recordings, made by Deutsche Grammophon between 1966 and 1972, come from Fischer-Dieskau's prime, when he was in his early to mid-thirties, his voice fully mature and its youthful bloom gloriously resplendent. He brought an acute, probing intelligence to everything he performed, as well as a penetrating, unmannered musicality, and those qualities are everywhere apparent in his Schubert lieder. Moore was primarily known as an accompanist, and in that role he was perhaps unsurpassed, but his contribution to the music is no way secondary. His playing has interpretive distinctiveness as well as the instinctive musicality of a performer deeply immersed in Schubert's sound world. The singer and pianist made multiple recordings of many of these songs and while aficionados may prefer a version of a song or cycle other than the one offered here, the version here is never less than superb. The set, which includes 463 songs on 21 discs, should be of utmost interest to any fans of the singer and pianist, and to anyone who loves Schubert, and to anyone who loves collaborative music-making of the highest order. The value of the limited edition set released in celebration of the singer's 85th birthday makes it a terrific bargain. The remastering is mostly exemplary and the sound is immaculate, warm, and present. There are a few technical glitches, like a slight click and skip in the introduction to "Wasserflut," but overall the sound is first-class. The balance is just about ideal; it's easy to shut one's eyes and imagine the performers there in the same room. Very highly recommended. © TiVo
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Classical - Released January 1, 1975 | Deutsche Grammophon (DG)

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Classical - Released March 8, 2010 | Warner Classics

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Classical - Released May 16, 2014 | audite Musikproduktion

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Classical - Released January 1, 1994 | Deutsche Grammophon (DG)

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Classical - Released January 1, 1985 | Deutsche Grammophon (DG)

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Classical - Released January 1, 2011 | Deutsche Grammophon (DG)

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Classical - Released September 2, 2002 | Warner Classics

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Art Songs, Mélodies & Lieder - Released November 28, 2009 | Les Indispensables de Diapason

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Lieder (German) - Released February 27, 2016 | Les Indispensables de Diapason

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Lieder (German) - Released January 1, 1992 | Decca

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‘The most original and artistically consummate of all my works,’ Hugo Wolf said (with justice) of the Italienisches Liederbuch which he wrote in 1890-1 to the poetry of Paul Heyse.Perhaps no pair of singers on record has interpreted this cycle of 46 songs with such natural accomplishment as Irmgard Seefried and Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau. They made this recording near the end of the 1950s – at the height of Seefried’s career and near the start of Fischer-Dieskau’s, and its qualities of both freshness and delight in response to the text and vocal beauty have stood the test of time. The singers performed the cycle together live at the 1958 Salzburg Festival to an ordering devised by the pianist for the occasion and Seefried’s regular accompanist, Erik Werba. In the DG studios a few months later, however, Fischer-Dieskau was joined by his own regular instrumental partner at the time, Jörg Demus. Meanwhile the subtly different responses of both pianists – Werba fuller-toned than Demus, whose pointed articulation owes something to his work on ‘period’ instruments – offer food for both thought and pleasure. Without attempting to concoct a storyline, Werba’s ordering allows the poetry’s depictions of woman and man to contrast with and complement each other. A spirited opening group is followed by one which is predominantly lyrical, illustrating the need for love, the woman’s surrender and then wavering, a manly longing for death, a farewell, and appeal to sworn fidelity. The closing section juxtaposes a declaration of love, humour, mockery, caricature, resignation and finally boasting, with the soprano’s jubilant ‘confession’ that she has 21 lovers. All four musicians fully bring to life the emotions of elation, joy, anger and irony in Wolf’s songs. Fischer-Dieskau’s second recording (with Elisabeth Schwarzkopf and Gerald Moore for EMI) is justly famous in its own right, but the magic of this DG recording lies in the unaffected ease of his partnership with Seefried. (© Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin / Universal Music Australia Pty Ltd. 
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Classical - Released January 1, 1996 | Deutsche Grammophon (DG)

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Lieder (German) - Released January 1, 1978 | Deutsche Grammophon (DG)

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Full Operas - Released May 31, 1994 | Berlin Classics

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Vocal Music (Secular and Sacred) - Released January 1, 1993 | Claves Records

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Classical - Released May 10, 2010 | Deutsche Grammophon (DG)

This collection of all of Schubert's songs for low voice is one of the landmark recordings of the 20th century because it features two of the greatest Schubertians of their era, baritone Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau and pianist Gerald Moore. The recordings, made by Deutsche Grammophon between 1966 and 1972, come from Fischer-Dieskau's prime, when he was in his early to mid-thirties, his voice fully mature and its youthful bloom gloriously resplendent. He brought an acute, probing intelligence to everything he performed, as well as a penetrating, unmannered musicality, and those qualities are everywhere apparent in his Schubert lieder. Moore was primarily known as an accompanist, and in that role he was perhaps unsurpassed, but his contribution to the music is no way secondary. His playing has interpretive distinctiveness as well as the instinctive musicality of a performer deeply immersed in Schubert's sound world. The singer and pianist made multiple recordings of many of these songs and while aficionados may prefer a version of a song or cycle other than the one offered here, the version here is never less than superb. The set, which includes 463 songs on 21 discs, should be of utmost interest to any fans of the singer and pianist, and to anyone who loves Schubert, and to anyone who loves collaborative music-making of the highest order. The value of the limited edition set released in celebration of the singer's 85th birthday makes it a terrific bargain. The remastering is mostly exemplary and the sound is immaculate, warm, and present. There are a few technical glitches, like a slight click and skip in the introduction to "Wasserflut," but overall the sound is first-class. The balance is just about ideal; it's easy to shut one's eyes and imagine the performers there in the same room. Very highly recommended. © TiVo
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Classical - Released January 1, 1985 | Deutsche Grammophon (DG)

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Classical - Released July 20, 2018 | Orfeo

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Classical - Released January 1, 1970 | Deutsche Grammophon (DG)

So it's not complete: Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau couldn't sing all the exquisite songs intended for women and wouldn't sing all the interminable ballades. But that's fine: there are plenty of great recordings of the songs for women and if anyone really wants to hear the ballades, there's Graham Johnson's superb Schubert edition. But, aside from those small quibbles, Fischer-Dieskau's ten-disc set of Schubert's songs from 1811 through 1817 is as complete as it needs to be and as great as humanly possible. That Fischer-Dieskau is the voice of German Lieder in later years is beyond argument. That he was the greatest singer of Schubert's Lieder is beyond question. That this set of performances is a labor of heart, mind, soul, and spirit is beyond doubt. That it is one of the greatest sets of recordings ever made fit to stand beside Furtwängler's Tristan, Sinatra's Only the Lonely, and the Beatles' Abbey Road is one of the immutable truths of recording history. Anyone who loves Schubert should hear this set. © TiVo