This Afternoon Classical program was dedicated exclusively to the renowned German baritone Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, in celebration of his birthday. Born on May 28, 1925 in Berlin, Germany, the late Fischer-Dieskau would have turned 90 on this day. An incredibly talented, versatile performer, Fischer-Dieskau brought his clear and iconic sound to a wide range of operas, lieder, oratorios, song cycles, and more in a myriad of languages and styles. We listened to some of his greatest recordings many of which Fischer-Dieskau is best remembered for.
This program was dedicated to the celebrated German composer, Richard Wagner, whose birthday is tomorrow: Wagner was born on May 22nd 1813 in Leipzig, Germany. https://www.cc-seas.columbia.edu/wkcr/story/richard-wagner-thursday-fridays-afternoon-classical