Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, a German operatic baritone and preeminent lieder singer, studied with Georg Walter before serving in World War II. In 1947, he made his concert debut in Brahms's Ein deutsches Requiem, and the next year he made his opera debut at the Städtische Oper, Berlin, where he became a leading baritone. He was known for his lyrical voice, commanding presence and superb artistry. He died on May 18, 2012, in Starnberg, Bavaria, Germany.
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