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Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, the German baritone considered by many to be the finest art-song interpreter of the past century, has died at 86.

Best-known for his interpretations of Lieder by Schubert, Wolf and other Austro-German composers, Fischer-Dieskau also was active as an opera and oratorio singer and, from the 1960s onward, as a conductor.

An obituary by Daniel Lewis for The New York Times:

The Times’ Anthony Tommasini recalls Fischer-Dieskau’s role in his musical coming-of-age:
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