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I’ve included Alex Ross’s blog The Rest is Noise on the Links list here, but I’ve lifted this video performance of Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau from there just in case it’s missed your notice. Much has been written about the great baritone since his death, but no amount of words can convey his rare artistry as well as this short clip of Der Leiermann, the final song from Winterreise.

Alex Ross’s blog entry also includes the following links to other tributes: Worth reading are a Guardian obituary by the late Alan Blyth; a memorial from Ian Bostridge; appreciations by Tony Tommasini and Leo Carey; and Martin Kettle's quietly heartbreaking 2005 interview with the singer, in which he wonders if he will be forgotten. He will not.

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