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concert Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau and Christa Ludwig perform Lieder

Gerald Moore, piano

Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau and Christa Ludwig perform Lieder Gerald Moore, piano


The same search for excellence, the same musical intelligence: two legends at the beginning of their careers.

Here they are together in the same film, Christa Ludwig and Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, the two German singers developed the art of the lied to hitherto unprecedented perfection, unlikely to be surpassed since they left the stage the same year in 1993. This quest for perfection in the lied did not prevent them from also leading immense careers in opera.

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    • 4. Vergebliches Ständchen
  • Johannes Brahms, Sapphische Ode, Op. 94 No. 4
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    • Rheinlegendchen
  • Richard Strauss, Schlechtes Wetter, Op. 69 No. 5
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    • Cäcilie
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  • Franz Schubert, Winterreise, D. 911
    • 5. Der Lindenbaum
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  • Franz Schubert, Erlkönig, D. 328
  • Gustav Mahler, Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen
    • Wenn mein Schatz Hochzeit macht
    • Ging heut morgen übers Feld
    • Ich hab' ein glühend Messer
    • Die zwei blauen Augen von meinem Schatz


  • Directed by:
    • Philippe Truffault
  • Production date: 2000
  • Recording date: 1959, 1960, 1962
  • Duration: 51 min
  • Production: © Idéale Audience / Img Artists / BBC
  • Available version(s): EN
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