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

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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  • Johannes Brahms, Five Romances and Songs, Op. 84
    • 4. Vergebliches Ständchen
  • Johannes Brahms, Sapphische Ode, Op. 94 No. 4
  • Gustav Mahler, Des Knaben Wunderhorn (The Boy’s Magic Horn)
    • Rheinlegendchen (Little Rhine Legend)
  • Richard Strauss, 5 Kleine Lieder, Op. 69
  • Hugo Wolf, Als ich auf dem Euphrat, G. 41
  • Franz Schubert, Death and the Maiden, D. 531
  • Richard Strauss, 4 Lieder, Op. 27
    • Cäcilie
  • Franz Schubert, An die Musik, D. 547
  • Franz Schubert, Winterreise, D. 911
    • 5. Der Lindenbaum (The Linden Tree)
  • Franz Schubert, Im Frühling, D. 882, Op. 101, No. 1 (In Spring)
  • Franz Schubert, Erlkönig, D. 328
  • Gustav Mahler, Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen (Songs of a Wayfarer)
    • I. Wenn mein Schatz Hochzeit macht (When My Sweetheart is Married)
    • II. Ging heut' Morgen über's Feld (I Went This Morning over the Field)
    • III. Ich hab' ein glühend Messer (I Have a Gleaming Knife)
    • IV. Die zwei blauen Augen von meinem Schatz (The Two Blue Eyes of my Beloved)


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