Klaus Fischer-Dieskau

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Klaus Fischer-Dieskau (Berlin, 2 January 1921 – 19 December 1994) was a German church musician and director of the Berlin Hugo-Distler Choir 1953-1989.[1] He was the older brother of Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau.[2]

The Hugo-Distler Chor Berlin was founded by Klaus Fischer-Dieskau in 1953 and is to be distinguished from the Hugo Distler-Chor Wien, directed by Alois Glassner, and Hugo Distler-Chor Hannover founded by Müller-Scheffsky (1952).

Discography[edit]

  • Schutz St Matthew Passion DG Archiv 1961

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wer ist Wer? das deutsche Who's who: Bundesrepublik Deutschland und West-Berlin 1977
  2. ^ Hans Adolf Neunzig Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau: a biography 1998 "When in 1989 Klaus Fischer-Dieskau took leave of the Hugo Distler choir, which he had founded and had directed for decades, the Berlin Tagesspiegel wrote of "a piece of Berlin church music history."