SCHUMANN Dichterliebe Fischer-Dieskau 4635052
For a balance of romantic vulnerability, wryness and irony, you will not do better than his 1965 recording . . . With his voice in its glorious prime, Fischer-Dieskau uses his vast palette of colours and dynamics to seek out every nerve-end of Schumann's music . . . Fischer-Dieskau's magnificent performance of the final song . . . sets the seal on a "Dichterliebe" barely equalled in its mingled subtlety of detail and engulfing intensity.
[Wunderlich]: . . . his ringing top A at the end of "Ich grolle nicht" is the most thrilling sound on any "Dichterliebe" recording. His is a performance of unsurpassed liquid beauty, and for that alone we should be grateful . . . gorgeous, freely produced tone and scrupulous diction . . .