The great German baritone Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau is greatly admired for his interpretive insight, note-perfect control of the tonal qualities, and shadings of color in his voice, for exceptional rhythmic sense and impeccable diction.
His reputation as a lieder singer is so high -- he had a repertoire of more than 3.000 songs -- that it is easy to forget his extensive list of operatic roles.
In this conversation Fischer-Dieskau reveals for the last time on camera the secrets of his outstanding career. His "Last Words" provide a deep insight into the extraordinary artistic life of one of the most famous and prolific lieder singer of our time. Fischer-Dieskau died in May 2012 at the age of 86.