Zum Konzert am 15. und 16. April 1955 in Cincinnati

Zeitung unbekannt, Mai 1955     

Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau Makes American Debut in Cincinnati

Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, baritone, made his United States debut with the Cincinnati Symphony in the seasonís closing pair of concerts at the Music Hall on April 15 and 16, as soloist in Bachís Cantata No. 56 "Ich will den Kreuzstab gerne tragen" and in the Brahms "A German Requiem". Eleanor Ryan, local soprano, was the other soloist in the Brahms work. Choruses from the College of Mount St. Joseph-on-the-Ohio, College and Conservatory of Music, Miami University, and University of Cincinnati, and the Tri-State Masonic Chorus formed the choral assemblage.

Mr. Fischer-Dieskauís voice was remarkably sonorous, his singing masterful in matters of diction, phrasing, breath control and profundity of interpretation. He impressed me as a singer of first magnitude. Miss Ryanís voice, beautiful in quality although light for a strong delineation of Brahmsís solo lines, was employed with expert musicianship and convincing assurance. The chorus was impressive and responsive to every detail of Thor Johnsonís inspiring guidance. Though one might disagree with some of the tempos, the ponderous climaxes were very effective.

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