Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, the great German baritone - the most important classical baritone of the second half of the 20th century - turns 83. Retired since 1993, he continues to conduct, on occasion, and to paint and write books.
The German baritone Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (born May 28, 1925) is regarded by many as the finest Lieder singer of his generation.
If you're a fan, play some of his music today. His discography is huge.