Not my description – it’s what Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau called him in a Lebrecht Interview four years ago.
Who did he have in mind? Thomas Quasthoff.
The diminutive baritone, bodily disabled but spiritually immense, talks on next Monday’s Lebrecht Interview about music and life.
In the past year he has suffered a double loss – his brother died and his marriage foundered. Against this backdrop he has been thinking harder than ever about the emotions he conveys in the act of singing.
We talked for two hours, one of the most intense conversations in the series.
It’s on Monday at 10pm here, and streamed online for a week. Don’t miss it.