The great baritone’s library – his books, scores, thousands of recordings, his grand piano – have been transferred in 20 crates to the Berlin State Library. The legacy, announced by the library today, includes signed photographs of Arnold Schoenberg, Leonard Bernstein and more.
The bequest was made by the singer’s widow, Julia Varady. Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau spent his entire working life in Berlin. He died in May 2012, aged 87, on a Bavarian mountain.