Germany mourns its TV chorus master

Germany mourns its TV chorus master


norman lebrecht

December 16, 2020

The immensely popular Gotthilf Fischer has died at the age of92

In1946, at the age of 18, Gotthilf Fischer became director of the Concordia choral society in Deizisau. Year by year he took over more choirs until he could call on 1,500 voices when required.

He made his TV debut in 1969. Five years later, he was chorusmaster at the 1974 Soccer World Cup.

He never had a formal music lesson in his life.



  • Gustavo says:

    This news overshadows Beethoven’s birthday.