Thomas Quasthoff - Europeana Collections
Thomas Quasthoff (born November 9, 1959) is a German bass-baritone. Although his reputation was initially based on his performance of Romantic lieder, Quasthoff has a range from the Baroque cantatas of Bach to solo jazz improvisations. Born with severe birth defects, Quasthoff is only 1.34 m tall (4' 4¾"), and has phocomelia.