Maurice Maeterlinck (Belgian playwriter & poet)

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Legal name: Maurice Polydore Marie Bernard Maeterlinck

Wikipedia

Maurice Polydore Marie Bernard Maeterlinck (29 August 1862 – 6 May 1949), also known as Count (or Comte) Maeterlinck from 1932, was a Belgian playwright, poet, and essayist who was Flemish but wrote in French. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1911 "in appreciation of his many-sided literary activities, and especially of his dramatic works, which are distinguished by a wealth of imagination and by a poetic fancy, which reveals, sometimes in the guise of a fairy tale, a deep inspiration, while in a mysterious way they appeal to the readers' own feelings and stimulate their imaginations". The main themes in his work are death and the meaning of life. He was a leading member of La Jeune Belgique group and his plays form an important part of the Symbolist movement. In later life, Maeterlinck faced credible accusations of plagiarism.

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Discography

Album

YearTitleArtistRatingReleases
1999Pelléas et Mélisande — Première version pour piano seul 1893–1895Debussy, Maeterlinck; Pascal Le Corre, Pierre Jourdan1

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