Maurice Maeterlinck


Maurice Maeterlinck

1862 - 1949

Maurice Polydore Marie Bernard Maeterlinck was a Belgian playwright, poet, and essayist who was a Fleming, 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. His plays form an important part of the Symbolist movement.

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Song List

This list is likely to be of songs that have been performed at Oxford International Song Festivals and Oxford Song events, and may not be comprehensive of this composer's compositions. This database is ever growing as a work in progress, with further songs regularly being added.

Als ihr Geliebter schied (1910) Alexander von Zemlinsky
Attente (1910) Lili Boulanger
Cantique Nadia Boulanger
Die drei Schwestern (1910) Alexander von Zemlinsky
Die Mädchen mit den verbundenen Augen (1910) Alexander von Zemlinsky
Lied der Jungfrau (1910) Alexander von Zemlinsky
Reflets (1911) Lili Boulanger
Sie kam zum Schloß gegangen (1913) Alexander von Zemlinsky
Und kehrt er einst heim (1913) Alexander von Zemlinsky

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