Skip to main content


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.

Taken from Wikipedia. To view the full article, please click here.

Related Songs

Composed Title Composer
Die drei Schwestern Alexander von Zemlinsky
Die Mädchen mit den verbundenen Augen Alexander von Zemlinsky
Lied der Jungfrau Alexander von Zemlinsky
Als ihr Geliebter schied Alexander von Zemlinsky
Und kehrt er einst heim Alexander von Zemlinsky
Sie kam zum Schloß gegangen Alexander von Zemlinsky
Reflets Lili Boulanger
Attente Lili Boulanger