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Charles Baudelaire

Charles Pierre Baudelaire (UK: , US: ; French: [ʃaʁl bodlɛʁ] (listen); 9 April 1821 – 31 August 1867) was a French poet who also produced notable work as an essayist, art critic, and pioneering translator of Edgar Allan Poe.

His most famous work, a book of lyric poetry titled Les Fleurs du mal (The Flowers of Evil), expresses the changing nature of beauty in the rapidly industrializing Paris during the mid-19th century. Baudelaire's highly original style of prose-poetry influenced a whole generation of poets including Paul Verlaine, Arthur Rimbaud and Stéphane Mallarmé, among many others. He is credited with coining the term "modernity" (modernité) to designate the fleeting, ephemeral experience of life in an urban metropolis, and the responsibility of artistic expression to capture that experience.

Birth and Death Data: Born April 9th, 1821 (Paris), Died August 31st, 1867 (Paris)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1930

Roles Represented in DAHR: author


Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor CVE-59552 12-in. 3/25/1930 La mort des amants Hubert Raidich Male vocal solo, with piano author  
Gramophone BFR248 10-in. 11/9/1926 A une Madone Mary Marquet Recitation author  


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