Friedrich de la Motte Fouqué

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Friedrich de la Motte Fouqué (1777-1843)

German writer (b. 12 February 1877 at Brandenburg an der Havel; d. 23 January 1843 in Berlin), born Friedrich Heinrich Karl de la Motte, also known as Baron Fouqué.

Tchaikovsky's Settings of Works by Fouqué

Tchaikovsky's opera Undina (1869) was based on Fouqué's novel Undina (1811), in a Russian translation by Vasily Zhukovsky (1783–1852).

Tchaikovsky subsequently considered the subject of Undina for a new opera (1878) and ballet (1886), neither of which were ultimately composed.

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