La captive

Louis-Hector Berlioz

La captive

H60, Op. 12 • “Si je n'étais captive”

About this work...

Berlioz first wrote this song as a relatively simple strophic work on a moment's inspiration from the text, then reworked it with a striking cello obbligato, and finally composed this final, through-composed version for voice and orchestra. It was one of his personal favorites among his compositions, and was immediatel... read more