La belle Isabeau

Louis-Hector Berlioz

La belle Isabeau

H94 • “Dans la montagne”

About this work...

This song is one of Berlioz's most striking, with its dramatic vocal lines, the powerful accompaniment, and the use of a choir. As the woman tells the story, the "once upon a time" elements are rather ballad-like, the dialog between Isabeau and the knight is used for characterization (particularly his seductive repeate... read more