Berlioz, Hector

Les nuits d'été for solo voice and orchestra op. 7 Hol. 81B

Six Songs
Version for medium voice

Berlioz composed these songs in 1840–41, between the composition of Roméo et Juliette and La damnation de Faust. The poems were taken from a collection entitled La comédie de la mort by Théophlie Gautier, published in 1838. The songs were for mezzo-soprano or tenor with piano accompaniment, and were published as a cycle under the title Les nuits d’été in 1841.