This song was composed in London in 1848. This is the second part of trilogy of Tristia (op. 18) which was published entirely in 1852. The topic of the song is Ophelia’s death in the Act 4 of Hamlet, written by William Shakespeare. Hector Berlioz is a master of counterpoint. This little-known romantic and delicate song deserves to be known and has a place in concert repertoires.