by Hector Berlioz (1803 - 1869)

L'amour ne peut pas donner une idée de...
Language: French (Français) 
L'amour ne peut pas donner une idée de la musique, 
la musique peut en donner une de l'amour... 
Pourquoi séparer l'un de l'autre ? 
Ce sont les deux ailes de l'âme.

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Confirmed with Hector Berlioz, Mémoires de Hector Berlioz, Paris, Michel Lévy Frères, 1870, page 504.

Excerpt from chapter 59, section title “Voyage en Dauphiné”, subheading “Convulsions de cœur.” Note: this is a prose selection and line breaks have been added arbitrarily.


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  • Also set in English, a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist ; composed by Alistair Hinton.

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