About La Mort d'Ophélie, ballad on words by Legouvé. Berlioz and Legouvé are working on an adaptation of Shakespeare's La mort d'Ophélie. This work was finally published ten years later, in 1852, in Tristia, but was never performed during Berlioz's lifetime. The manuscript, kept in the library of the Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde in Vienna, is dated May 7, 1842].
"When you come to Paris, please let me know. I have to let you hear what I wrote last week about your charming verses of Ophelia's Death (which I had lost and found again.) If you like this music, I will play the piano accompaniment for a nice little orchestra and I can have it performed at one of my concerts... Correspondence, vol. VIII, no. 769 bis.