Buy this recording. Steber was the one that got Les Nuits d'été on the map, recording wise, and it has perhaps never been bettered. Ninon here has given it a pretty bad review, and should really be ignored. Yes, it's not Gallic in style, but then again, Steber was not really concerned with that. She was concerned about the music first. The other reviewer thought it was too operatic. Really? Berlioz was a revolutionary romantic, and very different from later french composers...oh, and yes, this was the birthplace of the mélodie. The Crespin recording was mentioned, and it's lovely. I would not be without it, but it's also cold. Very Gallic, but not totally in tune with Berlioz. Steber is the one who is the most poignant and probing singer of these songs that I know. I played this recording for my friend who is the first violinist in the Manhattan Quartet, and tears came down his face. I'm sure you'll be moved as well.