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Jacques Ibert

(1890—1962)


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(b Paris, 1890; d Paris, 1962).

Fr. composer. Dir., Fr. Acad., Rome, 1937–60 (excl. 1939–45), ass. dir. Paris Opéra and Opéra‐Comique 1955–6. Works, light and witty in style, incl.:

operas:

Persée et Andromède

(1921);

Angélique

(1926);

Le Roi d' Yvetot

(1928);

Gonzague

(1930);

L' Aiglon

(with Honegger, 1936);

Les petites Cardinal

(with Honegger, 1937);

Barbe‐bleue

(radio, 1943).

ballets:

L' Éventail de Jeanne

(with 9 other composers, 1927);

Le Chevalier errant

(1935);

Les amours de Jupiter

(1945);

Circus

(1952).

orch.:

Ballade de la geôle de Reading

(1920);

Escales

(1922); vc. conc. (1926);

DivertissementUn Chapeau de paille d' Italie

(1928, adaptation from mus. for Lebiche's play (The Italian Straw Hat); fl. conc. (1933);

Diane de Poitiers

, 2 suites (1934); concertino da camera, alto sax. (1935);

Ouverture de fête

(1940);

Symphonie Concertante

, ob., str. (1949);

Louisville Concerto

(1953); sym. No.2 (‘Bostoniana’) (1955);

Hommage à Mozart

(1956);

Bacchanale

(1956).

chamber music:

Capriccio

, 10 instr. (1938); str. qt. (1937–42); trio, vn., vc., hp. (1942);

2 Interludes

, fl., vn., hpd. (or hp.) (1946).

voice & piano

2 Mélodies

(or orch.): , medium v., pf. (1910);

3 Chansons de Charles Vildrac

, medium v., pf. (1928);

La verdure dorée

, medium v., pf. (1924);

4 Chants

, medium v., pf. (1927);

4 Chansons de Don Quichotte

, low v., pf. (or orch.) (1932);

Chanson de rien

, medium v., pf. (1934);

Le Petit Âne blancHistoire No.2

(The Little White Donkey) (1940, from for pf., 1921);

Complainte de Florinde

, mez., pf. (or hp.) (1951).

Subjects: Music.


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