Jacques Ibert


Born: August 15, 1890; Paris, France   Died: February 5, 1962; Paris, France  
Though Jacques Ibert is best remembered for a handful of orchestral bonbons in the manner and spirit of Ravel, his output encompasses nearly every genre and bears testament to a musical language characterized as much by unmistakable craftsmanship as by picturesque color. Ibert trained at the Paris Conservatory under Paul Vidal; as a student, he showed great promise and took a number of the Conservatory's awards. Following military service in Read more World War I, Ibert travelled to Italy as a recipient of the Prix de Rome; there, he composed what was to become one of his most popular works, the orchestral suite Escales (1922). This "travelogue in tones," which depicts touristy locales in Italy, Tunisia, and Spain, has come to be regarded as representative of the "Ibert sound": breezy, good-humored, and evocative. Still, Ibert was far from a "one-note" composer of chronically pleasant music. Another of his works written in Rome, La ballade de la geôle de Reading (The Ballad of Reading Gaol, 1920), is a tone poem based on Oscar Wilde's far-from-cheery reflection upon life in prison; it was the work, in fact, that first brought the composer to widespread attention.

Though most of Ibert's works for the stage remain relatively little known, both the one-act opera Angélique (1926) and the Don Quixote-themed ballet Le chevalier errant (1935) have enjoyed continued currency. More popular still, and indeed, one of Ibert's most enduring creations, is the colorful, comical Divertissement (1930) fashioned from the composer's incidental score to Labiche's The Italian Straw Hat. Reflecting the farcical frenzy of the story, Ibert's score is a comic panoply that includes everything from jazz elements to Viennese waltzes to the "Wedding March" from Mendelssohn's Midsummer Night's Dream.

Among Ibert's other works, the Concerto da camera (1935) for alto saxophone and 11 instruments stands out as one of a handful of genuine mainstays of the saxophone repertoire. Like a number of his "serious" contemporaries, Ibert also ventured from time to time into film scoring; his most conspicuous efforts in this realm include music for Orson Welles' 1948 version of Macbeth and the "Circus" sequence from Gene Kelly's Invitation to the Dance (1952). Read less
Ibert: Orchestral Works / Jarvi, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande
Release Date: 04/29/2016   Label: Chandos  
Catalog: 5168   Number of Discs: 1
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Bizet: Symphony In C;  Faure: Pavane;  Ibert, Ravel / Hickox
Release Date: 09/16/2010   Label: Erato  
Catalog: 90765   Number of Discs: 1
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    Charles Munch: The Complete RCA Album Collection
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    Label: Naxos   Catalog: 8573354 Release Date: 10/14/2016   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Maurice Ravel,  Pierre-Octave Ferroud,  Jacques Ibert,  Alexis Roland-Manuel  ... 
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    My First Classical Albums
    Label: Naxos   Catalog: 8509003 Release Date: 10/14/2016   Number of Discs: 9
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    Ravel, Francaix, Taffanel & Ibert: Chamber Music / Veits Quintet
    Label: Ars Produktion   Catalog: 38214 Release Date: 09/30/2016   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Maurice Ravel,  Jean Françaix,  Claude Paul Taffanel,  Jacques Ibert
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    The Magic of Jascha Heifetz (Remastered)
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    Fanfares pour cuivres
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    23 Vocalises-Etudes for Alto Saxophone and Piano / White, Rushton
    Label: Bis   Catalog: 9056 Release Date: 06/10/2016   Number of Discs: 1
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    Piano Centric / Tremills, Trio D'Argento, Soloists of Canadian Brass
    Label: Opening Day   Catalog: 7439 Release Date: 06/03/2016   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Ludwig van Beethoven,  Camille Saint-Saëns,  Jacques Ibert,  Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
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    Erik Satie & Friends
    Label: Sony   Catalog: 88875177492 Release Date: 05/13/2016   Number of Discs: 13
    Composer:  Francis Poulenc,  Erik Satie,  Emmanuel Chabrier,  Claude Debussy  ... 
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    Petite Delights: Romantic Music for Flute & Harp / Arioso
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    Premiere! / Jacot, Bjorkman, Odense Symphony
    Label: Orchid Classics   Catalog: 100054 Release Date: 05/13/2016   Number of Discs: 1
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    The Postcard Sessions / Harrington, Loewen
    Label: Ravello   Catalog: 7934 Release Date: 05/13/2016   Number of Discs: 1
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    Un siecle de musique francaise (A Century of French Music)
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    Reves d'Espagne / Neven, Eijsackers
    Label: Onyx   Catalog: 4132 Release Date: 05/06/2016   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Jacques Ibert,  Dmitri Shostakovich,  Isaac Albeniz,  Alonso de Mudarra  ... 
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    Ibert: Orchestral Works / Jarvi, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande
    Label: Chandos   Catalog: 5168 Release Date: 04/29/2016   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Jacques Ibert
    Performer:  Christopher Bouwman
    Conductor:  Neeme Järvi
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Suisse Romande Orchestra
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    Carnival Fantasy / Salut Salon
    Label: Rhino (Dvd)   Catalog: 555056 Release Date: 04/22/2016  
    Composer:  Camille Saint-Saëns,  Traditional,  Johann Sebastian Bach,  Jacques Ibert  ... 
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    Pictures / Andrey Gugnin
    Label: Steinway & Sons   Catalog: 30042 Release Date: 04/08/2016   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Jacques Ibert,  Modest Mussorgsky,  Arno Babadjanyan
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    Poulenc, Ibert, Milhaud & Francaix / Gruppo di Tempera
    Label: Dux Records   Catalog: 1232 Release Date: 03/11/2016   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Francis Poulenc,  Jacques Ibert,  Darius Milhaud,  Jean Françaix
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    Honegger & Ibert: L'Aiglon / Nagano
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 002461002 Release Date: 03/04/2016   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Jacques Ibert,  Arthur Honegger
    Performer:  Philippe Sly,  Anne-Catherine Gillet,  Etienne Dupuis,  Isaiah Bell  ... 
    Conductor:  Kent Nagano
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Montreal Symphony Orchestra,  Montreal Symphony Chorus,  Les Petits Chanteurs du Mont-Royal
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    Carnival Fantasy / Salut Salon
    Label: Warner Classics   Catalog: 554295 Release Date: 02/26/2016   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Camille Saint-Saëns,  Jacques Ibert,  Traditional,  Lhasa De Sela  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Salut Salon
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    Decca Sound – Dutoit: The Montreal Years
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 002449102 Release Date: 02/19/2016   Number of Discs: 35
    Composer:  Maurice Ravel,  Camille Saint-Saëns,  Ernest Chausson,  Manuel de Falla  ... 
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    The Decca Sound [Repackaged Edition]
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