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Jacques François Antoine Ibert (15 August 1890 – 5 February 1962) was a French composer of classical music.

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Life and importance

He studied under Paul Vidal at the Paris Conservatoire and won the Prix de Rome in 1919 for his cantata Le poète et la fée. From 1937 he was director of the French Academy in Rome, and from 1955 to 1957 directed Paris' Opéra-Comique. He died in Paris.


Works

Operas

  • Persée et Andromède, 1929
  • Angélique, 1927
  • Le Roi d'Yvetot, 1930
  • Gonzague, 1931
  • L'Aiglon (Acts 1 and 5, the rest by Arthur Honegger), 1937
  • Les Petites Cardinal (operetta, with Arthur Honegger), 1938
  • Barbe-bleue, 1943

Ballets

  • Le Chevalier Errant, épopée choréographique (1951)

Orchestral

  • Escales (1924)
  • Valse (1927; for the children's ballet L'Éventail de Jeanne, to which ten French composers each contributed a dance)
  • Bacchanale
  • Divertissement
  • Suite Symphonique (1930)
  • Ouverture de fete
  • Symphonie marine
  • La Ballade de la geôle de Reading

Concertos

  • Flute Concerto, (1934)
  • Concertino da camera pour saxophone alto et onze instruments (1935–1936)
  • Concerto pour Hautbois

Vocal/Choral Orchestral

  • Le poète et la fée

Chamber/Instrumental

  • Histoires, for piano
  • Pièce, for flute solo (1936)
  • Trois pièces brèves, for wind quintet
  • Aria, for clarinet solo with piano accompaniment

Film music

  • Invitation to the Dance, (1956)
  • Macbeth, (1948)
  • Panique, (1946)
  • Conflit (1938)
  • Feu Mathias Pascal, (1937)
  • Golgotha, (1935)
  • Maternite, (1934)
  • Les Cinq Gentlemen Maudits, (1933)
  • Don Quixote, (1933)
  • Un Chapeau de Paille d'Italie, (1927)





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