Jacques Ibert

1890 - 1962

French

Summary

Biography

Jacques Ibert (1890-1962) studied music at the Paris Conservatoire from 1910 to 1914. After winning the Grand Prix de Rome in 1919 he stayed at the Villa Medici for three years, writing Escales for orchestra and Histoires for piano, works which rapidly brought him worldwide fame. With his antidogmatic personality Ibert was open to various forms of modernity, and tackled all styles with equal success, producing such major works as his Flute Concerto, the comic opera Angélique, a String Quartet, Symphonie Concertante and the choreographic epic Le Chevalier Errant. As a figurehead in French music – director of the Académie de France in Rome from 1937-1960 with a break for the war years, and administrator of the Paris Opera from 1955-1956 – Ibert was elected to the prestigious Institut de France in 1956.

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Performances

15th May 2021

PERFORMERS
Amadeus Chamber Orchestra
CONDUCTOR
Elias Brown
LOCATION
St Albans, United Kingdom

8th June 2021

PERFORMERS
Orchestra del Conservatorio di Milano
LOCATION
Conservatorio Verdi di Milano, Milan, Italy

30th September 2021

PERFORMERS
Savaria Symphonic Orchestra
LOCATION
MÜPA Budapest, Budapest, Hungary

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