- Jacques Ibert
Concerto for Flute (1935)
- Alphonse Leduc (World)
- Flute and Piano
- 28 min
- 24th March 2023, Lied Center of Performing Arts, Lawrence, KS, United States of America
- 25th March 2023, First Ontario Concert Hall, Hamilton, ON, Canada
Jacques Ibert's Concerto for Flute, written for the legendary Marcel Moyse, starts out by highlighting the soloist's extraordinary lithe fluency, as well as the subtlety of the composer's orchestral writing. The composer accompanies the soloist with light colour effects and allows him to dialogue with all the orchestra sections. The concerto also gives pride of place to the flute's eminently elegiac nature, in unison with that of Ibert himself. In this concerto, Jacques Ibert achieves a delicate balance between musical effervescence and formal conciseness.