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JACQUES IBERT - COMPOSER

Unusual and extensive 8 bar musical quotation on staved paper of the composer’s Ouverture de Fête, Tanglewood, 1950.

 

Ibert (1890-1962) was an important French composer of a wide variety of idioms, from orchestral to film, opera to chamber music and solo instrumental to songs.  He was invited by Boston Symphony Orchestra Music Director Charles Munch to be the Distinguished Guest Composer for the 1950 Tanglewood Summer season.  Ibert had an important history with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, in October, 1925 they gave the American premiere of his “Escales”,  in April, 1926, they gave the World Premiere of his “Chant de Folie” for orchestra and chorus, in October 1926 the American Premiere of his “Three Ballet Pieces” and in 1963 the posthumous World Premiere of his “Bostoniana”.  Charles Munch recorded “Escales” on RCA with the BSO in 1959.

 

Ibert’s music was played during three concerts in Tanglewood on August 12, 1950, “Escales” was played during a matinee and an evening performance by the Boston Symphony Orchestra and “Three Ballet Pieces” was played by the Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra.  Ibert spent the month of August teaching and relaxing in the Berkshires.  There is a letter in the printed correspondence of Aaron Copland in 1950, where he asks Irving Fine, You heard it’s to be Ibert.  Maybe you’d like to ask around which pieces, recent ones best represent him. 

 

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