Ibert, Jacques zhäk ēbĕr´ [key], 1890–1962, French composer. Ibert, a pupil of Fauré, won the Prix de Rome in 1919. His music is generally bright, colorful, and tuneful. Among the most popular of Ibert's works are Escales ( Ports of Call, 1924) and Divertissement (1930), for orchestra; concertos for flute (1934) and for saxophone (1935); Trois pièces brèves (1930) for woodwind quintet; and the piano suite Histoires. He also wrote many ballets, operas, and sets of incidental music.
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